May 8, 2006 – May 9, 2006

May 8, 2006 – May 9, 2006

Proposal submission

May 8, 2006 – May 9, 2006

Dublin, Ireland
Host IXP(s)
Internet Neutral Exchange Association


Hotel Information

Gresham Hotel 23 Upper O'Connell Street Dublin 1

Web Site

Tel: +353 1 874 6881

Fax: +353 1 878 7175

Euro-IX guest rates

Standard Double (Single occupancy) = 145 EUR
Standard Double (Double occupancy) = 175 EUR

NOTE: Euro-IX will be paying for two nights accommodation, in a Standard Double room (single occupancy), for two attendees per member IXP, if you require more than two nights accommodation please add this information to your registration information and Euro-IX will book these nights for you, you do NOT need to make any contact with the hotel.

All attendees will be expected to pay for any extra nights, double rooms and any other extra hotel expenses on check-out.

If you are unclear about the accommodation policy or have any other queries, please contact Serge Radovcic .



Venue Information

The meeting venue for the 8th Euro-IX forum will be at the Enterprise 
Ireland Campus which is at Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Please refer to this map for directions .

My Proposals

May 8, 2006

07:30 – 07:30


First of two busses from Hotel Gresham to the meeting venue

08:00 – 08:00


Last of two busses from Hotel Gresham to venue!

08:15 – 09:00


Access to meeting room and internet

09:00 – 09:15

Official Welcome

  • Introduction from INEX (Forum host)
  • Introduction from IDA (Meeting facility host)
  • Introduction from Foundry Networks (Forum sponsor)
  • Introduction from Secretariat

8th Forum presentation
Christian Panigl, Vienna Internet eXchange
IDA Presentation
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
09:15 – 10:00

Introductions From All IXPs

One representative from each attending IXP will beasked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments/issues within their IXPPlease keep this to less than one minute per IXP.

10:00 – 10:45

Voice Peering

Deployment of Voice over IP create the ability for an abstraction where the transport network is disassociated from the telephony service. If this is deployed correctly, it has the ability to create healthy competition between the providers of VoIP, but it also may require some changes in existing regulation on telephony. Changes that make the regulation more technology neutral. Patrik will in this talk dive into some questions asked, for example exchange of telephony traffic, price squeeze situations, and vertical integration, and describe some questions that are not asked, but maybe should be asked.

Voice Peering
Patrik Faltstrom, Euro-IX
10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00

Colocation Trends

Opportunities, Dependencies and Issues

An interactive workshop aimed at:

  • providing an overview of the market generally in Europe
  • exploring the extent to which the state of this market affects our business
  • sharing experiences on formulating strategies and relationships with colocation providers
  • identifying opportunities for providing value added services evaluating whether the current trends amongst colocation providers of providing more and more managed services detracts from IXP services

12:00 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:00

IXP Policies Workshop

'Layer two connections at IXPs'

This will be a panel discussion concerning IXP policy withregard to L2/pseudowire connections. Results of a membersurvey on this topic will also be presented.

John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
14:00 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:15

Regional IX Panel Discussion

What is the business model for regional IXP's?

This working group is intended to give us more insight in the drivers behind 'regional IXP's'. In a panel with reps of these regionals, we will be discussing issues like:

  • funding
  • customer/member requirements
  • service offering
  • relationship with 'national IXP'

Regional IX Panel Discussion
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
15:15 – 16:00

Foundry Networks Workshop

High Performance & High Availability Switching for IXPs

This presentation covers new architectures and capabilities innovated by Foundry Networks in their 5th generation products.These innovations are aimed at:

  • increasing the capacity and scalability of IXPs
  • providing the port density enabling rapid IXP growth
  • addressing the growing concerns over power consumption and cooling
  • effectively providing a solid foundation for increasing availability and security

Foundry Presentation
Ahmed Abdelhalim, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
16:15 – 16:15

Transport to Hotel Gresham

17:15 – 17:30

Transport to Foundry Networks Sponsored Evening

Busses will be waiting at the front of the Hotel Gresham to take all attendees and their partners to the Long Hall at Trinity College.

17:45 – 18:45

Foundry Networks Welcome Drinks

The Long Room, Trinity College

19:00 – 22:15

Foundry Networks Dinner

Jacobs Ladder Restaurant
4 Nassau Street

Location map

21:30 – 21:30

Transport to Hotel Gresham

First of two busses to Hotel Gresham

22:15 – 22:15

Transport to Hotel Gresham

Last bus to Hotel Gresham

May 9, 2006

08:00 – 08:30

Access to meeting room and internet

08:30 – 09:00

10th Euro-IX General Meeting

1. Opening

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 9th GM minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual report for 2005

5. Euro-IX Patronage Proposal

6. Aob & Next GM

7. Closing

10th GM Presentation
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
09:00 – 10:15

Technical Issues Workshop

Main room

  • BCP on LAN peering network announcements - Simone Morandini MIX
  • Cisco Technology status - Tomas Marsalek NIX.CZ
  • Colocation requirements - Tomas Marsalek NIX.CZ
  • Scaling the AMS-IX infrastructure - Henk Steenman AMS-IX

Cisco Technology Status
Tomas Marsalek
Colocation Requirements
Tomas Marsalek
LAN Peering Network - MIX
Simone Morandini, Milan Internet eXchange
Scaling AMS-IX
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
09:00 – 10:15

Commercial Issues Workshop

Foyer Room

ENUM: opportrunities at IXPs?

ENUM - Haberler
Michael Haberler, Internet Foundation Austria (Internet Foundation Austria)
ENUM @ IXPs - Job
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45

General IXP Issues

  • Content provider test bed issues - Kurtis Lindqvist Netnod & Cara Mascini AMS-IX
  • Owning a housing location - Job Witteman AMS-IX
  • Route aggregation script - Mike Hughes LINX

Content provider - Netnod
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
11:45 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15

IXP Tools Workshop

  • Rancid - Arnold Nipper DE-CIX
  • Quagga for IXP route servers – Mike Hughes LINX
  • Bird routing daemon - Ondrej Filip NIX.CZ
  • BGP Tools at NaMeX - Daniele Arena NaMeX

BGP Tools - NaMeX
Daniele Arena
Bird routing daemon
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
Quagga for IXP - LINX
Mike Hughes
Rancid - DE-CIX
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
14:15 – 15:15

Euro-IX Update Session

  • Regulatory issues: 'EP CIP' - Malcolm Hutty Euro-IX
  • Euro-IX Benchmarking Club - John Souter LINX
  • Euro-IX website update

EP CIP - Malcolm Hutty
Malcolm Hutty, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Euro-IX Benchmarking
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
15:15 – 15:45

Closing of 8th Euro-IX Forum

  • Round up from Parallel sessions
  • Open mike
  • Thank you
  • Final announcements

16:00 – 16:00


  • Bus to Dublin Airport
  • Bus to Hotel Gresham

16:30 – 18:00

Closing Social Event

Complimentary drinks in Toddy's Bar at the Gresham Hotel

Ahmed Abdelhalim United States of America

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.

Christian Panigl Vienna , Austria

Daniele Arena Rome , Italy

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John Souter London , United Kingdom

What can I say? Some of you know me, I think?

I was around at the start of Euro-IX, and served on the Board from the beginning for a long time. I've been CEO of LINX for what seems a *very* long time, but I am retiring from that role at the end of 2019.

I might say a bit about both of those things at the forum in Zandaam.

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Michael Haberler Austria

Malcolm Hutty United Kingdom

Mike Hughes London , United Kingdom

Patrik Faltstrom Sweden

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Simone Morandini Milan , Italy

Tomas Marsalek Prague , Czechia

Monday Dinner Social - Trinity College

18:15 and 18:30: Transport to Foundry Networks sponsored evening

Busses will be waiting in front of the Hotel Gresham at 18:15 and 18:30 to take attendees to Trinity College.

18:45 – 23:00

Foundry Networks sponsored evening at Trinity College.

Closing Social Event

Complimentary drinks in Toddy’s Bar at the Gresham Hotel