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27 July - 4 August 2006, Karachi, Pakistan

Workshop Details

All workshops are held for 5 days (27 -31 July, 2006). All participants must attend the entire workshops. All workshop have a limit of maxium 28 participants. All participants will receive complimentary books and certificate at the end of the workshop. At SANOG 8 we have three workshops.

Advanced Routing and BGP Multihoming Workshop
DNS / DNSSec Workshop
ISP / NSP Security Workshop

Routing and BGP Multihoming Workshop
Instructors : Philip Smith, Amante Alvaran

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Attendees must bring a laptop computer

Who should attend: This is a technical workshop, made up of lectures and hands-on lab work. Open to technical staff who are now or soon will be building or operating a wide area TCP/IP base Internet Service Provider (ISP) network or Internet eXchange Point (IXP), likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.

Pre-requisites: Cisco IOS Fundamentals; user level UNIX and maybe some system administration; some use of network design, preferably TCP/IP-based.

What you will learn:
- Techniques for design, set-up, and operation of a metropolitan, regional, or national ISP backbone network. This includes advanced OSPF, BGP4, and policy based routing configurations.
- IOS Essentials every ISP should be doing. The hidden secrets that all key NSPs have been using for years, but not telling anyone (i.e. competitive advantage).
- Techniques for the design, set-up, and operation of Internet Exchange Points.
- Techniques for multiple connections to the Internet (multihoming), including connections to IXPs and ISPs . -Techniques to achieve optimal performance and configuration from a Cisco backbone router. This includes routing scalability, network design, and configuration tips.

Technologies Covered: OSPF and OSPF areas, iBGP, eBGP, BGP Scaling, BGP Policies, BGP Transit, Route Reflectors, BGP Best Practices, BGP Configuration Essentials, Policy Routing, IXP Design.

DNS/ DNSSEC Workshop
Instructors: Bill Manning (, Champika Wijayatunga (APNIC)

Pre-requisites: Basic exposure on Linux/Unix like system, basic knowledge of IP addressing and use of Internet.

What you will learn
System fundamentals, Basic DNS (Server, Client, Dynamic Update, Upgrading, Adding Zones, Using Slaves), Advanced DNS (IPv6, DNSSEC, AD integration). Participants may bring their own Linux/BSD based laptop if they have one.

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NSP/ISP Security Workshop

Instructors: Yusuf Bhaiji (Cisco), Gaurab Raj Upadhaya (PCH)

Pre-requisites: Basic exposure on Linux/Unix like system, basic knowledge of IP Address, and BGP as well as operations experience.

What you will learn
Securing your host and router, Service Provider Security Techniques, RTBH, uRPF, Source blackholing, sinkholes, BGP prefix lists, IPSec VPNs etc

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