Oct. 27, 2013 – Oct. 29, 2013

Oct. 27, 2013 – Oct. 29, 2013

Proposal submission

Oct. 27, 2013 – Oct. 29, 2013

Helsinki, Finland
Host IXP(s)
Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange (FICIX)


My Proposals

Oct. 27, 2013

14:30 – 16:00

Ice Breaker Visit

There will be 2 groups for the visit: 

  • Group A will meet in front of the Hotel at 14:30 
  • Group B will meet in front of the Hotel at 15:30

More details can be found in the "socials" tab.

19:00 – 22:00

Sunday Welcome Social

The 23rd Euro-IX Forum will start with Welcome Drinks and Finnish Tapas at the Comodore Pub, which is located on the ground floor of the Scandic Marina Hotel, sponsored by Extreme Networks.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Oct. 28, 2013

08:30 – 09:30


Access to meeting room and internet.

09:30 – 10:00

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Head of Euro-IX Secretariat)
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome and History of FICIX (Forum host)

FICIX Welcome
Jorma Mellin, Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange (FICIX)
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 of new IXPs
Solene Souquet, France Internet Exchange (France-IX)
10:15 – 10:45

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
IX-F Update
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

Technical Session 1

ARP Mitigation at AMS-IX - A practical use for OpenFlow
Martin Pels
Handling ARP & ND
Martin Dittmar
Moving to 100G in the core
Colin Silcock, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Secure VLAN Project
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
12:15 – 13:00

25th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

*** Last call for Executive Board Nominations ***

1. Opening of 25th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 24th General Meeting minutes

4. Future of Euro-IX Secretariat

5. Address from all board nominees

General Meeting Part 1
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:40

Route Server Session

JPIX route servers migration to Cisco IOS-XE
Masataka Mawatari, Japan Internet Exchange
BGP Route Servers
Bertrand Duvivier, Cisco Systems Inc
BIRD Update and Roadmap
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Route Server Abuse Conditions, Case Study report
Eduardo Reis,
Innovative route-server features to assist customers
Kay Rechthien, ECIX/ Mega-IX
15:10 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:20

Peering and Video Content Delivery

How video peering is different (or not), the impact of video on IXPs, and how peering affects the user experience.

Nina Bargisen, Netflix
Peering and Video Content Delivery, Brazil Impact Analyses
Eduardo Ascenco
16:20 – 17:20

Lightning Talks

Peering Tomato
Aleksi Suhonen, Tampere Region Exchange
Cymru IXP Bogon List
Martin Pels
IXP vs. Pseudo-IXP
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX
Mad Port-Channel
Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, Catalunya Neutral Internet Exchange
19:00 – 23:00

Monday Social

Dinner at Kulosaaren Restaurant

Buses will be waiting in front of the hotel at 18:45 and will depart at 19:00 (The restaurant is at a 15min ride from the hotel).

Oct. 29, 2013

09:00 – 10:00

Access to meeting room & internet

10:00 – 11:00

Technical Session 2

WDM Networking Fundamentals
Michael Ritter, ADVA Optical Networking
IXP Manager Update
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:15

Customer Views

IXP Customer Views
Nina Bargisen, Netflix
Quantitative analysis of RIR and BGP data in order to determine new peering point locations
Martin Levy, CloudFlare, Inc.
12:15 – 13:00

25th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part 2

6. Budget for 2014

     a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2014

     b) Approval of the membership fees for 2014

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

10. Next GM

General Meeting Part 2
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Framing the Value of IX Participation in the Interconnection Market

Historically, transit savings have been sufficient incentive for IX participation.  Recently, transit price erosion has given rise to potential convergence of transit and IX per unit traffic costs.  Interviews with IX managers and participants tell a more nuanced story: there is substantive value in the opportunities to identify unique interconnection partners and redundancy. A number of hypotheses where formulated based on this framework, taking these together,

This presentation is less about telling and more about validating the framework and hypotheses.  The presentation will be designed to be a frank dialog on the state of the interconnection industry write large, the evolving value and role of IXes, and IX value in developing regions such as Africa and South America.  As a researcher, the presenter welcomes constructive critiques of the framework and assumptions.  The end of the presentation will elicit suggestions for case studies of IX participants, those that are new to the IX world as well as success (and failure) stories.

Framing the Value of IX Participation in the Interconnection Market
Jesse Sowell, MIT
14:30 – 15:30

IXP Challenges

Many IXPs are facing the same challenges, such as de-peering and falling transit prices. What can all IXPs learn from those who have faced these challenges before? Is it possible to mitigate the effects of some challenges or maybe even avoid them completely?

IXP Challenges Opening Statements
Aleksi Suhonen, Tampere Region Exchange
KOSIX Challenges
Valon Grabanica, Kosovo Internet Exchange Point
Italian De-peering Situation
Mauro Roberto Magrassi, Milan Internet eXchange
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Connect BoF
Martin Levy, CloudFlare, Inc.
LINX POC test of Extreme Networks Private Peering Connectivity Services features
Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
IXP Wishlist
Harald Michl, Vienna Internet eXchange
Reducing the impact of IXP maintenance
Will Hargrave, London Network Access Point
16:00 – 16:30

Closing of the 23rd Euro-IX Forum

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Aleksi Suhonen Tampere , Finland

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.

Barry O'Donovan Dublin , Ireland

If you want to confuse Barry, ask him where he’s from: born in Cork, spent his formative years in Galway and married into Dublin. He got a honours degree in Maths, his first love, from NUI, Galway in 2001 and went on to do four years research in information theory in UCD’s Computer Science department.

It was 2008 when Nick Hilliard, INEX’s CTO, approached Barry to provide a couple days operational support to INEX. Little did Barry realise what a huge part of his life INEX would become – both here in Ireland supporting INEX’s infrastructure and membership but also as part of the larger European and international IXP community.

Barry is also the lead developer of IXP Manager ( – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. INEX is very proud to say that this project is now in use at nearly 100 IXPs.

Bertrand Duvivier Belgium

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.

Colin Silcock , United Kingdom

Eduardo Ascenco Brazil

Eduardo Reis Sao Paulo , Brazil

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Harald Michl Vienna , Austria

Jesse Sowell College Station, TX , United States of America

Dr. Jesse Sowell is an assistant professor in the International Affairs department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Sowell is also a Faculty Fellow in Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center and the Mays Innovation Research Center. Dr. Sowell holds a Ph.D. in Technology, Management, and Policy from the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Additionally, Dr. Sowell holds master’s degrees in technology and policy from MIT, criminal justice and computer science from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University.

Dr. Sowell focuses on understanding the transnational, non-state institutions and governance mechanisms shaping the management of resources critical to Internet operations vis a vis conventional domestic and inter-state governance mechanisms. This includes studies on infrastructure resource policy, on-the-ground cybersecurity, and operational epistemic communities’ role informing public policy. His research and teaching interests include planned adaptation and credible knowledge assessment; risk and uncertainty; commons-based rights, resource management, and theory; private regimes and regulation; security indicators and metrics; and the use of mixed methods for developing security metrics.

In terms of industry engagement, Dr. Sowell is a research fellow with the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), advising on data policy, governance, and credible knowledge assessment, most recently contributing to understanding the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) on cybersecurity operations at the APWG.EU’s Symposium on Policy Impediments to eCrime Data Exchange. Dr. Sowell is also a Senior Advisor at the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), directing M3AAWG’s outreach efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Africa. He is also the co-chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) Special Interest Group.
Before arriving at the Bush School, Dr. Sowell was a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. During his dissertation work at MIT, Dr. Sowell was a research assistant in the Advanced Network Architecture group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Jorma Mellin Helsinki , Finland

Alexander Ilin Moscow , Russia

Kay Rechthien Berlin , Germany

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo Barcelona , Spain

Maria Isabel Gandía is the Head of the Networking Unit at CSUC, the Consortium for University Services in Catalonia. At CSUC, she manages the Catalonia internet exchange, CATNIX and the regional research and education network in Catalonia, Anella Científica.

She collaborates as part of the Benchmarking Club for the Euro-IX association. She is also an active member and an organizer of the ESNOG (Spanish Network Operators Group) and is currently a member of the RIPE Programme Committee. Regarding research and education, she participates in the GN4-3 (GÉANT) project and is a member of the SIG-NOC (Special Interest Group for Network Operation Centers).

Martin Dittmar , Germany

Martin Pels Amsterdam , Netherlands

Martin Levy San Francisco , United States of America

Mauro Roberto Magrassi Milano , Italy

Masataka Mawatari Tokyo , Japan

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Michael Ritter Martinsried , Germany

Nina Bargisen , Denmark

Solene Souquet Paris , France

Valon Grabanica Pristina ,

Will Hargrave London , United Kingdom