UKNOF37 (Manchester)

Europe/London
Manchester Central Convention Complex

Manchester Central Convention Complex

Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
Keith Mitchell (UKNOF), Mike Hughes (UKNOF), Tom Hill (Bytemark Hosting)
Description

The UK Network Operators' Forum is returning to Manchester for UKNOF37 on Thursday 20th April!

UKNOF events offer an OPEN environment for anyone within or interested in the Internet Industry. Network with industry colleagues, participate in knowledge sharing and freshen up on best practice around network operations and security.

For more information about UKNOF itself, please visit our primary site.

Social Media hashtag: #UKNOF37

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

 


PREMIUM SPONSORS

Corero     ThousandEyes     Zen Internet


ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Daisy Corporate Services     Laser 2000     ProLabs     The Loop


CONTRIBUTOR SPONSORS

Portum     Pulsant     RIPE NCC


PARTNERS

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PINTS N' PACKETS Networking Event

Corero     Huber + Suhner Cube Optics


 

Registration: Now closed

Call for Presentations: Now closed

Webcast: http://uknof.bogons.net/uknof37.html
Webcast (HTML5): http://uknof.bogons.net/uknof37a.html

IRC Chatroom: #uknof@irc.terahertz.net

Twitter hashtag: #UKNOF37


Volunteers: We always appreciate volunteer help in setting up and running UKNOF events. If you're interested in helping at UKNOF37, please indicate this on the registration form. Our helpers always make a big difference.


Sponsors: We have the following sponsor opportunities for UKNOF37 and 2017:

  • Meeting Sponsorships
  • UKNOF Social / Pints n' Promos Sponsorships
  • Individual and Organisation Patron Sponsorships for 2017

Further details in our Call for Sponsors page. We are grateful to our sponsors, enabling us to keep attendance at the meeting mainly free.

If you are interested in supporting UKNOF, please contact us on admin@uknof.org.uk

Timetable
Participants
  • Adam Bishop
  • Adam Priestley
  • Alastair Winsey
  • Alex Bloor
  • Alex Fox
  • Alistair Mackenzie
  • Amanda Rogers
  • Andrew Bennett
  • andrew murray
  • Andrew Veitch
  • Andy Davidson
  • Andy Furnell
  • Andy Hunter
  • Andy Rawnsley
  • Anthony Clarkson
  • Anthony Ryan
  • Antony Cross
  • Ashley Griffiths
  • Asif Hussain
  • Barney Sowood
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Bartosz Miklaszewski
  • Ben Carter
  • Bethan Vincent
  • Bob Clough
  • Bob Kershaw
  • Bob Sleigh
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brandon Daly
  • Brendan Minish
  • Brian Turbey
  • Cameron Lacey-Coles
  • Carl Thomas
  • Cathy Almond
  • Charalampos Rotsos
  • Charlie Allom
  • Charlie Boisseau
  • Chris Bagnall
  • Chris Byrd
  • Chris Lawrence
  • Chris Malton
  • Chris Russell
  • Chris Walsh
  • Christopher Sharp
  • Clinton Ogilvie
  • Colin Boekhout
  • Colin Peckham
  • Colin Perkins
  • Colin Silcock
  • Conor Olden
  • Craig Aspey
  • Craig Gallen
  • Dan Poltawski
  • Dan Smith
  • Daniel Hadfield
  • Daniel Piekacz
  • Daniel Richards
  • Dave Cardwell
  • Dave Pumford
  • Dave Whitaker
  • David Brook
  • David Evans
  • David Freedman
  • David Hudson
  • David Murray
  • David Pestell
  • David Sanchez
  • David Watts
  • Davide Pinato
  • Dean Krause
  • Debbie Casey
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Didier Sorel
  • Diego Luis Neto
  • Dominic Brennan
  • Drew Marshall
  • Duncan Kennedy
  • Duncan Lockwood
  • Edward Dore
  • Eileen Busson
  • Elliott Brown
  • Emma Frost
  • Euan Galloway
  • Evadne Wu
  • Farhan Razzak
  • Florian Obser
  • Gareth Bowen
  • Gareth Bowen
  • Gareth Llewellyn
  • Gary Mackenzie
  • Georgina Fordyce
  • Giles Heron
  • Giles Tomlinson
  • Greg Choules
  • Greg Parker
  • Hannah Pirie
  • Haroldo Jardim
  • Harry Reeder
  • Henry Merrett
  • Iain Lawson
  • Ian Goodall
  • Ian Nightingale
  • Ian Vaughan
  • Inga Turner
  • Jack Child Doswell
  • Jack Sephton
  • Jake Lee
  • Jamaica Bloch
  • James Alty
  • James Balderstone
  • James Blessing
  • James Cumming
  • James Rice
  • James Slater
  • James Sweet
  • James Wheatley
  • Jamie Gillespie
  • Jamie Hosker
  • Jamie Parks
  • Jamie Walmsley
  • Jason Grant
  • Jean Barbezat
  • Jeremy Orbell
  • Jimi Beck
  • Jo Fereday
  • Jody Botham
  • Joel Merrick
  • John Bretherick
  • John Pendleton
  • John Prescott
  • Jonathan Rosser
  • Jordan Bentley
  • Julian Curtis
  • Julian Salter
  • Karim Tubin
  • Karl Austin
  • Keeran Marquis
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Kevin Herbert
  • Kim Witten
  • Kurtis Lindqvist
  • Kyle Duren
  • Lance Davis
  • Lance Wright
  • Larry Greenfield
  • Laszlo Fintor
  • Laura Sumner
  • Lee Morton
  • Leigh Harrison
  • Lewis Green
  • Liam Givens
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Lizzi Long
  • Maciek Konstantynowicz
  • Marek Isalski
  • Mark Fordyce
  • Mark Sedgley
  • Mark Stokes
  • MARK TAPLIN
  • Martin Highton
  • Martin Lipka
  • Masud Akhtar Ahmed
  • Matt Dinham
  • Matt Illingworth
  • Matt Johnson
  • Matt Mather
  • Matt Wilson
  • Matthew Hattersley
  • Matthew Robinson
  • Melanie Cantalejo
  • Michael Achola
  • Mike Fletcher
  • Mike Hughes
  • Mo Shivji
  • Nat Lasseter
  • Nat Morris
  • Neil Lathwood
  • Neil McRae
  • Neil Miller
  • Nicholas Filer
  • Nicholas Hart
  • Nicholas Humfrey
  • Nick Bloomfield
  • Nick Ryce
  • Nico CARTRON
  • Nicola Lee
  • Oliver Gillum-Webb
  • Oliver Leaver-Smith
  • Olivia Sessions
  • Paul Edwards
  • Paul Lawrence
  • Paul Thornton
  • Paul Waring
  • Per Qvindesland
  • Peter Cutler
  • Peter Taphouse
  • Phil Kennedy
  • Philip Mackay
  • Posco Tso
  • Rebecca Smiley
  • Rene Fichtmueller
  • Rich Burnham
  • Richard Halfpenny
  • Richard Irving
  • Richard Patterson
  • Richard Shaw
  • Richard Shirt
  • Richard Spragg
  • Richard Walker
  • Richard Webster
  • Ricky Fenn
  • Rob Evans
  • Rob Gordon
  • Robert Lee
  • Robert Lister
  • Robin Williams
  • Roddy Gillies
  • Roisin King
  • Ryan Benson
  • Ryan Dunn
  • Sam Nicholson
  • Sam Smith
  • Sean Newman
  • Shane Mc Cormack
  • Simon Gunton
  • Simon Lockhart
  • Sreenath Kamatham
  • Stephen Morris
  • Stephen Pegrum
  • Steve Carter
  • Steve Dyer
  • Steve Glendinning
  • Steve Jones
  • Steve Lalonde
  • Steven Axon
  • Stuart Catterall
  • Stuart Steele
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Sushil Arya
  • Thom Seddon
  • Thomas Bibb
  • Thomas Weible
  • Tim Bray
  • Tim Chown
  • Tim Dobson
  • Tim Porter
  • Tim Preston
  • Tom Bird
  • Tom Hill
  • Tom Rigg
  • Tony Jenness
  • Toshio Hiraga
  • Trefor Davies
  • Tristan Bendall
  • Will Hargrave
  • William Boughton
  • William Waites
  • Yas Patel
  • Yehia Elkhatib
    • 09:00 09:55
      Registration 55m
    • 09:55 10:00
      Introduction and Welcome 5m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Slides
    • 10:00 10:25
      Dropping in 80Gbits (sort of) of Firewalls with OpenBSD 25m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Managing a network that did stateless filtering at the edge leaving stateful, granular firewalling to the hosts _(100% Linux)_ was all well and good till the business went for SOC2 compliance... Firewalls had to be dropped onto the edge where there was ~60Gbits of transit capability but it had to be done without any disruption to the various IP streams coming into, out of and between the data centers. Being a "startup" this was a unique opportunity to leverage OpenBSD _(pf, OpenOSPFd and OpenBGPd)_ to move fast but _not_ break things _(and save a tonne of money at the same time!)_
      Speaker: Mr G Llewellyn (Myself)
    • 10:25 10:55
      5G - the next era of mobile 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      This will discuss 5G, and the what, the why, and the when!
      Speaker: Mr Neil McRae (BT)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 10:55 11:25
      Morning Coffee Break 30m The Gallery

      The Gallery

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
    • 11:25 11:45
      Sponsor Presentation: Building for Ultrafast 20m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      We think the future is ultrafast. Since 1995, Zen Internet has been at the forefront of the UK Internet’s evolutions. And right now, we see no slowdown in increasingly complex, data hungry applications that rely on fast robust connectivity. Whether this is businesses migrating to cloud computing and hosted voice or consumers’ depending on connectivity to underpin smart homes and a fundamentally connected life. The last year has seen 40% growth in peak average internet traffic. The networks upon which our lives and businesses increasingly rely have never been so important. Performance issues or drops in service – can take an axe to a company’s profits or ruin an evening of catch-up TV! That’s why we think ultrafast, ultra-reliable networks are the future, and it’s why we built one – in just six months. Andy will detail why we decided that a major network upgrade was necessary for both Zen’s customers and partners, and how we built a next-generation network – from scratch – in ultrafast time. He’ll talk about Zen’s simultaneous on-net rollout, and how an ambitious programme of Local Loop Unbundling has given us the fifth largest network in the UK. He’ll put it all together to explain why networks need to be fit for a data hungry future.
      Speaker: Andy Furnell (Zen Internet)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 11:45 12:15
      None of us knew what we were doing, we made it up as we went along - Part 2 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Some more amusing anecdotes, historical artifacts, and possibly interesting technical tales of woe from the UK Internet of the late 1990s.
      Speaker: Mr Paul Thornton (PRT Systems Ltd)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 12:15 12:30
      IPv6 networking on Arduino 15m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      IPv6 is starting to become more commonly supplied by major ISPs in the UK and has been well supported for a long time by mobile phones and desktop operating systems. The percentage of data being transported over IPv6 (compared to IPv4) is expected to go up enormously in 2017 within the UK. However many embedded, niche and hobby devices are a long way from supporting IPv6. Because IPv6 addresses are 4x longer than IPv4 addresses, it is a common assumption that it also uses a lot more resources as well. I wanted to challenge that assumption and see if it was possible to implement IPv6 on a very constrained device, such as Arduino. My implementation has support for SLAAC, DNS Client, a basic HTTP Server and UDP Client and Server. Example programmes fit within 2kB of RAM and 16KB of Programme Memory. While the implementation would not pass ipv6ready certification, it is at least as functional as a similar libraries for IPv4. Writing an IPv6 library for Arduino was is a personal challenge that allowed me to explore IPv6 in a lot of depth and understand the limits of the Arduino platform better.
      Speaker: Mr Nicholas Humfrey (BBC)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 12:30 13:45
      Lunch 1h 15m The Gallery

      The Gallery

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
    • 13:30 13:45
      PGP Key Signing 15m
      Speaker: Harry Reeder
    • 13:45 14:00
      Rise of the IoT Attack Vector 15m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      There’s nothing new about Botnets, but one built from IoT devices is – and, they are taking the scale of the DDoS threat to a level not previously anticipated. Understand why this new vector is on the rise and the detail behind the types of attacks it is delivering.
      Speaker: Mr Sean Newman (Sponsor)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 14:00 14:30
      FD.io: building bespoke software data plane network functions. 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      FD.io is a Project at Linux Foundation focusing on a modularised and extensible packet processing software framework for building bespoke network data plane applications. It is a collection of projects centred around VPP - Vector Packet Processing - a high-throughput, low-latency and resource-efficient data plane services platform. This talk introduces FD.io, covers the VPP architecture, current main integration efforts and key performance benchmarks. It then explores applicability to network deployments, use cases and shows a path to one terabit software router (1TFR).
      Speaker: Mr Maciek Konstantynowicz (Cisco)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 14:30 15:00
      SDN, CMDB, NMS… CRM?! How we're putting the customer at the centre of our network. 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Following on from some of the ideas presented in Brian Nisbet's talk "Your 60 seconds starts now", my talk would be to explain how we put our Customer Relationship Management system right in the middle of our network infrastructure. The primary audience of the presentation is smaller ISPs/NSPs/etc, who might not yet have the ITIL-style business processes in place, or are just thinking about Configuration Management Databases; but it might give some ideas to some larger providers as well. Estimate: ~20-30 minutes. Format: some talking around bullet points, some "lolcat GIFs" for levity, but also some screenshots of system in use, and examples how we're scripting and using APIs to build our SDN/CRM/CMDB/NMS alphabetty-spaghetti-monster. Intro and Motivation: Faelix is a small "boutique" provider, small number of staff, emphasis for our customers is quick access to "technical support with clue". That kind of support is expensive to the business (no first-line helpdesk). And like anyone else in the room, we have to respond quickly: to potential customers, to billing enquiries, to service problems, etc. We're doing many of the usual network automations already, taking inspiration from e.g. Facebook's talk at UKNOF32 (of course, we're not that scale!). How can we make the less-technical parts of our business processes more automated so we scale better, more like a "tech startup", i.e. so we don't need 10x staff to get 10x customers? Execution: We've put CRM in the middle of everything. Some slides explaining how e.g. * customer VM doesn't get spun up unless a customer exists in the CRM, the VM exists, and it has availability/capacity/etc monitoring profiles applied * the customer/VM/etc record configures the network (routers, switches, VMs, etc) * which means the customer is being billed (hurray!) * and we have a record of what they're being billed for (don't accidentally switch off live things) * and their payments are coming in (cashflow is king) * reducing accidental (or on purpose) freebies (anecdotal problem for small hosting providers; and means we have quantitative figures for the "hosting donations" we make) * we know what $customer_vm is connected to, interacts with... i.e. everything to rebuild their service (CMDB!) * makes maintenance notifications easy, because we can grab all customers on a particular device and email newsletter them; and potentially see they've read it * and makes marketing new services to customers easy too (as long as CRM does good email newsletters) * and start to ask customers for feedback for our own improvement Further Ideas: We're starting (and probably by UKNOF37 will have finished) getting our Network Monitoring System interfaced with our CRM so that monitoring events in Icinga2 are reflected on customer records in CRM. This will mean we could automatically apply service level credits to customers' accounts (assuming we have such an outage!), but also means we have one place to look for any customer-affecting issues: their record in our CRM has everything. i.e. full customer life-cycle within the CRM. Conclusions: Some examples/anecdotes about how this is helping us, basically "all the info we need for customer service management, visible in one place". Link back to beginning: if something is taking longer than Brian's 60 seconds, and the customer calls us up, we don't have to go scrabbling around for information in different silos of systems (and we don't have to keep multiple systems up to date with the same data).
      Speaker: Mr Marek Isalski (Faelix Limited)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Large BGP Communities and Shutdown Communication. 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Both "Large BGP communities" (*RFC8092*) and "BGP Shutdown Communication" (*draft-ietf-idr-shutdown*) are new standards designed to improve the lives of operators of modern ISP networks. In this talk we explore these and discuss adoption.
      Speaker: Mr David Freedman (Claranet)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 15:30 15:45
      BGP Session Culling 15m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      With this BCP Internet-Draft we hope to draw some attention to good practises which can be applied by IP networks or IXPs to mitigate negative impact caused by maintenance operations on lower layer networks. The idea is to promote the concept of breaking the control-plane in a controlled fashion, before actually breaking the data-plane. This is a follow-on from my lightning talk at RIPE67. Since then the idea gained popularity and is applied at more and more IXPs. The video + pdf are available here: https://ripe67.ripe.net/archives/video/116/
      Speaker: Will Hargrave (UKNOF/LONAP)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 15:45 16:15
      Afternoon Coffee Break 30m The Gallery

      The Gallery

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
    • 16:15 16:45
      OARC's Software Tools Suite for DNS Data Capture, Analysis and Sharing 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership, organization that seeks to improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure. This presentation will include a brief introduction to DNS-OARC, and an overview of OARC's extensive suite of software tools for DNS data gathering, sharing and analysis, including recent efforts to refresh, consolidate, update and extend this toolset to modern development platforms and practices. Recent and upcoming OARC Internet-wide data capturing activities will also be discussed.
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 16:45 17:15
      Continuous Delivery for Network Engineers 30m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      Simon has been at AutoTrader for over three years and has witnessed a business change from traditional waterfall to fully agile. I will giveyou a whistle stop tour of what continuous delivery is and, how some of those methods that sysadmins have been using for while can now start to also be used in a networks role.
      Speaker: Mr Simon Gunton (Mr)
      notes
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 17:15 17:40
      BIRD route-server configuration: click, done! 25m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      One of the missions of an internet exchange is to promote and facilitate peering between organizations: this operation is generally performed via route-servers. Unfortunately, at the moment, this approach comes with a few severe limitations that are not encouraging organizations to join route-servers: there is no possibility to easily decide who to peer or who to peer not within the connected members, plus the management of the route servers is usually something obscure, not standardized and still performed in a really manual way, that means inefficient, error prone and time consuming. On top of it, in case of a peering network distributed within different locations, also latency becomes a key factor in the selection of your peers and the filter mechanism based on community strings, once again, turns out to be definitely limited. NL-ix decided to find a solution to the above-mentioned situation and implemented a solution on top of the open-source route server BIRD. What came out is a complete automated system that gives to the members full and fine-grained control on their peering sessions via a friendly web interface or - due to his modular design – via API/WebHooks at each level of the automation chain. The system, using exclusively open-source technologies (Python, PostgresSQL, Django, brocade StackStorm , Flask), has been realized in collaboration with Brocade and allows to go over all the traditional limitations, allowing filtering and prepending connected members based on latency, datacenter location and specific IPs; once your configuration is done it gets converted in a BIRD configuration file, pushed and safely deployed on the route-server; everything gets logged and is trackable plus the extra possibility to easily integrate the automation platform with instant messaging software to keep the operation department updated about the outcome of the process.
      Speaker: Mr Diego Neto (NL-ix)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
      Video
    • 17:40 17:55
      NetMcr: Networking for Networkers in Manchester 15m Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Charter 1, 2 & 3

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
      - Basic introduction to NetMcr & format - Why we started doing it - What's happened to date - How to get involved - Please spread the word - Thanks
      Speaker: Tom Hill (Bytemark Hosting)
      Presentation Video
      Slides
    • 18:00 20:00
      Pints n' Packets 2h The Gallery

      The Gallery

      Manchester Central Convention Complex

      Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
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