TzNOG Workshops

Dates: July 27-August 3
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Host: The Tanzania Network Information Centre (tzNIC) in cooperation with the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), the Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association (TISPA) and the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
Venue: East Africa Hotel

Two parallel workshops and a 1/2 day introductory Linux workshop will be offered during the initial Tanzania Network Operators Group (TZNOG) meeting. The 1/2 day Introduction to Linux workshop will be Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2013. The workshops will be held from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2013. The TZNOG meeting and workshops will take place in Arusha, Tanzania at the East Africa Hotel.

Network Monitoring and Management Workshop

This workshop is designed for engineers and system staffs at ISPs and large networks including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management and problem response. The course is for those who need to manage diverse Network and NOC operations. Please review the Agenda to see the topics to be covered. Labs constitute about 60% of the course.

Systems and Network Security Workshop

This workshop will focus on security from the network perspective (ingress, egress filters, BCP 38, network intrusion detection, network traffic) as well as from the server side (proper admin procedures, firewalls, secure services, etc.). The workshop is aimed at Network and System administrators who are interested in learning best practices for maintaining a secure and stable operating environment. Please review the Agenda to see the topics to be covered. Labs constitute about 60% of the course.

Linux Introduction Workshop

A half-day, hands-on workshop to be held on Sunday, July 28th. This course held for those students needing some intensive, hands-on training to introduce them to core Linux operating system and fundamental network concepts.

Workshop Goals

  • Train network engineering staff from Tanzanian organizations on how to design, build and secure scalable and sustainable networks.
  • Learn best practices and methodology for securing networks, including:
    • Proper monitoring
    • Proper services build-out
    • Routing, switching and access control techniques with security in mind
  • Strengthen the human network of the Tanzanian technical community in developing national and regional cyberinfrastructure


  • Some Linux/UNIX experience
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and layer 2 and layer 3 network basics

Recommended Software


  • PuTTY for Windows
  • Linux/UNIX and Mac OS already have SSH installed. DO NOT USE PUTTY FOR LINUX OR MAC!


  • TightVNC for windows (32bit)
  • TightVNC for windows (64bit)
  • Ubuntu users should have vinagre installed by default (or apt-get install vinagre will get it. Alternatively apt-get install xtightvncviewer gets tightvnc for Ubuntu installed)
  • OS X has an inbuilt VNC client that you access from the Finder application (command+k) but it doesn't easily allow you to specify port numbers besides the default so try the Chicken VNC client

Workshop Items


Follow the NSRC on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
Last modified 6 years ago Last modified on Jul 28, 2013, 2:28:38 PM

Attachments (6)