April 14, 2013 – April 16, 2013

April 14, 2013 – April 16, 2013

Proposal submission

April 14, 2013 – April 16, 2013

Hamburg, Germany
Host IXP(s)
DE-CIX Management GmbH


Hotel Information

The hotel is Hotel Sofitel

Address: Alter Wall 40, 20457 Hamburg

See directions for getting to the hotel, forum venue and dinner restaurant here .


Venue Information

The conference will take place at Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft

Address: Trostbrücke 4, 20457 Hamburg


The cheapest way to get to the airport is by taking the bus. Line 606 gets you near the hotel in 50 minutes and a 5 minute walk to the hotel. See here



A taxi to the Hotel takes around 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. The cost is from €25 - €35.



The tarin journey from Hanburg Airport to the hotel takes approx. 31 minutes and costs around €4. See the route here

My Proposals

April 14, 2013

19:00 – 22:00

Sunday Welcome Social

The 22nd Euro-IX Forum will start with Welcome Drinks and Fingerfood in the Le Bistro at Sofitel sponsored by ADVA Optical Networking.


We look forward to seeing you then!

April 15, 2013

08:30 – 09:30


Access to meeting room and internet.

09:30 – 10:00

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 22nd Forum Chair
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Head of Euro-IX Secretariat)
  • Welcome and History of DE-CIX  (Forum host)

Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Welcome and History of DE-CIX
Harald Summa, DE-CIX Management GmbH
10:00 – 10:15

Introduction from New IXPs

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

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

Introduction fron new IXPs
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
10:15 – 11:00

Euro-IX Update

Secretariat Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
Data Task Force (DTF) Update
Steven Bakker, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Secretariat update 2
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 13:00

Regulatory Session

IXP and regulators, the Finnish experience
Jorma Mellin, Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange (FICIX)
Towards the Development of TunIXP in a New Challenging Internet Governance Environment in Tunisia
Moez Chakchouk, ATI
Update from WCIT and whats next in store for IXPs
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:20

Panel - Scaling Challenges for small IXPs

This panel will take a look at the challenges smaller IXPs face.

Irina Trentea, aql
15:20 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 17:00

Technical Session

SDN based IXP platform
Nadi Sarrar, Fibium Networks
IXP Private Peering Connectivity Services Technologies
Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
Europe in the Middle
Alan Mauldin, Telegeography
Optical SDN
Michael Ritter, ADVA Optical Networking
17:00 – 17:30

Lightning Talks

400 GbE: The Next Ethernet Technology Evolution
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Experience with setting up KINIX IXP in Democratic Republic of Congo (Netnod Twin)
Pierre Baume, Netnod Internet Exchange i Sverige Ab
Update on Af-IX and Tanzania IXP
Frank Habicht, Tanzania Internet eXchange
19:00 – 23:00

Monday Social

The Monday Social will take place at The Parlament in Hamburg.

Address: Alter Wall 40, 20457 Hamburg 

The Parlament is a 10 minute walk from Hotel Sofitel, please meet in the hotel lobby at 6:40PM.

April 16, 2013

08:30 – 09:30

Access to meeting room and Internet

09:30 – 11:00

General IXP Session

State of Quagga
David Lamparter, Open Source Routing
LONAPs reseller implementation
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
The harm of advertising IX LAN prefixes
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
What IXPs can do during DOS attacks
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:00

24th Euro-IX General Meeting


The 24th Euro-IX General Meeting Agenda is as follows:

1. Opening of 24th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 23rd GM minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual report for 2012

5. Any other business & Next GM

6. Closing


24th GM
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
PeeringDB and IX-F
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
12:00 – 13:00

Customer Views

Views of peering and transit from an IXP member/customer

Customer Views
Christian Kaufmann, Akamai
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:10

Panel on PNIs

Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Ben Hedges, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
15:10 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Automating Updates to Euro-IX
Will Hargrave, London Network Access Point
LONAPs renumbering exercise
Robert Lister, London Network Access Point
Vinod Joseph, Juniper Networks
16:00 – 16:30

Closing of the 22nd Euro-IX Forum

  • Open Mic
  • Thank yous
  • Final announcements

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Alan Mauldin

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

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.

Ben Hedges London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.

Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.

Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.

Christian Kaufmann Munich , Germany

David Lamparter Leipzig , Germany

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Frank Habicht Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Harald Summa Cologne , Germany

Irina Trentea Leeds , United Kingdom

Jorma Mellin Helsinki , Finland

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Moez Chakchouk Tunis , Tunisia

Michael Ritter Martinsried , Germany

Nadi Sarrar Berlin , Germany

Pierre Baume Sweden

Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom

Steven Bakker Amsterdam , Netherlands

Vinod Joseph

Will Hargrave London , United Kingdom

Sunday Evening Welcome Social

Welcome evening to take place in the bar area of Hotel Sofitel.

Monday Dinner

Monday dinner will take place at Parlament.

Address: Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg Entrance of the Restaurant: Große Johannisstraße