March 31, 2019 – April 2, 2019

Jan. 17, 2019 – March 14, 2019

Proposal submission

Jan. 14, 2019 – March 25, 2019

Toulouse, France
Host IXP(s)
France Internet Exchange (France-IX), Le GIX de la grande region Toulousaine




WiFi provided by:


Euro-IX Patrons:



NOTE: The forum hotel is now fully booked on Monday 1 April.

Nearby recommendations:


  • Radisson Blu Blagnac Hotel; Address: 2 Rue Dieudonné Costes, 31700 Blagnac, France,
  • Euro-IX takes care of all the room bookings at the Radisson Blu Blagnac Hotel so that every participant can benefit from our group rate.
  • If you intend to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Blagnac, 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.
  • Single room EUR 145 with VAT per night inclusive of breakfast, WIFI internet and use of wellness centre. 
  • Double/twin room EUR 165 with VAT per night inclusive of breakfast, WIFI internet and use of wellness centre. 
  • Promotional prices are guaranteed until 15 March 2019.


  • The hotel offers 140 free indoor parking spaces and 40 outdoor parking spaces on site.


  • 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.
  • Check out is before 11:00.
  • Hotel bar closes at 00:00 (midnight).


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.


The hotel is within 5 minutes distance from Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Major motorways or tramway service can deliver you to the city center, which is only 15 minutes away.



  • There is a 24-hour shuttle to and from the airport, and is available courtesy of the hotel, upon request. 

By car

  • From the motorway, follow signs toward Blagnac Aéroport. Take the Aéroport exit and at the first roundabout, take the second road to the right onto Dieudonné Costes Street.

By Train

  • The Toulouse Matabiau train station is located in the heart of Toulouse and is 15 minutes by car from the hotel. The Flybus will take you from the train station to the airport.

My Proposals

March 31, 2019

17:00 – 19:00

RPKI Workshop

Chair: Nathalie Trenaman

The workshop will be a thorough introduction and is intended for people to understand the basics of RPKI.  The agenda will include;

  • Why is Routing Security suddenly a hot topic?
  • What is the problem with IRR?
  • What is RPKI?
  • Different elements of RPKI
    • Certificate Authorities
    • ROAs
    • Origin Validation
  • Best Current Practices for IXPs

RPKI Workshop
Nathalie Trenaman, RIPE NCC

April 1, 2019

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Access to Meeting Room

09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Bijal Sanghani

Opening and Welcome
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
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.

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

11:00 – 12:30

Technical Session 1

Chair: Robert Lister

OpenBGPD - Adding Diversity to Route Server Landscape
Claudio Jeker, OpenBSD
10 Years of IXP Growth and its impact on end-to-end paths
Marc Bruyere, Le GIX de la grande region Toulousaine
Closed Loop Automation for Network Operations at IXPs
Benoit Lourdelet, Extreme Networks
LibreNMS in an IX
Neil Lathwood, LibreNMS
12:30 – 13:00

General Meeting

Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist

1. Opening of 36th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 35th General Meeting minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual Report for 2018

5. Update from the audit committee

6. Euro-IX Membership Fees for 2020 and beyond

7. Board Update

          - Term Limits

8. Any other business and Next General Meeting

9. Closing

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


We invite all our Patrons to join the Euro-IX Board for an informal discussion about the Euro-IX Patronage.

14:00 – 14:15

Customer Views

Chair: Christoph Dietzel

Rising of a network and content provider in the southwest of France
Hugues Brunel, FullSave
14:15 – 15:30

Commercial Session 1

Chair: Christoph Dietzel

One year of the MANRS IXP Programme
Andrei Robachevsky, Internet Society
LAC-IX general presentation
Gabriel Adonaylo, LAC-IX/ LACNIC
Postcard from Euro-IX Board
Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Attract | Convert | Activate - A new way of thinking about your marketing that will achieve engaged, happy members and promoters of your IXP
Ruth Plater, Radial Path
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Technical R&D Session

Chair: Marc Bruyere

Measuring Route Server Filtering
Doug Madory, Oracle
BGP Scanner: Isolario BGP-MRT Data Reader C Library and Tool
Alessandro Improta, Isolario
IXPDB and Mapping Interconnection Markets
Jesse Sowell, MIT
Changing the culture of peering at MSK-IX
Alexander Ilin, MSK-IX

April 2, 2019

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Access to Meeting Room

08:30 – 09:30

Meeting Maker Session

Please contact the Secretariat ( if you would like to arrange a meeting with an attendee and / or reserve a table for discussions. 

09:30 – 10:30

Commercial Session 2

Chair: Jo Fereday

IXP Challenges 

Business Continuity Planning at LINX
Dan Smith, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Organisational Development of an IXP
Richard Irving, London Network Access Point
Business continuity: dealing with a serious outage
Simone Morandini, Milan Internet eXchange
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00

Technical Session 3

Chair: Roisin King

RPKI Route Origin Validation with Routinator
Martin Hoffmann, NLnet Labs
IXP Route Servers with RPKI and IXP Manager
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Johannes Moos, United Arab Emirates Internet Exchange
13:00 – 14:00


We invite IXP Marketers to the kick off lunch and ask you to join the mailing list for further information -

14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session 4

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

Nathalie Trenaman, RIPE NCC
GoBGP 101: How to start
Nasato Goto, Japan Network Access Point
Using custom route attributes and ROA tables in BIRD
Maria Jan Matejka, NIX.CZ
Collaboration and Interconnection Industry Challenges for IXPs
Richard Petrie, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
400G and beyond
Florian Hibler, Arista Networks
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

20 days without Internet for 6 millions people
Marc Bruyere, Le GIX de la grande region Toulousaine
Upgrading GR-IX
Tasos Karaliotas, Greek Internet Exchange
Open-IX Certifications for Non-Profit IXP
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
16:00 – 16:30


Chair: Bijal Sanghani

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Alessandro Improta Massa , Italy

Alessandro Improta received his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He then went on to receive his PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa, in 2013.

Since 2009 Alessandro has held a research position with the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa.

His research interests include Internet AS-level measurement and analysis, and the discovery of Internet path characteristics.

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.

Claudio Jeker Zurich , Switzerland

Claudio is a long time OpenBSD developer working mostly on networking stuff. Worked on bgpd, ospfd, ospf6d and the MPLS framework in OpenBSD.
Currently working full time on OpenBGPD.

Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland

Florian Hibler Krün , Germany

Florian Hibler is a Systems Engineer at Arista Networks , where he is mainly supporting companies around the German-speaking region on network solutions in datacenter and service provider networks. He has about 14 years of SP/IXP experience due to his former engagements in the IP networking industry.

Florian serves as a board member at DENOG and is part of the Product Committee of PeeringDB.

Jesse Sowell College Station, TX , United States of America

Dr. Jesse Sowell is an assistant professor in the International Affairs department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Sowell is also a Faculty Fellow in Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center and the Mays Innovation Research Center. Dr. Sowell holds a Ph.D. in Technology, Management, and Policy from the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Additionally, Dr. Sowell holds master’s degrees in technology and policy from MIT, criminal justice and computer science from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University.

Dr. Sowell focuses on understanding the transnational, non-state institutions and governance mechanisms shaping the management of resources critical to Internet operations vis a vis conventional domestic and inter-state governance mechanisms. This includes studies on infrastructure resource policy, on-the-ground cybersecurity, and operational epistemic communities’ role informing public policy. His research and teaching interests include planned adaptation and credible knowledge assessment; risk and uncertainty; commons-based rights, resource management, and theory; private regimes and regulation; security indicators and metrics; and the use of mixed methods for developing security metrics.

In terms of industry engagement, Dr. Sowell is a research fellow with the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), advising on data policy, governance, and credible knowledge assessment, most recently contributing to understanding the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) on cybersecurity operations at the APWG.EU’s Symposium on Policy Impediments to eCrime Data Exchange. Dr. Sowell is also a Senior Advisor at the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), directing M3AAWG’s outreach efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Africa. He is also the co-chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) Special Interest Group.
Before arriving at the Bush School, Dr. Sowell was a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. During his dissertation work at MIT, Dr. Sowell was a research assistant in the Advanced Network Architecture group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Johannes Moos Frankfurt , Germany

Alexander Ilin Moscow , Russia

Tasos Karaliotas Athens , Greece

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Rebecca C-Peter London , United Kingdom

Rebecca is the Events & Operations Coordinator for Euro-IX since 2015.
Her role involves organising and coordinating fora alongside Euro-IX member hosts in Europe, coordinating the operational activities at Euro-IX and representing Euro-IX at events. Rebecca holds an MA in International Relations and has extensive international experience in event and project management for universities and charities.
Rebecca enjoys meeting the Euro-IX members and counts the fora as one of her highlights through the year.

Richard Petrie London , United Kingdom

Richard Petrie, LINX CTO
I have been working with LINX since 2014.

Richard Irving London , United Kingdom

Andrei Robachevsky Amsterdam , Netherlands

Simone Morandini Milan , Italy

Marc Bruyere Toulouse , France

Maria Jan Matejka Prague / Kladno , Czechia

Maria is working for CZ.NIC at project BIRD since 2015. She is a software developer with experience in network programming and performance optimization.

Maria often floats on air in an ideal theory in vacuum. She appreciates hearing about real life problems and typical use cases of the protocols and software she is working at.

Ruth Plater Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom

Ruth has over 15 years of senior marketing, business development, and sales leadership experience spanning the cultural, sport and technology sectors – most notably as VP of Sales and Marketing for the global carrier network IX Reach, and VP Global Marketing at the SaaS and cloud connectivity company, Console Connect Inc (later acquired by PCCW Global).

Ruth is now CEO and founder of Radial Path - a close-knit team of industry experts and marketing specialists in global tech and telco. Radial Path apply new sales and marketing methodologies to emerging business models to go beyond the traditional press release and trade show, and create engaging, positive and continuing journeys for clients' customers and partner ecosystems.

This includes, startups and scaleups in new tech (IoT, AI, Blockchain), telcos launching new business models, DX and CX solutions providers, and community-led projects and non-for-profits in the digital infrastructure space.

For more info -

Martin Hoffmann Amsterdam , Netherlands

Martin is a seasoned software developer with in-depth knowledge on DNS, inter-domain routing, cryptography, and open standards. He acts as the lead developer of Routinator, is involved in Krill and DNS-related projects. Before joining NLnet Labs, Martin lived further up the stack, developing and operating the server side of real-time communication and VoIP services.

Hugues Brunel Toulouse , France

Gabriel Adonaylo Buenos Aires , Argentina

I am currently managing LAC-IX, the IXP Association in Latin America & Caribbean. I am also a Board member of LACNIC. In the past I worked for 20 years serving Comsat and BT as Internet Product Manager and ended being Portfolio Director for LA&C region.

Nathalie Trenaman Amsterdam , Netherlands

I am responsible for all Routing Security programs at RIPE NCC. This includes RPKI and IRR.

Doug Madory Hanover , United States of America

Doug Madory is the Director of Internet Analysis for Oracle's Internet Intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys) where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis. In a recent profile, The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet" for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the Internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables.

Dan Smith London , United Kingdom

Dan Smith is the Cybersecurity Policy Manager at LINX where he leads on security policy and business continuity planning.

Benoit Lourdelet Neuilly-sur-Seine , France

Benoit Lourdelet is a Director of Product Management at Extreme Networks. He reports to the Data Center group. In this position, he helps to identify market opportunities and requirements for Extreme Networks products in the field of Machine Learning powered Network Automation. Benoit has spent more than 15 years fostering the development of IPv6. He also worked for both manufacturers and Service Providers on the development of Internet Exchanges and International backbones.

Nasato Goto Tokyo , Japan

Neil Lathwood Manchester , United Kingdom

Core maintainer for LibreNMS.

I believe in Open Source software that makes a difference.

Also a contributor for Oxidized

Icon Sunday Afternoon Activity (11.9 MB)

France-IX and TouIX have planned a wonderful afternoon in the heart of the city centre exploring some of the most famous sites and monuments that the city has to offer. This will include:

- Capitol Square
- Basilica of Saint-Sernin
- The Church of the Jacobins
- Differents points of view from the Garonne

*Note: We have a limited number of places on this activity and lunch. 

Further details to follow.

Icon Sunday Welcome Evening Social - Radisson Hotel Lounge Area & Vineyard (3.5 MB)

We are looking forward to welcome all attendees to an informal welcome with drinks and buffet dinner at the Radisson blu hotel, in the lounge bar.

  • Location: in the hotel lounge area (outside, on the ground floor)

  • Menu: buffet with some deserts + beer, wine, soft drinks

  • Time: 19:30 - 22:30


Icon Monday Dinner - Aeroscopia Museum (6.9 MB)

Aeroscopia, the aviation museum, was built on the Pinot site, on the edge of the Aéroconstellation urban development zone, birthplace of the A380, and directly connected to the airport and runways of Toulouse-Blagnac. The A380 is the flagship of the European aviation industry.

Attendees will enjoy a short tour of the museum and a seated dinner beneath the mezzanine, in the heart of the museum. Attendees are sure to enjoy the experience with a unique location and entertainment provided by France-IX and TOUIX!

  • Address: 1 Allée André Turcat, 31700 Blagnac, France

  • Time: 18:30 - 00:00

  • Access: Via coach transfer (15 min)

  • Venue: Aviation museum and birthplace of the A380


There are many things to see and do in Toulouse, here are a few:


Musuems and Galleries

Buildings and Places

  • Cathédrale Saint-Etienne

  • Chapelle des Carmélites

  • Capitole de Toulouse

  • Marché Victor Hugo


Nature & Walking

  • Canal du Midi

  • Pont Neuf

  • Jardin Japonais


Where to Eat

  • Le Colombier:
  • Chez Vicente:
  • N°5 Wine Bar:


You can also take a day trip to some of the nearby wonderful cities:

  • Carcassonne

  • Albi

  • Cordes-sur-Ciel

  • Montauban