Linux Kernel Developers' Netconf 2017


Netconf is a Linux community conference, by-invitation-only, running for the seventh year. The agenda has a clear focus on kernel level networking. Attendees are the main maintainers and developers of the Linux networking subsystem. Invitation is issued only 10-15 people who have provided significant contributions.

This spring, the Netconf joins the Netdev 2.1 held April 6-8, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

Due to the distributed nature of the Network subsystem development, contributors to the stack are located in different corners of the globe and coordinate security and bug fixes as well as maintenance and new features via email.

Netconf is intended to be a face to face working meetup to compliment those email exchanges. Problematic unresolved issues are hashed out and bold new ideas are discussed.

NetConf 2017 Toronto Group Photo

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Date: April 3-4, 2017
  • Sponsors :


  • Committee:
    David S. Miller (, netdev maintainer)
    Soyoung Park (
  • Invitees :

    David Miller,
    Pablo Neira Ayuso,
    Jamal Hadi Salim,
    Daniel Borkmann,
    Thomas Graf,
    Jiří Pírko,
    Alexei Starovoitov,
    Eric Dumazet,
    Tom Herbert,
    Alexander Duyck,
    Johannes Berg,
    Roopa Prabhu,
    Saeed Mahameed
    Hannes Frederic Sowa,
    John Fastabend,
    Jesper Dangaard Brouer,
    David Ahern,
    Andrew Lunn
    Florian Westphal
    Simon Horman

  • Topics :

    A report from Netconf: Day 1(
    A report from Netconf: Day 2(


    The new cloud native world - keeping the kernel in charge by Thomas Graf
    IETF update by Tom Herbert
    tc/nft ingress conntrack by Florian Westphal
    Sysfs for Representors by Simon Horman
    XDP Infrastructure Development by Jesper Brouer


    • References/Resources