Nov. 12, 2007 – Nov. 13, 2007

Nov. 12, 2007 – Nov. 13, 2007

Proposal submission

Nov. 12, 2007 – Nov. 13, 2007

Vienna, Austria
Host IXP(s)
Vienna Internet eXchange


Hotel Information

Hotel De France, Schottenring 3, 1010 Wien


Venue Information

University of Vienna, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

By Bus

Take the Vienna Airport Lines bus to Südbahnhof and then tram D to Schottentor/University. Hotel De France is on Schottenring 3. The Hotel is only a few metres on foot from that stop.


By Train

The CAT (City Airport Train) or Schnellbahn S8 to Wien-Mitte, change to underground line U4 there (in the direction of Heiligenstadt), get off at Schottenring and change to underground U2 (direction: Karlsplatz) to get off at the next stop, which is Schottentor.

Taxi: pre-booked taxi's cost from 27-29 EUR.

My Proposals

Nov. 12, 2007

08:00 – 09:00


Access to meeting room and internet.

Directions to meeting venue

09:00 – 09:15

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 11th Forum Chair - Simone Arena, TOP-IX
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Introduction from Christian Panigl, VIX (Forum host)
  • Introduction from Peter Rastl, UoV (Venue host)
  • Introduction from Secretariat - Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX

Main Forum Presentation
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
09:15 – 10:00

Introductions From All IXPs & Patrons

One representative from each attending IXP will be asked to
introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of
developments/issues within their IXP.

Please keep this to less than one minute per IXP.

Our Patrons will then be given the opportunity to do the same.

Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
10:00 – 11:00

General IXP Issues - Part I

  • DOS Attacks - Kurtis Lindqvist, Netnod
  • IXP Best Current Practices - Daniele Arena NaMeX
  • IXP Storm Experience - Jorma Mellin, FICIX

DOS Attacks
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
IXP Best Current Practices
Daniele Arena
IXP Storm Experience
Jorma Mellin, Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange (FICIX)
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15

General IXP Issues - Part II

  • IEEE HSSG update - Greg Hankins, Force10
  • A survey of IXP Topologies - John Taylor, Glimmerglass

Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
Rings & Stars
John Taylor, Glimmerglass
12:15 – 12:30

13th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

1. Opening of 13th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 12th GM minutes

4. Address from all board nominees

13th GM Part I
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Colocation workshop

  • US CoLo update - Josh Snowhorn, NOTA
  • Japanese CoLo scene - Katsuyasu Toyama, JPNAP
  • European CoLo Overview - Christian Studeny, InterXion

11th Euro-IX Forum: Coloc session
Ludwig Pregernig
European Colocation Market
Christian Studeny
Japanese Colo scene
Katsuyasu Toyama, Japan Network Access Point
US Colocation Update - Josh Snowhorn
Josh Snowhorn
14:15 – 14:45

Coffee break

14:45 – 15:45

IXP Customer view

An opportunity for IXP participants to share some insights as to what they like, dislike and wish for in an IXP today.

Representatives from both UPC and Swisscom/IP-Plus will be sharing their views with us.

customer view workshop Vienna
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
15:45 – 16:30

Commercial issues workshop

  • Euro-IX Film competition update - Cara Mascini, AMS-IX
  • Incumbents leaving IXPs - Kjetil Olsen, NIX
  • Should IXPs give away free ports? - Ian Robertson, LONAP & Simone Arena, TOP-IX

Euro-IX Film Competition Update
Cara Mascini
Free Exchange Ports
Ian Robertson
Incumbents leaving IXPs
Kjetil Olsen, Norwegian Internet eXchange
18:00 – 22:00

Evening social event

Welcome drinks, guided tour and dinner at the Vienna Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien).

Museum website:

KHM Building Vienna

Nov. 13, 2007

08:00 – 08:30

Access to meeting room and Internet

08:30 – 09:30

Technical issues workshop

  • What to do when your current IXP Switch is full? - Tomas Marsalek, NIX.CZ
  • First experiences with the Foundry MLX32 - Henk Steenman, AMS-IX
  • Common MAC addresses across multiple IXPs - Mike Hughes, LINX
  • How to measure 'uptime'? - Nick Hilliard, INEX

"Switch is full" survey results
Tomas Marsalek
Common MAC addresses across multiple IXPs
Mike Hughes
How to measure uptime
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Introducing the MLX32 in the AMS-IX platform
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
What to do, when the current IXP HW switch is “full”
Tomas Marsalek
09:30 – 10:00

13th Euro-IX General Meeting – Part II

5. Euro-IX Secretariat Services contract 2008 - 2013

6. Budget for 2008

a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2008

b) Approval of the the Euro-IX budget for 2008

7. Standing down of Board members

8. Executive Board Elections

a) Explanation of voting system (STV)

b) Ballot

c) Ballot count and results

9. Any other business & Next GM

10. Closing

13th GM Part II
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

IXP Tools workshop - Part I

  • Website tools in use at VIX - Wolfgang Hennerbichler, VIX
  • Passive monitoring of high-speed networks - Sven Ubik, CESNET
  • 10 GE Monitoring SW/HW - Arien Vijn, AMS-IX

10GbE monitoring
Arien Vijn
Live Demo only
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Passive monitoring in high-speed networks
11:30 – 12:45


12:45 – 13:45

IXP Tools workshop - Part II

  • Using RANCID to back up switch configurations - Greg Hankins, Force10
  • Sflow developments - Wolfgang Hennerbichler, VIX
  • Incident Response (IR) on IXP's - Carlos Fragoso, CATNIX
  • Using the Google Mini Search Appliance with the LINX website - Mike Hughes, LINX

Incident Response on IXPs
Carlos Fragoso
Member IXP Search Engine survey
Mike Hughes
Quality Assurance with sFlow @ VIX
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Using RANCID to Backup Switch Configurations
Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
Using the Google Mini appliance with the LINX website
Mike Hughes
13:45 – 14:30

Regulatory session

  • Regulators and the Internet Community: a presentation on the mutual misunderstanding
  • Presented by John Souter, LINX & Remco van Mook, NDIX

main presentation (uninteresting stuff really)
Remco van Mook, NDIX
Public Policy Pressures in Internet Regulation
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
14:30 – 15:00

Closing of 11th Euro-IX Forum

  • Round up from sessions
  • Open mike
  • Thank you
  • Final announcements

Closing of the 11th Euro-IX Forum
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
16:00 – 18:00

Closing social event

In the bar of the Hotel de France

Arien Vijn Netherlands

Cara Mascini Amsterdam , Netherlands

Carlos Fragoso Barcelona , Spain

Christian Studeny Vienna , Austria

Daniele Arena Rome , Italy

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Ian Robertson United Kingdom

Josh Snowhorn Miami, Florida , United States of America

John Taylor Lymington , United Kingdom

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John Souter London , United Kingdom

What can I say? Some of you know me, I think?

I was around at the start of Euro-IX, and served on the Board from the beginning for a long time. I've been CEO of LINX for what seems a *very* long time, but I am retiring from that role at the end of 2019.

I might say a bit about both of those things at the forum in Zandaam.

Jorma Mellin Helsinki , Finland

Kjetil Olsen Oslo , Norway

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Ludwig Pregernig Switzerland

Mike Hughes London , United Kingdom

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Remco van Mook Netherlands

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Tomas Marsalek Prague , Czechia

Katsuyasu Toyama Tokyo , Japan

Sven Ubik Prague , Czechia

Wolfgang Hennerbichler Vienna , Austria

Monday Dinner

The Donauturm Tower, Donauturmstraße 8, 1220 Wien, Austria