March 31, 2003 – April 1, 2003

March 31, 2003 – April 1, 2003

Proposal submission

March 31, 2003 – April 1, 2003

Turin, Italy
Host IXP(s)
Torino Piemonte Exchange Point


Hotel Information

Grand Hotel Sitea
Via Carlo Alberto 35
10123 Torino


Venue Information

Provincia di Torino 'Palazzo Cisterna' Via Maria Vittoria 12 10123 Turin, Italy

The Hotel is in a central location of the city and only 30 minutes transfer from Turin airport.

My Proposals

March 31, 2003

09:00 – 10:30

Attendee registration, socialising and introductions

10:30 – 11:00

Official welcome

  • Introduction from Euro-IX
  • Report from 1st Euro-IX Forum
  • Introduction from TOPIX
  • Explanation of event Programme

11:00 – 11:45

Introductions from all member IXPs

Identification of problems/issues within IXPs

11:45 – 12:00

4th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part 1

  • Opening
  • Members willingness to have an open meeting
  • Agenda approval
  • Adjourn General Meeting until Day 2

12:00 – 13:00

Presentation by Gordon Lennox of the European Commission

13:00 – 14:45


Ristorante Locanda da Betty
Via Bogino 17/e - 10123 Turin

15:00 – 15:30

Update and feedback on current Euro-IX projects

  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Security
  • Application Harmonisation

15:30 – 16:15

IXP business workshop

  • Update and discussion
  • Regulatory issues update

16:15 – 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00

Force10 Networks presentation

By Wim van Campen – Technical Sales Director

IP traffic is continuing to increase across both private networks as well as the public Internet. This is forcing networks like those found at Internet Exchanges (IX) to dramatically scale the backbone.

This application demands a next-generation, scalable, high-performance Ethernet platform. Last generation platforms optimised for 10/100Mbps connections to GE trunks just don't live up to the needs of these networks. What's needed now is a platform that supports lots of GE connections to 10GE trunks. What's needed is a 10x improvement in performance and scalability over these last generation platforms and Force10 is the only company delivering that level of improvement today.

We are a passionately innovative company focused on enabling our customers to scale their networks to the next level, and are very happy to be the sponsor of the second Euro-IX Forum.

19:00 – 20:15

Force10 Networks sponsored drinks at the Hotel Sitea bar

20:30 – 23:00

Force10 Networks Sponsored Dinner

LA SMARRITA - Grande Ristorante in Torino
Via Cesare Battisti 17, 10123 Torino

April 1, 2003

09:15 – 10:30

Euro-IX 4th General meeting - Part 2

  • Re-open GM
  • 3rd GM Minutes approval
  • Euro-IX update
  • Euro-IX projects
  • Annual report
  • Aob and next GM
  • Close meeting

10:30 – 11:00

Redbus Interhouse presentation

“Kicking the tyres of colocation - beyond the brouchureware”

Many facilities profess to have redundant systems in place to meet the customer expectations of providing a true N+1 environment. Start reading behind the lines of the brochure and not all what it seems! Redbus Interhouse takes you beyond the brochure and points at the pitfalls the customers really miss.

11:00 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45

IPv6 and other technical issues workshop

This workshop will update members on the current status of IPv6 at AMS-IX, call to the members to ask if they have anything to discuss on this topic of IPv6 and a discussion on the issue of IPv6 address space for IXPs.

  • Update and discussion
  • Euro-IX IPv6 Task force
  • Vendor wish list update

13:00 – 14:30

Redbus Interhouse sponsored lunch

Ristorante Arcadia
Galleria Subalpina
Piazza Castello, Via Cesare Battisti

14:45 – 15:30

Growing -up issues

Input from Kurtis Lindqvist Migrating from old to new technology, pricing various services, and handling customer contacts.

15:30 – 16:15

Member/customer view workshop

An investigation into what makes a IXP attractive for a carrier, and what do Carriers feel that IXPs should be doing in the future!

  • former IXP customer point of view of European IXPs.

16:15 – 17:00


  • Report from project co-ordinators and future plans for Euro-IX projects.
  • Rump session

17:00 – 18:00


There are no presenters.