Birds of a Feather (BoF)

The BoF sessions will be hosted via Meetecho (no account needed).
You will be asked to enter your full name in the “Nickname” field and to join the session as “Participant”.
Please note that you don’t need to register for RIPE 81 to attend these sessions.

Monday, 26 October 11:00 - 12:00 (UTC+1)

The Role of RIRs and LIRs in SCION
David Hausheer, OVGU Magdeburg

Date: Monday, 26 October 2020
Time: 11:00-12:00 (UTC+1)
Location: Meetecho

SCION ( is a clean-slate Internet architecture designed to provide route control, failure isolation, and explicit trust information for end-to-end communication. This BoF session aims to address the following questions related to the potential role of RIRs and LIRs in the SCION architecture:
  • How can we involve RIPE in a SCION Internet?
  • Should RIRs assist with the establishment of ISDs?
  • We expect 10-100 times more ASes. Should RIRs hand out these AS numbers?
  • What about IP address space (it seems that this is not relevant any more)?
  • What about AS certificates, should RIRs take on a similar role as in RPKI?
A more detailed description of the BoF session is available here.

Monday, 26 October 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC+1)

You’ve Got the Power: Sustainable ICT Procurement and RIPE
Michael Oghia, Independent Community Member

Date: Monday, 26 October 2020
Time: 14:00-15:00 (UTC+1)
Location: Meetecho

This BoF aims to highlight how the RIPE community can contribute to a more sustainable Internet via decisions regarding buying hardware and sourcing services (procurement). It intends to gather interest and feedback from the community on the topic, and based on that discussion and the feedback received, potentially form a working group to write a document with more practical guidelines for operators (similar to ripe-554 for IPv6).

For additional context about the session, you can read Michael's RIPE Labs article on the subject.

Monday, 26 October 16:00 - 17:00 (UTC+1)


Date: Monday, 26 October 2020
Time: 16:00-17:00 (UTC+1)
Location: Meetecho

The RIPE Database Requirements Task Force (DBTF) will organise its BoF prior to the RIPE meeting to discuss its latest draft and collect feedback from the community.

More information about the task force