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20th - 21st Feb 2017

LINX96 took place at the Congress Centre in London on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February 2017.

Please visit the venue guide for information on the location of the main meeting itself.

Registration & Attendee List

Registration for LINX96 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.

Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Cumulus Networks

Social Sponsor

Volta Data Centres


Monday Topic Speaker
10:30 AM Optional Tutorial Session
The presentation is based on various active prevention / mitigations of potential attacks to your web infrastructure. In recent analysis report it is estimated that one in three web infrastructure hits is by malicious traffic.

So, How can we minimise these attacks from completing their intend action?
Defend your web site and backend systems by employing 'Allways-on' counter measures such as SQL prevention techniques, cookie tampering, ACL's, header masking, flood prevention, session exhaustion, Geo data, and many more.

However, should an attack be successful, what should you do? Do you need to mitigate everything!
James Easton
12:00 PM Registration Opens
Light lunch and refreshments plus free wireless connectivity available
13:30 PM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
13:35 PM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX95 Minutes (Monday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Richard Petrie
13:45 PM LINX CEO's Quarterly Report
inc. discussion on routeservers which will continue in LINX Technology update (Part 1)
John Souter
14:25 PM Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Corero Network Security
The DDoS Dichotomy
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are affecting all sectors of the global economy, including Government and commercial organisations. Although DDoS is currently best known for huge bandwidth consuming attacks, and regularly catching the headlines for doing so, the vast majority of DDoS attacks are so short, and low-volume, that they often go unnoticed as the source of the disruption they cause. This may not seem like a big deal, but this session will illustrate the very real and urgent dangers of Dark DDoS' attacks that are no doubt already infiltrating your customer's networks.
Sean Newman
14:55 PM LINX Technology (Part 1):
- LINX Operations and Projects update
- Transmission Network / DCI update
Mike Hellers & Bartek Raszczyk
15:25 PM 30 minute refreshment break -
15:55 PM Public Affairs update (Part 1) Malcolm Hutty
16:30 PM Member Talk: BT
Update on
Neil McRae
16:55 PM Reflections on first year on LINX Board Simon Woodhead
17:25 PM LINX Governance session
inc. proposed changes, AGM and board elections
Murray Steele
18:25 PM Day 1 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments etc
Kurtis Lindqvist
18:30 PM End of day one of LINX96
Social commences with drinks at the Congress until 7:00pm
19:00 PM LINX96 Evening Social Event (Sponsored by Volta)
The evening social will be held at venue to be announced and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX96 event in person. (7:00pm - 11:00pm)
Tuesday Topic Speaker
09:30 AM Registration Opens -
10:00 AM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
10:05 AM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX95 Minutes (Tuesday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Howard Fisher
10:15 AM LINX Technology (Part 2):
- CTO update
- LON2 update
Richard Petrie & Flemming Heino
10:45 AM Gold Sponsor Presentation:Alternative Networks
Leveraging high-frequency telemetry and analytics in the WAN
Julian Lucek
11:00 AM Silver Sponsor Presentation: Cumulus
Automation is more than rapid network deployment
This talk will discuss how automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet and Chef help Network Operations teams, simplify tasks and allow device count to grow without scaling headcount.
John Harrington
11:10 AM Member Talk: Andrews & Arnold
Is the industry is moving towards "Internet Access being a utility"?
In this talk Adrian Kennard will cover subjects such as universal service obligations and compensation for failures. The industry needs to have a far more comprehensive definition of the "service" it sells and the meaning of what a fault is.
Adrian Kennard
11:30 AM 20 minute coffee break -
11:50 AM Guest IXP Presentation: NIX (Oslo, Norway) Kjetil Otter Olsen
12:15 PM Draft IDR Shutdown, what you should know about it Thomas Mangin
12:25 PM Working with Akamai to improve HTTP(S) traffic flows Thomas Mangin
12:40 PM Member Lightning Talk: Metronet UK
Operational update
Chris Byrd
12:50 PM RIPE Policy update Nigel Titley
13:00 PM Lunch -
14:00 PM Afternoon session starts -
14:05 PM Member talk: SugarNet Oliver Helm
14:30 PM Extraordinary General Meeting,
See the EGM FAQ and details of How to vote.
14:40 PM LINX Product and Regional Exchange update
Thoughts on future LINX products for members including a detailed explanation of IXP Reseller
Kurtis Lindqvist
15:05 PM LINX Technology (Part 3)
NOC update including feedback on the first two months and an outlook of what is to come
Anne Bates & Mike Hellers
15:30 PM 10 minute comfort break -
15:40 PM Developing IXScotland
Kurtis Lindqvist
16:05 PM Public Affairs update (Part 2) Malcolm Hutty
16:35 PM Day 2 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win accommodation at LINX97
Kurtis Lindqvist
16:40 PM End of day two of LINX96 -


LINX has been webcasting its meetings since LINX41 held in May 2003. If you are unable to attend a LINX meeting for any reason the webcast is a great way to stay involved. The stream can be accessed by members only via an authenticated link on this website on the day of the meeting. The image quality is excellent and you can be involved in discussions via the IRC channel during the event.

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