I'm not a big fan of retrospective or "year in review" posts, but I still wanted to thank you all for reading my ramblings since I started in June last year.

Well, I can't help myself - here's ONE statistic, the top three posts of 2014:

  1. Leaky Redistribution (1)
  2. The dark side of OSPF transit capability (1)
  3. 512 is the magic number


3-7 November 2014 in London. A good week for anyone in the Internet world to get together and discuss and present and drink. RIPE69 it was called and I was there for only one day.

That one day happened (through some light planning) to be on Thursday, which saw presentations from the IPv6 and Routing working groups (also Cooperation, DNS and Database, but I couldn't go to all of them).

I enjoyed the day very much, especially because RIPE is a rather geeky/technical type of conference, free from all that marketing/sales fluff that you normally get. I also have to admit that the Q&A sections after each presentation were a bit scary, especially when said presentation was a bit light on research or not very good - there's little mercy to be found in the audience. On the flip side, good material was rewarded with interesting discussion and positive comments.

I'll use this space to mention a few links to interesting content, but if you want more you can find recordings, transcripts and the slides in the RIPE69 archives:

  • Progress and Results of Implementing IPv6 at the German Government
  • IPv6 Troubleshooting for Residential ISP Helpdesks
  • ExaBGP
    • it's a BGP engine - program it to do whatever you want
    • for example, you can test unknown transitive ATTRs or new ATTRs from drafts
    • an example of a project using it - gixlg

That said, I would like for my next RIPE to be the full week-long experience so that I can meet more of the very interesting people roaming around between the two meeting rooms and the coffee stands.

As RIPE71 will be in my home-town of Bucharest, I have no excuse to miss it. And if you're planning to be there, I'd like to meet you, so give me a shout!

And, as always, thanks for reading.

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