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December 2018 Meeting

Location: Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre


The INEX meeting is scheduled to take place on December 13th in the IAA building on D’Olier Street.

In honouring our chief executive of 15 years, Barry Rhodes, who passed away soon after our September meeting, we will open our December meeting with a tribute to him and his leadership of INEX given by Nick Hilliard. 

We have a number of excellent speakers lined up for this meeting and after it concludes at 5pm, we will move to the social networking event in the Temple Bar Hotel on Fleet Street (two minute walk away) together with our sponsor for the event, Interxion.


Brendan Minish, INEX Chairperson
Update on the Board's Activity and Planning

Brendan will be giving an update on activity that the board has been undertaking in recent weeks.

Andrew Maybin, INEX Hiring Committee
CEO Recruitment Update
Amanda Galligan, Workday
The Accidental Network Engineer

Amanda will be discussing the difficulty aspiring wannabe network engineers face trying to get into the industry. She will be taking a look at the role of mentorship in the industry and how things can be progressed.

Barry O'Donovan
Update on INEX Operations
Job Snijders, NTT Communications
The Road to Improved Routing Security

Routing security is on the move, things are looking up! So, what changes to routing security are in the pipeline? What will happen in the next 18 months? In this presentation we cover updates from around the world and the role of RPKI - the future is bright!

Neil Lathwood, CTO of UKFast
LibreNMS for Service Providers
Eileen Gallagher
Update on INEX Membership, Community and 2019 Port Charges
Cathal Mooney, Asavie
Five Minutes of Fame
Michael Gubbins Detective Superintendent Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
How and why the Cyber Crime Bureau Works

September 2018 INEX Meeting

Location: Iveagh Garden Hotel, Harcourt Street


The INEX meeting will take place on Thursday, 13th September in the Iveagh Gardens Hotel on Harcourt Street in Dublin 2. Registration and coffee opens at 12.30pm with presentations beginning at 1pm. We have some great speakers already confirmed and are looking forward to an excellent meeting.

The meeting will be followed by drinks and food in the bar area of this hotel.

Huge thanks to Viatel who are sponsoring this meeting. We appreciate the support of the team there.


Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Subsea cables in a cyber terror / war world

Biog: Nicole Starosielski’s research focuses on the global distribution of digital media, and the relationship between technology, society, and the aquatic environment. Her book, The Undersea Network, examines the cultural and environmental dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables that formed the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure that carries almost international Internet traffic. Starosielski has published essays on how Fiji’s video stores serve as a nexus of digital media access (Media Fields Journal), on Guam’s critical role in transpacific digital exchange (Amerasia), on the cultural imbrications of cable systems in Hawaii and California (Journal of Visual Culture), and photo essays on undersea cables (Octopus and Media-N). Before coming to NYU, she taught at Miami University of Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from UC-Santa Barbara.

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder
Key ceremony for internet root zone and a look at DNSSEC today

The why, who and how of key ceremony for internet root zone.

With so many new security protocols being implemented, what is the importance of DNSSEC today.

Biog: Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder is Chief Information Security Officer at IIS, the Internet Foundation in Sweden. She is ranked as one of Sweden’s leading experts on IT security. In 2013 Anne-Marie was the first Swede to become inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In addition to a number of other international roles, Anne-Marie is on the board of the IE Domain Registry.

Barry Rhodes, Chief Executive
Update from the Chief Executive
Nick Hilliard, CTO
Operations Update
Nigel Bayliff, CEO AquaComms
The Atlantic - Cables are being built again

The economics of new cable builds in the Atlantic and how Ireland is positioned in this economy. Nigel will also give some insight to how cables, often the size of a garden hose are wrestled from 4,000m under the sea.

Ian Cleary, Head of Interconnection Ireland and other countries
Google's tools for ISPs and an insight to the support for IXPs

Summer Social 2018

Location: Against the Grain, Wexford Street


The INEX 2018 Summer Social will take place on Thursday, 14th June in Against the Grain on Camden Street. Doors open at 7pm and we’re planning to begin the quiz at 7.45pm.

A mix of quiz, comedy, drinks and food, together with the great company of the INEX community, we’re grateful to enet for their support of the event. Tables of four for the quiz and these can be made up on the night or you can hunt down the dream team in advance. Extra point for every separate company represented on the quiz team – four companies represented, four extra points to start off with. The winning team will be rewarded with a fabulous prize!

Hosting the quiz will be musical comedian and MC and Irish Comedian of the Year for 2016/2017, Steve Bennett.

Please feel free to pass this invite on to those in the community who have attended INEX meetings in the past or who are involved in internet networking. Looking forward to another great INEX Summer Social! If you would like to attend but not participate in the quiz, that’s great too.

2018 March meeting and AGM

Location: Tramline Venue, 5 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2


The INEX meeting and AGM will take place in the Tramline Venue on Thursday, 15th March. Registration opens at 12:30pm, with presentations beginning at 1pm.

We have a great line up of speakers and look forward to gathering the INEX community together for our first meeting of 2018. As usual, we welcome delegates from across the IP Community and please do feel free to pass on details of the meeting to your colleagues.

Full details on the AGM will be issued separately to INEX members.

As usual the meeting will be followed by a social event and we will have a dedicated area within Tramline for drinks and lots of their excellent pizza.

Huge thanks to Agile Networks and the team their for their support of this meeting.

Laura Nolan, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Google
Espresso: Google's SDN peering edge architecture

This talk looks at Espresso, Google's SDN peering fabric. Espresso delivers huge improvements in scale and efficiency at our network edge.

We'll cover how it works, as well as how we launched it, and how we built a cohesive structure and oncall organisation for it out of several diverse teams.

Biog: Laura Nolan has been a Site Reliability Engineer at Google for five years, working on large data infrastructure projects and most recently, networking. Her background is in software engineering and computer science. She wrote the 'Managing Critical State' chapter in the O'Reilly SRE book, and is co-chair of SREcon Europe/Middle East/Africa.

Attilla de Groot, Cumulus Networks
If (network == server) { magic happens }

Cumulus Linux is a NOS that runs on 50+ different hardware platforms used in data centers. Automating a server infrastructure with DevOps tools and a CI/CD environment is common today. What if your network acts like a server, can you do the same?

Biog: Attilla has spent the last 15 years at the cutting edge of networking, having spent time with KPN, Amsterdam Internet Exchange, and HP, with exposure to technology from Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Huawei. He now works for Cumulus Networks, the creators of open networking, where he is able to continue his interest in open architecture design and automation.

Anna Wilson, Service Desk Manager at HEAnet
Stop running servers for your hobbies

When you've any technical knowledge at all, you often end up being the de facto tech person for your family, friends and hobbies. And some of it's even interesting. It's easy to set up a virtual machine running apache and wordpress for your tennis club, calligraphy circle or ice cream appreciation group. Yes, they could use a third party, but we can do a much better job, and cheaper too. Given what we do on a day to day basis, it doesn't feel like very much work.

Please stop.

Cancelled due to illness: Kevin Gannon, Agile Networks
Routing Ethernet

The use of new BGP extensions to allow the ability to place machines anywhere on the network and provide seem-less mobility over an existing L3 network. Also the ability to migrate services without readdressing and needing L2 inter site or a big bang migration.

Barry Rhodes, INEX Chief Executive
Update on INEX
Colin Dalton, INEX Chairperson
Denis Nolan, INEX Operations Team
Update on INEX Operations
John Quinn, Euroroute
Five Minutes of Fame - Associate Member
Michal Krzysztofowicz, senior network engineer, Agile Networks
Death of a Network Engineer

In the past we, Network Engineers, used CLI for everything from device commissioning to service provisioning, to configuration changes due to upgrades, to troubleshooting. This has been riddled with issues (consistency issues, typos, errors due to tiredness or rush), is boring and not very scalable. Let computers do what they're best at through automation to do the menial work and let's free ourselves to use our grey matter for things we're good at like designing and implementing new things. It's not difficult and it can be fun!

Will Hargrave, CTO, LONAP
BGP Session Culling

One of the co-authors of last week's RFC on the topic, alongside our own Nick Hilliard, Will is giving an advanced insight into BGP Session Culling.

INEX Meeting, 7th December

Location: Science Gallery, Pearse Street - Dublin 2


The INEX meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 7th December 2017 in Dublin at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The meeting will begin with registration at 12.30 with presentations beginning at 1pm.

The meeting will be followed by a Christmas social and party which we are holding in conjunction with our meeting sponsors, Interxion. This is taking place in the Temple Bar Hotel, 13-17 Fleet Street and we have an evening with food, drinks and live music to kick off the Christmas buzz. (It’s 750m between the venues walking or we can book a taxi for you if you prefer not to.)

Thanks to Interxion for their support of the INEX Meeting and the Christmas party.



Lee Hetherington, Edge Network Strategy at Facebook
Facebook and its Edge

A short presentation about how Facebook delivers content, to its billions of users using its global network footprint.

Bijal Sanghani, Head of the Euro-IX Secretariat
Peering developments and PeeringDB
Alan O'Reilly, Head of Weather Forecasting at Carlow Weather by night and Customer Experience Manager at Blacknight by day
Dear Santa, Please can I have my own weather station for Christmas

Running the very popular Carlow Weather for a number of year, Alan is going to lift the fog on running your own weather station, how data is gathered, stored and shared.

He'll give an insight to some of the significant events and highs and lows that the station has seen including the recent Storm Ophelia.

For those writing their letters to Santa during the presentation, he'll help to identify the main kit that's required and how local weather stations really help build the big weather picture during extreme events.

Fredrik Korsbäck, NORDUnet
How hard could it be to greenfield a high capacity network?

Fredrik gives an insight to a project they undertook to design and build a new high capacity network.

Barry Rhodes, Chief Executive
Update on INEX
Denis Nolan, Network Engineer
Update on INEX Operations

September 2017

Location: Camden Court Hotel


For the Thursday, 14th September INEX meeting, we’re making a return visit to the Camden Court Hotel at 1pm with registration opening at 12:30pm. The meeting will finish around 5pm and we will move to the Odeon bar which is just around the corner for the social event which will be a BBQ and drinks. We’re putting in an early order for a sunny early Autumn evening so looking forward to a great event.

Please feel free to share details on this meeting with anyone in your company and also those within the community who may wish to hear the speakers we have coming along.

Many thanks to euNetworks who are very generously sponsoring the INEX meeting and social event afterwards. We’re very grateful for the support.

Veronika McKillop, Network Architect at Microsoft and Chair of the UK IPv6 Council

This presentation will cover the journey that Networking team in Microsoft IT took from an IPv4-only to Dual-Stack network. However, the team is not stopping there as this Dual-Stack is IPv6 half-done. The team aims to go IPv6-Only and Veronika will share some details of their experience so far. She will also include differences in challenges that Enterprises face versus Service Providers, as Veronika has observed from the UK IPv6 Council perspective.

Biog: Veronika McKillop works as a Network Architect in Microsoft IT. She leads the Enterprise IPv6 efforts with the long-term goal of moving all corporate services to IPv6-Only. Prior to joining Microsoft, Veronika worked in Cisco as a Consulting Systems Engineer in the Global Service Provider team. Veronika chairs the UK IPv6 Council which she founded in order to bring the technical, business and government community together and progress the IPv6 deployments in the UK.

Linda Doyle Professor of Engineering & The Arts Director CONNECT
An insight to the work of CONNECT

Biog: Linda Doyle is the Director of CONNECT and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Doyle was also the Director of CTVR, the precursor to CONNECT. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.

Marijana Novakovic, Interconnection Strategy at LinkedIn
Developing the peering tool at LinkedIn
Nick Hilliard, INEX CTO
Automation in the XP
Róisín King, INEX operations
Operations Update

An update on developments on the peering infrastructure at INEX

Barry Rhodes, INEX Chief Executive
Update on INEX

Barry will give an update on the management and finances at INEX.

Sergiusz Paprzycki, Senior Network Engineer, Viatel
Optimal BGP route reflection for de-centralized network
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