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Date
Oct. 23, 2006 – Oct. 24, 2006
Registration
Oct. 23, 2006 – Oct. 24, 2006
Register
Proposal submission
Oct. 23, 2006 – Oct. 24, 2006
Location
Frankfurt, Germany
Host IXP(s)
DE-CIX Management GmbH

Hotel Information

Hotel Intercontinental

Wilhelm-Leuschner Strasses 43 
D 60329 Frankfurt-am-Main 
Germany

Web Site

Tel: +49 69 2605 02 
Fax: +49 69 2524 67

Euro-IX guest rates

Standard Double (Single occupancy) = 147 EUR inc. taxes & breakfast 
Standard Double (Double occupancy) = 180 EUR inc. taxes & breakfast

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 .

Download a PDF version of the 9th Forum venue location map.


Venue Information

Hotel Intercontinental

Wilhelm-Leuschner Strasses 43 
D 60329 Frankfurt-am-Main 
Germany

Web Site

Tel: +49 69 2605 02

 

Download a PDF version of the 9th Forum venue location map.

Download a PDF version of the 9th transport information

Download a PDF version of the 9th Forum transport information.

Download a PDF version of the 9th Forum venue location map.

Airport to Hotel Intercontinental

Local currency: The local currency in Germany is the EUR

There are two transportation options for getting from the Airport to the Hotel Intercontinental:

Train:

Trains depart from 04:32 to 01:32 daily and for most of the day depart every fifteen minutes at 02, 17, 32 and 47 minutes past the hour.

- At the top of these escalator turn left and go up the next set of escalators that are immediately on your left.

- At the top of these escalators you will find yourself in the main train hall. Turn left and head for the "Sudausgang" (South exit).

  1. Once you walk through customs follow the signs to the "S Bahnhofe(Railway Stations)".
  2. It is NOT possible to buy a ticket on the train thus purchase a ticket from the green ticket vending machines with the "RMV" logo in the top left hand corner and the word "Farhkarten" on top of the machine. 
    - Press the RED button with the words "Einzelfahrt Frankfurt".

    - This should cost 3.35 EUR. The machine accepts both EURO coins and bank
    notes, and change will be given. 
     
  3. Follow the signs for "S-Bahnen" and take S-8 or S-9 to Frankfurt city entre. All trains to Frankfurt depart from Track 1.
  4. Once on the train wait for the stop, 'FRANKFURT am Main Hbf', this will take about 12 minutes.
  5. Turn right as you get off the train and follow the signs for the exit that is called "Einkaufszentrum, Ausgang"
  6. Head in the direction of platform 1 at the southern end of the hall and go out the "Ausgang Sud".
  7. You should now see Hotel Excelsior in front of you and Hotel Continental over the street on your left.
  8. From here you can either take a taxi which will cost approximately 5 EUR or walk to the hotel which is about seven minutes away. (Please look at the map for the hotel location) NOTE: Some taxi drivers may refuse to take you on such a short trip!


Taxi: 

  1. Fares from the airport to the Hotel Intercontinental are about 20 - 25 EUR. The trip takes 15 minutes or more depending on traffic.

 

Getting around Frankfurt:

Bus, Tram and underground rail:

  1. The one ticket can be used for all three of these transportation modes
  2. Single or day tickets can be purchased from the machines at almost any stop.
  3. Press "Einzelfahrt Frankfurt" for destinations in zone 5, which takes in most of Frankfurt, excluding the airport.
  4. It is also possible to purchase a group ticket for up to five people.


Taxi: Fares around central Frankfurt cost between 5 - 10 EUR per trip.

 

Hotel Intercontinental to Airport

Train:

"S Bahn" trains depart from 04:17 to 00:47 daily and for most of the day depart every fifteen minutes at 02, 17, 32 and 47 minutes past the hour.

 

  1. On arriving at the station at the Frankfurt central station ("Hauptbahnhof") firstly get yourself a travel ticket to be able to travel on the train. Look for the green ticket vending machines with the "RMV" logo in the top left hand corner and the word "Farhkarten" on top of the machine.

    - Press the RED button with the words "Einzelfahrt Frankfurt" and a drawing of an airplane on it. 

    - This should cost 3.35 EUR. The machine accepts both EURO coins and banknotes, and change will be given.
  2. Take one of the two escalators down to "S" rail. These escalators arelocated near platform 15 or 21 and have the words "S Tiefbahnhof ParkhuisP" on the signs above the escalators. The location of the track to the airport should be clearly indicated.
  3. Once at the bottom of the escalators follow the signs for "S 103 - 104"down another level. You should now be on platforms 103. Take note of the digital train schedule screens and listen for the announcements (in English) of the next trains leaving for the airport.
  4. Wait for the third stop, 'Flughafen' (Airport), thiswill take 12 minutes. From here you will need to follow the signs to your required terminal.

Taxi: 
 

  1. Fares from Hotel Intercontinental to the airport are about 20 - 25 EUR. The trip takes 20 minutes or more depending on traffic.

 

Download a PDF version of the 9th Forum transport information.

My Proposals

Oct. 23, 2006

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

Access to meeting room and internet.

"Salon Rhein" on the 1st floor of the

Intercontinental Hotel - Frankfurt


09:00 – 09:15

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 9th Forum Chair - Christian Panigl VIX
  • Explanation of programme and 'real-time' polls
  • Introduction from DE-CIX (Forum host)


9th Forum - Main presentation
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
09:15 – 10:00

Introductions From All IXPs & Patrons

One representative from each attending IXP will be asked to
introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of
developments/issues within their IXP and one suggestion/idea
for the future of Euro-IX
.

Please keep this to less than two minutes per IXP.

Our Patrons will then be given the opportunity to do the same.


10:00 – 11:00

General IXP Issues

  • Maintenance Stories - Mike Hughes
  • Introduction to Internet2 - Simone Arena
  • Public Administration Network in Italy - Daniele Arena
  • Growing pains of a small but somewhat old IXP - Carlos Friacas


Growing pains of a small but somewhat old IXP
Carlos Friacas, GIGAbit Portuguese Internet eXchange
Introduction to Internet2
Simone Arena
Maintenance Challenges
Mike Hughes
Public Administration Network in Italy
Daniele Arena
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

12:15 – 12:30

11th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

1. Opening of 11th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 10th GM minutes

4. Address from all board nominees


11th GM - Part I
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
12:30 – 13:45

Lunch

"Signatures" Restaurant on the ground floor


13:45 – 15:00

Colocation Workshop

  • Current market news - Remco van Mook
  • Power requirements - Ludwig Pregernig
  • Availability, Pricing and Market effects in the UK - Vanessa Evans
  • AMS-IX plans for own facility - Job Witteman
  • Panel discussion


AMS-IX plans for own facility
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Main presentation
Remco van Mook, NDIX
Power requirements
Ludwig Pregernig
15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Vendor session

This session will introduce our newly affiliated patrons to the membership and Ian Robertson will pose the following questions to each of them:

1/. What is the anticiapted end of life / end of support of your current range of products?

2/. What is your position regarding OEM equipment? Do you think that that not allowing installation of third party equipment such as memory or transceivers will hurt your business?

3/. Can you add a feature based on a customer's request (e.g. port security on Etherchannels.) Can you give an example of when you have done this?

4/. Why will your company still be in business in 2008 and beyond?


Force10 written responses
Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
18:00 – 22:30

Main Social Event

Welcome drinks followed by dinner at:

Living Bar Restaurant

At the base of the Eurotower,

Willy-Brandt-Platz


21:45 – 21:45

Transport to Intercontinental Hotel

First of two busses to Intercontinental Hotel


22:15 – 22:15

Transport to Intercontinental Hotel

Last bus back to the Intercontinental Hotel.


Oct. 24, 2006

08:00 – 08:30

Access to meeting room and internet

08:30 – 09:00

Euro-IX Board round-up/update

Euro-IX strategy review 2006
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
09:00 – 09:30

11th Euro-IX General Meeting - Part II

5. Budget for 2007

        a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2007

        b) Approval of the the Euro-IX budget for 2007

6. Standing down of Board members

7. Executive Board Elections

        a) Explanation of voting system (STV)

        b) Ballot

        c) Ballot count and results

8. Aob & Next GM

9. Closing


11th GM - Part II
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
09:30 – 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 – 11:00

Technical issues workshop

  • Update from IEEE HSSG - Henk Steenman
  • Switch vendor mailing lists
  • Co-locating TLD servers at IXPs - Kurtis Lindqvist
  • 6to4 relays near IXPs - Carlos Friacas
  • Affect on traffic from the TPB bust - Kurtis Lindqvist


6to4 Relays near IXPs
Carlos Friacas, GIGAbit Portuguese Internet eXchange
Affect on traffic from the TPB bust
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Benefits of co-located services
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Update from IEEE HSSG
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Update from IEEE HSSG (pdf)
Henk Steenman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
11:00 – 12:00

Regulatory session

  • Review of current events - Malcolm Hutty
  • The common theme: "mere conduit" and the end-to-end principle
  • A plan for defending "mere conduit" protection in the E-Commerce Directive


Defending mere conduit
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

"Signatures" Restaurant on the ground floor


13:00 – 14:00

IXP Tools workshop

  • sFlow developments - Elisa Jasinska
  • Mapping IXP locations - Luca Cardone
  • Marratech configurations - John Souter
  • EBGP Responsiveness Enhancement on MIX Peering LAN through BFD - Mauro Magrassi


BFD Project at MIX
Daniele Arena
Getting the most out of Marratech
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Mapping IXP locations
Luca Cardone
sFlow developments at AMS-IX
Elisa Jasinska
14:00 – 14:30

Euro-IX discussion/update session

  • The European IXP scene - Kurtis Lindqvist
  • Euro-IX Staff eXchange - John Souter
  • Euro-IX website - Job Witteman


Euro-IX Staff Exchange
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
European IXP scene
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
Website update
Serge Radovcic, Euro-IX
14:30 – 15:00

Closing of 9th Euro-IX Forum

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


15:15 – 15:15

Transport to airport

A bus will be waiting in front of the Hotel Intercontinental
to take forum attendees to both Terminals 1 and 2 of the
Frankfurt International airport.


16:30 – 18:30

Closing Social gathering

Hotel Intercontinental: 'Daxx Bar'


Carlos Friacas Lisbon , Portugal

Daniele Arena Rome , Italy

Elisa Jasinska Netherlands

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Henk Steenman Amsterdam , Netherlands

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John Souter London , United Kingdom

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Luca Cardone Torino , Italy

Ludwig Pregernig Switzerland

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Mike Hughes London , United Kingdom

Remco van Mook Netherlands

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Simone Arena Italy