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SANOG 36 Nepal

18 January - 21 January, 2021

Conference : 18 January 2021

Tutorial : 19 Jan - 21 Jan, 2021

Registration : Now Open




Welcome to the first ever Virtual SANOG Conference

"SANOG36 will be a Virtual Conference hosted in Nepal"


South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) is virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic disaster.


SANOG 36 Registration is now open. Click here to register for the event . Participation information will be available to those who register.


The SANOG Programme Committee would like to thank all presenters who submitted conference and tutorial topics for the 4 day event. Also, SANOG would like to show appreciation to the SANOG 36 Host, NREN, for providing the video conference facilities for SANOG 36 Online.


The following Programme Schedule follows the host country timezone (+5.45 UTC)


SANOG 36 - Conference Program Outline - Monday 18th January, 2021

Type Date Time Session
Conference 18th January 10:00 - 11:00 Opening Plenary >> Moderator: Rupesh Shrestha
Welcome by Host & SANOG Chair: Rupesh Shrestha
Keynote - "Challenges facing a Land Locked Country" - Binay Bohra (Vianet Communications)
Keynote - "An Outage Incident in a Fully Virtualized Mobile Network and
              the learnings from it"
- Santanu Dasgupta (Cisco)
11:00 - 11:15 Short Break
11:15 - 12:15 Technical Plenary 1 - Operational Security >> Chair: Simon Sohel Baroi
"RPKI Invalids aren't going away" - Md. Abdul Awal (Mozilla Fellow/NSRC)
"Let's Encrypt: Automate all the things" - Philip Paeps (FreeBSD Project)
"Handling DNS abuse and securing DNS" - Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN)
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Technical Plenary 2 - Operational Networks >> Chair: Paresh Khatri
"Optimizing Service Provider's MPLS Network with Hierarchical VPN" - Subin Shrestha (Nepal Telecom)
"IETF Network Slicing" - Dhruv Dhody (Huawei)
14:00 - 14:15 Short Break
14:15 - 15:15 Peering & Interconnections >> Moderator: Dr. Philip Smith
"IXPDB Update" - Bijal Sanghani (EuroIX)
"Afghanistan IXP Update" - Sherafzal Yousifzai (Digital-CASA)
"Covid effects on IXP and what it means for future" - Marco Brandstaetter (DE-CIX)
IXP Personals: DE-CIX IX Personal

SANOG 36 - Conference Program Outline - Tuesday 19th January, 2021

Type Date Time Session
Conference 19th January 10:00 - 11:00 Internet Measurements and Monitoring >> Chair: Dave Phelan
NMM 2.0 - Hervey Allen (NSRC)
RouteViews: 2021 Updates - David Teach (RouteViews)
Internet Routing Table Update - Dr. Philip Smith
11:00 - 11:15 Short Break
11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion >> South Asia Perspective
Discussion Topic - "Online NOGs during COVID-19"
Panel Chair - Philip Paeps (FreeBSD Project)
Panel Members - Brajesh Jain (INNOG), Thilina Pathirana (LKNOG), Manoj Adhikari (btNOG), Fakrul Alam (bdNOG)
End of SANOG 36 Conference

SANOG 36 - Tutorial Program Outline - 19th January, 2021

Type Date Time Session
Tutorials 19th January Tutorial Moderator : NREN
13:00 - 14:00 MANRS for Network Operators (Part 1) - Md Zobair Khan & Anirban Datta (Fiber@Home)        
Short Break
14:15 - 15:15 MANRS for Network Operators (Part 2) - Md Zobair Khan & Anirban Datta (Fiber@Home)

SANOG 36 - Tutorial Program Outline - 20th January, 2021

Type Date Time Session
Tutorials 20th January Tutorial Moderator : NREN
10:00 - 11:00 Securing Internet Routing tutorial (RPKI/ROV implementation) (Part 1) - Dave Phelan (APNIC)
& Dibya Khatiwada (APNIC Community Trainer)
Short Break
11:15 - 12:15 Securing Internet Routing tutorial (RPKI/ROV implementation) (Part 2) - Dave Phelan (APNIC)
& Dibya Khatiwada (APNIC Community Trainer)
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Segment Routing: A tutorial (Part 1) - Paresh Khatri (Nokia)
Short Break
14:15 - 15:15 Segment Routing: A tutorial (Part 2) - Paresh Khatri (Nokia)

SANOG 36 - Tutorial Program Outline - 21st January, 2021

Type Date Time Session
Tutorials 21st January Tutorial Moderator : NREN
10:00 - 11:00 Securing Internet Routing tutorial (RPKI/ROV implementation) (Part 3) - Dave Phelan (APNIC)
& Dibya Khatiwada (APNIC Community Trainer)
Short Break
11:15 - 12:15 Securing Internet Routing tutorial (RPKI/ROV implementation) (Part 4) - Dave Phelan (APNIC)
& Dibya Khatiwada (APNIC Community Trainer)
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00 Making story from system logs with elastic stack - Imtiaz Rahman (SBAC Bank Ltd)
Short Break
14:15 - 15:15 Threat Hunting via network traffic analysis - Mir Hassan Riaz (Cybernet)

Note** :: Track Information and content may be changed as per the decision of the SANOG Programme Committee