Dear SwiNOG supporter,
We’re starting the planning for our next SwiNOG meeting.
The 34th meeting of the Swiss Network Operators Group (SwiNOG) will be held in Berne on top of the Gurten on Thuesday October 30th 2018.
Call for Paper!!
This is the official Call for Paper email. Please use the CFP Form to submit your presentation:
Important Dates for SwiNOG#34
31.07.2018 Save the Date!
31.07.2018 Call for Papers
20.08.2018 Registration opens
05.10.2018 Call for Papers closing
10.10.2018 Final publication of Agenda
22.10.2018 Registration closes
25.10.2018 Deadline for submitting all slides
30.10.2018 Meeting day
Topics for Presentations/Talks
The number and length of presentations per session is not fixed, although due to time constraints we would prefer the length of the presentations to be between 5 to 45 minutes.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of typical SwiNOG meeting topics:
- Security - DDOS Mitigation - AntiSpam
- Open Source tools
- International view of the internet (incidents, outages, measurements)
- Server applications (DNS, Web, etc.)
- Legal issues (B‹PF, etc.)
- Telecommunication politics (Net Neutrality, Incumbent monopoly, etc.)
-> PLEASE feel free to talk to us about any kind of topic and collaboration!!!
You can always start a discussion on the list - I'm sure people join in.
Language of Slides and Talks
The whole day will be held in English, therefore we kindly ask you to produce your presentation in English.
All submissions must have a strong technical bias and must not be solely promotional for your employer.
Please remember that your presentations should be suitable for a target audience of technicians from varied backgrounds, working for companies whose sizes may vary considerably.
To submit a proposal for a presentation, we request that you use the newly CFP form:
If you have any questions please get in contact with us by sending an email to <swinog-core at swinog.ch <http://swinog.ch/>>:
We also welcome suggestions for specific presentations which you feel would be valuable to the SwiNOG community.
Please be aware that your presentation will be published on the SwiNOG website after the event. We can publish modified slides if requested - it might be that some confidential data will be presented by you which are not intended for publication on the internet.
SwiNOG Core Team
General Information (SwiNOG Community)
The Swiss Network Operators Group (SwiNOG) is an informal group of people who are concerned with engineering and operation of the Swiss Internet.
SwiNOG exists to enhance the quality of Internet services available in Switzerland. It does this by fostering the free exchange of technical ideas and information between different companies and organisations.
SwiNOG is a community for professionals who are operating, designing or researching the Internet. It provides a technical forum where those working on, with and for the Internet can come together to solve problems with every aspect of their (net)work.
The meeting is designed to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information among network operators, engineers, researchers and other professionals close to the network community.
More information about SwiNOG can be found at https://www.swinog.ch, Facebook, Xing,
Information about the meeting will be published at https://www.swinog.ch/meetings/swinog34
General Information (SwiNOG Organisation)
The SwiNOG Organisation Association is a non-profit association under article 60 and further of the swiss civil law. It manages the SwiNOG community resources (domain, web, mailing-lists, etc..) and organises SwiNOG meetings.
ps: for those who read the whole mail: did you noticed something?
are you running an ssh daemon on non standard ports to avoid some of the drive-by-scanning ? we have been doing that for quite some time now with great reduction of scanning noise ... since yesterday this has changed ... we are getting a lot of connection attempts ...
are you seeing this too ? is someone actively looking for ssh across the whole port range or is this 'personal' ?
Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
www.oetiker.ch tobi(a)oetiker.ch +41 62 775 9902
I'm currently working on a project for a Swiss non profit organisation.
They're reworking their network and would need 8 Cisco C3KX-NM-10G network modules for their C3560s, these are, however, on the pricier side for their budget (living the non-profit life).
They would also prefer to not go the Ebay route, so:
If anyone has some used ones laying around in their cellar we would gladly take them (just send me your price off-list and I'll relay the offer).
I run a couple of .com and .ch domains, which are registered via
About one week ago, Gandi activated 'privacy protect' on my .com
domains, hiding all my contact data in the whois output, without me
asking them to do so. They sent an email though, that they would do
so because of the GDPR.
I asked them how GDPR entitles them to do so, in my opinion the GDPR
aims for more transparency and thus, this is contra productive.
Also, such domains usually quite quickly get a bad reputation as hiding
the whois data is something the 'bad guys' do. Also it becomes a bit
more difficult, to verify if a domain is legit or not to decide upon
well crafted phishing emails. Or to contact the owner in case of
I told Gandi about my concerns, but only got the reply that they
were forced to hide whois contact information on all domains registered
via their service because of GDPR. Having the contact data published
now is optional and has to be activated manually by the domain owner.
This surely is not the case, as my .ch domains registered with gandi
still show my complete contact.
So I asked Gandi for how the GDPR exactly forces them to hide their
customer's whois data. I haven't got a reply to this yet.
So I wonder if somebody on this list knows the background why gandi acts
this way and if other registrars do the same.
If I get the whois data for some well known domains like:
NONE has 'privacy protect' activated.
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