Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
There have been a significant number of changes to UKNOF over the last year, as we adapt the organisation to meet growing demand from the community. In advance of UKNOF's AGM on Monday 16th September, this presentation is a review of these changes, the rationale behind them, an update on how we develop UKNOF to continue and build on its success, and an opportunity for input and feedback from...
William Norton (IIX)
UKNOF is pleased to welcome "Dr. Peering" himself, Bill Norton. As one of the co-founders of Equinix and a leading independent visionary on the theory and practice of peering and interconnect, Bill will be presenting his unique insights and perspective on the growing space of remote peering services.
Mr Brian Nisbet (HEAnet)
Any problem can have multiple causes and a vital part of troubleshooting is to gather as much data as possible. Substantial data can be gleaned in regards to campus outages from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. This talk aims to briefly explain the benefits (and significant pitfalls) of crowdsourcing your network monitoring.
Mr Matt Jarvis (DataCentred)
DataCentred are building a large scale shared compute and storage resource for use by our collocation clients. The compute environment is based on Openstack, the open source cloud operating system, which enables very flexible and rapid deployment of virtual machines and networks. The storage system is based on Ceph, a distributed, and highly scalable open source object store, with automatic...
Mr Nat Morris (Cumulus Networks Inc)
Operator error is one of the biggest causes for network failure. In the data center, topologies based on CLOS tree and its variants, right cabling is a skilled and time consuming endeavor. PTMD is designed to take the pain and skill out of this task. PTMD runs on all routers/switches in the network (and can run on hosts too). It takes a graphviz-DOT specified network cabling plan (something...
Mr ILYA VARLASHKIN (EASYNET)
This presentation provides overview of two proposed (at IETF) extentions to BGP that allow: a) per-client best path selection; and b) conveyng next-hop reachability and cost information within BGP itself (that facilitates per-client route selection on route reflectors and route servers).
Mr Jez Clark (Alternative)
Software Defined Networking has been around for a while now. Most people are aware of the methodology of SDN but not necessarily what SDN was supposed to achieve and the benefits it is meant to offer? We look at what SDN is meant to achieve and where the market is today. Is SDN delivering on it’s promises?
Ivan Beveridge (LiveJournal)
Mr Chris Russell (UKNOF)
With the exhaustion of ipv4, considerable focus has been placed upon how access networks look to scale their networks due to increasing subscriber levels. This panel aims to ascertain how UK access networks have approached introducing IPv6 within their networks. We consider the options and pitfalls of carrier grade NAT, migration to dual stack and specifically how IPv6 can be introduced at...
Ms Emily Taylor (Emily Taylor Consultancy Ltd)
Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has recently published proposals for sweeping changes. If adopted these will fundamentally alter both the structure of the .uk namespace, and the way that its registrars are accredited. The Internet community has traditionally followed a collaborative form of policy making, epitomised by David Clark's aphorism "We reject: kings, presidents and...
Mr Anthony Magee (ADVA Optical Networking)
With the increased adoption of Carrier Ethernet services for wholesale, business and mobile backhaul applications, intelligent service performance assurance and testing becomes essential. While Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities have been introduced at an early stage to guarantee and manage Service Level Agreements (SLA), little emphasis was put initially on efficient...
Mr Paul Thornton (PRT Systems Ltd)
"How to turn a fairly simple 15 minute problem into a 15 hour outage" - fixation on one possible cause to the exclusion of all others.
Mr Edwin Punt (NL-ix), Mr Wouter Renterghem (NL-ix)
NL-ix is a NeutraL internet exchange operating in 6 countries. The NL-ix internet exchange is based on a distributed model allowing members to peer in different cities and countries without the hassle of managing own transport capacity. Beside the IX service also Internet Connectivity (Joint Transit) and Transport Services are available. Open Peering is peering in 6 countries at multiple...
Mr Steve Jones (Cube Optics)
As data usage continues to explode, a growing number of service providers have started to look at 40G/100Gig. Continued increases in low latency connections between data centers creates a growing pressure on port density on switch / routers. With 40G/100G ports appearing on the switch / routers this presentation looks at some of the issues around how they migrate from 10G and extending...
Mr James Davis (Janet)
Janet CSIRT uses a combination of open source intelligence and netflow to track down and remove malware clients from their customer's networks. This is done with an open source tool chain and without the use of expensive propitiatory tool chain. The talk will look at some of the methods and sources of intelligence that we use, and some future ideas for extending these systems to react...
Paul Ebersman (Infoblox)
DNS is a required part of most user experiences on the internet. But DNS is now an attractive target and tool for the bad buys. Learn about attacks and mediations on DNS servers and DATA and how the DNS is being used as a tool in DDoS attacks.
Mr Jan Zorz (Internet Society (ISOC))
There is an opportunity to better identify, capture, and promote best current operational practices documents emerging from various regional network operators' groups. We believe sharing these documents across the globe would benefit the wider Internet community and help more operators deploy new technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC faster and easier. In addition, there is an opportunity to...
Dave Green (NTK)
Dave Green is a journalist, broadcaster and snack food expert. He was Production Editor on Amiga Power magazine (who claimed he was an alien) and Reviews Editor for the brief UK edition of Wired magazine. Together with Danny O'Brien, he is jointly responsible for publishing the email newsletter Need To Know. He also publishes Snackspot, the "world's premier snack food discussion site", and is...
Mr Simon Parry (Ciena)
Ciena OPn: /ōpən/ Noun: Optical and packet raised to great scale Adjective: Open and programmable; software-definable Proper Noun: A network architecture that transforms the economics and utility of network operators