Nov. 6, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2016

Nov. 6, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2016

Proposal submission

Nov. 6, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2016

Krakow, Poland
Host IXP(s)
Orange Polska


NOTE: Please do not make any reservation directly with the forum hotel! 

Euro-IX takes care of all the room bookings at the Galaxy Hotel so that every participant can benefit from our group rate.

If you intend to stay at the Galaxy Hotel, make sure to request a room via Euro-IX on your registration form. There are limited rooms at the hotel, so please book a place as soon as possible.

Hotel: Galaxy Hotel


Address: Gesia 22a, Grzegórzki, 31-535 Kraków, Poland

Group Rate: Single Room at €71/night, Double Room at €84/night (including breakfast, wifi, swimming pool, sauna and fitness)

Check in: Check-in starts at 14:00. All guests arriving before 14:00 can leave their bags in a room which will be provided by the hotel.

Cancellation Policy: We encourage all attendees to the Euro-IX Fora to give the Secretariat as much advance notice as possible if you can no longer attend. We understand that circumstances beyond your control do occur, such as illness, emergencies and last minute change of plans. However, if you know you are unable to attend the fora please where possible let us know as soon as possible, so that we can avoid hotel cancellation charges. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Venue Information

The Forum will take place at the Galaxy Hotel, on the first floor in room "Mercury".


Access from Krakow Airport:  Galaxy hotel is 17km away from John Paul II Airport.


By taxi, it takes 20 - 30 minutes to get to Galaxy Hotel. Taxi fare is around €15 - €21 (90 PLN)


Airport Transfer

You can arrange an airport transfer with Galaxy Hotel for €21 (90 PLN)

Contact or call reception on +48 12 342 8100

My Proposals

Nov. 6, 2016

12:30 – 16:25

Sunday Social

Please check the Socials tab for details on the Sunday Krakow sightseeing social activity.

If you wish to participate, remember to mention it on your online registration form, book your flights accordingly and bring comfortable walking shoes. 

Sunday Social
Richard Yule
17:00 – 18:30

RIPE Atlas IXP Workshop


  • Present some ideas about how to put RIPE Atlas and other data to use for IXPs and solicit feedback about whether there is interest in any of the ideas presented and whether people think they are technically feasible
  • Arrive at a tangible outcome that includes future plans to build tools, whether by the RIPE NCC, the IXP community, or a collaboration between the two


  • Available datasets that might be interesting for the IXP community (e.g. RIPE Atlas, RIS)
  • Current tools that might be of interest for IXPs, including:
    • IXP Country Jedi
    • Other known tools and prototypes from the community
    • Ideas from the IXP Tools Hackathon taking place at RIPE 73
  • Potential future tools that combine RIPE NCC data (RIPE Atlas, RIS) with other data sources (e.g. flow data from IXPs, flow data from network operators, PeeringDB, etc.) to provide network operators and/or IXPs with intelligence to better interconnect:
    • A tool to assess building out a network to a new data centre/IXP
    • A tool to suggest with which networks to peer
  • Brainstorm other ideas and “wishes”

RIPE NCC staff attending: Emile Aben and Serge Radovcic of the RIPE NCC will be participating in this workshop.

If you are interested in joining please sign up when registering, or contact

RIPE Atlas Workshop
Emile Aben, RIPE NCC
19:00 – 22:00

Welcome Drinks and Buffet

Please join us for welcome drinks and a buffet at the Galaxy Hotel, first floor lobby.

Welcome Drinks and Buffet
Richard Yule

Nov. 7, 2016

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Andy Davidson

Welcome from Host
Michał Reutt, Orange Polska
09:30 – 10:00


Chair: Bijal Sanghani

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.

Patron Introductions 1
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Chair: Bijal Sanghani

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

Coffee Break

All Coffee Breaks
Richard Yule
11:00 – 12:30

Technical Session

Chair: Colin Silcock


Patron Introductions 2
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
It's Time to Secure BGP!
Fernando Ramos, University of Lisbon
traIXroute: Detecting IXPs in Traceroute Paths
George Nomikos, FORTH-ICS
100G and 200G Technology Developments
Mannix OConnor, MRV Communications
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 1

Chair: Kurtis Lindqvist

*** Last Call for Executive Board Nominations ***

  1. Opening of 31st General Meeting
  2. Agenda approval
  3. Approval of 30th General Meeting minutes
  4. Address from all board nominees
  5. Euro-IX rehoming update

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


Monday Lunch
Richard Yule
14:00 – 15:30

Commercial Session

Chair: Robert Lister

Patron Introductions 3
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
INEX History Project
Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Supporting Local Communities
Serge Radovcic, RIPE NCC
Getting Back to the Roots of European Peering - Keep Traffic Local
Mark Cooper, Megaport
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Technical Session

Chair: Mikael Holmberg

IXP Automation at AMS-IX
Steven Bakker, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Practical Automation for Internet Exchanges using Ansible
Andreas Polyrakis
Buying a New Platform at LONAP
Will Hargrave, London Network Access Point
Selection and Development of an Open Networking (White Label) Platform at LINX
Flemming Heino, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
18:00 – 22:30

Dinner Social

Celebrating Euro-IX 15th Birthday, this Forum's Monday evening dinner social will take place at the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine.

We hope you can all join us for welcome drinks, a tour and dinner.

Salt Mine
Richard Yule

Nov. 8, 2016

08:00 – 09:00

Access to Meeting Room

09:00 – 10:30

Technical Session

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

Network Automation - Design your Systems
Elisa Jasinska, BigWave IT
GoBGP Deployment @JPNAP
Shu Sugimoto, Japan Network Access Point
Exporting Flow Telemetry for Fun and Profit
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Commercial Session

Chair: Robert Lister / Aleksi Suhonen

Remote Peering - Challenges and How to Help our Customers
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
France-IX Backup Slides for Panel
Solene Souquet, France Internet Exchange (France-IX)
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 2

Chair: Kurtis Lindqvist

  1. Budget for 2016
    • Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2017
    • Approval of the membership fees for 2017
  2. Standing down of Board members
  3. Executive Board Elections
    • Explanation of voting system (STV)
    • Ballot
    • Ballot count and results
  4. Any other business 
  5. Next GM

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


Tuesday Lunch
Richard Yule
14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session

Chair: Thomas King

BGP and its Communities
Ignas Bagdonas, Equinix (EMEA) BV
PCAP BGP Parser (pbgpp)
Christoph Dietzel, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Flock of birds - Scaling Route Servers Easily
Antonio Moreiras,
Medialogistics is a New Challenge for IXPs
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Colin Silcock

Social Stuff
Trefor Davies, London Network Access Point
RIPE Atlas Workshop Results
Serge Radovcic, RIPE NCC
From an Idea to Reality: RFC 7999
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
16:00 – 16:30


Chair: Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson, Leeds Internet Exchange

Andy Davidson

Andreas Polyrakis

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.

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.

Christoph Dietzel Frankfurt , Germany

Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland

Elisa Jasinska Krakow , Poland

Emile Aben Amsterdam , Netherlands

Flemming Heino London , United Kingdom

Fernando Ramos Lisboa , Portugal

George Nomikos Heraklion , Greece

Internet measurement specialist focused on IXPs and Colocation Facilities

Ignas Bagdonas Reading , United Kingdom

Alexander Ilin Moscow , Russia

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Mark Cooper Zaandam , Netherlands

Michał Reutt Poland

Mannix OConnor United States of America

Antonio Moreiras Sao Paulo , Brazil

Antonio M. Moreiras works currently at, that is a private, not-for-profit organization that acts as the executive arm of Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( Moreiras is in charge of the provisioning and systems development teams of (Brazil Internet Exchange), and of other projects and initiatives, such as IPv6 dissemination in Brazil ( and trainings for ISPs and Internet Autonomous Systems. As part of his job at he acts as a teacher at EGI (Brazilian School of Internet Governance). Moreiras formation includes a BSc (1998) and MSc (2004) in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (POLI - USP), a MBA in Business Administration at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (2008). He also studied Internet Governance at Diplo Foundation (2009), and at South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) (2010).

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Richard Yule

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Solene Souquet Paris , France

Steven Bakker Amsterdam , Netherlands

Shu Sugimoto Tokyo , Japan

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Trefor Davies , United Kingdom

poet, music promoter, vintage campervan owner

Will Hargrave London , United Kingdom

1/ Sunday - Tour of Old Town & Kazimierz

The sightseeing tour of Krakow Old town, the Kazimierz and the Ghetto, provides many views of the evocative Jewish Quater and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour takes 1.5 - 2 hours by eco friendly buggy cars. The tour will include a tour and audio guide of groups of 5 - 7 in each buggy.


Date: Sunday 6th November

Access: Transfer from hotel 


12:30: Departure from hotel 

14:00: Departure from Old Town to lunch venue

* If you wish to participate, don't forget to mention it on your online registration form, book your flights accordingly and bring comfortable walking shoes. 


2/ Lunch at Ogniem i Mieczem Restaurant


Location: Serkowskiego 7, 30-512 Kraków, Poland 

Access: Transfer by buggy, from tour to lunch venue


14.20: Arrival at venue

14:30: 16:00: Lunch

16:00: Depart from restaurant, scenic walk back to hotel

16:25: Arrival at hotel


3/Sunday Evening Welcome Event

Drinks and Buffet at Galaxy Hotel

Date: Sunday 6th November

Location: First floor breakout space 

Time: 19:00 - 22:00


4/ Monday Evening Social

Wieliczka Salt Mines

The Wielicska salt mine was opened in the 13th century, producing salt until 2007. The mine reaches a depth of 327 metres and is over 287 kilometres long. It comprises of the saltworks Castle and the Saltworks Museum. The mines features include an underground lake, touring routes with historic statues and a restaurant. The mine is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Location: Danilowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland

Date: Monday 7th November

Access: Transfer from hotel to dinner venue - 30-40 minutes by bus (depending on traffic)


18:00: Departure from the hotel

18:45: Arrival at the Salt mines & tour

19:30: Welcome drinks

20:10: Dinner

22:30: Departure from the Salt Mines

22:50: Arrival at the hotel

Museums and Historical Sites


Parks and Forests



Traditional and Local (including Mediterranean)

  • Cyrano de Bergerac - a top fine dining restaurant (French and central European menu)
  • Pimiento  - Serving European and South American food (particularly Argentinian food)
  • Stylowa - top traditional Polish food
  • Bombonierka - lovely restaurant situated in the heart of the Kazimierz
  • Café Oranzeria - roof top restaurant offerring a panoramic view over Old Town, the River Vistula and the Wawel Castle
  • Pod Norenami - very nice restaurant serving Asain food, including Thai, sushi, Japanese and Chinese.