Uniforum Conference Papers

Registration is by the day so you are not obliged to select your papers in advance, but we reserve the right to withdraw or replace papers that are undersubscribed.

To ensure that the topics you want will be available, check them on the schedule (left pane). Hover or follow the links for information about events at particular times, or browse the paper descriptions below.

Once you have finished, you can return to the registration form.

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Installing Linux on your PC

Thu 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 11:00
(Linux)

Abstract

Bring your PC or laptop along and get Linux installed, ready to use during the rest of the conference - and when you get home too!

Installation included with your conference registration.- no additional charge.

802.11a

Thu 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:45
(Network-Ops)
Matthew G. Brown, B & R Holdings

Abstract

I would like to talk about 802.11a & 5.8ghz PTMP networks, including Linux wireless routers. We don't sell equipment but we do service a lot. Would love to introduce some new concepts to the groups.

What is Linux?

Thu 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:30
(Management)

Abstract

Linux has been in the news a lot lately, yet to many people it is an arcane mystery. This session sets out to demystify Linux and to answer the question:

Will Linux be useful to you?

First time at Uniforum?

Thu 11 Jul 09:30 ~ 10:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Abstract

A BoF or Birds of a Feather session is an informal group discussion on a topic of mutual interest; it may or may not be the same as advertised on the schedule!

However, for a first-up, we'll have a brief run-down on what you can expect to see and hear at the conference, and a chance to ask questions.

The session is free to members of the public; all other sessions require registration.

Distributed Denial of Service: The current state and counter measures

Thu 11 Jul 10:00 ~ 11:00
(Network-Ops)
Juergen Brendel, Esphion Ltd

Abstract

The presentation will provide a background about the DDoS threat, provide an overview of the evolution of the more popular tools used for this purpose and discuss future trends in DDoS. It then moves on to highlight some of the means by which DDoS attacks can be detected and how one might defend a site or network against such an attack.

Background

Juergen Brendel is CTO and VP of Engineering at Auckland- based Esphion Ltd., which specialises in tools for the defence against DDoS attacks. Before coming to Esphion, Mr. Brendel was software architect for Resonate, a Silicon Valley Internet traffic management software company, where he was responsible for the low-level networking components of Resonate's products. There he invented and implemented several patented networking technologies in the areas of resource-based load-balancing, RTT optimisation and others.

Before coming to Resonate, Mr. Brendel worked as software engineer at nCUBE Corp., developing software for massively parallel super computers. Other, shorter stints include time with Siemens in Canada as well as an Internet e-commerce company in Germany.

Opening ceremony

Thu 11 Jul 11:15 ~ 11:45
(Plenary)

Abstract

Welcome one and all...

Warning: events in the future
are closer than they appear

Thu 11 Jul 11:45 ~ 12:45
(Plenary)
Vik Olliver

Abstract

Technology observer Vik Olliver holds a mirror up to our past technological progress and gives us his projections for the future

BoF

Thu 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Birds of a Feather)

IPv6 for Dummies (and not so Dummies)

Thu 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Network-Ops)
Dean Pemberton, Juniper Networks (Aust.)

Abstract

People wanted to know about Ipv6. So I'm going to talk about it. This abstract will be fleshed out I promise.

Background

Dean currently works for Juniper Networks in Sydney. He has too many tasks to tie them down to just one job title, but Network Design/Support and Customer Training would be a start.

Before Juniper Networks he was employed by Lucent Technologies as Senior Network Engineer, and Ascend Communications prior to that.

Despite living in Australia, Dean maintains a high level of visibility in the New Zealand Internet. Posting far too much to the NZNOG list and working closely with New Zealand carriers and ISPs.

Multicast Development

Thu 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:00
(Network-Ops)
Greg Shephard, Juniper Networks (USA)

Abstract

Background

BoF

Thu 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:00
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Thu 11 Jul 16:15 ~ 17:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Multicasting - an Introduction to the Technology and Applications

Thu 11 Jul 16:15 ~ 17:15
(Network-Ops)
David Robb, Telecom NZ

Multitenanted VoIP and the VoIP Market in New Zealand

Thu 11 Jul 17:15 ~ 18:15
(Network-Ops)
Roger De Salis, Cisco Systems

Abstract

Multitenanted VOIP, and the VOIP market in New Zealand.

VOIP is emerging very strongly, with the only to be expected technical hurdles being experienced. From a financial perspective, all development on PABX equipment has stopped by all major PABX vendors, and all efforts by the major vendors are about implementing VOIP systems that are compatible with each other. The paper will focus strongly on local initiatives and efforts to help the transition to VOIP, and provide the service layer independent of the transport layer, which is required to allow a voice infrastructure over broadband to emerge.

Background

Roger De Salis has worked in the IT industry in NZ for far too long, and is currently an Account Manager with Cisco Systems, specialising in VOIP and Telephony applications using Internet technologies.

When not playing with voice, PC's and Cisco hardware, he is trying to figure out interesting ways to divert childrens student loan funds into AVGAS.

NLANR Active Measurement Project

Fri 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:45
(Network-Ops)
Tony McGregor, University of Waikato

Abstract

The NLANR AMP project is an active measurement project focused on the US Research and Education networks including Abilene and vBNS. The project has deployed 130 active measurement monitors around the network. There are also a small number of international monitors, including two in New Zealand. The project collects round trip time, loss and topology and will perform throughput tests on demand. Results are presented through web pages and graphical visualisations.

Background

Tony McGregor is a Senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Waikato. His interests include computer networks and operating systems internals. He is leader of the Universities WAND network measurement group and also of the NLANR AMP active measurement group, based at the San Diego Super Computer Centre in California USA. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the keynote speech at the SAINT2002 measurement workshop.

BoF

Fri 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Fri 11 Jul 10:00 ~ 11:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Providing Outsourced Network Security Solutions

Fri 11 Jul 10:00 ~ 11:00
(Network-Ops)
Arron Scott, Cisco Systems

Abstract

Background

Community Networking

Fri 11 Jul 11:15 ~ 12:00
(Plenary)
Richard Naylor

Abstract

Citylink founder Richard Naylor tells how to build a cooperative ISP

Information Management

Fri 11 Jul 12:00 ~ 12:45
(Plenary)
Richard Lang

Residential Ethernet-on-Fibre

Fri 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Network-Ops)
Colin Goodwin, Ericsson NZ

Abstract

Background

BoF

Fri 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Fri 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:15
(Birds of a Feather)

RPSL

Fri 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:00
(Network-Ops)
Andy Linton, Lionra

Abstract

As Internet backbone connectivity becomes more complex, it becomes more difficult to keep track of peering policies with providers and customers. By specifying routing details using RPSL in the public Internet Routing Registry (IRR) providers can use the information to check consistency and build router configurations.

Recent postings on the nznog mailing list illustrate that manual configuration of filter lists may leave something to be desired.

This paper will use a case study to examine the benefits of converting from manual configuration of BGP peering policy on routers to using tools such as RtConfig to extract policy information from IRR.

Background

Andy has recently been working on contract for APNIC on their pilot RPSL-based services that will eventually replace the current RIPE version 2 servers.

He has worked in New Zealand as Chief IP Engineer for Netlink and TelstraSaturn and IP Network Architect for Xtra and in Australia as a Network Engineer for connect.com.au and AARNet.

Strategies for Managing Denial of Service

Fri 11 Jul 16:15 ~ 17:15
(Network-Ops)
Ian Quinn, Juniper Networks

Abstract

Background

BoF

Fri 11 Jul 16:15 ~ 17:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Tracking and Quantifying DDoS Attacks

Fri 11 Jul 17:15 ~ 18:15
(Network-Ops)
David Moore, CAIDA (USA)

Abstract

David's research interests are high speed network monitoring, denial-of-service attacks and infrastructure security, and Internet traffic characterization. His current research includes tracking and quantifying global DoS attacks using the backscatter analysis technique, developed with Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage of UCSD. Most recently, David has been applying some of the same measurement techniques using large address spaces to monitor several of this summer's large worms: CodeRed v1 and v2, CodeRed-II, and Nimda.

David's work has also been featured with a cover photograph and story in Information Security Magazine (for work with Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage), in Scientific American, and in numerous newspaper articles and television news programs. An animation of the spread of the CodeRed worm, developed by Jeff Brown and David Moore, appeared on CNN.

Background

David Moore is the Co-Director and a PI of CAIDA (the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis). His responsibilities nclude general management of a staff of 25 employees, including administrative and office staff, programmers, researchers, PhD's, and technical managers, as well as management and oversight of 3 NSF grants, a 2.4 million dollar DARPA grant, membership funds, and gift accounts.

David is also the lead technical manager at CAIDA. In this capacity, he has directed research efforts for passive management, including the CoralReef software suite, traffic workload characterization, Internet topology and performance, fragmented IP traffic, denial-of-service attack characterization, and DNS characterization. He also led the development of NetGeo, an automated tool that maps IP addresses, domain names, and Autonomous Systems (AS) numbers to geographic locations. He is a project collaborator for Walrus, a hyperbolic 3-D visualization tool for viewing large (on the order of one million nodes) directed graphs.

DNS workshop

Sat 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 16:00
(Network-Ops)
Anon E Maus

Abstract

Background

Anon E Maus is one of the Internet's pioneers; more biographical details coming soon...

LUG #1

Sat 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 11:00
(Linux)

BoF

Sat 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sat 11 Jul 10:00 ~ 11:15
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sat 11 Jul 11:15 ~ 12:15
(Birds of a Feather)

LUG #2

Sat 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 16:00
(Linux)

BoF

Sat 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sat 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Uniforum AGM

Sat 11 Jul 17:00 ~ 17:45
(Plenary)

Abstract

Your chance to participate in the future direction of the society

LUG #3

Sun 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 11:00
(Linux)

BoF

Sun 11 Jul 08:45 ~ 09:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sun 11 Jul 10:00 ~ 11:15
(Birds of a Feather)

ICANN Politics

Sun 11 Jul 11:15 ~ 12:00
(Plenary)
Sue Leader

Abstract

Sue Leader on life before, during, and after ICANN

LUG #4

Sun 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 16:00
(Linux)

BoF

Sun 11 Jul 13:45 ~ 14:45
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sun 11 Jul 15:00 ~ 16:15
(Birds of a Feather)

BoF

Sun 11 Jul 16:15 ~ 17:15
(Birds of a Feather)

Closing ceremony

Sun 11 Jul 17:15 ~ 17:45
(Plenary)

Abstract

The party's over.