Nerd blog.

12 Sep 2014

ARIN on the Road

I attended the ARIN on the Road event held yesterday (2014-09-11) in Winnipeg. The event was fairly well attended, although there were some notable Local ASNs who were not represented in the room.

Personal highlights of the event:

  • Beers with John Sweeting, ARIN Advisory Council Chair

  • Lunch with Andy Newton, Chief Engineer

I had the pleasure of having Andy Newton sit at our (highly technical) table at lunch. It was nice to get some near-one-on-one time with the Chief Engineer of ARIN.

IPv6, IPv6, IPv6

IPv6 was not a back-burner item, IPv6 was front and centre in every talk. Everything mentioned IPv6, including a live v6 demo.

Interacting with ARIN in a programmatic way: RESTful Web Services

Andy Newton gave an excellent talk on interacting with ARIN in a programmatic way via their RESTful Web Services (RWS). He also showed stats on how many requests they answer, and via what method. Their RWS is the way that the majority of requests are now answered.

Some take away items I need to look into further and implement:

  • I really need to start using their RESTful services, perhaps even finding a CLI whois client that uses Whois-RWS!
  • I need to investigate DNSSEC
  • Once I get my own ASN/IP space, I need to investigate RPKI

Slides from the event

Theodore Baschak - Theo is a network engineer with experience operating core internet technologies like HTTP, HTTPS and DNS. He has extensive experience running service provider networks with OSPF, MPLS, and BGP.