Please the detailed agenda for CHI-NOG 07.

7:30-8:30AM Registration
8:30-9:00AM Session 1 CHI-NOG 07 Welcome + Diamond Sponsor by Tom Kacprzynski (slides)
9:00-9:30AM Session 2 Flexible Network Analytics in the Cloud by Jon Dugan (slides)
9:30-10:00AM Session 3 Open/R – The joy of packet routing by Petr Lapukhov (pdf)
10:00-10:15AM Break 1
10:15-10:45AM Session 4 Isolario – the real-time Internet routing observatory by Luca Sani (slides)
10:45-11:20AM Session 5 Containers: The new network endpoint by Jon Langemak (slides)
11:20-11:50AM Session 6 Multiple Generations of Mobile Backhaul Technologies by Khalid Samara (slides)
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30PM Session 7 The Latest in Optical Networking by Richard Steenbergen (slides)
2:30-3:00PM Session 8 EDA – Event Driven Automation (Automation 5.0+) by Vincent Celindro (slides)
3:00-3:15PM Break 2
3:15-3:45PM Session 9 How to Use Flow Data Enhanced with BGP, Performance, DNS and URLs by Avi Freedman (slides)
3:45-4:15PM Session 10 The Hidden Face of The Darknet by Daniel Smith (slides)
4:15-4:30PM Break 3
4:30-5:00PM Session 11 Evolution of The Internet Peering Landscape 2001-2017 by Phil Matte (slides)
5:00-7:00PM Social



Open/R – The Joy of Packet Routing

This talk goes over some design and implementation details of Open/R – the platform for building distributed network applications that we leverage within multiple areas of production Facebook network.


Petr Lapukhov

Petr is a network and software engineer at Facebook. Prior to that he worked at Microsoft as a data-center network engineer, and before that he was a CCIE instructor at INE. He is the author of RFC 7938 “Use of BGP for Routing in Large-Scale Data Centers”. He holds a master degree in Mathematics and is a 4xCCIE and CCDE

Containers: The New Network Endpoint

As IT organizations continue their rapid adoption of containers it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the means in which containers can be networked. In this session we’ll walk through the basics of container networking. We’ll start by describing how Linux networking constructs are used to provide container connectivity within a single host. We’ll then expand the discussion to more advanced options for container networking such as multi-host networking and integrating third party network plugins.


 Jon Langemak

Jon has over 10 years of experience designing, building, and maintaining high performance networks. He is passionate about network operations, automation, and open source tooling. His current focus is on disruptive technologies and the impact they have on network operations. Outside of work Jon blogs at and is the author of the book ‘Docker Networking Cookbook’. He enjoys collaborating with others in the network community on new ideas and concepts.

The Hidden Face of The Darknet

This presentation will walk you through how hackers access and use the Darknet. A playground for illegal activities, the Darknet includes a large number of marketplaces and forms for hackers who are willing to buy and sell digital attack services. Attend this “virtual visit” and see the different attack services and tools that can be purchased.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is an information security researcher for Radware’s Emergency Response Team. He focuses on security research and risk analysis for network and application based vulnerabilities. Daniel’s research focuses in on Denial-of-Service attacks and includes analysis of malware and botnets. As a white-hat hacker, his expertise in tools and techniques helps Radware develop signatures and mitigation attacks proactively for its customers.

The Latest in Optical Networking

An exploration of some of the latest optical technologies and techniques from the last few years, as well as the future direction of upcoming technologies for high-speed optical networking.

Richard Steenbergen

Richard Steenbergen is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of PacketFabric, a next-generation Network-as-a-Service interconnection and transport solutions provider. Prior to starting PacketFabric, Richard served as CTO of GTT Communications, a leading global IP/MPLS backbone and Tier 1 network operator in over 80 countries. Richard was also the founder and CTO of nLayer Communications for 11 years, served as a Sr Network Architect for various large NSPs, and served as a Sr Software Engineer helping developed advanced optimized routing techniques. Richard has been attending NANOG since 1999, and is a frequent speaker and contributor.

EDA – Event Driven Automation (Automation 5.0+)

There is always an interest in automation, what is the next big thing to bring automation to the fore-front? We’ve used automation to build network configurations for years. What’s next – Event Driven Infrastructure, automating the operational side of the network. We’ve seen the rise in just the sheer amount of data running through our networks. We are now going to see an increase of data being presented about the network itself, a multitude of data-points representing overall health of the network. In the next few years there’s going to be so much data about the network, that there is no way a human can process all the information. We will need to automate these operational tasks. By understanding automation engineering principles, we can move into an event driven infrastructure working on the premise that a human will configure the system to watch for events and the network will react autonomously.

Vincent Celindro

Vince is a networking professional with over 18 years of very broad and deep experience. He holds a JNCIE #69 / CCIE #8630. Previously he worked at the Northwestern University, architecting, managing the university network and participating in the Internet2. Pioneer in utilizing MPLS across campus network as a virtualization technique. Vince, has a vast experience in Data Center, campus environments, WAN, multicast, voice and global availability. For the last 6 years he has been with Juniper Networks, working as a Senior SE, Tech Lead Manager and currently Architect. Specialization in large Service Provider networks with global coverage, Datacenter technologies, ranging from On-Prem Enterprise to Mega/Hyperscale Data Centers and everything in-between.

Isolario – The Real-Time Internet Routing Observatory

The incompleteness of data collected from BGP route collecting projects is a well-known issue. Recent works explained that one of the possible solution is to increase the contribution in terms of routing data collected from ASes located in the Internet periphery, in order to reveal the peering connectivity of their upstream providers. Our contribution is Isolario, a route collecting project based on the do-ut-des principle which aims to increase the appeal of BGP route collecting for persuading network administrators in small-medium organizations to share their routing information by offering services in return, ranging from real-time analyses of the incoming BGP session(s) to historic analyses of routing reachability. To the best of our knowledge, Isolario is the only project publicly available which moves from the mere route collecting, offering also a set of services to push network administrators to participate and increase the amount of BGP raw data available for research purposes.

Luca Sani

Luca received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa, respectively in 2008 and 2010. In 2014 received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. In 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of the Colorado State University, working on a BGP monitoring project. Since 2014 he is researcher at with the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa. His research interests are in Internet mapping, monitoring and analysis.

Flexible Network Analytics in the Cloud

At ESnet we have some use cases that don’t fit very well in the capabilities of existing systems and have been investigating the use of cloud services to analyze our data. We store our data in a very raw format and then produce views of that data which provide greater insights. By using Apache Beam ( in the cloud we are able to focus on the analytics results we want to see from our data and not worry about managing infrastructure to perform the calculations. This lets us focus on the ‘what’ instead of the ‘how’. We plan to handle both SNMP and Flow data but the approach is general enough that many other kinds of data could be analyzed in a similar way.

This talk will describe the overall system architecture, describe what has gone well, what has been challenging and give some details about our pre-production system.

 Jon Dugan

Jon Dugan

Jon is a software developer and a former network engineer at ESnet, the US Department of Energy high performance science network. His professional interests include building tools to help network engineers, network monitoring and visualization, network automation and high performance networking. He is currently a technical lead in the Software Engineering Group at ESnet. After graduating from the University of Illinois (UIUC), he spent the early part of his career as a network engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He was very active in the joint IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference series. Dugan is based in Chicago, Illinois. When not working he enjoys cooking, woodworking and tinkering with electronics.

How to Use Flow Data Enhanced with BGP, Performance, DNS and URLs

Flow data is an already rich source for visibility about network traffic. When (commonly) paired with BGP and GeoIP, flow data can be used to understand peering and transit traffic, cost analytics, and route traffic density. But enhanced flow doesn’t stop there. Adding performance, DNS and URL data creates the opportunity for a number of other valuable operations, planning and business intelligence use cases. In this session, we’ll cover how to get richly enhanced flow data and how to unlock the value of that data.

 Avi Freedman

 Avi is co-founder and CEO of Kentik. As a leading technologist and executive in networking, Freedman was previously at Akamai for over a decade, as VP of Network Infrastructure and then Chief Network Scientist. Prior to that, Avi started Philadelphia’s first ISP (netaxs) in 1992, later running the network at AboveNet and serving as CTO for ServerCentral.

Evolution of The Internet Peering Landscape 2001-2017

I’ve been heavily involved in the Internet Peering Landscape (“The Party”), since 2001. I started with PAIX where I was immediately immersed into drinking from the proverbial fire hose. I loved it then, I have a passion for it now. I learn things each day from my colleagues, but even more from the “NOG”gers, the self proclaimed “geeks and nerds”, the core of The Net! I find them and “it” absolutely fascinating.

Sorely lacking is the evolution of the education of new “NOG”gers. In this presentation I’d like to share some of my experiences of the ever-evolving global peering landscape based on my travels through it and the incredible journey it has taken me on.

 Phil Matte

Phil has a richly decorated and successful history in the Telecommunications and Internet world. He has been a major player as a member of the peering landscape since 2001 when he jumped into it as a National Account Manager with The Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX). In 2003 PAIX was sold to Switch and Data where Phil led the SDFC peering and colocation efforts in aggregate new revenue sales until 2009. Today he is Peering Facilitator for AMS-IX, USA. In this role he facilitates new peering agreements for the AMS-IX, USA exchanges and is expanding their domestic USA footprint. Phil is widely known throughout the global peering community. He is highly respected and recognized as one of the top consultants to NANOG and peering coordinators worldwide.

Multiple Generations of Mobile Backhaul Technologies
“As today’s mobile networks evolve to support new Mobile technologies as LTE and 5G standards in addition to the legacy ones, they must meet more stringent synchronization requirements in mobile back-haul than ever before. Networks built today need to support a variety of mobile environments, what are the different type of Mobile technologies in addition to the new standards, what are challenges that ISP & Mobile operators facing in addition to the new opportunities and solutions that are available. “

  Khalid Samara

Khalid is the PC Chair of the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG), an international forum dedicated to education and raising awareness of Internet best practices. Khalid is a telecommunications and ISP expert with more than ten years’ experience in operational, Internet, mobile, engineering and security technologies. He has practical experience in network planning, network operations management, security and telecommunications policy development. Khalid has served as a Consulting Telecommunications IP and Security Specialist since 2005 and has worked extensively with several telecommunications and ISP operators in the region. Khalid has a wide range of experience and several certificates on this field.”