DRAFT CCIRN AGENDA
Montreal, CA - Holiday Inn Select
June 29, 1996
7:30 - 8:00 REGISTRATION
8:00 - 8:30 OPENING - Walter Wiebe/Vincent Taylor, NACCIRN
8:30 - 10:00 INTERCONTINENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES (5-10 min.
Issue: Intercontinental Connectivity - Cost sharing of
links - Kees Neggers / Tadao Takahashi
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK
- U.S. - George Strawn
- Canada - Doug Hughes / Vincent Taylor
- Asia - Kilnam Chon
- Europe - Kees Neggers
- Latin America - Saul Hahn
- Africa - Mike Lawrie / Tarek Kamel
- Global (Teledesic' satellite infrastructure) - Hans-Werner Braun
10:30 - 12:00 COLLABORATIONS - High Performance Internetworking (10 min. each)
Goal: Share information and identify common interests and potential collaborations.
- High Performance Information Infrastructure (U.S. initiative) - G.
- Interconnection of Testbeds (Asian initiative) - Kilnam Chon
- TEN-34 Consortium/James (EU Initiative) - Karel Vietsch
- Global Interoperability of Broadband Networks - GIBN (G-7) - Stefano
12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH
Goal of Afternoon Sessions: To facilitate global collaborations in areas relevant to strengthening and promoting continued growth of the global Internet infrastructure -- particularly those related to Internet measurements; caching; privacy and
security; and Mbone topologies.
- identify common objectives, needs, and POCs wrt these Internet collaborations
- develop action plans for followup and participation by CCIRN members
1:30 - 3:00 COLLABORATIONS - Roundtable Technical Discussions
- Statistics / Metrics Overview - Kimberly Claffy / Tracie Monk
- International Caching Hierarchy - Duane Wessels
3:00 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 5:00 COLLABORATIONS - Roundtable Technical Discussions
- Internet Security & Privacy - Walter Wiebe / Tracie Monk
5:00 - 5:30 REVIEW OF NEXT STEPS
- MBONE -- topologies and visualization - Kimberly Claffy
- Other -- open discussion
- How can multilateral information sharing / direct collaborations among CCIRN members be improved?
- Should providers be invited to participate in the CCIRN, given their importance to global networking?
- How should the CCIRN ToR be revised to reflect current objectives / membership?
Background materials, include:
Other Related Information
Other Related Information
NSF Connections Program
NSF's Domestic Connections Program solicitation was issued in April 1996. The domestic Connections solicitation provides for: a) connections for K-12 institutions, libraries, and museums that utilize innovative technologies for Internet access; b) new connections for higher education institutions; and c) connections for research and education institutions and facilities that have meritorious applications
with special network requirements (such as high bandwidth and/or bounded latency) that cannot readily be met through commodity network service providers. For more information, see: http://www.cise.nsf.gov/ncri/. With respect to The solicitation for NSF's International Connections Program is scheduled to be issued later this year. An extension to the current agreement with Sprint ICM is anticipated. For more information on the domestic solicitation, contact Mark Luker at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the international solicitation, contact Steve Goldstein at email@example.com
High Performance Information Infrastructure
The High Performance Information Infrastructure (HPII) working group was established in early 1996 and tasked with formulating recommendations on the R&D required to move networking technologies toward the next generation architecture / applications. The HPII may soon be merged with a proposed Large Scale Networking working group. This working group would be a part of the U.S.' high performance computing and communications (HPCC)initiative. For more information on the HPII, contact George Strawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Interoperability of Broadband Networks (GIBN)
Many of the organizations active in the CCIRN are also active in identifying applications or infrastructure to assist with high performance networking over the Global Interoperability of Broadband Networks (GIBN) testbed. For
more information on the GIBN, see: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/GIBN/. Contacts include: Steve Goldstein, US at email@example.com, and Stefano Trumpy, EU at firstname.lastname@example.org
Statistics / Metrics Measurements
Throughout the lifetime of the NSFnet Backbone Service, Federal agencies and various user communities were engaged in the development, operation and ultimate transition of the Internet to the commercial sector. The involvement of many of these groups was channeled through the
Federal Networking Council (FNC) and its Advisory
Committee (FNCAC), which
consists of representatives from the higher education and research communities, service providers
and industry. Following the April meeting of the FNCAC, its members distributed a set of recommendations calling for the...
- initiation of efforts to expand the collaborative development of
performance measurements and trouble ticket tracking on the
Federally-sponsored segments of the Internet, with specific attention to
factors relating to the privacy of Internet users and providers and security
of Internet facilities and usage.
- Increased funding / prioritization of research on measurements and
measurement techniques that can be employed by ISPs and users (or their
representatives) to quantify Internet quality of service (packet loss, packet
delay, route availability, etc.).
- Identification of critical networking metrics and tools which could be run
over R&E networks, including defining the characteristics of an
"ideal" measurement tool which could gather data on both end-to-end
performance and workflow characterization.
These recommendations resulted from concerns expressed by the members' communities (such as
the High Energy Physics
community) about the current state of the Internet as well as briefings from
researchers such as Hans-Werner Braun (Teledesic - previously NLANR), Kimberly Claffy
(NLANR), and Mark Garrett (Bellcore). The most recent presentation before this body
concerned results from statistics gathering efforts over the FIX-West facility and the conclusions
of the Internet Statistic and Metrics Analysis (ISMA) workshop. A summary of current activities and
tools related to Internet statistics and metrics is available at http://www.tomco.net/~tmonk/metrics.html.
Internet Security & Privacy
Research and education networks in North America place great significance on networking security
and privacy and the relationship between these factors and the growth and usability of the Internet.
In early 1996, the Federal Networking Council (FNC) initiated a multi-agency effort known as "Collaborations in Internet Security" (CIS). The CIS
project aims to test and validate various Federal agency / private sector approaches to security. It
seeks to develop a sustainable process for developing, integrating, and deploying security
technologies that are interoperable throughout the Federal government and within the commercial
and academic sectors. DCE/Kerberos, PKI, authentication/privacy, secure email/web are some of
the technologies that will be explored.
Greater collaboration in these technical initiatives is warranted at an international level. In addition,
international networks might work toward promoting a common privacy / security infrastructures
and policies. Avenues for such cooperation include:
- agreements among research networks wrt incidence response handling;
- agreements among research networks to promote the development of computer emergency
response organizations, along the lines of CERT and CIAC, and to encourage cooperation among
these groups through the FIRST and other entities;
- agreements to encourage adoption of international principals such as those outlined in the
OECD privacy and security guidelines.
Last updated - June 20, 1996