NIX.CZ has joined the ranks of the MANRS initiative
As of August 30th, the NIX.CZ Association has been a member of the MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) global initiative, which supports security and compliance with networking standards. The Czech Neutral Internet exchange now has the status of 'participating IXP', as it meets the five core areas to which MANRS assigns great importance (i.e.: coordination, protection, support, prevention and tools). The MANRS initiative, also supported by the Internet Society, focuses on anti-spoofing, coordination, filtering and so-called global validation.
Networks peering within the NIX.SK node can now connect to the NIX.CZ node
NIX.CZ, which operates the Slovak peering node NIX.SK, announced the interconnection of these two nodes last week. This link is now implemented by one line, with a back-up line that will guarantee the availability of services in the event of a downtime will be put into operation in the near future.
Companies connected to the NIX.SK node can now choose to subscribe only to public peering services within NIX.SK or to use services connected to the NIX.CZ node on the same port.
For companies interested in peering within NIX.CZ, a new pricelist applies from 1 July. The current price of a port accessing both NIX.SK and NIX.CZ is in case of the first 1GE port 1EUR, next 1GE ports will be for 75 EUR. A 10GE port will cost 515 EUR and a 100GE port will be for 1 920 EUR.
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Marian Rychtecký becomes CTO of NIX.CZ
Marian Rychtecký has become the new technical director of the Czech neutral peering node. He will be responsible for the operation, supervision, development, security and construction of the NIX.CZ and NIX.SK (neutral peering exchange in Slovakia operated by NIX.CZ) nodes. Marian Rychtecký's competencies will also include testing of new technologies and cooperation with foreign partners.
Marian Rychtecký started his professional career at CL-Net (later RIO MEDIA), where he worked as technical manager of backbone infrastructure. His next position was in an international pharmaceutical organization in which he was in charge of the European WAN network as well as the VoIP platform covering over 30 branches in 20 countries.
In 2017, Marian moved to Dublin in Ireland, where he started working for the cybersecurity team of his former employer helping to build a security infrastructure and run the global MPLS and SD-WAN network. He also has experience in designing and operating corporate datacenters.
Registration launched and first abstracts listed by CSNOG 2019 organisers
First abstracts of presentations together with a registration form can now be found on the website of CSNOG 2019 – the community meeting for network administrators from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The aim of the meeting that will take place on May 27 and 28 in Brno is to enable the experts to exchange experience, discuss the current issues and share solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The organizers of this second event are CESNET Association that operates and develops the national e-infrastructure for science, research and education, CZ.NIC, the Czech national domain administrator, and NIX.CZ, the neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“Currently, the first batch of abstracts has been made available on the CSNOG 2019 website, with more to follow in the near future. We are pleased to have received presentations from both business and academic representatives. I am convinced that this year as well, we will put together a program that will be interesting for a wide group of people enthusiastic about the happenings in the field of computer networks. Finally, I would like to add that the CSNOG 2019 meeting is a community one, which means it can be joined by anyone who deals with networks or is interested in the novelties in the area. This offer is aimed at both individuals and organizations that would like to become partners of the meeting,” said Sergey Myasoedov, chairman of the CSNOG 2019 program committee.
The seventh Peering Days attracted network specialists from all over the world to Zagreb
The seventh Peering Days event took place last week in Zagreb, Croatia. Representatives of peering nodes, ISPs and datacentre providers from all over the world now traditionally meet at this two-day event to share their experience and to discuss potential cooperation. The main organizers of this year's event were NIX.CZ (Czech Republic), VIX.at (Austria) and BIX.hu (Hungary), the local partner of the conference was Croatian CIX.
This event proved the increasing importance of Peering Days as a total of 170 participants from 25 countries arrived in Zagreb. The largest number of network managers and networking experts arrived from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Croatia and the UK, nevertheless representatives from Japan and the United States were present at the event as well.
Presentations, also available in PDF at the event website, were largely focused on Internet infrastructure security. You can read a detailed summary of day one and day two of the event on the industry server Root.cz.