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The Internet Global Summit - A Net Odyssey - Mobility and the Internet

The 11th Annual Internet Society Conference
5-8 June 2001 - Stockholmsmässan - Stockholm, Sweden

Technology Summit: Special IETF Thread

Chairperson: Fred Baker, Cisco Systems, <>

Four panel discussions or presentation sessions will discuss key work ongoing in the IETF. Intended to inform both lay and technical audiences, these discussions will set forth new service models being used in the Internet and key considerations for its users.

IE1 Wed 6 14:00-15:30
Law Enforcement, Privacy, and the Internet
Increasingly, the Internet is found to undergird the gross domestic product of nations, and to be viewed as a critical communications infrastructure. It is also being used by common people in their daily life, and by criminals in their activities. As such, nations have found it necessary to apply legal doctrines for the support of law enforcement, including wiretap and document access, in a realm in which people are typically unguarded and frequently regard their communications as private. This session will review recent legal steps, such as the application of the UK's RIP and US CALEA legislation to the Internet, and requirements by various countries that service providers in them provide specialized access to law enforcement. It will discuss the legal, philosophical, and societal impacts of this technology, and the reasonable concerns of citizens and governments.
Moderator: Barbara Fraser, Cisco Systems <> [PM]
Nils Gunnar Billinger, PTS, Sweden, <> [P]
Stefan Kronkvist, LE-Stocholm
Maurice Wessling, Dutch Privacy Fighters
IE2 Wed 6 16:00-17:30
Virtual Private Networks
"Virtual Private Networks" is a buzz word used to describe a variety of network types. They have a common surface objective: to provision a network, whether provided by a single service provider or multiple providers, to provide what to a customer appears to be a private network. Current approaches include the use of IPSEC as a tunneling mechanism, other tunnel mechanisms such as L2TP and GRE, MPLS paths with BGP information distribution, and more traditional circuit switch architectures. This session will discuss the definition work being done in the IETF. The IETF is looking at the requirements individual VPN approaches must satisfy from a Service Provider (SP) perspective. Particular attention will be placed on SP requirements for security, privacy, scalability and manageability considering such factors as Service Provider's projections for number, complexity, and rate of change of customer VPNs over the next several years.
Moderator: Marco Carugi, France Telecom, <> [SO, S]
Speakers:   Title of Presentation
Marco Carugi, France Telecom, <> [SO, S] introduction and overview of standardisation on IP VPNs
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper, U.S.A., <> [S]  
Jean Philippe Vasseur, Cisco Systems, France , <> [S] Layer 3 Network Based VPNs based on the BGP/MPLS approach
Hamid Ould-Brahim, Nortel Networks, Canada, <> [S] Layer 3 Network Based VPNs based on the Virtual Router approach
Jeremy De Clercq, Alcatel, Belgium, <> [S] CPE-based VPNs (GRE, L2TP, IPSEC, etc.)
IE3 Thu 7 11:00-12:30
Internationalized Access to Domain Names
The Internet has grown to encompass a network of communities representing a global mosaic of languages and culture. The increasing volume of modern business, research and interpersonal communications in non-English languages is a testament to this fact; clearly, ASCII-based domain names have become an anachronism in a multilingual Internet world. However, internationalizing the Domain Name System is no small task, and the consequences of hasty actions are serious. In response, the IETF has formed the internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Working Group to ensure the preservation of the universal nature of the Internet while bringing friendlier multilingual domain names. This panel will discuss the technology, the IETF work, and the deployment issues, impacts on applications and the current market.
Moderators: James Seng,, IDN <> [SO, PM] Marc Blanchet <>, Viagénie inc. [SO, PM]
Vint Cerf, WorldCom, ICANN/ISOC <> [P]
John Klensin, AT&T Research, IAB [P]
Harald Alvestrand, Cisco Systems, IETF <> [P]
Patrik Fältström, Cisco Systems, IDN/IESG <> [P]
Patrick O'Brien,, <> [P]
Adam Costello, U of Berkeley, IDN <> [P]
Scott Hollenbeck, Verisign <> [P]
IE4 Thu 7 14:00-15:30
New Interconnection Architectures
The IETF has clear direction from the IESG to define control plane protocols for optical networks; in fact, it has created several new Working Groups to address "sub-IP" technologies.This session will cover some of these WGs (in particular, IPO, IPORPR, MPLS and CCAMP), their charters, and the progress that each has made.
Moderator: Kireeti Kompella, Juniper <> [SO, P]
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks <> [SO, P]
George Swallow Cisco Systems USA <> [P]
James Luciani Tollbridge Technologies USA, <> [P]
John Drake Calient Networks USA <> [P]

[PC] PC member
[S] Speaker
[P] Panelist
[PM] Panel Moderator
[SO] Session Organizer
[SC] Session Chair
[D] Demonstrator
[DA] Demonstration Assistant
[KS] KeyNote speaker
[KP] KeyNote panelist