Oct. 15, 2017 – Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 15, 2017 – Oct. 18, 2017

Proposal submission

Oct. 15, 2017 – Oct. 18, 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia
Host IXP(s)
Neutral Internet Exchange

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

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

If you intend to stay at the Sheraton 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: Sheraton Hotel


Address: Pribinova 12, 81109 Bratislava, Slovakia

Group Rate: Single Room at €140/night, Double Room at €155/night (including breakfast, wifi, swimming pool, sauna and fitness)

Check in: Check-in starts at 15:00. All guests arriving before 15:00 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 on level 2 of the hotel.


To get to the Hotel from Bratislava airport:

By coach/ bus: 

  • You can take the Bratislava to Wein bus going from outside the airport to Bratislava coach station. From there, the Hotel is 10 minutes walk away or 5 minutes in a taxi.

By taxi: 

  • Around €20 - €30 (takes around 15 - 20 minutes depending on traffic)


To get to the Hotel from Vienna airport:

By Coach:

  • Take the coach from outside the airport to Bratislava coach station (Bratislava Mlynské nivy). You can purchase tickets from the Rijiojet website here. Further details on how to buy a ticket and the bus timetable can be found here. Tickets cost from €1- €5 one way. From Bratislava Mlynské nivy, the Hotel is 11 minutes walk away or 5 minutes in a taxi.

By taxi:

  • Around €50 - €90 (takes around 35 minutes depending on traffic)

My Proposals

Oct. 15, 2017

12:00 – 17:00

Sunday Social Activity

Wine tasting tour in the Small Carpathian Mountains.

  • 09:45 - Transport from the Sheraton Hotel to Red Stone Castle
  • 11:15 - Visit the Red Stone Castle
  • 13:00 - Transport to Pezinok
  • 13:30 - Snack and drink at the traditional restaurant Bozen Matysak Wine Tasting
  • 14:30 - Traditional pottery with Mrs. Hermysová in Pezinok
  • 16:30 - Transport back to Bratislava
  • 17:00 - Arrive at the Sheraton Hotel

17:00 – 19:00


A Common Model on how to Signal "Remoteness"

Room: Connections

Contact: Arnold Nipper

Remote peering has been around for ages and has been discussed several times on the Internet. Networks also gave recommendations how to deal with remote peering. And we have seen research on this topic as well. However although remote peering is done since long, there is no common model how to signal remoteness in BGP so that IXP participants are able to make this metric part of a routing decision. As remote peering becomes more popular as many IXP install reseller programs as well as we see services to provide either a global L2 service or interconnection between own IXP, the need to give participants information about the remoteness of other participants becomes more urgent.

The goal of the workshop is to talk about the issues, and then to develop a common model to signal remoteness.

More info:

19:00 – 23:00

Sunday Welcome Social

Cocktails and buffet dinner at Amber's Bar inside the hotel.

Oct. 16, 2017

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
Welcome from Host -
Martin Semrad, NIX.CZ
09:30 – 10:00


Chair: Andy Davidson

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.

Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
Euro-IX Board Update
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
IX-F Update
Ariel Graizer, NAP CABASE
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Regulatory Session

Chair: Malcolm Hutty

Network Information Security Directive
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
Implementation of NIS Directive in Czech legislation
Zuzana Duracinska, NIX.CZ
Implementation of NISD in Austria
Christian Panigl, Vienna Internet eXchange
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 1

Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist

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

    • Opening of 33rd General Meeting
    • Agenda approval
    • Approval of 32nd General Meeting minutes:
    • Address from all board nominees
    • Euro-IX Website and IXP Database Update

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


14:00 – 15:00

Technical Session

Chair: Mikael Holmberg

Ignacio Castro, Queen Mary University of London
Experience with TRILL in Complex Networks
Marian Ďurkovič, Slovak Internet eXchange
Peering Infrastructure Outages in the Wild
Christoph Dietzel, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Simplify Ops with MAC Address Assignments
Andreas Polyrakis
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Customer Views

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

IP Transit vs. Peering - Local and Regional Point of View
Vojtech Nemeth, VNET a.s.
16:30 – 17:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

Chat and Operation with Operators in Foreign Country/Region
Masataka Mawatari, Japan Internet Exchange
Use Case for Euro-IX Databases
Harald Michl, Vienna Internet eXchange
The Interconnection Factor
Martin Atkinson, Equinix (EMEA) BV
18:30 – 23:30

Monday Dinner - Bratislava Castle - 6:25pm

Join us for a lovely dinner at the Bratislava Castle. Transport will be from outside the hotel via oldtime buses at 18:25. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get to the castle.

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Oct. 17, 2017

08:00 – 09:00

Access to meeting room

09:00 – 10:30

Technical Session

Chair: Christoph Dietzel

Automating IXP Configuration with IXP Manager and NAPALM
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
BIRD-Stack: Automatic BIRD configuration with StackStorm
Jan Paul Dekker, Neutral Internet Exchange
Monitoring Uptime at IXPs
Robert Lister, London Network Access Point
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Commercial Session

Chair: Jo Fereday

MANRS poll that will be used during the presentation:

Inter-IXP Peering: Why? Issues? Solutions.
Jean-Daniel Pauget, Rezopole
IXP Legal Obligations
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
MANRS IXP Partnership Programme: Ready to Launch?
Andrei Robachevsky, Internet Society
We Care About Data Quality at IXPs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting Part 2

Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist

    • Approval of the 2016 Annual Report 
    • Budget for 2018
        • Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2018
        • Approval of the membership fees for 2018
    • Standing down of Board members
    • Executive Board Elections
        • Explanation of voting system (STV)
        • Ballot
        • Ballot count and results   

• Audit Committee Selection
    • Any other business 
    • Next General Meeting

General Meeting Part 2
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
General Meeting 2018 Budget
Kjetil Olsen, Norwegian Internet eXchange
Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session

Chair: Rob Lister

A Common Model on how to Signal "Remoteness" Results
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
BGP Community Harvesting: Inferring Peering Locations
Christoph Dietzel, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Centralised IXP Quarantine Traffic Monitoring
Denis Nolan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Increasing the Total Fiber Capacity in Optical Interconnect Applications
Harald Bock, Infinera
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Rob Lister

BGP NO_EXPORT_VIA_RS Well Known Community
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Euro-IX Forum Under DDOS Attack
Vojtech Nemeth, VNET a.s.
IXP Large BGP Community Standards
Stefan Plug, ECIX/ Mega-IX
Pseudowires and Control Words – Fixing it once and for all
Ignas Bagdonas, Equinix (EMEA) BV
16:00 – 16:30


Chair: Andy Davidson

Gorgeous Galway Video:

Monday Dinner Results
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point

Oct. 18, 2017

09:00 – 17:00

Route Server BoF

The Route Server BoF will take place in the "Ballroom" on the first floor of the hotel

The workshop will concentrate on GoBGP and BIRD. More details about the workshop will be available soon.

Ariel Graizer Buenos Aires , Argentina

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

Andreas Polyrakis

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

Christian Panigl Vienna , Austria

Denis Nolan Dublin , Ireland

Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland

Harald Bock Munich , Germany

Harald Michl Vienna , Austria

Ignacio Castro London , United Kingdom

Ignas Bagdonas Reading , United Kingdom

Jan Paul Dekker Den Haag , Netherlands

Jean-Daniel Pauget LYON , France

Kjetil Olsen Oslo , Norway

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Luca Cicchelli Torino , Italy

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Martin Atkinson London , United Kingdom

Martin Semrad Prague , Czechia

Masataka Mawatari Tokyo , Japan

Marian Ďurkovič Bratislava , Slovakia

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom

Andrei Robachevsky Amsterdam , Netherlands

Stefan Plug Berlin , Germany

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany

Vojtech Nemeth Bratislava , Slovakia

Zuzana Duracinska Prague , Czechia

Sunday Tour - Small Carpathian Wine tour

Date: Sunday 15th October

Time: 09:45 from outside the hotel


  • 09:45 - Transfer from the Sheraton Hotel to Red Stone Castle
  • 11:15 - Visit of the Red Stone Castle
  • 13:00 - Transfer to Pezinok
  • 13:30 - Snack and drink at the traditional restaurant Bozen Matysak Wine tasting (4 samples of high quality wines)
  • 14:30 - Traditional pottery of Mrs. Hermysová in Pezinok
  • 16:00 - Transfer back to Bratislava
  • 16:30 - Arrival to Sheraton Hotel 


**Places on the tour are limited. If you would like to attend, email





Sunday Evening Welcome - Ambers Bar, Sheraton Bratislava Hotel

Date: Sunday 15th October

Location: Cocktails and buffet dinner in Ambers Bar inside the hotel

Time: 19:00 - 23:00




Monday Dinner - Bratislava Castle 

Date: Monday 16th October

Location: Zámocká 2, 81101 Bratislava

Time: 18:30 - 23:00

Access: Transport from Hotel to Castle by oldtimer buses at 18:30. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.



Nature and walking


Museums & culture



  • Slovak Presidential Palace
  • Primate's Palace
  • Slavín
  • Novy Most Bridge - "UFO", gives spectacular views of Bratislava and its castle, it is worth a climb up to the observation deck on top of the Novy Most Bridge on the outskirts of the Slovak capital.


Cafe's and Restuarants