Virtual events / Forum
Welcome to Forum #3-21
This is the last Euro-IX virtual event of the year and we wanted to highlight some of the work being done within the community. From building a new IXP during the pandemic (GOMA-IX) to lessons learnt Detecting Proxy ARP in an IXP LAN, and Packet Filters/ IXP Switch Wish Lists, the people behind the IXPs have been working hard!
Check the program for more information on what we have planned for the day.
Click on the videos to view individual presentations from the forum
Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - 13:00-15:35 UTC
The agenda is being worked on by the FPC, please check back for updates.
Opening and Welcome
Bijal Sanghani - Euro-IX
Detecting Proxy ARP in an IXP LAN
Steven Bakker - AMS-IX
On 11 August 2011, AMS-IX suffered a proxy ARP event that resulted in the tragic loss of many innocent BGP sessions. Proxy ARP usually poses no threat to a peering fabric, but there are situations in which it can lead to significant service disruption. On this tenth anniversary of the "Proxy ARP Meltdown", we look at some of the causes of "harmful proxy ARP" as well as how to reliably detect occurrences of this.
Customer Views - Dr Max Group
Miroslav Matuška - Dr.Max BDC s.r.o.
Dr.Max Group is a large European pharmacy chain. It includes about 2300 pharmacies in 8 countries. Dr.Max uses highly centralized application infrastructure in two private cloud datacenters (IaaS) and is currently moving to a large public cloud platform. In finding the most efficient way to privately interconnect all Dr.Max locations, from the smallest pharmacies to the largest warehouses, the IXP services have proven to be very beneficial. This talk discusses why it is interesting for the enterprise customer to use the IXP services directly (not through an ISP) and presents its overall experience with them.
BFD at IXPs
Thomas King - DE-CIX
BFD is a well-known technology that detects and reacts to forwarding issues quickly (within a few hundred milliseconds). Nowadays, all router vendors support BFD, and it is standard best practice to use BFD within a network. However, BFD is not so commonly used at IXPs on bilateral links and even less common on multilateral links, including the Route Servers. In this presentation, I want to highlight the usefulness of BFD at IXPs and discuss with you if we as an industry should make a joint effort to push it.
Nico Tshintu Bakajika - ISPA DRC/ KINIX
(with translation from French to English by Marc Bruyere - TOUIX)
This presentation describes in general terms the realities encountered in building an IXP in a peering ecosystem devoid of certain major players and the roles that an IXP must play to ensure its long-term operation. In particular, the construction of an IXP in this peering ecosystem during the Covid-19 period. Thus, three axes have been developed. The first axis presents the characteristics of a peering ecosystem devoid of certain major players. The second axis demonstrates the positive impacts of Covid-19 on the development of peering in the DRC and the difficulties encountered in building GOMIX during the same period.The third axis projects the various other roles that an IXP is called upon to play in the development of the peering ecosystem.
Packet Filters / IXP Switch Wish List
Aleksi Suhonen - TREX
This presentation is about designing rules to mitigate abuse and denial of service at different layers: What mechanisms do IXPs need?
IXPDB Update and Priorities
Leo Vegoda - Euro-IX
This talk introduces work that will deliver a new presentation platform for the IXPDB, in support of its vision of bringing "parity in communicating and understanding Internet accessibility and functionality across the world through an accurate, authoritative, comprehensive, public source of structured data related to IXPs and network interconnection." It will then discuss some of the enhancements that have been suggested and request users with feature requests to share them.
15:35 UTC - Closing
Bijal is the Managing Director at Euro-IX, a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017, where she currently serves as a Director.
IXPDB Product Manager
Leo Vegoda is IXPDB's Product Manager. He is guiding the development of features that help deliver on the IXPDB's vision of bringing "parity in communicating and understanding Internet accessibility and functionality across the world through an accurate, authoritative, comprehensive, public source of structured data related to IXPs and network interconnection."
Aleksi Suhonen has been on the Internet since 1987, when he found out the local university was connected and in peering since 1997, when he went to work for a local Internet startup called Scifi Communications International. Since then he has started a consulting company that helps other ISPs with internetworking issues and this company has also started a number of other companies to do with internetworking, such as an IXP and an operator neutral data centre.
ISPA DRC & KINIX
Nico TSHINTU is responsible for the administration, finance and operation of the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA-DRC) and KINIX. He has a Graduate Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information.
He works voluntarily as a member of the ISPA-DRC Commission in charge of the development and implementation of the RDC-IX project (achievable in three phases: KINIX, LUBIX, GOMIX). He is a member of the Board of Directors of NIC-DRC (which will be responsible for managing the .cd domain name). He is also a member of ISOC Chapter RDC.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Thomas King is in the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) industry for more than ten years. As Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX, he and his team are responsible for building and operating the Interconnection Platform worldwide, designing and introducing new Interconnection products, and keeping customers happy with swift service provisioning executed by a 24/ Customer Service. DE-CIX is operating 28 IXPs on three continents. The world-leading IXP located in Frankfurt, Germany, connects more than 1000 networks and generates peak traffic of more than 10Tbps. The latest product developments include introducing a fully automated Cloud Exchange at DE-CIX, which offers dedicated connections to Cloud Service Providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.
Platform & Solution Architect
Steven holds a master's degree in computer science from the VU Amsterdam and has been working in the ICT field since 1991. He joined AMS-IX in December 2001 and has fulfilled various roles, such as: network engineer, software developer, system engineer, team manager, and trivia ninja. He is the main author and maintainer of the ARP Sponge and writes SQL queries for fun. Currently, his business card reads "Platform & Solutions Architect". He has a weakness for tompouce pastry.
Dr.Max BDC s.r.o.
Miroslav Matuška finished his Ph.D. with major in IP networking in 2006. After that he was working for major IP networking vendor and its partners as a pre-sales and post-sales network engineer. He has gained CCIE certification in 2008 (Routing and Switching) and in 2011 (Service Provider). He later became an independent network architect and consultant for various Enterprise companies and Public Sector entities including Dr.Max BDC. His favorite activity is network design and troubleshooting. He is a sport climbing fan and still believes in IPv6 after all these years.
(Attendee registration information is manually updated daily)
|#||First Name||Last Name||Company||Country|
|2||Ruben||van den Brink||AMS-IX||Netherlands|
|11||David||Murray||Arista Networks, Inc.||United Kingdom|
|12||Florian||Hibler||Arista Networks, Inc.||Germany|
|23||Armand||KOFFI||CIVIX (Côte d'Ivoire Internet Exchange Point)||Côte d'Ivoire|
|27||Maria Isabel||Gandia||CSUC / CATNIX||Spain|
|31||Thomas||King||DE-CIX Management GmbH||Germany|
|32||Peter||Helmenstine||Digital Realty||United States|
|33||Dan||Václavek||Dr. MAX BDC||Czech Republic|
|34||Miroslav||Matuška||Dr.Max BDC s.r.o.||Czech Republic|
|41||Portia||Rabonda||Flexoptix GmbH||South Africa|
|42||Fearghas||McKay||FLEXOPTIX GmbH||United States|
|47||Brent||Mc Intosh||Grenada Internet Exchange||Grenada|
|52||Angela||Stanescu||InterLAN Internet Exchange||Romania|
|61||Kurt Erik||Lindqvist||LINX||United Kingdom|
|67||Will||Hargrave||LONAP Ltd||United Kingdom|
|72||Mickael||Do Couto||LU-CIX Management G.I.E.||Luxembourg|
|73||Cyrille||Meachler||LU-CIX Management G.I.E.||Luxembourg|
|74||Bill||Reid||Manitoba Internet Exchange||Canada|
|76||Stephane||Adou||MOOV-AFRICA CI||Côte d'Ivoire|
|82||Hazem||Alkhoury||Naitel - AqabaIX||Jordan|
|85||Luca||Davoli||Namex - Roma IXP||Italy|
|92||Marian||Rychtecky||NIX.CZ, z.s.p.o.||Czech Republic|
|95||Jason||Gintert||Ohio IX||United States|
|99||Salman||Alomiri||Saudi Arabian Internet Exchange||Saudi Arabia|
|100||Yolandi||Robinson||Teraco Data Environments/NAPAfrica||South Africa|
|105||Dick||van Schooneveld||United Zero, VVV Investment Group, ES||Netherlands|
|106||Leandro||Bertholdo||University of Twente||Netherlands|
|107||Rainer||Vorauer||University Vienna VIX||Austria|
|108||Kaudjhis Serge||AMBEU||VIPNET||Côte d'Ivoire|
|109||Issam||Fayad||Virtual technologies and Solutions||Ghana|