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Ihren started out at the Royal Institute
of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in
the field of scientific visualization
and virtual reality. But eventually he
came to realize that DNS was probably
the most intresting alternate reality
joined Autonomica when it was founded
in 2000, and has been engaged in DNS full-time
ever since. At Autonomica he is one of
the people responsible for i.root-servers.net,
including its world-wide anycast rollout.
He has also spent considerable time on
various conference circuits like IETF
and RIPE, and is dragging a long tail
of Internet-Drafts and some RFCs along
as scars from that activity. Johan is
member of various committees like RSSAC
(the Root Server System Advisory Council)
and SSAC (the Security and Stability Advisory
of Autonomica, Johan has been active in
the DNS training and consulting area since
the mid nineties, both in Sweden but also
internationally. He has so far taught
DNS at all levels on four different continents.
Technology Industry Liaison, NeuLevel/NeuStar
Lewis has travelled far and wide, worked
long and hard to bring the DNS Security
Extensions into reality. Beginning with
implementing the first zone signer, he
has spent considerable time working within
the IETF, conducting workshops and training
sessions on DNS and DNSSEC, including
activities in the Asia-Pacific region
at APRICOT conferences from 2001 to 2006
and KRNIC in 2004.
he is employed by NeuStar/NeuLevel to
perform liaison activities between internal
registry operations and external organizations.
Prior to joining NeuStar/NeuLevel he worked
for the American Registry for Internet
Numbers (ARIN), Network Associates, Trusted
Information Systems, the University of
Maryland-Baltimore County, and the U.S.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
each employment stop the Internet, especially
the DNS, has been a big part of his daily
Manning was a contributing scientist on
Neustar's UltraDNS, and serves on the
research staff at USC's Information Sciences
Institute. His primary technical interests
have been in network operations and naming
Texas Instruments, Bill was responsible
for the deployment of IP networking first
in the Semiconductor division and then
throughout the corporation. He then joined
Rice University to become the lead engineer
for the NSFnet's SESQUINET regional network.
Based on his responsibility and performance
in handling the migration of SESQUINET
and MIDnet from the NSFnet to commercial
networks, he was asked to assume a role
in the NSFs Routing Arbitor project at
is active in the IETF, and has been active
in the DNS and Routing working groups
as an active participant, working group
chair and code developer. Bill was responsible
for specifying the method for adding NSAP
support to the DNS, and then developed
and implemented a plan to expand the Internet
root server system to add four new nodes
... J, K, L, and M.
continues to work on enhancing DNS code
to track the growth of IP networks. He
is also worked with the IPv6 developers
and implementers by managing the IP6.INT
domain, which was the functional equivalent
of the in-addr.arpa zone. He is currently
managing projects to add integrity and
authenticity checks to the DNS resolver
and to automate DNS delegation changes.
operates the "B" root nameserver
and runs the RS.NET root server testbed.
Martin is a bit of a jack of all trades
when it comes to the internet, being
involved with everything from physically
getting infrastructure in the ground,
IP/MPLS/VoIP engineering, through to
policy development. He has been heavily
involved with the internet in New Zealand,
particularly infrastructure deployment
started out with the access network
development wing of Telecom New Zealand
in 1998 involved in the design and deployment
of their ADSL network, and early VoIP
trials. He spent several years with
Telecom involved in migration from 'legacy'
services to MPLS based NGN delivery.
Telecom NZ Jonny spent several years
with CityLink working on high speed
local fibre networks and internet exchanges,
taking on the world with ethernet, and
gaining a passion for seeing low cost,
simple and pragmatic networking techniques
used to roll out networks in both New
Zealand and the Pacific.
is currently a Senior Network Engineer
with FX Networks, based in Wellington,
New Zealand working on a nation-wide
fibre and voice network. He is also
a councillor for the Internet Society
of New Zealand (InternetNZ) where he
works to further the development of
the internet in New Zealand.
Erik Lindqvist currently is CEO of Netnod,
the Swedish Internet Exchanges. He is
also CEO of Autonomica, the operators
has been part of setting up several
ISPs in the early 90s. He later worked
on network architecture for KPNQwest
which was the largest IP backbone in
Europe at that time.
is active in the Internet Community
and IPv6 efforts. He is currently member
of the IAB, and serves as chair of several
working groups in the IETF and RIPE.
He is the current chair of Euro-IX as
well as the Swedish Operator Forum.
He has taught numerous tutorials and
workshops in IPv6 and other internet
Shrestha has been working in an ISP
in Nepal for more than 6 years with
experience in Unix systems and Cisco
products. He has been a frequent contributor
to APRICOT and SANOG, and has a keen
interest in Open Source Software.
Smith has been with Cisco Systems since
1998. He is part of the Internet Architectures
Group in Corporate Consulting Engineering.
His role includes working with many
ISPs in the Asia Pacific region, specifically
in network design, configuration, scaling
to joining Cisco, he spent five years
at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global
ISP business), the UK's first commercial
Internet Service Provider. He was one
of the first engineers working in the
commercial Internet in the UK, and played
a key role in building the modern Internet
joined Cisco in 1999 as a consulting
engineer initially and then worked in
product management covering Cisco IOS
Currently, he is helping Cisco shape
Managed Security Services marketing
vision and strategy.
widely respected networking security
expert, Kunjal presents infrastructure
security, IP security and Managed Security
topics at Cisco's Networkers events
as well as at conferences such as ARPICOT.
has a Bachelor of Engineering degree
with honours in electrical and electronics
engineering from University of Wales,
College of Cardiff, and a Master of
Science degree in Artificial Intelligence
from Cranfield Institute of Technology,
UK. He holds CISSP and CCIE designations
in routing and switching as well as
security. Recently, he was awarded Chartered
Engineer status by Institute of Engineering
and Technology. He can be reached at