virtualUKNOF September 2020

Cathy Almond (Internet Systems Consortium) , Chris Russell (UKNOF) , Fearghas McKay (Flexoptix // UKNOF) , Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)

The UK Network Operators' Forum is currently only running virtual meetings.

The third virtualUKNOF will be co-hosted by UKNOF and Flexoptix on 7 September (14:15 - 16:30 BST) followed by a BYO Pints n' Packets social event (16:30 - 18:00).

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.

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Flexoptix RIPE NCC

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Arista Xantaro with Nokia

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Bogons  Portfast

  • Aaron Charles
  • Adam Castle
  • Adam Woodall
  • Alan Barnett
  • Aled Morris
  • Alex Harrison
  • Andrew Bangs
  • Andrew Campling
  • Andrew Khoo
  • Andy Davidson
  • Andy Howard
  • Anne Bates
  • Annika Wickert
  • Anton Karneliuk
  • Ariel Toh
  • Bart Scheulderman
  • Ben Ben
  • Ben Carter
  • Ben Roeder
  • Ben Ward
  • Ben White
  • Benson Schliesser
  • Bernardi Pranggono
  • Bijal Sanghani
  • Bill Brigden
  • Bill Hulley
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brian Nisbet
  • Cameron Sharp
  • Catalin Petrescu
  • Cathy Almond
  • Chris Bridle
  • Chris Russell
  • Christopher Sharp
  • Clare White
  • Colin Cooper
  • Colin Copland
  • Craig Aspey
  • Damien Shaw
  • Dan Cicioiu
  • Dan Peachey
  • Daniel Piekacz
  • Daryl Turner
  • Dave Wilson
  • David Croft
  • David Malone
  • David Murray
  • David Richardson
  • David Wilkinson
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Dunc Lockwood
  • Edward Dore
  • Elliot Sandell
  • Esther Cobbinah
  • Fahad Ahmed Khan
  • Farhan Razzak
  • Fearghas McKay
  • Frank Dupker
  • Gareth Bowen
  • Gareth Hay
  • Gary Hawkins
  • Gary Mackenzie
  • Gary Steers
  • George Horton
  • Graham Monro
  • Harold Abucot
  • Ian Chilton
  • Ignas Bagdonas
  • Inga Turner
  • Jaco Engelbrecht
  • James Bensley
  • James Smith
  • James Stapley
  • Jason Kleeh
  • Jody Botham
  • Johannes Hofmann
  • Jon Vooght
  • Jonas Vermeulen
  • Jonathan Hewlett
  • Jorg Dekker
  • Julian Harse
  • Julian Lannert
  • Karim Karim
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Kevin Mitchell
  • Kevin Mott
  • Kurt Mclester
  • Kyle Adams
  • Lance Davis
  • Lasse Jarlskov
  • Leo Vegoda
  • Lesego Leseka
  • Lou Ashtonhurst
  • Luke Sheldrick
  • Marek Isalski
  • Mark Lloyd
  • Mark Prior
  • Mark Tearle
  • Martin Levy
  • Matt Brown
  • Matt Jepp
  • Matt Mcclatchey
  • Matt Pickering
  • Matthew Melbourne
  • Matthew Mercer
  • Matthew Walster
  • Matthias Kesler
  • Max Pueschel
  • Md. Abdul Awal
  • Melchior Aelmans
  • Mike Bester
  • Mike Hellers
  • Mike Hughes
  • Mirjam Kuhne
  • Moe Choaib
  • Mufaddal Presswala
  • Nat Lasseter
  • Nathalie Trenaman
  • Neil Christie
  • Niall O'Reilly
  • Nico Cartron
  • Olivier Benghozi
  • Olof Lundgren
  • Ottmar Deinhart
  • Patrick Mcdonough
  • Paul Edwards
  • Paul Parsons
  • Paul Thornton
  • Paul Todd
  • Peter Braidwood
  • Peter De Boer
  • Peter Stevens
  • Pim Van Stam
  • Portia Rabonda
  • Rahul Makhija
  • Ray Bellis
  • Rex Wickham
  • Rick Dunsford
  • Rob Harrison
  • Rob Heath
  • Roman Dodin
  • Sam Smith
  • Sandy Breeze
  • Sean Flack
  • Shaun Courtney
  • Sholy Augustine
  • Simon Lockhart
  • Stephen Maloney
  • Steve Dyer
  • Steve Glendinning
  • Steve Jones
  • Steve Karmeinsky
  • Steve Seymour
  • Steve Tester
  • Stuart Clark
  • Stuart Pearson
  • Stuart Ridsdale
  • Stuart Steele
  • Sushil Arya
  • Swapneel Patnekar
  • Tema Hassan
  • Tim Bray
  • Tim Franklin
  • Tomas Morales
  • Tugso B
  • Will Hargrave
  • Will Jones
  • Wim Henderickx
virtualUKNOF September 2020 Presentations Survey
virtualUKNOF admin
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      Webinar room opens - while waiting, grab a drink and mingle with your peers in the ~UKNOF channel at 15m

      If you do not already have one, you may sign up for an account on the chat server via:

    • 2:30 PM 2:35 PM
      Introduction and Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
    • 2:35 PM 2:55 PM
      Salt + Netbox + VyOS = Network Automation + Routing Security 20m

      One year of war stories and implementation gore from FAELIX's transition from MikroTik RouterOS devices at the BGP peering and transit edge to commodity hardware running VyOS.

      • VyOS
      • SaltStack
      • YAML
      • Netbox
      • BGP
      • OSPF
      • FRR
      • RPKI
      • IRR
      • XDP
      • bgpq3
      • UTRS
      • RTBH
      • NetFlow
      Speaker: Marek Isalski (FAELIX)
    • 2:55 PM 3:15 PM
      Running a non-profit conference system during COVID19 20m

      Technical challenges (running on different providers (we need an overlay!!)) as well as social challenges (why are we famous in Peru?) during COVID-19 when running an opensource conference system.

      The systems is based on Jitsi and run bei Freifunk Munich in Germany.

      Speakers: Annika Wickert, Matthias Kesler
    • 3:15 PM 3:25 PM
      Is gNMI becoming the de-facto standard to interface with your network equipment? 10m

      This presentation will look into the gNMI protocol as it is becoming increasingly popular in managing network infrastructure. It will start with an overview and a high-level comparison with other interface methods before diving into some of the latest developments in the gNXI ecosystem. The session will then point out the advantages, its sweet spot for utilization and highlight the growing ecosystem around gNMI. Finally we will reflect on its growing uptake in the market. and do a poll across the audience.

      Speaker: Jonas Vermeulen (Nokia)
    • 3:25 PM 3:40 PM
      Break 15m
    • 3:40 PM 4:05 PM
      LnetD - Open Source Network Discovery/Planning 25m

      Hi UKNOF team,

      I have a project i would like to present.

      This is an IGP network topology acquisition and capacity planning tool build on opensource software.

      Some of the features:


      • ISIS/OSPF network discovery
      • Automatically generated network maps ( integration with )
      • Ability to create network maps for external connection


      • Network planning for node/link failure
      • What if scenarios for adding new links/nodes , changing links metric.
      • L1 Topology model and the effect on L3 links.
      • Manually or Netflow traffic demands (integration with )
      Speaker: Mr Catalin Petrescu (N/A)
    • 4:05 PM 4:25 PM
      Processing BGP updates with RabbitMQ - more in depth 20m

      At UKNOF#45 I did a talk about processign BGP updates with RabbitMQ.
      I like to present a talk that takes this presentation as basis and is going deeper into alerting based on the events from BGP updates, which we use for alerting on specific events.
      With our real life examples, you can imagine how to build events on BGP hijacking or cofniguration mistakes at your customers side.

      Components in this system are: * Juniper core routers for BGP full table * ExaBGP for receiving updates from the core * Python scripts to feed to RabbitMQ * RabbitMQ messaging system * Python scripts to take actions based on the RabbitMQ messages * alerting by e-mail and instant messaging

      Speaker: Pim van Stam (NBIP-NaWas)
    • 4:25 PM 4:30 PM
      DNS Flag Day 5m

      DNS Flag Day 2020 is 1 October 2020.

      This year we are focusing on problems with IP fragmentation of DNS packets.

      What might this mean for you, as operators and consumers of DNS?

      Speaker: Cathy Almond (Internet Systems Consortium)
    • 4:30 PM 4:40 PM
      400G: The easiest way to go faster, is to go faster 10m

      As Moore's Law continues to prove itself as it has done for the past 50+ years, ethernet speeds need to keep up with the latest merchant silicon switch/router chips. The latest chips not only provide higher performance and faster interface speeds, but also reduced power consumption, larger table sizes, more buffers, etc. This presentation will briefly discuss where the industry is heading and how the landscape will appear with regards to 400GbE and beyond.

      Speaker: Sean Flack (Arista)
    • 4:40 PM 6:30 PM
      BYO Pints n' Packets 1h 50m