IETF 102 Hackathon

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is holding a Hackathon to encourage developers to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards.

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, 2018
Where: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montreal, Room: Centre Ville (Ground Floor)
Sign up for the Hackathon here: REGISTER!
View the list of registered Hackathon attendees: Attendees

Keep up to date by subscribing to Project presentations to other participants Join via Meetecho

The Hackathon is free to attend and is open to everyone. It is a collaborative event, not a competition. Any competition is friendly and in the spirit of advancing the pace and relevance of new and evolving internet standards.



  • Saturday, July 14
    • 08:30: Room open for setup by project champions
    • 09:00: Room open for all - Pastries and coffee provided
    • 09:30: Hackathon kickoff Recording
    • 09:45: Form Teams
    • 12:30: Lunch provided
    • 15:30: Afternoon break - Snacks provided
    • 19:00: Dinner provided
    • 22:00: Room closes
  • 15:45: Closing remarks and opportunities for next time
  • 16:00: Hackathon ends
  • 17:00: Tear down complete

Related activities before and after the Hackathon weekend

  • Code Lounge
    • Space for groups to gather and collaborate on running code
    • Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20 in TBD
    • View the schedule or reserve space for your team/project
  • Hackdemo Happy Hour
    • Share your hackathon project with IETF community
    • Monday, July 16, 17:50 - 2010 in Parc A+B+C
    • View the schedule or reserve space for your team/project
      • Reservations for space must be made by 12:00, Monday, July 16

Meeting Materials

Participant Preparation and Prerequisites

  • Prep call: Play recording (32 min 46 sec) Recording password: YeGJcP3H
  • Champions will have table signs on the center of their table identifying their project and be available to answer questions at the start and throughout the hackathon. Optionally, champions may create and display posters on flip charts with additional information on their project. Details on each project and links to additional information for each project are in this wiki in the "Projects Included in Hackathon" section.
    • Familiarity with technology area(s) in which you plan to participate will certainly help
  • Development Environment
    • Bring a laptop on which you are comfortable developing software
    • Some projects may require installing additional software or make use of VMs
    • Installing and becoming familiar with VirtualBox, Vagrant, or something similar will help
    • Note to champions: if planning to make use of VMs, please bring on USB drives to make available to others as download times can be painful
    • Specific coding languages are called out by some projects (e.g. Python, Java), but this is heavily dependent on the project(s) you choose
  • Network
    • Wireless access to the IETF network will be provided, and from there to the outside world
    • Wired access to the IETF network is available by request only
    • If you have additional requirements, email Charles Eckel: eckelcu@
  • Sharing Code
    • Git/GitHub is commonly used for open source projects. Familiarizing yourself with it is recommended.
    • An online tutorial is available here: Git Tutorial
    • IETF Hackathon GitHub Org
      • If you would like to have your project/code hosted here, send your GitHub ID and the name of your project via email to Charles Eckel: eckelcu@
  • Training Materials
  • Project Presentations
    • All teams have the opportunity to present what they did on Sunday afternoon at the end of the hackathon
      • is for IETF hackathon participants to upload their hackathon project presentations
      • You must be a member of the IETF-Hackathon GitHub org to upload a new presentation or update/replace an existing presentation
      • To be added as a member, email Charles Eckel: eckelcu@ your GitHub ID at your earliest convenience
      • DO NOT WAIT until just before hackathon project presentations start or your request may be lost in the chaos

Remote participation

  • Participating in person is preferred, but we understand not everyone can travel. If you want to participate remotely, please contact the champion(s) of the project to determine how best to coordinate.
  • Jabber room:
  • Meetecho:

IPR and Code Contribution Guideline

All hackathon participants are free to work on any code. The rules regarding that code are what each participant's organization and/or open source project says they are. The code itself is not an IETF Contribution. However, discussions, presentations, demos, etc., during the hackathon are IETF Contributions (similar to Contributions made in working group meetings). Thus, the usual IETF policies apply to these Contributions, including copyright, license, and IPR disclosure rules.

Projects Included in Hackathon (add your project using the template provided below)


  • Champion(s)
    • Lars Eggert
  • Project(s)
    • Interop around the current "implementation" drafts

LPWAN CoAP/UDP/IPv6 SCHC compression and fragmentation

DNSSD extensions for multi-link networks

  • Champions
    • Ted Lemon <mellon at>
    • Stuart Cheshire <cheshire at>
  • Project(s)
    • DNSSD Discovery Proxy integration with HNCP
    • We currently have a Discovery Relay based on mDNSResponder, and should have a Discovery Proxy as well by the Hackathon, so the focus will be on integration.
    • If anybody wants expert help getting mDNS working on their device (service provider, infrastructure or host), please come and work with us.
    • In particular, we should have a DNSSD registration protocol prototype done by IETF, so getting devices to register with it would be a very useful exercise.
    • TBD (will add more specifics closer to IETF)



  • Champions
    • Benoit Claise <bclaise at>
    • Joe Clarke <jclarke at>
    • Qin Wu <bill at>
  • Project(s)

MEF EVC Service YANG Models in Unimgr Project of ODL

  • Champions
    • Mahesh Jethanandani <mjethanandani at>
  • Project


  • Champions
    • Tony Przygienda <prz at>
  • Project(s)
    • RIFT is a STD track WG working on a modern IP fabric/DC routing protocol
    • Implement 3-way RIFT LIE FSM (3-way hello adjacency) in Python and interop with public standalone binary. If things go well we may tackle the ZTP part as well.
  • Preconditions:
    • Python networking knowledge (sockets including minimal multicast, we will be doing V4 but may do V6 as well)
    • If possible familiar with:
    • RIFT Specification, LIE part and FSM Appendix (fairly straight forward, published in RIFT draft)

Network Time Security (NTS)

JSON Meta Application Protocol (JMAP)

  • Champion(s)
    • Bron Gondwana <brong at>
  • Projects
    • Interoperability tests of implementions of jmap-core and jmap-mail.

Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM)

  • Champion(s)
    • Bill Munyan
    • Adam Montville
  • Project(s)
    • Discovery and creation of YANG data models for use with traditional IT device configuration/vulnerability assessment (i.e. non-network-devices).
    • Discovery will begin with an investigation into YANG data models based on SACM information elements

Control Plane and User Plane Separation BNG control channel Protocol (CUSP)

Authentication and Authorization for Constrained Environments (ACE)

  • Champion(s):
    • Ludwig Seitz
    • Jim Schaad
  • Projects
    • Work on implementations of ACE and the DTLS and OSCORE profiles of ACE.
    • Interop tests of different implementations of these drafts

WISHI (Work on IoT Semantic / Hypermedia Interoperability)

For latest draft agenda, see

Limited Usage of Remote Keys (LURK)

  • Champions(s):
    • Sanjay Mishra <sanjay dot mishra at verizon dot com>
    • Ori Finkelman <orif at qwilt dot com>
    • Daniel Migault <daniel dot migault at ericsson dot com>

TLS 1.3

  • Champion(s)
    • Nitin J Mutkawoa (jmutkawoa at -remote
    • Codarren Velvindron (codarren at -remote
    • Loganaden Velvindron (logan at -remote
  • Project(s)
    • Interop with D28 for TLS 1.3 implementations.
    • Applications integration.
  • XMPP/Jabber link: TLSHackathon on

Software Update for IoT (SUIT)

HTTP error code 451

  • Champions
    • Shivan Kaul (shivankaul.1993@…)
    • Remote: Alp Toker (alp@…)
  • Projects
    • an indexer of censored web pages
    • plugins for popular CMSes that make it as easy to mark a webpage as blocked as it is to delete or unpublish it.
    • a web browser plugin that detects response code 451
    • an update to RFC7725
    • an implementation report for HTTP Status Code 451 & RFC7725
    • hosting control panel implementation for take down requests and action.

Human Rights Review Team

  • Champions
    • Niels ten Oever (niels@…)
    • Beatrice Martini (beatrice@…)
  • Projects
    • Set up the review team gitlab space
    • Review of QUIC.

MLS implementations

DOTS Interop

  • Champion(s)
    • Kaname Nishizuka
    • Jon Shallow
    • Liang 'Frank' Xia
  • Project(s)

Interface to Network Security Functions (I2NSF) Framework

Scalable, Privacy-preserving In-Network (SPIN Bit) Measurement


  • Champion
    • Alexander Pelov (a@…)
  • Project
    • Develop an open-source implementation of CoMI server AND client -
    • There is a reference implementation on F-Interop, but proprietary
    • At least one open-source implementation will be started - in Python
    • License: MIT (other open for discussion)



Don’t see anything that interests you? Feel free to add your preferred technology to the list, sign up as its champion and show up to work on it. Note: you must login to the wiki to add content. If you add a new technology, we strongly suggest that you send email to hackathon@ to let others know. You may generate interest in your technology, and find other people who want to contribute to it.

TEMPLATE: Copy/paste and update the following template to add your project to the list:


  • Champion(s)
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  • Project(s)
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