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UKNOF41 (Edinburgh)

Europe/London
Lomond Suite (Edinburgh International Conference Centre)

Lomond Suite

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
Description

The UK Network Operators' Forum is returning to Edinburgh for UKNOF41 on Tuesday 11th September!

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: #UKNOF41

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

 


PREMIUM SPONSORS

Corero     ThousandEyes


ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Fluency          ProLabs


CONTRIBUTOR SPONSORS

RIPE NCC     SevOne


PARTNERS

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PINTS N' PACKETS Networking Event

Corero     


 

Registration: CLOSED

Call for Presentations: CLOSED

Webcast: http://uknof.bogons.net/uknof41.html
Webcast (HTML5): http://uknof.bogons.net/uknof41a.html

IRC Chatroom: #uknof@irc.terahertz.net

Twitter hashtag: #UKNOF41


Volunteers: We always appreciate volunteer help in setting up and running UKNOF events. If you're interested in helping at UKNOF41, please indicate this on the registration form. Our helpers always make a big difference.


Sponsors: We have the following sponsor opportunities for UKNOF41:

  • Meeting Sponsorships
  • UKNOF Social / Pints n' Promos Sponsorships
  • Individual and Organisation Patron Sponsorships for 2018

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

Slides
Timetable
UKNOF Annual Meeting Agenda
Participants
  • Adrian Bolster
  • Adrian Brookes
  • Al Bennett
  • Aled Morris
  • Alex Conners
  • Alfie Pates
  • Alin Pastrama
  • Alistair Mackenzie
  • Andrew Ingram
  • Andy Davidson
  • Andy Mather
  • Aseem Sharma
  • Askar Sheibani
  • Barney Sowood
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Ben Carter
  • Bob Sleigh
  • Botond Palencsar
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brian Eley
  • Bruce Strang
  • Cameron Sharp
  • Cathy Almond
  • Charlie Boisseau
  • Chris Bagnall
  • Chris Russell
  • Colin Cheung
  • Colin Cooper
  • Colin Copland
  • Colin Silcock
  • Craig Brown
  • Craig Gallen
  • Dan Poltawski
  • Daniel Greaves
  • Darren Storer
  • Dave Pumford
  • David Farrell
  • David Freedman
  • David Groves
  • David Johnston
  • David Munro
  • David Murray
  • David Reader
  • David Whitaker
  • David Wray
  • Dean Sanders
  • Debbie Casey
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Dietmar Wand
  • Donal Cunningham
  • Dunc Lockwood
  • Eileen Busson
  • Euan Galloway
  • Fearghas McKay
  • Foeh Mannay
  • Frank Blankman
  • Gareth Kinghorn
  • Gavin Shearer
  • George Taylor
  • Girija Gaunker
  • Gordon Lyon
  • Grant Wilson
  • Greg Choules
  • Hal Ponton
  • Hamlesh Motah
  • Huw Saunders
  • Ian Waters
  • Ignas Bagdonas
  • Inga Turner
  • Jaak Cheshire
  • Jack Doswell
  • James Bensley
  • James Blessing
  • James Sweet
  • James Turner
  • James Wheatley
  • Jan Novak
  • Javed Vohra
  • Jennifer Holmes
  • Jeremy Brett
  • Jethro Binks
  • Jim Reid
  • Jo Fereday
  • Jody Botham
  • John Bourke
  • John Bretherick
  • John Dickinson
  • John Hill
  • John Mahon
  • Jonathan Fowler
  • Jonathan Langley
  • Julian Harse
  • Julian Palmer
  • Keeran Keeran
  • Keeran Marquis
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Kurt Erik Lindqvist
  • Lance Davis
  • Laura Winters
  • Lee Dowdells
  • Lewis Eason
  • Liz Stevens
  • Luke Lim
  • Mahendra Bhosale
  • Marcus Stoegbauer
  • Marek Isalski
  • Mark Culverhouse
  • Mark Fordyce
  • Mark Taplin
  • Mark Vevers
  • Martin Riley
  • Mat Ford
  • Matt Illingworth
  • Matt McLeary
  • Matthew Houghton
  • Matthew Pincus
  • Melanie Cantalejo
  • Mike Hughes
  • Mike Walters
  • Naomi Elia
  • Naomi Elia
  • Nat Lasseter
  • Neil Christie
  • Neil McRae
  • Neil Miller
  • Neil RYAN
  • Nick Ryce
  • Nico CARTRON
  • Nigel Titley
  • Olufemi Komolafe
  • Osama Soliman
  • Paul Lawrence
  • Paul Roberts
  • Peter Cutler
  • Peter Deans
  • Peter Kinnaird
  • Peter Stevens
  • Peter Young
  • Philip Gaw
  • Posco Tso
  • pratik narkar
  • Ralph Weatherburn
  • Ray Bellis
  • Rene Fitchmueller
  • Richard Harris
  • Richard Irving
  • Richard Nicol
  • Rob Evans
  • Rob Golding
  • Rob Harrison
  • Robert Lister
  • Robin Williams
  • Roderick Gillies
  • Ross Moya
  • Ryan Benson
  • Róisín King
  • Sam Smith
  • Sara Dickinson
  • Scott Millmaker
  • Sean Newman
  • Simon Beevers
  • Simon Emery
  • Simon Lockhart
  • Stephen Dyer
  • Stephen Maloney
  • Stephen Morris
  • Stephen Pegrum
  • Stephen Pegrum
  • Steve jones
  • Steven Crangle
  • Stuart Clark
  • Stuart Gilbertson
  • Stuart Paton
  • Subhi Hashwa
  • Tarus Balog
  • Tema Hassan
  • Tim Bray
  • Tim Chown
  • Tom Bird
  • Tom Hill
  • Tony Fraulo
  • Trefor Davies
  • Will Curtis
  • Will Hargrave
  • William Fairhurst
  • Willie Black
  • Yas Patel
    • 09:00 09:50
      Registration 50m Strathblane Hall

      Strathblane Hall

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    • 09:50 10:00
      Introduction and Welcome 10m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Slides
    • 10:00 10:30
      LINX migration to new disaggregated LON2 network model using EVPN routing technology on open network hardware 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      We are looking to present on our LON2 completed migration to new disaggregated LON2 network model using EVPN routing technology. This presentation will will be based on what we did and why, the problems we faced and how we overcame them.
      Speaker: Kurtis Lindqvist (LINX)
      Slides
      Video
    • 10:30 11:00
      Quantum Key Distribution 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      This presentation highlights some research carried out in BT that shows the possibility of securing communications using QKD. In a world where quantum compute will soon make normal security and encryption techniques ineffective finding new ways of ensuring data security are required.
      Speaker: Mr Neil McRae (BT)
      Slides
      Video
    • 11:00 11:30
      Morning Coffee Break 30m Strathblane Hall

      Strathblane Hall

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    • 11:30 11:50
      High Performance & NFV Packet Processing 20m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Detecting and mitigating today’s DDoS threats, in real-time, requires in-line inspection with ultra-efficient packet processing. Increasingly, this includes the need for virtualised security functions, as well as, or instead of, physical appliances. This session covers some of the techniques used to deliver high-performance platform-agnostic DDoS protection.
      Speaker: Mr Julian Palmer (Corero Network Security)
      Slides
      Video
    • 11:50 12:20
      NetDevOps Configuration Management 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Configuration management is not just about backing up configs into source control. Leveraging tools like Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet allow you to interact with the configuration of network devices via abstraction and automated framework to save us from the pitfalls of "Finger Defined Networking". Scripts are a great first step to automation, but they require maintenance and strong programming skills. Configuration Management leverages scripts that are maintained by the community of vendors and OpenSource. With them you provide the configuration intent in a simple and consistent fashion, and the details of implementation are handled by the tooling. In this session we will explore how the same tools system admins are using to manage servers, cloud and applications can be leveraged in the network to foster a DevOps culture across silos in the organization.
      Speaker: Mr Stuart Clark (Cisco Systems)
      Slides
      Video
    • 12:20 12:50
      WHO? (What's Happening with OpenNMS) 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      OpenNMS is powerful and scalable network monitoring platform that is completely open source. While designed from the start to be highly scalable, recent work has added new features to extend that scalability to new levels. This presentation will present three of them: 1. **Newts**: [Newts][1] is a new time-series database built on top of Apache Cassandra. It adds new levels of performance data storage capable of storing hundreds of thousands of data points per second, in both a redundant and geographically separated fashion. 2. **OpenNMS Minion**: The [Minion][2] is a lightweight application that can run on commodity hardware to perform distributed monitoring. This can greatly extend the monitoring capability of OpenNMS and addresses a number of issues such as duplicate network address space and a need for redundancy. 3. **OpenNMS Drift**: [Drift][3] allows for the collection of "flow" data including protocols such as Netflow, IPFIX, JFlow and sFlow. The information is stored in Elasticsearch and is displayed in Grafana. Over 100,000 flows per second are currently being collected in production systems with twice that easily possible with the right hardware. As the number of network elements an organization has to monitor grows, both to provide a high level of service or to address regulatory requirements, OpenNMS has grown to meet those needs. Its open source nature makes it both a flexible and cost effective solution. [1]: http://docs.opennms.org/opennms/releases/22.0.0/guide-admin/guide-admin.html#ga-opennms-operation-newts%20Newts [2]: http://docs.opennms.org/opennms/releases/22.0.0/guide-admin/guide-admin.html#ga-minion "Minion" [3]: http://docs.opennms.org/opennms/releases/22.0.0/guide-admin/guide-admin.html#ga-telemetryd "Drift"
      Speaker: Mr Tarus Balog (The OpenNMS Project)
      Slides
      Video
    • 12:50 14:10
      Lunch 1h 20m Strathblane Hall

      Strathblane Hall

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    • 14:10 14:40
      Deploying an Atlas Probe (The Hard Way) 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      This presentation discusses deployment of a RIPE Atlas probe, or more specifically the deployment of an IPv6 network for the sole reason to support the Atlas probe. We'll cover the anatomy of the project, some lessons learned, some war stories and why we ultimately made it happen.
      Speaker: Mr Chris Russell (UKNOF)
      Slides
      Video
    • 14:40 15:10
      Company Spinoff - The Network Challenges 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Recently involved in a company SpinOff, one of the most crazy i have ever been involved in with some crazy timelines. The slides show high level some of the challenges and how we worked through them
      Speaker: Mr Andrew Ingram (High Tide Group)
    • 15:10 15:40
      It's DNS Jim, but not as we know it! 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      This talk will explore the most recent evolutions in how end-device DNS resolution is being done including new encrypted transports and DNS resolution directly from applications. The talk will provide an overview of the recent work on the both the DNS-over-TLS and DoH (DNS-over-HTTPS) protocols at the IETF. It will then summarise the recent implementations in OS's, applications and on mobile platforms and review existing large scale deployments. The talk will attempt to present considerations for network operators as the deployment of encrypted transports for DNS increases. Alongside this, the talk will also explore the potential implications of applications starting to perform DNS lookups directly, in some cases to 'preferred resolvers' (e.g. Firefox are experimenting with DoH in the browser sending queries to Cloudflare).
      Speaker: Sara Dickinson (Sinodun IT)
      Slides
      Video
    • 15:40 16:05
      Afternoon Coffee Break 25m Strathblane Hall

      Strathblane Hall

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    • 16:05 16:35
      The NIS Regulations for RDSPs (and other indecipherable acronyms) 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      This talk will provide a summary of the NIS (Network and Information Systems) Regulations - what they cover, who they apply to and the way that the ICO is intending to regulate the sector it is responsible for. It will cover what the main requirements are, who counts as an RDSP and will also look at breach reporting, in particular the crossover with GDPR breach reporting obligations.
      Speaker: Mr Jonathan Langley (ICO)
      Slides
      Video
    • 16:35 16:45
      Ofcom's Role in Cyber Security 10m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Speaker: Mr Huw Saunders (Ofcom)
      Slides
      Video
    • 16:45 17:00
      Introduction to The UK Fibre Connectivity Forum 15m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      **1.) Introduction to the UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (UKFCF)** - **Forum summary** - *The UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (UKFCF) is an association of organisations and individuals committed to working together to support and advise the UK Government in delivering policies that will create a fertile environment for the rapid growth of the UK’s digital economy.** - **Forum vision** - *UKFCF’s vision is to establish affordable, high-speed full-fibre connectivity across all parts of the UK in all commercial and residential buildings, delivered on a level playing field for all stakeholders.* - **Forum objectives** - *raising awareness of the UK’s inadequate digital infrastructure; establishing a dynamic think tank of industry experts; maintaining an influential grassroots-level, non-profit voluntary organisation.* - **The fibre scene at the time of the Forum’s inception at the March 2017 Parliament event** - *BT Openreach separation; the role of Ofcom; 2017 Brexit proceedings commencement; pending business rate revaluation; £400 million Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund; only 3.08% of UK buildings connected with full fibre (FTTP); the UK’s poor ranking in European connectivity league table.*
      Speaker: Mr Askar Sheibani (The UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (UKFCF))
      Slides
      Video
    • 17:00 17:30
      Digging the Digital Glen Update 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      Balquhidder Community Broadband has created an P2P FTTH infrastructure for Balquhidder Glen and the surrounding area. The Community Interest Company (CIC) is working in partnership with Bogons and with funding from Bogons, the EU (via LEADER) and Stirling Council. With more than half of the network backbone now laid and the connection of households continuing apace, Bogons and BCB will provide an update on progress and on the technical and logistical challenges overcome in delivering a network over often hostile terrain.
      Speakers: Mr Brandon Butterworth (Bogons), Mr David Johnston (Balquhidder Community Broadband CIC)
      Slides
      Video
    • 17:30 18:00
      The hitchhikers guide to ducts and poles, networks and 30 years of acquisitions 30m Lomond Suite

      Lomond Suite

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE
      An introduction for budding manhole spotters to the UK's common pavement-logos and street furniture and a potted history of who built those networks and subsequent numerous acquisitions. Who is using those networks today? Inspired a little bit by Ingrid Burrington's book (ISBN 1612195423) of a similar theme. Interactive video snippet: https://nyti.ms/2At6KQU In addition, I'll go through some experiences we've had in building new infrastructure and whats involved. What's in the manholes? What's a subduct? What's the difference in cost for digging in the carriageway vs footway vs grass verge. What are others (Gigaclear, B4RN etc.) doing to keep this cost down?
      Speaker: Charlie Boisseau
      Slides
      Video
    • 18:00 20:00
      Pints n Packets 2h Strathblane Hall

      Strathblane Hall

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

      The Exchange Edinburgh 150 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EE

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