Seattle Internet Exchange
Annual Meeting
April 16th, 2020
Minutes by Chris Caputo
Approved by Membership, April 1st, 2021


Jeff Anderson,
Randy Bush, RGnet/PSGnet
Chris Caputo, Altopia / SIX / PeeringDB
Mike Crute, Pomona Consulting
Troy Davis
Stuart DeVaan,
Patrick W. Gilmore
Ron Grant
Nick Groseclose, Rockisland
Justin Hammond, Green House Data
Peter Helmenstine, Digital Realty
Skylar Hensel, SpaceX
Mike Hippert, Online Technology Exchange / OTXI
Erica Hughes Ehnert, Limelight Networks / SIX
Chandler Hume, Threshold Communications
Nicole Kangas, Microsoft
Daniel Kluss, Archeo Futurus
Marvin Kunkel, Wholesail Networks
Dave McGaugh, Amazon
Robert McKay, MCKAYCOM
Steve Milton, Colo NW / ISOMEDIA
Joe Morgan, Joe's Datacenter
Nikos Mouat, SIX / Mouat's Technology Services, Inc.
Matthew Moyle-Croft, Oracle / Dyn / SIX
Tim Osburn, Packet / Equinix
Caleb Pal, Pal Communications
Steve Perry, Wholesail Networks
Ariff Premji, Arista Networks
Brad Raymo, StackPath
Jared Reimer, Cascadeo
Chris Rogers, Google
Eric Rosenberry, Iovation / NWAX
David Thomson, Pineapple Hospitality
John van Oppen, Wholesail Networks
Aaron Wendel, Wholesale Internet
Mike Wittenberger, Green House Data
Walt Wollny, Hurricane Electric

Call To Order by Nikos Mouat at 3:05pm.

COVID-19 update by Nikos Mouat:

Organization is already entirely "work from home".

All on-site work is done by one person at a time.

No impact to SeattleIX is anticipated in the foreseeable future.

Plans for continuity is in place in case key staff become unavailable.

No service impacting maintenance during WA state stay-at-home order, except updates to route-servers which are not service impacting.

Approval of minutes from last year's meeting. Moved, seconded, and passed by acclamation and without objection.

Financial update by Chris Caputo.

Operational update by Chris Caputo.

Website moved to US East (Ohio) AWS cloud (us-east-2).

Email server redundancy allows notifications during a complete Seattle or Ohio regional power or connectivity event.

Added additional Ops volunteer. Thanks Steve Perry.

Route server now very strict - utilizing RPKI and as-set downstream ASN prefix filtering.

Moved from BGPmon to BGPalerter for awareness of subnet BGP announcements.

Comments, questions, and answers:

Peter Helmenstine asked about the impact of using RPKI on the route servers. Chris indicated there was an approximate 5% drop in the prefix counts when it was activated.

Randy Bush provided insights and corrections. He also complimented the SIX as a stunning, low cost, and well run IXP that is used as a model for developing IXPs.

Justin Hammond asked if there were any hardware replacement plans for this year and Chris responded "no".

Eric Rosenberry asked if VXLAN is being considered. Chris indicated there is no need but that it would be considered should a need arise.

Items brought up by the members / Technical and Policy Q&A.

Board of Directors election update by Chris Caputo:

Based on feedback from last year, we are using BigPulse for the election which is taking place starting April 15th and ending April 29th at 23:59 UTC.

New this year: organizations have a chance to rebuke unauthorized voters.

Also new: we are employing Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the voting system. This means that you rank your candidate preferences from most preferred to least preferred. You do not need to rank all the candidates. A later ballot from a representative of a Member will replace a previous ballot from the same Member.

Nikos encouraged participation in the election.

Adjourn at 3:47pm.