Nov. 2, 2009 – Nov. 3, 2009

Nov. 2, 2009 – Nov. 3, 2009

Proposal submission

Nov. 2, 2009 – Nov. 3, 2009

Rome, Italy
Host IXP(s)
Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange Point


Hotel Information

Grand Hotel Palatino, Via Cavour, 213/M, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Venue Information

The forum will take place at the University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

FCO Airport

There are a few options available for how to reach the Hotel. Read more and see which is the best option for you here.


Rome Ciampino Airport

See the options from CIA here.

My Proposals

Nov. 2, 2009

08:00 – 08:45


Access to meeting room and internet.

Download MAP of Hotel > Venue

08:45 – 09:00

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 15th Forum Chair
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Introduction from Maurizio Gorretti, NaMeX (Forum host)
  • Introduction from Fabrizio Vestroni, University of Rome
  • Introduction from Secretariat - Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX

09:00 – 09:45

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 one minute per IXP.

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

09:45 – 10:30

17th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

Complete Agenda and explanatory notes

1. Opening of 17th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 16th GM minutes

4. Address from all board nominees

5. Euro-IX Expansion Proposal

6. Change of the Association's name

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Commercial Issues Workshop

IXP Newsletter development
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
New Member/Customer Acquisitions
Jennifer Holmes, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
The Credit Crunch: How has it affected IXPs?
Tomas Marsalek
12:00 – 12:15

General IXP issues

Ethernet alliance initiative: after 100G?
John D'Ambrosia, DELL Force10
Transit pricing vs. Peering
Greg Hankins
12:15 – 13:30


In the restaurant of the Grand Hotel Palatino

13:30 – 14:15

Colocation Workshop

(In)dependence of Datacenters and Internet Exchanges
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
AMS-IX collocation standards
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
14:15 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:30

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 E4A (AS34695), Telecom Italia (AS3269) and Wind (AS1267) will be sharing and discussing their views with us.

Customer View WS
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
15:30 – 16:30

Interactive session

This session will allow the seven different, Euro-IX Board lead, groups of IXPs and patrons to get together for another 20 minutes before each of the groups will elect someone to present the information gathered to the rest of the attendees. Each group will be given approximately 5 minutes to present!

Your groups can be found here

17:30 – 22:30

Evening social event

18:30 Buses to social event from the front of Hotel Palatino
19:00 Welcome reception
19:30 Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo
20:30 Dinner
23:00 First bus back to Grand Hotel Palatino
23:30 Last bus back to Grand Hotel Palatino

Nov. 3, 2009

07:45 – 08:15

Access to meeting room and Internet

08:15 – 09:45

Route Server Workshop

Quagga Route Server Development
Chris Hall, Highwayman Associates (Highwayman)
Openbgpd development and testing
Elisa Jasinska
BIRD update and implementation as a RS at NIX.CZ
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
VIX Administration & Route Server Beta implementation
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Latest Route Server developments
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX
Hoofprints - An Extensible Testbed for Route-Servers
Sebastian Spies, DE-CIX Management GmbH
09:45 – 10:15

17th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part II

Complete Agenda and explanatory notes

7. Amend the Articles of Association

8. Budget for 2010

9. Standing down of Board members

10. Executive Board elections

11. Any other business & Next GM

12. Closing

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45

Euro-IX Update Session

Euro-IX Film Competition update
John Taylor
Euro-IX IXP BCP update
Wolfgang Hennerbichler
Euro-IX Route Server vWG
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Regulatory Update
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
11:45 – 13:00


In the restaurant of the Grand Hotel Palatino

13:00 – 14:00

Technical Issues Workshop

Implementation and Operation of Ethernet OAM
Masanobu Tsukuda
New VPLS/MPLS infrastructure
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Some new NOC tools
Sylwester Biernacki
14:00 – 14:45

Security Workshop

Infrastructure and network security - guiding principles
Phil Collerton, Interxion
The Evolution of Security Needs of IXPs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
14:45 – 15:00

Closing of the 15th Euro-IX Forum

  • Open mike
  • Thank you's
  • Final announcements

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.

Chris Hall United Kingdom

Elisa Jasinska Netherlands

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John D'Ambrosia Harrisburg , United States of America

Jennifer Holmes United Kingdom

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John Taylor London , United Kingdom

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

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Phil Collerton

Remco van Mook Schalkhaar , Netherlands

Sylwester Biernacki Warsaw , Poland

Sebastian Spies Frankfurt , Germany

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Tomas Marsalek Prague , Czechia

Masanobu Tsukuda Japan

Wolfgang Hennerbichler Vienna , Austria

Monday Dinner

Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy