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OARC 26 Day 1 Afternoon Session

OARC 26 Day 1

Attendees checked in so far: 140 (46 First Time attendees)

Quick 1-page survey: Day 1 Presentations

Buenos Dias, Madrid! It is great to be here in your wonderful city — not only is this OARC’s first visit to the city, but it is also its first visit to Spain!

OARC 26 is supported by the Host, ICANN ; Premium Sponsor, Verisign, and Patron Sponsor, Salesforce.

Day 1 was a jam-packed day and began with the Members-only session — a quick introduction by Paul Ebersman (Chairman) followed by the OARC Status by OARC President, Keith Mitchell and the Engineering Report (which also contained the Software Development update) by OARC both staff member, Jerry Lundström and Keith Mitchell. This was followed by a short discussion about Board governance by-laws.

Keith then officially thanked OARC’s first Programme Committee Chair, Sebastian Castro for his service between January 2014 and December 2016.

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In announcing the transition of PacketQ from IIS to OARC, Ulrich Wisser from IIS presented Keith with a $5000 cheque as an initial development fund.

PacketQ is atool that provides a basic SQL-frontend to PCAP-files. Outputs JSON, CSV and XML and includes a build-in webserver with JSON-api and a nice looking AJAX GUI. https://github.com/dotse/packetq/wiki

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IIS present OARC with a cheque for transitional development of PacketQ

The first public session then started with a presentation on Scaling up: How we made millions of domains happier followed by Does parent delegation TTL matter?, before we all took a break for lunch.

The public sessions continued after lunch, with talks and audience participation on Scoring the Root Server System, DNS over TCP as seen from the authoritative servers, On a software-based approach to generate and detect flooding attacks against DNS infrastructure, HyperLogLog inspired three-minute scan of DNSSEC delegations worldwide, DNS Violations, ISC’s Performance Lab System, Analysis of DNS Server Software Provisioning Performance and closing with Testing DNS resolvers (as) in real world.

The mascot for OARC 26, named, Wild Bill “Pedro” Sotomayor, was also introduced to the audience. Pedro sat diligently at the podium and observed the proceedings over the course of the day.

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OARC 26 Mascot — Wild Bill “Pedro” Sotomayor. His mantra — “OARC is bullish about DNS!”

The day ended with the OARC 26 Social Event. João Luis Silva Damas, kindly assisted the OARC team by finding and booking the Sunday evening social venue — La Taberna del Chato in the centre of Madrid. This was a fantastic evening that was enjoyed by delegates and OARC staff, with drinks and tapas over a period of 2 hours.

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Early revellers at the OARC 26 Social Event
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Serious discussions during the OARC 26 Social Event

As a recap, the webcast recordings for the day are at:

OARC 26 Day 1 Session 1
OARC 25 Day 1 Session 2

Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center

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