April 27, 2009 – April 28, 2009

April 27, 2009 – April 28, 2009

Proposal submission

April 27, 2009 – April 28, 2009

Prague, Czechia
Host IXP(s)


Venue & Hotel Information

Corinthia Towers Hotel, Kongresová 1655/1, 140 69 Praha 4-Nusle, Czechia


By Train/ Bus

You can take the 'AE' bus from Terminal 1 to Hlavní nádraží, from there change to get the bus C heading towards Háje. Get off at stop Vyšehrad, the hotel is 4 minutes walk from there. The total journey time is around 1 hour.


By Taxi

The quickest way to reach the hotel is by taxi, taking around 35 minutes depending on traffic. Prices vary.

My Proposals

April 27, 2009

08:00 – 09:00


Access to meeting room and internet.

Local network statistics can be viewed at

09:00 – 09:15

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 14th Forum Chair
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Introduction from Tomas Marsalek, NIX.CZ (Forum host)
  • Introduction from CZ.NIC (co-host)
  • Introduction from Secretariat - Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX

Main 14th 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 – 10:30

General IXP issues

AMS-IX v4.0: Next step in scaling an IXP
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
IEEE 40/100GB standard update
Joel Goergen, DELL Force10
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Commercial Issues Workshop

Value of Peering
Philip Smith, Cisco Systems Inc
Credit crunch and IXPs
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Collaboration between IXPs
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
Collaboration between IXPs
Samuel Triolet, Rezopole
11:45 – 12:15

Colocation Workshop - Part I

Minimum co-location requirements
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Service aspects/definitions/levels
Ludwig Pregernig
12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Colocation Workshop - Part II

Panel discussion: Service aspects/definitions/level

The panel will consist of the following people: Kjetil Olsen - NIX, Richard Yule - LINX, Lex Coors - InterXion, Mauro Magrassi - MIX, Arthur Atkinson - TelecityGroup, Remco van Mook - Equinix & Job Witteman - AMS-IX.

Colocation Workshop 2
Ludwig Pregernig
14:15 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:30

Euro-IX Patron session

Brocade update
Andreas Falkner, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Cisco update
Philip Smith, Cisco Systems Inc
Extreme Networks update
Jan Hof, Extreme Networks
Force10 Networks update
Frank Laforsch, DELL Force10
Glimmerglass update
Jim Donnelly, Glimmerglass
InterXion update
Vincent Rais, Interxion
Juniper Networks update
Stuart Borgman, Juniper Networks
TelecityGroup update
Arthur Atkinson, Equinix Europe
15:30 – 16:30

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 Casablanca INT (AS15685), CESNET (AS2852) and Interoute (AS8928) will be sharing and discussing their views with us.

Customer view WS
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
17:15 – 22:00

Evening social event

18:15 - Meet in the hotel lobby

18:30 - Walk to tram stop

18:45 - Tram to restaurant: including on-board tour guides and refreshment!

19:30 - Welcome reception at Mlynec Restaurant

20:00 - Dinner at Mlynec Restaurant

22:30 - First bus back to the Corinthia Towers Hotel

23:00 - Last bus back to the Corinthia Towers Hotel

Restaurant website:

April 28, 2009

07:45 – 08:15

Access to meeting room and Internet

Local network statistics can be viewed at

08:15 – 09:30

Technical Issues Workshop

Standardization, Implementation, and Operation of Link Fault Signaling (LFS)
Masanobu Tsukuda
Technical Issues and network developments
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX
VPLS/MPLS infrastructure
Martin Pels
What can IXPs do about IPv4 exhaustion?
Masataka Mawatari, Japan Internet Exchange
09:30 – 10:00

16th Euro-IX General Meeting

1. Opening

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 15th GM minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual report for 2008

5.  Executive Board strategy plan

6. Aob & Next GM

7. Closing

16th General Meeting
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

Euro-IX Update Session

BMC discussion
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Film Competition update
Cara Mascini
IXP BCP Update
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Regulatory Update
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
11:30 – 12:45


12:45 – 14:15

IXP Tools Workshop

Luca Cardone
Peakflow + jsflow = A working solution for large IXs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Reducing the Pain of Documentation
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Quagga - Pros and cons
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
BIRD - Pros and cons
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
OpenBGPd - Pros and cons
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Route Server Discussion
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
14:15 – 15:00

Security Workshop

Layer2 Address Poisoning
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Routing security; a new case for peering
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
Security Information Exchange (SIE)
Roger Kim
15:00 – 15:15

Closing of the 14th Euro-IX Forum

  • Open mike
  • Thank you's
  • Final announcements

15:15 – 15:45

Closing reception

Andreas Falkner Germany

Arthur Atkinson London , United Kingdom

Cara Mascini Amsterdam , Netherlands

Jim Donnelly Hayward, California , United States of America

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Frank Laforsch Germany

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Jan Hof Utrecht , Netherlands

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Joel Goergen United States of America

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.

Alexander Ilin Moscow , Russia

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Luca Cardone Torino , Italy

Luca Cicchelli Torino , Italy

Ludwig Pregernig Switzerland

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Martin Pels Amsterdam , Netherlands

Masataka Mawatari Tokyo , Japan

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Philip Smith Brisbane , Australia

Remco van Mook Schalkhaar , Netherlands

Roger Kim Washington DC , United States of America

Stuart Borgman Addlestone , United Kingdom

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Samuel Triolet Lyon , France

1993 : BBS with internet access (over french Minitel :) )
1995 : commercial ISP
1999 : CLEC
2001 : LyonIX
And many other startups.

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Masanobu Tsukuda Japan

Vincent Rais Amsterdam

Wolfgang Hennerbichler Vienna , Austria

Monday Dinner

Mlýnec, Novotneho lavka 5, 116 68 Praha