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  1. TERENA General Assembly Bruges, Belgium22 May 2008 Christoph GrafTERENA VP Technical Programme christoph.graf@switch.ch TERENA Technical Programme Update

  2. Overview • TAC update: • SIAs, “green matters”, “free” services • Task Forces • TF-CSIRT, TF-ECS, TF-EMC2, TF-Mobility, TF-Storage • TERENA Projects: • Using SIP with NRENhanced Communications Server • External Projects: • FEDERICA • SEEREN2 and NoAH ending 2008 • Services: • TACAR, SCACH, SCS, TI

  3. TAC Update

  4. Current Special Interest Areas (SIAs)‏ • Lower Layer Technologies • Security • Middleware • Mobility • Voice and Video Collaboration • Grid • In addition, Campus and End-to-End issue coordination are challenges that have an impact across all SIAs. Slide4

  5. Proposed new Special Interest Areas (SIAs)‏ • Lower Layer Technologies (layers 0-4)‏ • Security • Middleware • Mobility‏ • Voice and Video Collaboration • Virtualisation • In addition, Campus and End-to-End issue coordination are challenges that have an impact across all SIAs. <sentence about grid collaboration spanning many SIAs> Slide5

  6. Middleware Achievements... • eduroam • Well beyond our borders • RadSec • Driving industry trends • TACAR • First stakes in the Grid camp • SCS • Almost universal service • SCHAC • Bologna and more • REFEDS gatherings • Re-focusing federation interoperation

  7. ...And Focus Problems • Too narrow in TF-Mobility • Most development work has moved to GN2 • Need to find new topics to concentrate on • Too wide in TF-EMC2 • Lots of topics to discuss in meetings • Insufficient time for in-depth discussion • And even more activities wanting consideration

  8. Bottom layer of the application PKI Directories and schemas {Con-, inter}federation Reputation Top layer of the network Mobility Network access Endpoint assessment Provider integration Across the Stack The Application The Middleware The Network

  9. “Free services”: Intro • Thinking of: • Searching? • VoIP and video? • Mail? • Collaboration? • Are you now thinking of: • Google, Skype, Microsoft, Yahoo...? • Of course you are... • And even if you aren’t... • ... our customers are

  10. Possible strategies • Withdraw (make -> buy/outsource): • Searching/indexing/digitising • VoIP/video? • Compete (balanced strengths/weaknesses): • Mail • Niche (very community specific strengths): • AAI (strength: trust framework) • Collaborate/partnering (complementary strengths and weaknesses): • PWLAN • Collaboration services (our asset: AAI)? • Controlling/enabling/selling access to our community: • BBC, MSDN AA via AAI, commercial IPTV • Maybe others...

  11. Questions • Are we recognising our potential? • 40M end users • Emerging trust infrastructure eases trusted interaction with our users • Network monopoly • Shuldn’t we try to: • Actively seek partnering/collaboration opportunities with the relevant players • And if yes, which roles on which layers? • Campus, NREN, TERENA

  12. Vision (to discuss further, made up after the TAC) • Let’s build an API enabling relevant third parties to interact with the academic community in Europe: • Leveraging on our assets: users, network, trust • Maximising the benefits to our users • ... and keeping us in the loop!

  13. Task-forces, Projects, Services

  14. TF-CSIRT THE networking platform for security teams in Europe Beyond NRENs (GovCERTs, ISPs) & liaising beyond Europe Currently 70+ participants at meetings 3 times/year Running period: 2000 - May 2008 Task Force Chair: Gorazd Božič -> Lionel Ferrette Task Force Secretary: Kevin Meynell, TERENA In the process of being rechartered Services: Trusted Introducer (TI), TRANSITS courses Activities: IRT object in RIPE database Open-source incident handling system Security toolkit training (with GN2 JRA2) CSIRT exercises (with ENISA)

  15. TF-ECS SIP and friends for voice, IM and presence From “SIP rules” to “connecting SIP islands” Running period: October 2006 - September 2008 Co-Chairs: Erik Dobbelsteijn, TWIYO, Fabio Vena, SWITCH Secretary: Peter Szegedi, TERENA Participants: ~10 organisations Activities: Preconfigured virtual machine (Debian/Vmware) running OpenSER, Asterisk and GNUgk (of potential use within GN2 SA6) Working on architecture for trusted peerings (SPIT), plans for test bed & testing

  16. TERENA Project: Manual for NRENhanced Communications Server • Jumpstarting SIP playground with NREN goodies (nrenum.net, GDS) • Running period: March 2008 - October 2008 • Contractor: Erik Dobbelsteijn, TWIYO • TERENA contact person: Peter Szegedi • Activities: • Input: preconfigured virtual machine (Debian/Vmware) running OpenSER, Asterisk and GNUgk (done) • Output: manual

  17. TF-EMC2 • The “middleware kitchen” with lots of food, many pots and many cooks with a common sense for good food • Running period: October 2006 - September 2008 • Chair: Diego Lopez, RedIRIS • Secretary: Licia Florio, TERENA • Activity level: HIGH • Number of participants 40-45 • Active members 20-25 • Activities/achievements: • Directories, Schema, PKI, Identity Federations, etc. • Supporting SCHAC, SCS, TACAR • Ad-hoc activities such as REFEDS • Supporting EuroCAMP • Engage close liaison with the Grid community

  18. Service: • Schema Harmonisation Committee (SCHAC) • Set-up in Feb 05 to harmonise schemas in the field of high education • Mainly aimed at inter-institutional data exchange • Last release issued in December 2006 • defines a set of attributes to describe individuals in the academic and research institutions • contains also an appropriate LDAP profile in appendix. • Recent uptake by • Finland, Italy, Norway, Spain, etc. • GÉANT2 IdP, perfSONAR • Australian Access Federation

  19. SCS ? ? ? ?

  20. TF-Mobility • Roaming technologies, beyond eduroam & eduroam beyond Europe (travelling salesman: TF-Mobility, SA5: paperwork), discussion forum beyond NRENs • Running period: October 2006 - September 2008 • Chair: Klaas Wierenga, Cisco Systems • Secretary: Licia Florio, TERENA • Number of participants: ± 20 • Active members: 15 • Activities span over: • eduroam operational issues and deployment -> GN2 • Network endpoint assessment for roaming • Sensor networks • Diagnostics • Location based services

  21. TF-Mobility main achievements • Supporting eduroam deployments beyond GN2 borders • Universities, Canada, APAN region • Establishing liaisons with groups active in network endpoint assessment • NAC (Network Admission Control) carried out by Cisco • TNC (Trusted Network Connect) carried out within the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), • NEA (Network EndPoint Assessment) - IETF • Providing inputs for GN2/JRA5: • RadSec • DAMe

  22. TF-Storage • Investigate storage services / storage as a service in the NREN world • Running period: February 2008 - February 2010 • Task Force Chair: Jan Meijer, UNINETT • Task Force Secretary: Peter Szegedi, TERENA • Num. of participants: ~20 organisations (~30-35 people) • Active participants: ~8-10 organisations • Activities: • Now: Sharing information and ideas, building up the community, Poste Restante service development • Up next: Storage system taxonomy (vocabulary for evaluating storage solutions), AAI

  23. FEDERICA Project E-infrastructure for future Internet research Network, computing and virtualisation as building blocks (similar to GENI) Users: researchers in academia and private environment Running period: January 2008 - June 2010 Project manager: Mauro Campanella, GARR 20 participating organisations Kevin Meynell leader of NA2(user community), NA4(dissemination & training) Peter Szegedi leader of JRA2(future Internet architecture & end user control) Activities: ‘Early FEDERICA User Requirements’ submitted (NA2) Basic FEDERICA principles defined (JRA2) Core infrastructure up in Oct 2008 (initially 4 sites) <lastname@terena.org>