Park Plaza London Victoria


The LINX101 member conference will take place at the Park Plaza Victoria, in London on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

The Park Plaza London Victoria is ideally located within walking distance of Victoria train, coach, bus and Underground stations, Park Plaza Victoria London provides guests with a convenient transportation link to London’s Gatwick Airport.


Registration closed at 12:00pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018. 

Members can email for a full attendee list. Please also use this email address if you have any queries about your registration for this event.

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LINX are webcasting LINX101 which can be accessed with a website log-in via the member portal. If you are not taken directly to the webcast page, log-in and then click on the webcast link in the Events drop down menu.

LINX101 Webcast

Event IRC Meeting Chat

At each LINX member meeting, we announce that there is a dedicated IRC chat channel for chatter during the course of the event. This serves a useful purpose in enabling web-cast viewers to chat with those who are physically present, and also allows them to ask questions and be part of discussions etc.

IRC Meeting Chat

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 1330 with day one closing at approximately 1800.
  • Drinks will be available from 1800 until 1900.
  • On day two refreshments will be available from 0930 in readiness for a 1000 meeting start.
  • An AGM is scheduled to start at 1430.
  • The second day will end at around 1600.




12.00 PM

Registration Opens
Light lunch and refreshments plus free wireless connectivity available

13.30 PM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


13:35 PM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX100 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Richard Petrie

13:45 PM

LINX CEO’s Quarterly Report
inc. stats update

John Souter

14:20 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Daisy Group

SPRING TE: Don’t make the same mistakes we made with RSVP
This presentation will cover some of the salient considerations of TE, good TE designs and how to leverage SPRING-TE. The talk will discuss the role of SPRING based forwarding, routing constraints in the TE context and the role of “controllers. Speaker Colby Barth of Juniper Networks is presenting on behalf of Daisy Group.

Colby Barth

14:45 PM

GDPR update
A follow up on the latest GDPR developments from JISC’s Andrew Cormack

Andrew Cormack

15:10 PM

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

Nigel Titley

15:20 PM

30 minute refreshment break

15:50 PM

Board election candidate hustings and Q&As

Session Chaired by John Souter

16:40 PM

IXPDB and IX-F Project

Bijal Sanghani

17:05 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1): LON2 Update

Flemming Heino

17:45 PM

End of day one of LINX101
Social commences with drinks at the Park Plaza Victoria until 19.00.

19:00 PM

LINX101 Social Event
The social will be held at an offsite venue near to the Park Plaza Victoria and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX101 event in person.


09:30 AM


Registration Opens


10:00 AM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


10:05 AM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX100 Minutes (Tuesday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Howard Fisher

10:15 AM

LINX Technology (Part 2): Network improvements

Richard Petrie

10:45 PM

Member Talk: ICN – Akamai’s Backbone

Since the beginning of Akamai, we never had our own network; all our clusters were islands and we used the Internet as our backbone. In 2017 this changed–we built our own backbone network for performance, quality, feature and cost reasons. This presentation is about what we’ve built and what’s coming next.

Christian Kaufmann

11:15 AM

30 minute refreshment break

11:45 AM

Room 101 at LINX101

Room 101 is a location whose name is inspired by a room in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four which reputedly contained “the worst thing in the world”. A select number of members of the LINX community have been invited to the stage to discuss their pet industry hates and persuade LINX101 delegates which of those it would consign to oblivion in Room 101. If it’s frustrating and inhibits your ability to do your job then it could be on the list!

Chaired by Malcolm Holt

12:20 PM

BGP transport security – do you care?

MD5 is insecure. BGP uses MD5 for session authentication therefore BGP is insecure. The internet is broken. Panic!

How many of you use MD5 for BGP sessions? And for what purpose? Isn’t MD5 authentication really just a longer form of peer identifier – to avoid accidentally establishing a session with a wrong peer? Does MD5 help in preventing route leaks and hijacks? Does your network allow access to internal BGP speaking nodes from outside of the perimeter? How do you distribute MD5 secrets to your peers? How do you change MD5 secrets without tearing down the BGP session?

Ignas Bagdonas

12:40 PM

Gold Sponsor Presentation: ProLabs

A 101 guide to 100G”

Anthony Clarkson

12:55 PM

Malcolm Holt

13:00 PM


14:00 PM

Peering Personal: Telekom Malaysia (UK)

Dinie Rahimi Bin Che Ayob

14:05 PM

Quantum Research at BT

Neil McRae

14:30 PM

Annual General Meeting, including:

See also the LINX General Meetings FAQ

Chaired by Murray Steele

14:40 PM

Public Affairs update
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world

Malcolm Hutty

15.05 AM

Peering Request Response Times

A talk by Kieran Jones of Freethought Internet presented by LINX CMO, Kurtis Lindqvist

Kurtis Lindqvist

15:30 PM


The mission of TechVets is to retrain and place ex-servicemen and women in roles within the technology industry. Mike Butcher, Editor At Large at TechCrunch and co-founder of TechHub, presents a short overview of the organisation’s activities

Mike Butcher

15:50 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 a future meeting

Kurtis Lindqvist

16:00 PM

End of day two of LINX101