Technology Time at LACNIC 38: Three Reports for LACNIC Members


Installation of BGP Collectors and Anycast DNS Copies

LACNIC invited regional stakeholders to install BGP collectors and Anycast DNS copies to improve user response times and strengthen Internet infrastructure.

The deployment of anycast DNS servers has reduced the criticality of root servers and traffic now only affects those that are geographically closer.

In turn, with BGP route collectors it is possible to provide tools that will help operators and researchers in the region to measure traffic and make it easier to detect routing issues.

We invite you to watch the presentation by Guillermo Cicileo at LACNIC 38.

Increased Security for MiLACNIC

Guillermo Pereyra, Security Analyst at LACNIC CSIRT, presented the security module for the MiLACNIC platform, which has been specifically designed for LACNIC members.

MiLACNIC’s security module allows checking the status of any security issues that may affect an organization and adopting appropriate decisions to identify and prevent potential failures. It also provides information regarding computer security events that occur in the LACNIC region and offers solutions to the different incidents that are reported, considering whether they were originated by botnets, open resolvers, or other malicious activities.

Transparency of LACNIC’s Election Processes

LACNIC’s Technology Department presented the open source solution which the organization uses for online voting and shared the code so that other organizations will be able to use it.

Gerardo Rada, head of one of the software development teams at LACNIC, explained that transparency is one of the main pillars of this system. Its application in LACNIC’s voting systems brings reliability to all electoral processes.

The purpose of opening the code of the voting system is to share how the software works and provide a fully configurable and extensible tool for anyone who wishes to use it for their own elections.

Rada stressed that opening the code also allows for standardization and improving the quality of the code.

Gerardo Rada’s presentation is available at the following link.

Watch the full video of the three presentations.