April 24, 2016 – April 26, 2016

April 24, 2016 – April 26, 2016

Proposal submission

April 24, 2016 – April 26, 2016

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Host IXP(s)
Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange


Hotel and Venue Information

Parc Hotel Alvisse

120 Route d'Echternach,

1453 Luxembourg





My Proposals

April 24, 2016

10:30 – 17:30

Sunday Social Activity

This Forum's Sunday activities will take place at 


  • 10:30: Departure from hotel (65 people max)
  • 11:00 - 13:00: 
  • 13:00 - 14:00: 
  • 14:00: 
  • 15.00: 
  • 15:00 - 16:30: 
  • 16:30: 
  • 17:30: 

17:30 – 19:00

IXP Manager Workshop

Following the success of the previous IXP Manager Workshops, Barry and Nick from INEX will be back with a third workshop.

If you are interested in joining please sign up when registering, or contact <> as there is limited space.

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

Welcome Drinks and Buffet

Please join us for welcome drinks and a buffet on the ground floor breakout space in the Europe room at the Alvisse Parc Hotel.

April 25, 2016

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Andy Davidson

Opening and Welcome
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
Luxembourg ICT Landscape
Claude Demuth, Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange
09:30 – 10:00


Chair: Richard Yule

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 and issues within their IXP.

Our Members, Patrons and guests will then be given the opportunity to introduce themselves.

Richard Yule
10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Richard Yule
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Technical Session

Chair: Colin Silcock

Building a Safer Neighborhood with MANRS
Andrei Robachevsky, Internet Society
Practical 64-bit BGP Extended Communities
Ignas Bagdonas, Equinix (EMEA) BV
RPKI Validation at IXPs
Daniel Kopp, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Peering Distance Metrics for Automated Peering Setups
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
12:30 – 13:00

Euro-IX General Meeting

Chair: Kurtis Lindqvist

  1. Opening of 30th General Meeting
  2. Agenda approval
  3. Approval of 29th General Meeting minutes (
  4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual Report for 2015
  5. Presentation and explanation of the 2016 budget
  6. Any other business and next General Meeting
  7. Closing

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Regulatory Session

Chair: Malcolm Hutty

Network Information Security Directive
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
Managed Security for IXPs
Patrick Pichler
Enabling Environments for Establishing Successful IXPs
Wim Degezelle, DUERMOVO
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Route Server Session

Chairs: Thomas King, Kay Rechthien

Meet the Falcons
Ciprian Marginean
Performance Evaluation of BIRD and GoBGP
Shu Sugimoto, Japan Network Access Point
Quo-Vadis: Route Server?
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
18:45 – 22:45

Dinner Social

This Forum's Monday evening dinner social will be held at the Brauerei Big Beer Company.  


  • 18:30: Gathering in the hotel lobby
  • 18:45: Departure from the hotel
  • 19:00: Arrival at the Big Beer Company
  • 22:30: Dinner ends
  • 22:45: Departure from the Big Beer Company




April 26, 2016

08:00 – 09:00

Access to Meeting Room

09:00 – 10:30

Technical Session

Chair: Marc Bruyere

Ethernet and the Serendipity of Relativity
John D'Ambrosia, Huawei
PeeringDB 2.0 for IXPs
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
RIPE Atlas for IXPs
Kaveh Ranjbar, RIPE NCC
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Customer Views

Chair: Rob Lister

Peering Performance
Marijana Novakovic, LinkedIn
11:30 – 13:00

Commercial Session

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

Is There a Case for a Regional IX in Ireland?
Barry Rhodes
UP Kritis - Critical Infrastructure Initiative of the German Goverment
Stefan Wahl, ECIX/ Mega-IX
IXP Peering Services: A Commodity?
Sascha Bleidner
KINIX and Development Environment
Nico Tshintu Bakajika, KINshasa Internet eXchange point
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session

Chair: Rob Lister

Blackholing at IXPs: On the Effectiveness of DDoS Mitigation in the Wild
Christoph Dietzel, DE-CIX Management GmbH
SDN and Network Disaggregation Trends
Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
Building SDN-Ready High Bandwidth IXP
Goran Slavic, Serbian Open eXchange
OpenFlow Monitoring vs Sampling Monitoring
Marc Bruyere, Le GIX de la grande region Toulousaine
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Thomas King

Video of the Sunday Social Trip to SES and RTL:

Applications for IX/ISP to Improve Network Reliability
Katsura Shioi, NTT Advanced Technology Corporation
JSON Export Schema & Centralised Database
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
BIRD Update
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Video of the Sunday Social Trip to SES and RTL
Trefor Davies, London Network Access Point
16:00 – 16:30


Chair: Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point

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.

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.

Barry Rhodes

Christoph Dietzel Frankfurt , Germany

Ciprian Marginean Amsterdam , Netherlands

Claude Demuth Luxembourg , Luxembourg

Daniel Kopp Frankfurt , Germany

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Goran Slavic Belgrade , Serbia

Ignas Bagdonas Reading , United Kingdom

Nico Tshintu Bakajika kINSHASA , Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)

John D'Ambrosia Harrisburg , United States of America

Katsura Shioi Kanagawa , Japan

Kaveh Ranjbar Amsterdam , Netherlands

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Marc Bruyere Toulouse , France

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Marijana Novakovic Sunnyvale , United States of America

Patrick Pichler Vienna , Austria

Richard Yule

Andrei Robachevsky Amsterdam , Netherlands

Sascha Bleidner None , Germany

Shu Sugimoto Tokyo , Japan

Stefan Wahl Berlin , Germany

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Trefor Davies , United Kingdom

poet, music promoter, vintage campervan owner

Wim Degezelle Belgium

Sunday Activity

SES Astra 

Château de Betzdorf Rue Pierre Werner, 6815 Betzdorf, Luxembourg


Sunday Evening Social

Parc Hotel Alvisse - Bar area


Monday Dinner

Big Beer Company

12 Rives de Clausen, 2165 Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg