April 19, 2010 – April 20, 2010

April 19, 2010 – April 20, 2010

Proposal submission

April 19, 2010 – April 20, 2010

Brussels, Belgium
Host IXP(s)
Belgian National Internet Exchange

Group Picture Galerie de la Reine - 16th Euro-IX Forum - 19th of April 2010.jpg

Venue & Hotel Information

Hotel Le plaza Brussels, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussel, Belgium


From the airport:

The Le Plaza Hotel is located about 30 minutes from Brussels airport.

  • By Train:
    The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1). Up to 4 trains per hour connect the airport to Brussels North station.
  • By Taxi:
    Taxis are easily to be found in front of the airport. Airport – Le Plaza Brussels will cost you approximately 50 euros and will take you about 20 minutes.

From the Midi train station :

  • By Métro/Tram:
    Take the line 6, direction Simonis Elisabeth, to the Rogier station.Rogier.
  • By Taxi:
    Taxis are easily to be found in front of the station. This will cost you approximately 15 euros and will take you about 10 minutes.

From the North train station:

  • By foot: (5 minutes)
    Take the rue du Progrès and head towards the place Rogier. Go straight ahead until you reach the Le Plaza hotel, on the right side of the boulevard.
  • By Métro/Tram:
    Take the line 3 or 4, direction Churchill or Stalle, to the Rogier station.

From the Central train station:

  • By Metro: 
    Take the line 1 or 5, direction Gare de l’Ouest or Erasme. Get off at De Brouckère station and take the line 3 or 4, direction Esplanade or Gare du Nord, to the Rogier station.
  • By Taxi:
    taxis are easily to be found in front of the station. This will cost you approximately 10 euros and will take you 5  – 10 minutes.

By Car :

  • Read the regulations of the Brussels-Capital Region (Text below).
  • Go to our address Boulevard A. Max 118, 1000 Brussels with your GPS.


My Proposals

April 19, 2010

08:00 – 12:30


Access to meeting room and internet.

Download MAP of Hotel > Venue

Online directions from Hotel > Venue

Note:  Printed directions are available from the Le Plaza Hotel reception!

11:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 12:45

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 16th Forum Chair
  • Outline of Forum Programme
  • Introduction from Jan Torreele, BNIX (Forum host)
  • Introduction from Pierre Bruyère, BELNET
  • Introduction from Secretary General - Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX

12:45 – 13:30

General IXP issues

Euro-IX BMC Round 6
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
MetroEthernet and IXPs
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
Regulatory update
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
13:30 – 14:15

Colocation Workshop

Categorising datacenters
Thomas Kehlenbach
Datacenters in 2015
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
The ability to mix capacity and flexible infrastructure within an open colo environment
Arthur Atkinson, Equinix Europe
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 Cable & Wirless (AS1273) and MAC Telecom (AS29096) will be sharing and discussing their views with us.

IXP Customer View
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
15:30 – 16:30

Commercial Issues Workshop

AMS-IX Partner Program
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Developing business and management plans
Barry Rhodes
Peaceful coexistence in a single market
Jan Hoogenboom, Neutral Internet Exchange
17:30 – 22:00

Evening social event

18:30 Buses to social event from the front of Hotel Le Plaza
19:00 Guided tour of the Magritte Museum
20:15 Welcome drink at Vaudeville
20:45 Dinner
23:00 First bus back to Hotel Le Plaza
23:30 Last bus back to Hotel Le Plaza

April 20, 2010

08:00 – 08:30

Access to meeting room and Internet

08:30 – 09:30

Route Server Workshop

BIRD summary
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Cisco IOS based RS update
Bertrand Duvivier, Cisco Systems Inc
Euro-IX RS vWG update
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Implementation of BIRD
Chris Malayter, Coresite
Testing Route Servers
Elisa Jasinska
09:30 – 10:15

18th Euro-IX General Meeting

1. Opening of 18th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 17th GM minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual report for 2009

5. Worldwide IXP cooperation    

6. Euro-IX Regulatory services

7. Any other business & Next GM

8. Closing

18th Euro-IX GM
Ludwig Pregernig
10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45

IXP Tools Workshop

A route server tool
Luca Cardone
ARP Sponge experiences
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
ARP sponge explained
Arien Vijn
11:45 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Technical Issues Workshop

Towards a greener datacenter
Lex Coors, Interxion
IEEE 40/100G update
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
32-bit ASNs and IXPs
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Travel plans
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
14:00 – 14:45

Security Workshop

DDoS attack experiences
Jan Stumpf, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Port Security & Quarantine Practices
Elisa Jasinska
Routeserver security issues
Matthias Flittner
14:45 – 15:00

Closing of the 16th Euro-IX Forum

  • Open mike
  • Thank you's
  • Final announcements

15:00 – 16:00

Closing reception

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

Arien Vijn Netherlands

Arthur Atkinson London , United Kingdom

Barry Rhodes

Bertrand Duvivier Belgium

Chris Malayter United States of America

Elisa Jasinska Netherlands

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Jan Stumpf Frankfurt , Germany

Jan Hoogenboom The Hague , Netherlands

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.

Lex Coors

Luca Cardone Torino , Italy

Ludwig Pregernig Switzerland

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Matthias Flittner Frankfurt , Germany

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Remco van Mook Schalkhaar , Netherlands

Thomas Kehlenbach Frankfurt , Germany

Sunday Evening Welcome Social

Les Brasseurs de la Grand-Place, Rue de la Colline, 24, 1000 Brussels


Monday Dinner

Le Théâtre du Vaudeville, Galerie de la Reine, 3 - 1000 Bruxelles