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PTA BGP/IXP Workshop

Dates: 19-22 April, 2016
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Host: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Venue: TBA, Islamabad

Workshop description and summary

This four-day workshop is a mix of lectures and hands-on lab work to teach the skills required for participation in the Bangkok Neutral IX.

  • PKIX & PTA intro.
  • Peering vs Transit, and L2 IXP
  • IXP members connection Best practice
  • BGP protocol, attributes and policy control
  • BGP Best Practices, including Aggregation
  • BGP for IXP members (peering with selective member(s)/RS)
  • BGP policies (prefix/AS-path/route-map/communities).
  • BGP security
  • Using PKIX services.
  • Agenda? (includes links to presentations and schedule)

Target audience

Technical staff of network operators who intend to connect to the Pakistan Internet Exchange Point in Islamabad (and future sites)

Workshop requirements

This workshop is not an introduction to routing or BGP. Successful completion of a previous BGP Workshop or similar training is recommended.

Workshop participants need to be proficient with a router command line interface, have a good understanding of OSPF or IS-IS, as well as experience with using BGP in an operational network.

The labs use Cisco IOS configuration syntax.

Some user-level Unix experience would be advantageous

All participants will need to bring a laptop with WiFi access. A tablet cannot be used for this workshop. The laptop will be used to access the lab network as well as the course materials on the workshop wiki. Participants will work in pairs on the lab exercises.

Class Size

The Workshop can accommodate up to 28 participants, working in groups of two.


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