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Workshops and Tutorials

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Tuesday, 6 September 9:00 - 17:30

Workshop: Basic BGP Routing

Instructors: Philip Smith (APNIC) and Randy Bush (IIJ)

Synopsis: This is a technical workshop, made up of lecture and hands-on lab work to teach the skills required for the configuration and operation of large scale networks that make up the Internet.

Who should attend: Technical staff who are now building or operating a wide area service provider network with international and/or multiprovider connectivity, or considering participation in an Internet Exchange point. Participants are required to bring laptops.

Pre-requisites: It is assumed that the workshop participants know how to use a router command line interface, do basic router configuration and have a working knowledge of an IGP (OSPF or ISIS) and BGP fundamentals. It is assumed that the students know how to do basic router config.

  • Morning (with lab): isp basics: is-is and is-is with IPv6
  • Afternoon (with lab): bgp and bgp with ipv6, multi-homing

Workshop: IPv6 Basics

Instructor: Jordi Palet (6Deploy)

This workshop will introduce IPv6, look at the differences with IPv4 and, if you bring your own laptop, let you connect to the IPv6-enabled WiFi network and try it yourself. Then we will also introduce the transition mechanism and provide some hints and hands-on training about how to deploy IPv6 in your own organisation. Obviously, it is recommended that you bring your own laptop with Windows XP SP1 or a newer Microsoft OS. The slides will provide info for other operating systems as well.

The first two hours or so can also accommodate non-technical attendees such as government staff, CEOs, etc.

Wednesday, 7 September 9:00 - 13:00

Workshop: IPv4/IPv6 Transition

Instructors: Matjaž Straus Istenič (Arnes) and Luka Koršič


Workshop: Advanced BGP Routing

Instructors: Philip Smith (APNIC) and Randy Bush (IIJ)

Thursday, 8 September 14:00 - 17:30

Workshop: Starting an IXP

Part 1:
Mario Klobucar (SRCE)
Daniele Arena (CASPUR)

Part one will discuss from a general/ business point of view:
- What is an IXP, why it makes sense, why you should join
and invite others to join, how to convince your boss that you should join.

Part 2:
Andy Davidson (Hurricane Electric, LONAP)
Matjaž Straus Istenic (SIX)

Part two will handle the technical aspects of the IXP, how to build it and run it, best current practices, and more.

Workshop: DNSSEC Validation

Instructor: Joao Damas (ISC)

After a quick overview of DNSSEC this workshop looks at DNSSEC from an ISP perspective:

  • DNSSEC validation in resolvers
  • Trust anchor management and options
  • Debugging
  • Traffic implications
  • Practical users for ISPs

Friday, 9 September 14:00 - 17:30

Workshop: Routing Security
Instructor: Randy Bush (IIJ)

Introduction to Routing Security and the RPKI.

Workshop: IPv6 in Microsoft Environment
Instructor: Luka Manojlovic

This workshop will consist of showing the IPv6 configuration in Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 7 environment. Participants will configure machines to run on IPv6, install services / server roles and configure a complete IPv6 environment. They will also take a deeper overview of how to configure IP management in a business environment and configure static routing. The workshop will use the same slides as in Configuring IPv6 in Windows server 2008 R2 – video tutorial.

Every participant will have two virtual machines available: one Windows server 2008 R2 with two NICs and Windows 7 with a single NIC in the internal network. Participants should be equipped with a laptop and remote desktop connection client to be able to connect to servers that will be located in Slovenia.