Romanian Fiber Optic Conference is the most awaited event in the fiber optic industry in Romania and this year it took place on 04.05.2022 at Radisson Blu Bucharest. The event was structured in two sections and contained presentations and debates on national topics of common interest, this year’s theme being “Fiber Optic Infrastructure for Smart Cities and Smart Communities”.
The delegation of the Interlan Association also attended the event, and Eric Băleanu was invited to moderate discussions within the second panel dedicated to network operators.
We applaud the organizers of the Romanian Fiber Optic Conference for the initiative and for the realization of a successful event!
On April 9th, 2022, the General Assembly of the Interlan Association members takes place, an event held in Râmnicu Vâlcea at the Grand Hotel Sofianu. The objective is to ensure the administrative and technical coordination necessary to enable the operation of decision making on future projects, as well as welcoming new members in the Association.
During 1-3 October 2021, Asociația Interlan organized for its members a technical workshop in Jupiter, Constanta. The participants were actively involved and discussed topics such as TVX Platform, Surveillance systems, SRT and other topics of interest for InterLAN community.
Between September 9th-10th 2021, the “CEE CEE Summer 2021” takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, in which InterLAN Internet Exchange representatives also take part.
Starting August 2021 InterLAN Internet Exchange joins the MANRS community!
Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society (ISOC) that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats. ISOC is an international, non-profit organizations founded in 1992 that supports and promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. MANRS code of conduct requires collaboration among participants and shared responsibility for the global Internet routing system to make the Internet more secure and resilient.
InterLAN Internet Exchange is supporting the MANRS initiative by promoting it among its members at meetings and workshops and by hosting the Romanian Network Operators Group (RONOG) community meeting, a place where specialists from Internet Society and other organizations are talking about it.
The time servers read the real time from a reference clock and distribute the information further through computer networks, which can be local or public. The protocol used to distribute and synchronize time on the Internet is called NTP (Network Time Protocol). Starting with 10 July InterLAN hosts an NTP public server, available on both IPv4 and IPv6 internet addresses. More information about the ro.pool.ntp.org can be found at https://www.ntppool.org/zone/ro.
Between 15 -17 November 2019 takes place in Poiana Brasov the General Assembly Meeting of the members of the Asociatia Interlan and a new edition of the Workshop.
The General Assembly Meeting presents and approves the budget plan for 2020, decisions are taken on future projects and new members join the Association.
In the second part of the day there is a new workshop on technical topics and among the topics presented and discussed are IXP Manager, PeeringDB, the Registrar application, MANRS, as well as other topics of interest to the InterLAN community.
The AS112 project is a group of name server operators in an autonomous system running anycasts instances of name servers that respond to reverse DNS queries for private addresses and private networks sent to the Internet. The distributed sink for queries sent to non-unique IP addresses helps reduce the load on the authoritative servers due to this kind of ambiguous queries by their nature which can not be answered corectly. It is named after the Autonomous System Number (ASN) that has been assigned to it.
InterLAN is one of the volunteer operators participating in the AS112 project. Anycasts prefixes of this project are advertised in InterLAN platform by a dedicated server that has peering sessions with Exchange Route Servers, this way the service is automatically available to network operators connected to these RSs.
More details about this project and how it works can be found here:
On 25 November 2017, the Interlan Association organizes for its members a Workshop on technical subjects in Poiana Izvorului, Sâmbăta de Sus. Among the discussed subjects, there is the configuration of BGP sessions, PON Technologies, RIPE Atlas, TV reception stations, monitoring applications, PeeringDB.
Between 14 and 15 September, the InterLAN Internet Exchange Delegation takes part in the second edition of Neutral Peering Days 2017 organized in The Hague, The Netherlands. The event includes two days of presentations and discussions, followed by direct bilateral meeting sessions.