UKNOF30 (London)

chaired by Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
Thursday, 22 January 2015 from to (Europe/London)
at etc Venues Bishopsgate
155 Bishopsgate Liverpool Street London EC2M 3YD

Presentation Videos:

Participant Survey:

Webcast: (goes live on 22 January)
NOTE: Not all presentations will be broadcast and recorded. Please see Agenda for further details.

IRC Chatroom:

Twitter hashtag: #UKNOF30

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


Cisco          Corero

Imtech becomes Axians



ADVA Optical          Alternative Networks
IPv4 Market Group

Solid Optics






Cumulus Networks


Bogons      Portfast



Registration: Registrations are now open at the REGISTRATIONS PAGE.

Call for Presentations: Now closed.

Volunteers: We always appreciate volunteer help in setting up and running UKNOF events. If you're interested in helping at UKNOF30, please indicate this on the registration form. Our helpers always make a big difference.

Sponsors: We have the following sponsor opportunities for UKNOF30 and 2015:

  • Host Sponsorship
  • Meeting Sponsorships
  • Meeting Support Sponsorships
  • Social Recognition Sponsorships
  • Individual and Organisation Patron Sponsorships for 2015
Further details in our Call for Sponsors page. We are grateful to our sponsors, enabling us to keep attendance at the meeting mainly free.

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Go to day
  • Thursday, 22 January 2015
    • 09:30 - 09:55 Registration
    • 09:55 - 10:00 UKNOF30 Welcome 5'
      Speaker: Mr. Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Next Gen Sky Broadband Core Network 30'
      The Sky Broadband network deployed the new Cisco NCS6000 8 Tbit core router across its core network in 2014 to support rapidly growing network traffic and subscriber numbers  (now peaking at 2500 Gbit/s to over 5 million subscribers).   At the same time it moved to 100Gbit links within the core and is starting to use 100Gbit for external interconnects.  This paper describes the architectural choices, migration process and initial experience with the new technology.
      Speaker: Mr. Tim Rossiter (Sky Network Services)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 10:50 BT North of Scotland Cable Build 20'
      BT is building a number of subsea systems in the north of Scotland. This lightning talk will give an over view of the work and investments and one or two war stories.
      Speaker: Mr. Neil McRae (BT)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 10:50 - 11:05 Segment Routing: An Architecture build with SDN in mind and addressing the evolving network requirements (Cisco Sponsor Presentation) 15'
      The aim of this session is to highlight the role of Segment Routing in today’s networking environment. This technology, along with the adoption of SDN techniques, provides enhanced solutions all the way from the Data Centre, through the WAN and out into the access. One such solution which will be briefly described is "Egress Peer Engineering" and an example of its applicability with an existing service offering will be described. 
      Speaker: Mr. Brian Meaney (Cisco)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file
    • 11:05 - 11:35 Morning Coffee Break
    • 11:05 - 11:30 RIPE ATLAS Probe Distribution 25'
      Speakers: Fearghas McKay (UKNOF), Mike Hughes (UKNOF)
    • 11:35 - 12:05 Free stuff Team Cymru can do for you 30'
      I'd like to cover the old classics as well as a bunch of new community offerings that Team Cymru makes available for Network Security Admins to save you time, give you insight and generally help you to clean up your network. We won't be covering anything we offer commercially, at all.
      NOTE: This presentation will not be webcast or recorded.
      Speaker: Mr. Steve Santorelli (Team Cymru)
      Material: Slides locked powerpoint file
    • 12:05 - 12:25 Beyond RPKI: Golden Prefixes 20'
      IRR is bad. RPKI is bad. What is low hanging fruit to secure our routing system? NLNOG's golden prefixes system might be a way forward.
      Speaker: Mr. Job Snijders (NTT)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 12:25 - 12:40 SDN/NFV Truths (Imtech/Axians Sponsor Presentation) 15'
      Everyone has heard how SDN/NFV will solve poverty, create world peace and save the whales but are there any actual truths in what you've been told and in what you believe about SDN/NFV solutions? In this presentation, we will share some of the common perceptions and misconceptions from the UK's SP community when discussing SDN/NFV and give you our 'truths' without a single mention of any product.
      Speaker: Mr. Stuart Bates (Imtech/Axians)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 12:40 - 13:40 Lunch Break
    • 12:40 - 13:10 PGP Signing Session 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Luke Sheldrick (an0key // kcom)
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    • 13:40 - 13:50 Euro-IX and IX-F Update 10'
      An update on the IX-F and projects Euro-IX has been working on: IXP Bogon List with Team Cymru, IXP Member API, IXP BCOPs, New release of IXP definition and successful models for IXPs. Also further data (traffic and maps) on APIX, Af-IX, LAC-IX and NA-IX. 
      Speaker: Ms. Bijal Sanghani (Euro-IX)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 13:50 - 14:00 Open-IX: Beyond Year One 10'
      In its first full year of operation, the Open-IX Association has defined 2 key new open standards for Internet Exchange and Data Centre operators to help encourage a more "European like" interconnect ecosystem in North America, leading to the OIX certification of more than 20 locations. The certification process has recently been opened to interested parties worldwide.
      This talk will report on Open-IX's model and progress to date, and explore its relevance to peering and interconnect in Europe.
      Speaker: Mr. Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:00 - 14:05 Introduction to the National Crime Agency's Cyber Crime Unit 5'
      Speaker: Mr. Kevin Williams (National Cyber Crime Unit, NCA)
      Material: Presentation Video link
    • 14:05 - 14:15 Kea Update (Lightning Talk) 10'
      An overview of Kea, a new open-source DHCP server, was given at UKNOF-28 in April 2014.  This lightning talk reports on progress since then and outlines future plans.
      Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morris (Internet Systems Consortium)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 14:15 - 14:35 DHCPv6 Operational Challenges 20'
      The Internet is officially down to the dregs of IPv4. The adoption of IPv6 is lurching forward. But persistent operational challenges remain as a result of both gaps in the standards as well as lack of operational practice to leverage. This presentation will explore some of those challenges and offer some views on what the path forward may look like.
      Speaker: Tom Coffeen (Infoblox)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 14:35 - 14:55 UK IPv4 Transfer Market 20'
      Process, Review and Predictions for UK IPv4 Address Transfer Market
      Speaker: Mrs. Sandra Sandra Brown (IPv4 Market Group)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 14:55 - 15:10 The DDoS Challenge for Network Operators (Corero Sponsor Presentation) 15'
      DDoS has become a growing concern for organizations across the globe, especially IP network operators. As the DDoS threat continues to evolve providers need to take action in protecting their network infrastructure against these damaging attacks.
      This session will discuss:
      - Trends in the  DDoS threat landscape– what is happening and where things are going
      - What does this mean for Network Operators 
      - How detailed security forensics can better address these sophisticated DDoS attacks
      Speaker: Mr. Bipin Mistry (Corero)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file
    • 15:10 - 15:40 Afternoon Coffee Break
    • 15:40 - 15:55 RING SQA: blazing fast outage detection 15'
      A new partial outage detector dubbed “RING SQA” is available to all NLNOG RING participants. The purpose of the tool is to detect outages as fast as possible that only affect a subset of all internet destinations.
      Speaker: Mr. Job Snijders (NTT)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides pdf file
    • 15:55 - 16:20 OpenNMS - a platform for managing next generation services 25'
      OpenNMS, the open source network and service management platform has been around for over 10 years and is now used widely by large and small enterprises, service providers, ISP's and equipment vendors. Recently a lot of investment has gone into re-architecting the platform to make it highly scalable and distributed. In this presentation we will highlight the latest developments in OpenNMS and explain why riding the innovation curve of an open source product might be the best choice to future proof service management in your organisation.
      Speaker: Dr. Craig Gallen (OpenNMS)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 16:20 - 16:45 Dissecting Significant Outages from 2014 25'
      Sometimes networks break. In this session, I’ll present data visualizations of 2014’s major network outages and provide a perspective on how to collect a wide range of performance data used in the analysis. The events will include prominent DNS hijacks, DDoS attacks, cable cuts and routing errors.
      Speaker: Mr. Valerio Plessi (ThousandEyes)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file
    • 16:45 - 17:15 Anycast on a shoe string 30'
      Over 6 months I built out a distributed DNS service around the world consisting of 14 nodes, whilst at the same time trying to keep it  under the radar of the wife - costing less than $1000/yr. I'll talk about how I built it, what tools I used (RethinkDB, Beanstalkd, CollectD, Python etc), the problems I faced, details I learnt about how other "budget" anycast services are built and the fun I had along the way.
      Speaker: Mr. Nat Morris (UKNOF/Esgob)
      Material: Presentation Video link Slides powerpoint file
    • 17:15 - 17:45 BumbleBee 30'
      Roy Arends will present a live demonstration of BumbleBee, Nominet's DNS traffic analysis system.
      Topics will include how this system has been used for:
      - finding bugs in BIND
      - finding bugs in 3rd party client resolvers
      - discovering and tracking botnets
      Speaker: Mr. Roy Arends (Nominet UK)
      Material: Presentation Video link
    • 18:30 - 21:30 Social Event ( The Pipeline )
      Pub Quiz sponsored by Cumulus