chaired by Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
Thursday, 24 April 2014 from to (Europe/London)
at De Vere Wokefield Park
Goodboys Lane Mortimer Reading Berkshire RG7 3AH

Presentation Videos: UKNOF28 Video Playlist on YouTube


IRC Chatroom:

Twitter hashtag: #UKNOF28


We are thankful to our sponsors for supporting UKNOF, enabling us to keep attendance at UKNOF meetings mainly free.



DataSift    Infoblox


Andrews & Arnold      Imtech ICT


Bogons      Portfast

We are pleased to announce UKNOF28 which will be taking place on 24th April 2014.

Registration: Registrations are now open at the REGISTRATIONS PAGE.

Accommodation: We have negotiated rates with some hotels for those who are attending UKNOF28. Please refer to the details in the ACCOMMODATION PAGE. Please note these negotiated rates are only available until 18 April at the Meeting Venue Hotel.

Volunteers: We always appreciate volunteer help in setting up and running UKNOF events. If you're interested in helping at UKNOF28, please indicate this on the registration form

Our helpers always make a big difference at UKNOF meetings.

Sponsors: We have the following sponsor opportunities for UKNOF28 and 2014:

  • Meeting Sponsorships
  • Meeting Support Sponsorships
  • Social Recognition Sponsorships
  • Individual and Organisation Patron Sponsorships for 2014
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Go to day
  • Thursday, 24 April 2014
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Registration
    • 10:05 - 10:25 Registry Infrastructure Transformation 20'
      In the past 24 months Nominet the UK Registry have completely transformed the infrastructure that is used to deliver the UK Registry services. The infrastructure has been moved to be much more agile and highly available. This presentation will detail some of the choices we made and methods we used to deploy and manage our infrastructure.
      Speaker: Mr. Brett Carr (Nominet)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 10:25 - 10:50 RIPEstat, RIPE Atlas and the new DNSMON 25'
      An overview of three of the RIPE NCC’s services:
       * RIPEstat, our one-stop-shop for Internet related data,
       * RIPE Atlas, our Internet measurement network consisting of thousands of probes and
       * the new DNSMON, a comprehensive, objective and up-to-date overview on the quality of service of high-level DNS servers, based on measurements carried out by RIPE Atlas anchors.
      This presentation will provide a (very) brief introduction of the established services, and summarise recent developments and future plans.
      Speaker: Mr. Chris Amin (RIPE NCC)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 10:50 - 11:15 Morning Coffee Break
    • 11:15 - 11:45 DDoS Forensics 30'
      As a result of daily attacks against a Further Education College in Wales, a connection was noticed between changing DNS entries and the attacked IP address. Using innovative DNS responses inspired by GeoDNS and logging all requests to the authoritative server, it has been possible to trace the source of DDoS and spoofed flood attacks.
      Speaker: Mr. Curon Davies (Jisc RSC Wales)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 11:45 - 12:05 CERT-UK 20'
      Overview of the CERT-UK which has taken on responsibility for national incident management. In addition, an update on the joint government/industry Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership.
      Speaker: Mr. Andrew Whittaker (CERT-UK)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides locked powerpoint file pdf file
    • 12:05 - 12:25 Converged IT Infrastructure for virtual networking 20'
      Speaker: Malcolm Catling (Huawei)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 12:25 - 13:45 Lunch Break
    • 13:00 - 13:30 Atlas Probe Distribution 30'
      Speaker: Fearghas McKay (UKNOF)
    • 13:00 - 13:30 PGP Signing Session 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Matthew Walster (LMAX Exchange)
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    • 13:45 - 14:15 The hitchhikers guide to the telephone exchange (Our LLU experiences) 30'
      The experiences we've had doing LLU/Exchange Unbundling with Openreach.  A story from start to finish, including commercial, regulatory and logistical challenges and advantages.
      Speaker: Charlie Boisseau (Fluency)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides unknown type file pdf file
    • 14:15 - 14:45 Kea - an open-source DHCP server 30'
      Kea is a replacement for ISC DHCP, and offers both a DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 server.  This talk will describe the software, the current state of the project and future plans.
      Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morris (Internet Systems Consortium)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 14:45 - 15:20 TV Whitespace Update - Oxford Flood Network 35'
      TV Whitespace and dynamic spectrum access are now central to the government's spectrum strategy and 5G technologies.
      This talk will give an update on the UK's adoption of TV Whitespace and also the Oxford Flood Network - a demonstration sensor network in Oxford.
      Speaker: Mr. Ben Ward (yes)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides locked powerpoint file pdf file
    • 15:20 - 15:50 Afternoon Coffee Break ( The Street )
    • 15:50 - 16:30 Cisco Q-vBN Overview 40'
      Broadband access network and services are relatively static, pre-provisioned and bound to CPE and backhaul capabilities. Is it feasible to change this status-quo by virtualizing services and extending the home network into the cloud? What are the drivers, new service models, risks and opportunities for such (r)evolutionary approach?
      Speaker: Mr. Ivanov Anton (Cisco Systems)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides presentation file pdf file
    • 16:30 - 16:55 Introduction to RDL 25'
      RDL is a high level Routing Documentation Language capable of describing both inter- and intra-AS route filtering and announcements, and is part of a larger routing toolkit project initiated by NLnetLabs in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  RDL describes BGP and router topology using an intuitive "curly brace" syntax, and utilizes class-oriented, lexical scope to group, assign, and associate object attributes, including filter rules, thereby greatly reducing the text volume needed to describe any given autonomous system.  RDL can be compiled to actual configuration for Cisco, Juniper, and BIRD, and thus serves two purposes: documentation for existing routing setup (enabling eg computerised verification of various aspects), and automated generation of router configurations from a high-level specification.
      Speaker: Per Bilse (Network Signature Ltd)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 17:00 - 17:30 CD-GAIN: Measuring Traffic Gains from Peer-assisted Content Delivery of Long Duration Video-on-Demand content 30'
      Efficient delivery of video content is a critical problem. Video traffic now accounts for 57% of all consumer traffic on the Internet and is forecasted to reach 69% by 2017. To handle these massive volumes of traffic content delivery networks (CDNs) are turning to clients for assistance, creating hybrid peer-assisted content delivery systems. In practice, peer-assisted distribution of video-on-demand content faces a number of design obstacles which include: the need of localizing peer-to-peer traffic within ISPs (isp-friendliness), reluctance of users to participate in redistributing the content (partial participation) and necessity to match users with similar bitrate requirements (bitrate stratification). 
      Speaker: Dr. Dmytro Karamshuk (King's College London)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides presentation file pdf file
    • 17:30 - 18:00 Lightning Talks
      • 17:30 Lightning: a lightning talk 10'
        Reviews the way in which lightning is generated and its effects on people, structures and electronics, together with advice about how to protect each of these.
        Speaker: Mr. Nigel Titley (Homechip Ltd)
        Material: Presentation Video link Slides presentation file pdf file
      • 17:40 Cumulus Switches in Practice 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Tom Bird (Portfast Ltd)
        Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
      • 17:50 IETF89 Network 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Neil McRae (BT)
        Material: Presentation Video link