131 people from 13 countries and territories participated in virtualUKNOF August 2021 on Tuesday, 3 August 2021. 38 participants were attending their first UKNOF event.

Six speakers gave five talks on a variety of Internet operations topics including mobile phone coverage on the Tube, the fastest residential Internet access, the first 15 minutes of incident management, IPv6 adoption at UK IXs, and a day in the life of a .uk registration.

Pints and Packets used SpatialChat, again, with people doing some personal networking and catching up with each other.

Recordings of the talks from virtualUKNOF August 2021 have been published, so you can review the details of talks you enjoyed or catch up on a talk you missed. The one exception to this is Jim Mozley’s talk about .uk registrations. At Nominet’s request the talk and slides will not be available in the meeting archives.


The opening talk came from Garry Radcliffe of Transport for London and Andrew Conway from BAI Communications. They told us how they are building the network that will deliver mobile phone coverage on the London Underground.

Pascal Gloor then told us how Init7 Ltd accidentally delivered the world’s fastest residential Internet access, with symmetric 25Gb/s service to their Swiss customers.

After tea, HEAnet’s Brian Nisbet spoke about the importance of good communication during the first 15 minutes of any incident. He was followed by Hurricane Electric’s Susan Forney, who shared measurements on how exchanges are growing in Europe and the UK with participating networks increasingly accessible over IPv6.

Finally, Jim Mozley spoke about how Nominet manages .uk domain registrations. At Nominet’s request the talk and slides will not be available in the meeting archives.

Thanks to Sponsors, Patrons, and Partners!

We are grateful to LONAP for sponsoring this virtualUKNOF. We are also grateful to our 2021 corporate patrons: Flexoptix, IPv4 Market Group and RIPE NCC as PREMIUM patrons, with Internet Systems Consortium and Secrutiny as PROMOTER patrons. We’d also like to thank our partners Bogons and Portfast, and Friends of UKNOF.

UKNOF News & Recruitment

UKNOF48 is being planned as a hybrid in-person and Internet event for November. The Call for Presentations will open soon. We’ll announce it when we publish the recordings from this event.< If you are interested in sharing your expertise to guide UKNOF in the future, please consider joining our Program Committee and the newly formed Communications Committee. Either contact one of the existing committee members or send an e-mail to chairs@uknof.org.uk.

Who is UKNOF for in 2024?

Who is UKNOF for in 2024? UKNOF is on pause while the community brainstorms its future. This is a start to a discussion about who UKNOF needs to serve in the future.

UKNOF51 Event Report

UKNOF51 Event Report

Around 90 people met in Manchester  at UKNOF51 on Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th April 2023. This was our first multi-day event. In 2023 we are running two, two-day UKNOF events instead of three one-day events. There were also around 30 remote participants using Zoom, submitting questions in Mattermost.

13 speakers presented on a variety of Internet operations topics. We also programmed plenty of time for people to speak with each other.

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