ccTLD Workshop Outline DNS/ccTLD Technical Training Workshop Dates: June 19-22, 2004 Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands - RIPE NCC Training Facility Organizers: Network Startup Resource Center and the Internet Society Primary Instructors: Joe Abley, Internet Systems Consortium Frederico Neves, Registro.br Alain Aina, Technologies, Reseaux et Solutions Guest speakers: John Crain, IANA/ICANN Olaf Kolkman, RIPE NCC Suzanne Woolf, Internet Systems Consortium Jaap Akkerhuis, NL domain Registry Workshop Coordinators: Lucy Lynch, NSRC Mirjam Kuehne, ISOC The main workshop runs from Saturday morning (June 19) to Tuesday evening (June 22). Each day is divided into four slots of approximately two hours each. Classes start promptly at 08:30 and end at around 18:30 daily. There will be a 90-minute break for lunch from 12:30-14:00, and 15-minute breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon. There may be optional evening sessions from if participants and instructors have special topics they want to work on. In summary, the classes will use approximately the following time slots. * 09:00-10:30 - Morning session 1 * 10:45-12:30 - Morning session 2 * 14:00-16:00 - Afternoon session 1 * 16:15-18:30 - Afternoon session 2 FreeBSD Presentation and Practical Exercises -------------------------------------------- Note that on Friday, June 18, there is an optional session in UNIX system administration, using FreeBSD, which is the OS utilized for the workshop. Even for competent sysadmins who typically use Linux or Solaris, etc. - a brief FreeBSD orientation will help save time in the main course. Time frame: 14:00 - 18:30, in the RIPE NCC classroom Instructors: Lucy Lynch and Suzanne Woolf Course Outline Day 1 - June 19 Instructors: Joe Abley, Alain Aina, Suzanne Woolf, Frederico Neves . Introduction to DNS - zones, domains, delegations, etc. (Joe) . Download and install BIND from scratch (Joe) . Build a zone file; debug and troubleshoot zone file (Aina) . Discuss building and maintaining large zone files (Fred) . Database choices; design and maintenance of databases for ccTLD registry services . Slave file exercise (Aina) . Trouble shooting (Joe) . Discussion about other useful software and tools for building and operating a registry service (Aina) . RCS (Fred) . Automation techniques (generating records, auditing changes, checking zone contents, using scripts) (Joe) Day 2 - June 20 Instructors: Joe Abley, Frederico Neves, Alain Aina, Olaf Kolkman . Discussion of DNSSEC and what's important to understand about it (Olaf) . Review of Day 1, including a short hands-on exercise rcs & logging (Fred) . Running an authoritative-only NS (Aina) . Filtering queries ( mainly AXFR and IXFR) (Joe) . Digital signature, hash and MAC functions (Joe) . Discussion of TSIG and hands-on exercise (RNDC) (Joe) . What is a registry ? a registrar ? a registrant ? (Fred) . Practical examples from very small to very large registries (Fred) . How to design and build a scalable registry (Fred) . LDAP backend for BIND9 (Aina) . Overview presentations of OpenReg toolset (Joe) . Registro.br toolset (Fred) Day 3 - June 21 Instructors: John Crain, Suzanne Woolf, Jaap Akkerhuis, Lucy Lynch . presentation order for day 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .uy .np .bj .th .lk .gh .bi Brief presentations (10-15 minutes) from each country team about their current domain management structures and registration policies; how they handle registration fees and billing - spaced over the day . An overview of .nl & DNSMON (Jaap) . Further discussion of zone transfers and how to establish proper secondary services, RFC 2182, etc. . Presentation by John Crain about current policies and procedures for working with IANA and ICANN . Requirements and procedures for getting IANA to make changes to servers and administrative and technical points of contact . Registry Management Best Practices, Suzanne Woolf, and John Crain . Discussion of policies and practices utilized by various ccTLDs around the world . Discussion about the ethics of administering delegated domains as explained in RFC 1591; Responsibities of the designated manager for providing equitable service to the respective country code communities and the global Internet community . Best practices of establishing domain name structures, delegating subdomains and operating nameservers . Dispute resolution policies . Open question and answer session on ccTLD management and registry policies . PGP key signing party Day 4 - June 22 Instructors: Alain Aina, Joe Abley, Frederico Neves . Securing a UNIX server . whois protocol, whois data . More on automation techniques . Hands-on clinic in a lab environment for ccTLD managers to learn about existing tools and software for registry operations. This includes demonstrations with the toolset developers so participants can determine how to best format their data to register domains for their ccTLD, set up nameservice, exchange secondaries, create whois data, etc. Users will get expert advice on how to automate and scale up their current operations, and pointers on how to structure their existing data for use with a selection of available open source toolsets. . Wrap-up session with a discussion about more resources for education and assistance, where to go for help, relevant mailing lists, etc.
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