The LINX103 member conference will take place at the Park Plaza Victoria, in London on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November 2018.


Registration for LINX103 has now closed.

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Attendee List

The LINX103 attendee list for this event can be viewed on the LINX member portal. Please note that a member log-in to the portal is required to gain access.

Attendee List

Meeting Tool

For LINX103 we will again be using a new system whereby delegates can arrange 30 minute peering meetings with one another in a dedicated meeting area. Everyone registered for LINX103 will be subscribed to an online meeting tool and will receive email notifications from with details of how to access the facility. The email will also have the option to unsubscribe from the tool.

Further details on this facility will be available shortly.

Meeting Sponsors

A list of our confirmed sponsors can be found below. If you would like to sponsor an upcoming meeting, please read more about our Sponsorship Packages.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Coffee Sponsor

Meeting Format

The basic overview of the event is as follows:

  • It is a standard day and a half meeting with a Social on the Monday evening.
  • Members are encouraged to provide lightning talks on their networks with these often taking place before a refreshment or lunch break.
  • Registration opens at 1200
  • Wireless connectivity plus a light lunch and refreshments will be available from late morning.
  • The meeting commences at 1400 with day one closing at approximately 1815.
  • Drinks will be available from 1815 until 1900.
  • On day two refreshments will be available from 0930 in readiness for a 1000 meeting start.
  • An EGM is scheduled to start at 1430.
  • The second day will end at around 1600.




10:00 AM

Registration Opens
Free wireless connectivity available

10:00 AM – 14:00 PM

Scheduled Peering Meetings
All delegates will be subscribed to our meeting tool. This will enable attendees to arrange private meetings with other delegates if they wish before the main programme begins in the afternoon. Details to follow shortly.

13:00 PM

Light Lunch and Refreshments

14:00 PM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX102 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:15 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1)

  • LINX Technology Updates (Mike Hellers)
  • LON1 2019 plans (Flemming Heino)
  • LON2 update (Flemming Heino)
  • Optical Transport (Flemming Heino)

Mike Hellers
Flemming Heino

14:45 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Telent

A Scale-Out Router-Server Solution
Route-servers have traditionally followed the same scale-up methodology as traditional physical router chassis and by adding CPU, memory, etc.… you are able to support more customers and routes. As single instance of route-servers are required to support more customers their impact during a failure, planned or unplanned, can be quite significant. The scale-out solution approaches the problem of scale by adding additional instances of a routing “stack” while maintaining a single instance presence to downstream IXP members.

Colby Barth

15:05 PM

CEO update inc. Membership Survey Results

John Souter

15:30 PM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

16:00 PM

Public Affairs update (Part 1)
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world. In this session he covers Domestic and European policy

Malcolm Hutty

16:35 PM

System’s & Network Training
Interactive slot with questions plus update on LAIT courses

Steve Groombridge

16:55 PM

DevOps for network engineers
Training event promotion and preview

Jeremy Orbell

17:00 PM

Guest IXP: VIX (the Vienna Internet Exchange)

Harald Michl

17:30 PM

2019 LINX Budget Presentation

John Souter
Malcolm Holt

17:35 PM

LINX Services

John Souter
Kurtis Lindqvist

17:45 PM

ARTEMIS: Neutralizing BGP Hijacking within a Minute
ARTEMIS (Automatic and Real-Time dEtection and MItigation System), is a research effort between the INSPIRE group, FORTH, Greece ( and the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), University of California San Diego, USA ( It is a defense approach versus BGP prefix hijacking attacks (a) based on accurate and fast detection operated by the AS itself, leveraging the pervasiveness of publicly available BGP monitoring services and their recent shift towards real-time streaming (e.g., RIPE RIS streaming service), thus (b) enabling flexible and fast mitigation of hijacking events. Compared to existing approaches/tools, ARTEMIS combines characteristics desirable to network operators such as comprehensiveness, accuracy, speed, privacy, and flexibility. Our experiments in the real Internet have shown that with the ARTEMIS approach, prefix hijacking can be neutralized (i.e., detected & mitigated) within a minute.

As a software-based tool, ARTEMIS has been selected as one of the seven funded RIPE NCC Community Projects of 2017 ( The goal of the project is to build a tool for BGP prefix hijacking detection and mitigation, which will benefit the technical community of network operators.

Vasileios Kotronis

18:15 PM

End of day one of LINX103

  • Social commences with drinks at the Park Plaza Victoria from 18:15 until 19.00.
  • Scheduled private meetings for those signed up for the meeting tool

19:00 PM – 23:00 PM

LINX103 Social Event
The social will be held at a venue a short walk from the Park Plaza Victoria and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX103 event in person.




09:30 AM

Registration Opens
Free wireless connectivity available

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Peering Meetings
All delegates will be automatically subscribed to our meeting tool. This will enable attendees to arrange private meetings with other delegates if they wish before the main programme begins in the afternoon.

10:00 AM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


10:05 AM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX102 Minutes (Tuesday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Jo Fereday

10:15 AM

Gold Sponsor Presentation: Edgecore Networks

George Tchaparian

10:25 AM

Gold Sponsor Presentation: IP Infusion

Data Centre in a Bundle

Dhiman Chowdhury

10:35 AM

LINX Technology (Part 2)

  • Operations Updates incl. network metrics
  • NOC/Service Delivery plans
  • Route Server updates and plans
  • LINX Manchester 100G upgrades

Mike Hellers
Anne Bates

11:05 AM

RIPE Policy update
In his regular member conference presentation Nigel Titley will explain progress on RIPE policy

Nigel Titley

11:15 AM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

11:45 AM

Member Talk: Zen Internet
Richard Tang, founder of Rochdale-based broadband and telecoms provider Zen Internet gives a personal account of the rise of the Internet over the past 23 years, linked into some key moments in Zen’s history

Richard Tang

12:15 PM

Public Affairs update (Part 2)
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world. In his second session at LINX103 the focus is international issues including ITU and ICANN

Malcolm Hutty

12:55 PM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: ProLabs

200G & 400G technologies

  • Why, how and when for 200G and 400G
  • Which flavours for which applications

Ambroise Thirion

13:00 PM

60 minute Lunch Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

14:00 PM

Afternoon session starts

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:00 PM

Automate network operating system testing using the robot framework
Testing of network operating systems (NOS) is a time-consuming task which causes many operators to run on old code and perform upgrades on a very rare basis due to the unknown implications that new software bugs could cause. This prevents the quick adoption of new features and means that security issues that were fixes in later release are not introduced, leaving the productive networks at risks. The robot framework is a generic testing suite that can be extended to be used in different environments and is a perfect fit for automated network operating system testing. It can be used to create well-defined test procedures for specific network environments that can be executed against new targeted releases, speeding up the testing time and at the same time increasing the reliability of the test process itself.

Sebastian Graf

14:30 PM

Extraordinary General Meeting,

see Notice of LINX103 EGM, including:

See also the frequently asked questions about LINX General Meetings

Murray Steele

14:40 PM

Member Talk: Facebook

Edge Control: Serving traffic effectively from the Edge

This talk covers Edge traffic and the two main questions Facebook gets asked:

  • Why is my traceroute going over the Internet?
  • Why isn’t all my traffic being served over the peering/caching we just setup?

This presentation includes an introduction to Facebook and products, how they serve traffic from the Edge and control that traffic.

Ben Ryall

15:00 PM

Member Talk: Exascale
How Exascale has kept traffic local and built its network around delivering traffic regionally

Thomas Bibb

15:30 PM

Day 2 round up

What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers

Jo Fereday

15:40 PM

End of day two of LINX103