UKNOF30 (London)

etc Venues Bishopsgate

etc Venues Bishopsgate

155 Bishopsgate Liverpool Street London EC2M 3YD
Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)

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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  • Abdulkareem Ali
  • Adam Clark
  • Adrian Brookes
  • Alan Barnett
  • Alan Lumb
  • Alex Kinch
  • Amit Samani
  • Andrew Bangs
  • Andrew Griffin
  • Andy Davidson
  • Andy Rawnsley
  • Arpan Ganguli
  • Ashley Gregory
  • Azhar Waheed
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Ben King
  • Ben Taylor
  • Ben Ward
  • Bijal Sanghani
  • Bill Brigden
  • Bipin Mistry
  • Bob Sleigh
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brendan Boyd
  • Brendan Cleary
  • Brian Levy
  • Brian Meaney
  • Brian Nisbet
  • Carl Rokas
  • Caroline Allen
  • Cathy Almond
  • Charles Gillan
  • Charlie Allom
  • Charlie Boisseau
  • Charlie Smurthwaite
  • Charlotte Booth
  • Chris Bagnall
  • Chris Cousins
  • Chris Gilmour
  • Chris Orsman
  • Chris Russell
  • Christian de Larrinaga
  • Colin Petrie
  • Craig Gallen
  • Cristian Sirbu
  • Curt Beckmann
  • Daan Potter
  • Dale O'Brien
  • Dan Peachey
  • Daniel Goscomb
  • Daphne Tuncer
  • Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi
  • David Alldritt
  • David Croft
  • David Farrell
  • David Freedman
  • David Rothera
  • David Simmons
  • David Whitaker
  • Davide Barbaro
  • Debbie Casey
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Dennis Marquez
  • Dominic Marks
  • Donal Cunningham
  • Dorian Millachip
  • Dukagjin MANXHUKA
  • Duncan Lockwood
  • Eleni Papageorgakopoulou
  • Emily Taylor
  • Emma Saunders
  • Fearghas McKay
  • Felipe Grazziotin
  • Franck Simon
  • Gareth Campling
  • Gareth Llewellyn
  • Gareth Morris
  • Gary Steers
  • Gavin Brown
  • Gavin Henry
  • Grant Kaufmann
  • Greg Choules
  • Hal Ponton
  • Hamlesh Motah
  • Henk Kruisbrink
  • Henry Merrett
  • Hermoine Crease
  • Hisham Elezaby
  • Ian Dickinson
  • Ian Jarrett
  • Ignas Bagdonas
  • Irfan Patel
  • Ivan Beveridge
  • Jaco Engelbrecht
  • Jakub Heichman
  • Jamaica Bloch
  • James Bensley
  • James Davis
  • James Harrison
  • James Morris
  • James Parker
  • James Sheridan
  • Jamie Lesley
  • Jason Grant
  • Jason Yates
  • Javed Vohra
  • Jeffrey Edelsten
  • Jim Reid
  • Job Snijders
  • Jochem De Ruig
  • John Benson
  • John Bourke
  • John Bussman
  • John Mahon
  • John McSorley
  • Jon Morby
  • Jonathan Quinn
  • Jonty Hewlett
  • Joseph Waite
  • Julian Lucek
  • Julian Palmer
  • Karl Dyson
  • Kay Rechthien
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Keith Oborn
  • Kemal Sanjta
  • Kevin Mott
  • Kevin Williams
  • Kristian Van Der Vliet
  • Lance Davis
  • Lance Wright
  • Laszlo Fintor
  • Lee Hetherington
  • Lesley Caddow
  • Liz Fletcher
  • Luke Overend
  • Luke Sheldrick
  • Marcin Wojcik
  • Marco Hogewoning
  • Marcus L
  • Marcus Stoegbauer
  • Mark Castle
  • Mark Fordyce
  • Mark Hemsley
  • Mark McFadden
  • Mark McKillop
  • Mark Stitson
  • Martin Clare
  • Martin Evans
  • Marty Strong
  • Matt Dinham
  • Matt Illingworth
  • Matt Mather
  • Matt Singh
  • Matthew Lea
  • Matthew Walster
  • Merlin Gillespie
  • Michael Achola
  • Michael Daly
  • Michael Kent
  • Michael McSweeney
  • Miguel Rio
  • Mike Hughes
  • Mike Pountney
  • Mike Simkins
  • Miles Sutcliffe
  • Mischa Peters
  • Moe Choaib
  • Mohit Lad
  • Naran Khetani
  • Nat Morris
  • Neil Christie
  • Neil McRae
  • Neil Miller
  • Nick Bustin
  • Nick Chettle
  • Nick Ryce
  • Nicola Arnoldi
  • Nicola Dux
  • Nicola Lee
  • Nigel Titley
  • Oliver Hare
  • Paul Bruce
  • Paul Burrows
  • Paul Cairney
  • Paul Dart
  • Paul Dawson
  • Paul Edwards
  • Paul Heywood
  • Paul Hughes
  • Paul Kanabahita
  • Paul Lawrence
  • Paul Mansfield
  • Paul Rutter
  • Paul starr
  • Paul Thornton
  • Pete Bristow
  • Peter Mills
  • Peter Stevens
  • Phil Davenport
  • Prue Combellack
  • Ravi Kanagasabapathy
  • Ray Bellis
  • Remco van Mook
  • Rex Wickham
  • Rhys Lockley
  • Richard Irving
  • Richard Patterson
  • Richard Petrie
  • Richard Spragg
  • Ricky Blaikie
  • Rob Evans
  • Rob Golding
  • Rob Harrison
  • Rob Leenderts
  • Robert Hamnett
  • Robert Lister
  • Roberto Garcia Blanco
  • Robin Dixon
  • Roger Keenan
  • Ronan Mullally
  • Roy Arends
  • Roy Friend
  • Russell Heilling
  • Russell Oldham
  • Sam McCallum
  • Samer Abdel-Hafez
  • Sammy Davitt
  • Samuel Weller
  • Sandra Brown
  • Sandy Breeze
  • Sarah Nalubwama
  • Sarah-Jane Dalton
  • Sevan Janiyan
  • Shani Latif
  • Sheryl Francis
  • Simon Banks
  • Simon Beevers
  • Simon Edwards
  • Simon Emery
  • Simon Ironside
  • Simon Lockhart
  • Simon Luff
  • Solene Souquet
  • Stefaan Eens
  • Stephen Maloney
  • Stephen Morris
  • Stephen Pointer
  • Steve Dyer
  • Steve Jones
  • Steve Karmeinsky
  • Steve Santorelli
  • Steve Seymour
  • Steve Wright
  • Steven Groombridge
  • Steven Housego
  • Steven Knighting
  • Stuart Bates
  • Stuart Clark
  • Stuart Steele
  • Sukhwinder Chima
  • Sven Huster
  • Terry Froy
  • Thomas Greer
  • Tim Anker
  • Tim Chown
  • Tim Robinson
  • Tim Rossiter
  • Tom Bird
  • Tom Coffeen
  • Tom Hodgson
  • Tom Paseka
  • Tony Finch
  • Tony Gribben
  • Tony Hart
  • Tony Holmes
  • Tony Jenness
  • Tref Davies
  • Truong Khoa PHAN
  • Tudor Davies
  • Valerio Plessi
  • Veronika McKillop
  • Vimal Pindoria
  • Will Gray
  • Will Hargrave
  • Will Jones
  • William Manzione
  • Wouter van Diepen
  • Yaseen Patel
    • 9:30 AM 9:55 AM
      Registration 25m
    • 9:55 AM 10:00 AM
      UKNOF30 Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Next Gen Sky Broadband Core Network 30m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 10:30 AM 10:50 AM
      BT North of Scotland Cable Build 20m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 10:50 AM 11:05 AM
      Segment Routing: An Architecture build with SDN in mind and addressing the evolving network requirements (Cisco Sponsor Presentation) 15m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 11:05 AM 11:35 AM
      Morning Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:05 AM 11:30 AM
      RIPE ATLAS Probe Distribution 25m
      Speakers: Fearghas McKay (UKNOF), Mike Hughes (UKNOF)
    • 11:35 AM 12:05 PM
      Free stuff Team Cymru can do for you 30m
      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)
    • 12:05 PM 12:25 PM
      Beyond RPKI: Golden Prefixes 20m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 12:25 PM 12:40 PM
      SDN/NFV Truths (Imtech/Axians Sponsor Presentation) 15m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 12:40 PM 1:40 PM
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 12:40 PM 1:10 PM
      PGP Signing Session 30m
      Speaker: Mr Luke Sheldrick (an0key // kcom)
    • 1:40 PM 1:50 PM
      Euro-IX and IX-F Update 10m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 1:50 PM 2:00 PM
      Open-IX: Beyond Year One 10m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:00 PM 2:05 PM
      Introduction to the National Crime Agency's Cyber Crime Unit 5m
      Speaker: Mr Kevin Williams (National Cyber Crime Unit, NCA)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:05 PM 2:15 PM
      Kea Update (Lightning Talk) 10m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:15 PM 2:35 PM
      DHCPv6 Operational Challenges 20m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:35 PM 2:55 PM
      UK IPv4 Transfer Market 20m
      Process, Review and Predictions for UK IPv4 Address Transfer Market
      Speaker: Mrs Sandra Sandra Brown (IPv4 Market Group)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:55 PM 3:10 PM
      The DDoS Challenge for Network Operators (Corero Sponsor Presentation) 15m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
      Afternoon Coffee Break 30m
    • 3:40 PM 3:55 PM
      RING SQA: blazing fast outage detection 15m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 3:55 PM 4:20 PM
      OpenNMS - a platform for managing next generation services 25m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 4:20 PM 4:45 PM
      Dissecting Significant Outages from 2014 25m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 4:45 PM 5:15 PM
      Anycast on a shoe string 30m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 5:15 PM 5:45 PM
      BumbleBee 30m
      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)
      Presentation Video
    • 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
      Social Event 3h The Pipeline

      The Pipeline

      Pub Quiz sponsored by Cumulus