NetLdn #17 – 11/03/21

Location: Zoom

We will once again be combining powers with our NetMcr friends for a joint meeting. We’ll be starting at the slightly later (by NetLdn standards) time of 1930hrs UTC.

The meeting will be held online using Zoom. The meeting room ID and password will be shared on the evening of the event to the NetLdn mailing list and in the NetLdn Slack.

Please set your full name in the Zoom client before joining the meeting, they will be validated for admission.

Join from 1915hrs onward, talks begin promptly at 1930hrs.

Talk 1: RFC8981 – Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6

This newly published RFC describes an extension to IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, which causes hosts to generate temporary addresses with randomised interface identifiers. Changing addresses over time limits the window of time during which eavesdroppers may perform address-based network-activity correlation. Additionally, it reduces the window of exposure for a host being accessible via the same address over a period of time.

Presenter: Fernando Gont (SI6 Networks)

Talk 2: L2TP 101: On-Ramp to Consuming Wholesale Broadband Services

Marek will talk about Faelix’s experiences setting up and operating wholesale broadband interconnects (with ICUK and Zen), discussing the technical implementation details of the interconnects, and some of the RADIUS and L2TP tricks they’ve had to implement along the way.

Presenter: Marek Isalski (Faelix)

Talk 3: Dark Halo: How a new class of cloud cyber attack is reshaping security

PRESENTER: Aaron Turner (SIRIUX)

After Talks: Networking for Networkers

Stay in the meeting room and have a free-for-all chit-chat about whatever is on your mind. This is a bring-your-on drinks and nibbles session.

NetLdn #12 (Retry) – 08/10/20

Location:

The meeting will be held online using Zoom. The meeting room ID and password will be sent out on the day of the event.

Please join from 1845hrs onwards. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

Talk 1: I wanted fast Internet, so I started an ISP

Tim runs a small g-fast ISP for himself and 11 of his neighbours. He’s going to tell the story of how he got there!

Presenter: Tim Cox

NetLdn #12 – 12/03/20

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19!

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Quiz begins promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-kingdom–london/netldn/

NetLdn 1st Birthday Pub Quiz

For this special event we’ve got something different lined up. We’re going to have no presentations this time and instead we’re going to have a birthday pub quiz with a bit of extra time for celebration afterwards.

We really appreciate everyone’s participation, and we only reached this fantastic milestone thanks to all of you, so we hope this will be something different and an entertaining evening to show our appreciation.

So, brush up on your networking knowledge of all varieties (wireless, service provider, mobile, security, etc.), your knowledge of NetLdn, and Monty Python if you want to pick up some bonus points!

Presenter: The Quiz Master (@netldn)

NetLdn #11 – 13/02/20

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-kingdom–london/netldn/

Talk 1: Automating your DC with Intent Based Networking (IBN)

This talks covers building your DC with IBN, augmenting IBN with Ansible, complex analytics, managing the hypervisor / ToR plumbing for NSX-T and Flow, extending micro segmentation policy to encompass bare metal machines and more!

Presenter: Andy Ford (Apstra)

Talk 2: Open Networking – What is it and should I care?

This talk covers tech details on what it can and can’t help with for network engineers from Pete Crocker who has 20 years in networking. A former SP backbone engineer, currently shilling for Cumulus Networks, and happily spending his days automating ALL THE THINGS!

Presenter: Pete Crocker (Cumulus)

NetLdn #9 – 12/12/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs 1800hrs
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs 1830hrs. (December only)

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/266775490/

1st Half of The Evening

Talk: Electromagnetic Field – Internet to a Hackercamp

David will talk about how the Electromagnetic Field network team brings the internet to and around remote fields for their biennial hackercamp/technology festival, a little bit about what you can expect at EMF 2020, and how to get involved.

Presenter: David Croft (@EMFNOC)

2nd Half of The Evening

Festive Merriment:

We’re leaving room for attendees to have extended festive socialising time at The Wheatsheaf before moving on to Trefbash, or staying at The Wheatsheaf if you prefer.

NetLdn #7 – 10/10/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/265089848/

Talk 1: The Friend of My Friend is My Enemy

A case study of peering violations between providers.

PRESENTER: Steve CrutchlEY (@netquirks)

Talk 2: 6PE woes, SR arose, and other short stories

See how Claranet have battled with vendor limitations in 6PE, our decisions behind moving away from it, and what our motivating factors for SR MPLS are.

Presenter: SANDY BREEZE (@sanjmonkey)

NetLdn #6 – 12/09/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/263577675/

Talk 1: Closed-Loop Automation for Networks

A general introduction of the closed-loop automation with the focus on the network operations. This is followed by a live demo of full device provisioning using closed-loop automation as an extension to ZTP.

PRESENTER: ANTON KARNELIUK (@ANTONKARNELIUK)

Talk 2: Project GOLF – Three years of EVPN in the datacenter

This talk charts the past three years of operating datacenters with EVPN/VxLAN with our own approach and software stack. We take you through the highlights and lowlights of our deployment and talk about the future. All in thirty minutes.

Presenter: David Freedman (@lochiI)

NetLdn #4 – 11/07/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/262757078/

Talk 1: EVPN 101

One VPN to rule them all, one protocol to signal them and in the forwarding plane bind them..

Presenter: Mufaddal Presswala (Sky)

Talk 2: Building a Greenfield Fixed-Line Broadband Network in 2019

Building a greenfield broadband network with the latest technologies and architectural decisions based on past learnings.

Presenter: Richard Patterson (Sky)