Oct. 25, 2015 – Oct. 27, 2015

Oct. 25, 2015 – Oct. 27, 2015

Proposal submission

Oct. 25, 2015 – Oct. 27, 2015

Berlin, Germany
Host IXP(s)
Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange e.V., ECIX/ Mega-IX


Hotel & Forum Venue Information

Melia Berlin Hotel

Friedrichstraße 103, 10117 Berlin, Germany


My Proposals

Oct. 25, 2015

10:00 – 10:30

First Tour Bus

This is a bus sightseeing tour of Berlin, lunch will be provided at the Tower Bell at 12:30 followed by a tour of the NSA listening station starting at 2pm. Expect to arrive back at the hotel at 5pm.

*There are limited number of spaces on the tour bus. 

12:30 – 13:00

Second Tour Bus

The second bus will first go to the Tower Bell where lunch will be provided at 12:30 followed by a tour of the NSA listening station starting at 2pm. Expect to arrive back at the hotel at 5pm.

*There are limited number of spaces on the tour bus. 

17:00 – 19:00

IXP Manager Workshop

Following the success of the IXP Manager Workshop in Marseille, Barry & Nick from INEX will be back with a second workshop.

If you are interested in joining please contact as there is limited space.

The workshop will take place at the Melia Hotel in room Palma II.

IXP Manager Workshop
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
19:00 – 22:00

Sunday Social

The Sunday social will take place in the hotel tapas bar, drinks and a buffet style meal will be provided.


Oct. 26, 2015

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30


  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Secretary General)
  • Welcome from Forum Hosts BCIX and ECIX

09:30 – 10:00


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

10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

General Session

Greg Hankins - Session Chair

Link to lastest version of the NERA paper:

Beirut-IX: Challenges & Opportunities
Nicolas Rouhana, Beirut Internet Exchange
Competition Economics of Interconnection Data Centres
Frank Maier-Rigaud, NERA Economic Consulting
Euro-IX Forum Programme Commitee (FPC) Update
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
The IX-F Response to the ITU Consultation on IXP Best Practices
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 1

Chair: Ondrej Filip

Last call for Executive Board Nominations

  1. Opening of 29th General Meeting
  2. Agenda approval
  3. Approval of 28th General Meeting minutes
  4. Address from all board nominees

Closing Part 1 of the General Meeting

General Meeting Part 1
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Automation at IXPs

Greg Hankins - Session Chair

A Sociable Day Out
Trefor Davies, London Network Access Point
PeeringDB 2.0
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
SFMIX's use of DevOps Methods
Matt Peterson, San Francisco Internet eXchange
Taming the Floods of Maintenance Notifications
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
The 101 of 100G Interoperability
Thomas Weible, flexOptix GmbH
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Technical Session

Greg Hankins - Session Chair

A New Traffic Measurement System for DE-CIX Using Open Source Technology
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Internet Draft about "BLACKHOLE BGP Community for Blackholing": Status Update
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
TouSIX an SDN Fabric in Production
Marc Bruyere, Le GIX de la grande region Toulousaine
17:00 – 18:00

Patron Round Table

For Patrons only, a round table meeting with Euro-IX staff and board members to provide feedback, and to talk about about needs and expectations.  Room Palma II.

19:30 – 23:00

Monday Dinner at Berliner Fernsehturm

  • Gathering in the hotel - 19:30
  • 20 min walk to Berliner Fernsehturm at Alexanderplatz
  • Arrival at restaurant - 20:00
    • Welcome drinks
  • Dinner starts - 20:30
  • Make your way back to hotel - 23:00

Oct. 27, 2015

08:00 – 09:00

Access to meeting room

09:00 – 10:00

Tools Tutorial

Aleksi Suhonen - Session Chair

Automating IXP Device Configurations with Ansible
Elisa Jasinska, BigWave IT
10:00 – 10:30

Segment Routing 101

Aleksi Suhonen - Session Chair

Introduction to SPRING (Segment Routing)
Julian Lucek, Juniper Networks
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

Technical Session

Aleksi Suhonen - Session Chair

Peering Observations 2007 vs. 2015
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Routeserver Filtering at IXPs
Bernhard Hahn, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Traffic Volume Dependencies of Two Major IXPs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
12:15 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 2

Chair: Ondrej Filip

  1. Budget for 2016
  2. Standing down of Board members
  3. Executive Board Elections
    • Explanation of voting system (STV)
    • Ballot
    • Ballot count and results
  4. Euro-IX Governance 
  5. Any other business
  6. Next General Meeting

General Meeting Part 2
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Customer Views

Rob Lister - Session Chair

Customer Views
Timothy Creswick
14:45 – 16:00

General Session

Rob Lister - Session Chair

Exploring the regulatory conditions of internet interconnection survey URL:

How Trust and Distrust Among Networkers Shape Connectivity
Uta Meier-Hahn, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Peering into the Future
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
16:00 – 16:30

Lightning Talks

Rob Lister - Session Chair

Brief Introduction of GoBGP: Yet Another OSS BGPd
Katsuyasu Toyama, Japan Network Access Point
Current Status of OpenBSD / OpenBGPd
Peter Hessler, OpenBSD
EPF11 Update
Ben Hedges, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The Participants Diversity
Eduardo Reis,
Raspberry Pi
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Switch Wishlists Again
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX
16:30 – 17:00


17:00 – 18:00

BIRD Tutorial

Presented by Ondrej Filip and Ondrej Zajicek.

  • BIRD Introduction
  • Basic Usage
  • BGP Setup
  • Route Server Setup
  • Advanced Route Filtering

BIRD Tutorial
Ondřej Zajíček

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

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.

Ben Hedges London , United Kingdom

Bernhard Hahn Frankfurt , Germany

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.

Eduardo Reis Sao Paulo , Brazil

Elisa Jasinska Krakow , Poland

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Frank Maier-Rigaud Germany

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Julian Lucek Ipswich , 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

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Marc Bruyere Toulouse , France

Matt Peterson United States of America

Uta Meier-Hahn Germany

Nicolas Rouhana Beirut , Lebanon

Peter Hessler Germany

Ondřej Zajíček Prague , Czechia

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Timothy Creswick London , United Kingdom

Katsuyasu Toyama Tokyo , Japan

Trefor Davies , United Kingdom

poet, music promoter, vintage campervan owner

Thomas Weible Dietzenbach , Germany

Sunday Activity

Teufelsberg, 14055 Berlin

(West, outside the centre, below the Olympic stadium)


Sunday Evening Social

Melia Hotel

Tapas Bar, ground floor of the hotel

Monday Dinner

Berlin TV Tower

Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany