Nov. 10, 2008 – Nov. 11, 2008

Nov. 10, 2008 – Nov. 11, 2008

Proposal submission

Nov. 10, 2008 – Nov. 11, 2008

Geneva, Switzerland
Host IXP(s)
CERN Internet eXchange Point


Hotel & Venue Information

The conference will take place at Ramada Park Hotel Geneva; Avenue Louis-Casai 75-77, CH-1216 Cointrin-Genève, Switzerland.

Single room = €135,48

Double room = €167,74


By Bus

Bus 23 from GVA takes you directly outside the hotel. The journey takes approx. 40 minutes.


By Train

Take the IR15 from GVA to Geneva, from Geneva take the bus 1 heading towards Cornavin to Stand. Taking bus D from Stand to 

Carouge GE, Stade de Genève, will drop you right outside the hotel.


By Taxi

A taxi from the airport to the hotel take around 15 minutes. Prices vary.

My Proposals

Nov. 10, 2008

08:00 – 09:00


Access to meeting room and internet.

09:00 – 09:15

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 13th Forum Chair
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Introduction from Ludwig Pregernig, CIXP (Forum host)
  • Introduction from Secretariat - 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.

Main Forum presentation
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
10:00 – 11:00

General IXP issues

GLIF: Global Lambda Integrated Facility
Bram Peeters, SURFnet (SURFnet)
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

Lightning Talks

Euro-IX Film Competition update
Cara Mascini
IPv4 Markets
Remco van Mook, NDIX
EPF Statement
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
IX IP-Environment Tools
Bernhard Hahn, DE-CIX Management GmbH
12:00 – 12:15

15th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

1. Opening of 15th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 14th GM minutes

4. Address from all board nominees

15th Euro-IX GM - Part I
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15

Colocation Workshop

@Tokyo Chuo Center
Takanori Furushio, Japan Internet Exchange
Colocation Warning!
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Datacenters then and now
Lane Patterson
New MIX Colocation
Simone Morandini, Milan Internet eXchange
14:15 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:45

Customer View Workshop

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

Representatives from Sunrise and VTX will be sharing and discussing their views with us.

Customer View Workshop
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
15:45 – 16:30

Commercial Issues Workshop

Building of remote exchanges by non profit IXes
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
What has driven the success at NIX.CZ
Tomas Marsalek
17:45 – 22:30

Evening social event

18:30 - Bus transportation to restaurant

19:00 - Welcome reception at Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives

19:30 - Dinner at Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives

22:00 - First bus back to the Ramada Park Hotel

22:45 - Last bus back to the Ramada Park Hotel

Restaurant website:

Nov. 11, 2008

08:00 – 08:30

Access to meeting room and Internet

08:30 – 09:30

Technical Issues Workshop

IXP survey on LIR
Sylwester Biernacki
Moving customers to a new subnet
Arien Vijn
IEEE 40/100GB standard update
Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
09:30 – 10:00

15th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part II

5. Budget for 2009

a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2009

b) Approval of the the Euro-IX budget for 2009

6. European Peering Forums

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

15th GM - Part II
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

Regulatory Session

An update on regulatory issues that currently effect or could soon have an effect on the IXP industry in Europe and around the globe.


Regulatory Update
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
11:30 – 12:45


12:45 – 13:45

IXP Tools Workshop

BIRD internet Routing Daemon
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Configuration Management DB
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
sFlow (Arbor Networks)
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
13:45 – 14:30

Security Workshop

BCP on filtering and port hygiene
Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
Passive DNS Project
Roger Kim
Port Security
Mauro Roberto Magrassi, Milan Internet eXchange
14:30 – 14:45

Closing of the 13th Euro-IX Forum

  • Open mike
  • Thank you's
  • Final announcements

Arien Vijn Netherlands

Arnold Nipper Frankfurt , Germany

Arnold Nipper (born 1958) holds a degree in mathematics and is one of the founding fathers of DE-CIX where in his capacity as CTO/COO he has been responsible for operations and technical development from 2000 until 2015. Since 2016 he is Chief Technology Evangelist. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide where traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (peering) takes place. DE-CIX also runs IXP in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dallas and New York and operates the UAE-IX in Dubai. Arnold Nipper also served as board member at the Euro-IX, the umbrella association of Internet Exchanges for the RIPE region and was Euro-IX liasion for IX-F, the Internet Exchange Federation. Furthermore, Arnold was also a board member of PeeringDB until 04/2019 and is engaged in PeeringDB since 2008 in various roles.

Bernhard Hahn Frankfurt , Germany

Bram Peeters Utrecht , Netherlands

Cara Mascini Amsterdam , Netherlands

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Takanori Furushio Tokyo , Japan

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Lane Patterson Foster City , United States of America

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Mauro Roberto Magrassi Milano , Italy

Remco van Mook Netherlands

Roger Kim Washington DC , United States of America

Sylwester Biernacki Warsaw , Poland

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Simone Morandini Milan , Italy

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Tomas Marsalek Prague , Czechia

Monday Dinner 

Parc des Eaux Vives,  La Grange, Genève, Switzerland