Oct. 26, 2014 – Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 26, 2014 – Oct. 28, 2014

Proposal submission

Oct. 26, 2014 – Oct. 28, 2014

Bucharest, Romania
Host IXP(s)
InterLAN - Internet Exchange


Hotel & Forum Information

Calea Victoriei 37B Sector 1, 010061

Bucharest, Romania


My Proposals

Oct. 26, 2014

12:00 – 16:30

Visit of the Palace of Parliament + City Tour


  • Gathering in the Hotel reception - 12:00
  • Bus departure - 12:15
  • Visit Duration - 2h for the Parliament and 2h for the City Tour
  • Return at the hotel - 16:30 

Note: We will have 2 groups: 1 starting the Parliament visit at 12:30, the other at 12:40. There will be some sandwiches provided in the bus. For more info, check here

19:00 – 22:30

Sunday Evening Social

Welcome drinks and Finger Buffet at the Novotel
(1st floor of the hotel)

Oct. 27, 2014

08:30 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:00

Offical Welcome

  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Head of Euro-IX Secretariat)
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome from InterLAN Forums Hosts

10:00 – 10:20


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 and Guests will then be given the opportunity to do the same.

10:20 – 10:50

Euro-IX Update

What have we been up to...
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
IX-F Update
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
10:50 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:20

Resellers, difficulties, challenges and successes


Resellers : Friend or Foe?


Ben Hedges, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Considerations of a reseller programme at BNIX
Frederic Libotte, Belgian National Internet Exchange
How having a reseller programme has benefited LONAP
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
The enemy within? : Potential threat of a reseller programme
Remco van Mook, Equinix (EMEA) BV
12:20 – 13:00

27th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part 1

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

1. Opening of 27th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 26th General Meeting minutes


4. Euro-IX Secretariat Update

5. Explanation of Audit Committee’s Role

6. Address from all board nominees

27th GM
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:40

General Session Quarantine System - A Local Approach
Pablo Costa, Ponto de Troca de Trafego de Cuiaba
Peering at Peerings: On the Role of IXP Route Servers
Enric Pujol, TU Berlin
Using EVPN to minimize ARP traffic in an IXP environment
Stefan Plug, ECIX/ Mega-IX
DE-CIX SLA Measurements
Johannes Moos, United Arab Emirates Internet Exchange
15:40 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Technical Session

Measuring IXPs with RIPE Atlas
Emile Aben, RIPE NCC
SIX : Sdn Internet eXchange
marc bruyere, LAAS CNRS
IXP Application demo and development ideas for OpenDayLight
Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
17:00 – 17:30

Lightning Talks

ADD-PATH for IXP route servers
Juan Cardona, IMDEA
New IXP-the value added services for participants
Vahan Hovsepyan, ARMIX
17:30 – 18:15


19:00 – 22:30

Dinner at Hanul Manuc Restaurant

  • Address: Str. Franceza nr. 62-64, Sector 3, 030106 Bucuresti
  • Access: 15min walk from the hotel Date: Monday 27th October
    (see itinerary here)
  • Schedule: Gathering in the hotel reception at 19:00 for a departure at 19:15

Oct. 28, 2014

09:00 – 09:30

Access to Meeting Room

09:30 – 10:40


How do we achieve Terabit/s speeds?
Stephan Rettenberger, ADVA Optical Networking
Advanced DWDM for you Transport Layer
Robert Keys, BTI Systems
10:40 – 11:00

Interactive Session

Explanation of Interactive Session
Robert Lister, London Network Access Point
11:00 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:00

27th Euro-IX General Meeting Part 2

7. Budget for 2015

   a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2015

   b) Approval of the membership fees for 2015

8. Standing down of Board members

9. Executive Board Elections

   a) Explanation of voting system (STV)

   b) Ballot

   c) Ballot count and results

10. Any other business 

11. Next General Meeting

27th GM
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
12:00 – 13:00

Blackhole Feature at IXPs

A panel discussion on the blackhole feature with a look at the pros, cons and if there should be a standard way to support this feature across IXPs.

Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
Blackholing at IXPs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Black Hole Communities
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:20

General Session

BFD protocol implementation at IXP: practical experience
Mikhail Grishin, MSK-IX Report for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Salvador da Silva Neto,
IXP traffic during the Football World Cup 2014
Emile Aben, RIPE NCC
Back-Office Web Traffic on The Internet
Enric Pujol, TU Berlin
The African Internet Exchange System Project
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
15:20 – 15:50

Lightning Talks

AMS-IX ISP Peering LAN IPv4 renumbering
Martin Pels
Italian IXPs and Privacy
Simone Morandini, Milan Internet eXchange
Tomoya Yoshida, Japan Network Access Point
15:50 – 16:00


Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

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.

Emile Aben Amsterdam , Netherlands

Enric Pujol Berlin , Germany

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Frederic Libotte Brussels , Belgium

Born in 1973, Frédéric has a master in History, a post-master degree in European Policy and a specialization in Business communication & Management. After different experiences in recruitment and in (internet) sales, he has joined Belnet, the Belgian Research & Education Network (NREN), in 2009. As the Account Manager for the Belgian National Internet Exchange (BNIX), Frédéric has been present to most of the Euro-IX fora since then. In 2018, he is the enthusiastic Head of Customer Relations of Belnet/BNIX, managing a Sales team of 9 people.

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Johannes Moos Frankfurt , Germany

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.

Juan Cardona Madrid , Spain

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Mikhail Grishin Moscow , Russia

Martin Pels Amsterdam , Netherlands

marc bruyere Toulouse , France

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Pablo Costa Sao Paulo , Brazil

Remco van Mook Schalkhaar , Netherlands

Robert Keys

Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom

Salvador da Silva Neto Sao Paulo , Brazil

Simone Morandini Milan , Italy

Stefan Plug Berlin , Germany

Stephan Rettenberger

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Vahan Hovsepyan Yerevan , Armenia

Tomoya Yoshida , Japan

Sunday Activity

Discover Transylvania Tour

Sunday Welcome Evening

Novotel Hotel Bar

Monday Dinner

Hanul Manuc

Bucuresti, sector 3, Strada  Franceza  nr. 62