Euro-IX Newsletter - 17th November 2016

New Patron Feature

Join us in welcoming Ciena to the Euro-IX community!

"Ciena is delighted to join Euro-IX as a Patron Member and looks forward to becoming an active participant within the Association. Data Centre Interconnect is becoming an increasingly important market for Ciena and we have a complete R&D programme dedicated to this sector. The Ciena Waveserver Product has been developed to specifically address this market with high capacity, low footprint and low power. Becoming a Patron of Euro-IX will enable Ciena to better understand the requirements and long term objectives of its members to help us better address this market."

For more information on Ciena, visit their website here

29th Forum Highlights

6th - 8th November, Krakow, Poland

The 29th Euro-IX Forum took place in Krakow, it was a great success with a record of 131 attendees representing 62 organisations, which included 42 IXPs from 31 countries. We would once again like to thank our host TPIX for their incredible support. 
Our Host TPIX - Orange Polska, gave an opening welcome presentation, delivered by Michał Reutt.
The presentation on "Buying a New Platform at LONAP" given by Will Hargrave (LONAP) was the most highly rated presentation. 
The attendees were taken on a tour of the Salt Mine before the Monday dinner.
Serge Radovcic (RIPE NCC) and Kurtis Lindqvist (LINX) after signing the MoU between RIPE and Euro-IX.

Interview of Leonard Obonyo (TESPOK/ KIXP) 

Leonard Obonyo attended the 29th Euro-IX Forum on the Fellowship Program. Leonard is the Research Projects and Grants Manager at Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), in Nairobi that runs the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP).

1. As a Euro-IX fellow, how did you find the process of application?

It was actually easy and straight-forward, as I knew what I wanted.
2. What were your first impressions of the Euro-IX Community?
It was like 'wow'; the networks, people, the experience and topics being covered was awesome.
3. What are your most memorable moments of the forum?
The social "Salt Mine" – it was breath-taking with a lot of history.  People are very friendly and engaged in open discussion with others, both professionally and personally. People are welcoming and this encourages engagement.
4. Which session/s did you find most useful?
The technical and commercial sessions, especially the commercial ideas. The reseller programs were most useful for me.
4.  What are you going to take back to your IXP?
The tools that were discussed in the technical session - the measurement tools - this is what I would like to take back for implementation. We have recently launched the GRX program, so it would be a good idea to use the reseller program on the new peers.
Anything else to add:
This was a very good experience. It was encouraging,I learnt a lot, increased network, and hope to keep in touch, especially with policy discussions. I also hope to come for a forum once more.

For more information on TESPOK/ KIXP click here

New Euro-IX Board

Congratulations to the newly elected Board members Mauro Magrassi (MIX-IT) and Kjetil Olsen (NIX), who were elected by the Euro-IX Membership during the Board election, that was held during the 31st General Meeting at the 29th forum in Krakow. We would like to thank Arnold Nipper (DE-CIX) and Cristian Copcea (InterLAN) who stood down by rotation this year for all their continuous support to Euro-IX. Also, congratulations to Kurtis Lindqvist (LINX) and Ondrej Filip (, who were re-elected. Kjetil Olsen has been appointed as the new Treasurer, while Kurtis Lindqvist and Harald Michl maintained their positions as Chairman and Secretary.

IXP Tools Hackathon Result

Richard Yule
During the weekend before RIPE 73 Meeting in Madrid (22 - 23 October 2016) RIPE NCC organised their fourth hackathon. This time, the topic was "Tools for IXPs", and operators from as many as eleven IXPs were involved (AMS-IX, DE-CIX, ECIX, France-IX, INEX, MSK-IX, Namex, Netnod, NL-IX, SENIX and Top-IX) together with a number of supporting organisations (Euro-IX and PeeringDB) and sponsors (Comcast, ISOC and Facebook). Other participants included developers from various FLOSS projects, network operators and students and researchers from more than 15 countries across all five continents!

As it is already a tradition, work was fuelled by stroopwafels, cooperation, brainstorming and finding new ways to solve old problems. Several challenges were shared on the mailing list during the preparation phase, with teams at the hackathon formed around the presented ideas for projects. 

The results of all this hard work were impressive!
• Seven teams contributed projects
• Several teams were given the opportunity to present their projects at RIPE 73 (see archive)
• Eleven new code releases were contributed to our GitHub community repository
Please find all the results summarised in the table below: 

We are all Winners!
In the spirit of cooperation rather than competition, the jury decided that there was no single winning team. There were various awards granted:
• Pinder & Remote Peering Detection were presented at Connect-WG
• Universal Looking Glass & Remote Peering Jedi were presented at the RACI session
• One representative of the Remote Peering Jedi project team will be funded to attend the next RIPE meeting in order to continue work on this project
• The Bird's Eye team won the box of stroopwafels 

IGF 2016 BPF on IXPs open for Public Input 

The draft BPF IXP output document is now available on the IGF website for public input here.
You can add comments on the document or send to Bijal Sanghani. This will then be shared with the rest of the team.


DENOG8 23rd - 24th November Darmstadt, Germany
AFRINIC 25 25th - 30th November        Port Louis, Mauritius
PacNOG19 28th November - 2nd Decemberber        Nadi, Fiji

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