MENOG 14 Workshops - 23-27 March 2014

MENOG 14 offers the following workshops:

Attendance at the five-day workshops costs USD 200. If you register by 23 March, you can take advantage of an early registration discount and attend the courses for USD 150. The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks for the scheduled five days and also the Workshop Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, 26 March.

Early registration is recommended as the workshops are very popular. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each day runs from 09:30-18:00, with lunch served between 13:00-14:00.
On Wednesday, 26 March there will be a Workshop Dinner at “Al Khaima¬† Restaurant” from 19:30-22:00

DNS Operations/DNSSEC Workshop

Course Description and Summary

This is a five-day, hands-on workshop. The participants will:

  • Learn to design, deploy, and operate reliable authoritative and recursive DNS architectures
  • Understand the less obvious sides of DNS in both authoritative and recursive types of DNS deployments
  • Learn to secure DNS installations, and instrument/monitor them (including service latency & availability)
  • Gain experience with different DNS software platforms (BIND, Unbound, NSD) and associated tools (dig, doc, dnsviz, zonecheck, wireshark)
  • Understand the risks surrounding the DNS, and the role of DNSSEC (DNS security extensions)
  • Learn how to deploy DNSSEC, including zone signature and key management, and automated DNSSEC management using OpenDNSSEC

Target Audience

Systems administrators and network operators responsible for the DNS services in their organisation.

Workshop Requirements

  • Some understanding of DNS is required (for example, operational experience managing DNS servers is useful)
  • Some knowledge of Linux/UNIX command line
  • Good understanding of network basics (IP networking)

All participants will need to bring a laptop that can access WiFi. You cannot use a tablet for this workshop.


Day 1:
  • Introduction, course overview, presentation of the lab environment
  • UNIX refresher
  • DNS refresher
  • Hands-on with dig, doc, wireshark
Day 2:
  • DNS software overview
  • DNS delegation
  • Logging and monitoring
Day 3:
  • Securing DNS: DNS ACLs and TSIG
  • DNS and IPv6 (service and content)
Day 4:
  • DNS security and resiliency
  • Introduction to DNSSEC
  • Hands-on with DNSSEC
Day 5:
  • DNSSEC, continued
  • Signing, key management

Additional topics, depending on available time:

  • DNS anycasting

Trainers: Phil Regnauld (NSRC), Richard Lamb (ICANN) and Christian Teuschel (RIPE NCC)

Meeting room: Eton

IPv6 for ISPs Workshop


This is a technical workshop, made up of lectures and hands-on lab work. This workshop teaches the ISIS and BGP skills that are needed for the configuration and operation of large-scale networks that have implemented IPv6, or that are planning to implement IPv6 in the future.

Target Audience

Technical staff who are now building or operating a wide area service provider or enterprise/corporate network with international and/or multi-provider connectivity. The target audience also includes those who are considering taking part in an Internet Exchange point and want to gain knowledge of working with IPv6.


This workshop is not an introduction. Workshop participants should know how to use a router command-line interface (CLI), do basic router configuration, and have a working knowledge of an IGP (OSPFv2 or ISIS) and BGP fundamentals for IPv4. The lab exercises use Cisco IOS configuration syntax.

Participants must bring their own laptops. Tablets cannot be used for this workshop.


Day One
  • Recap on Internet terminologies and technologies
  • Introduction to ISIS
  • Introduction to IPv6
  • Lab: Building basic IPv4 Lab
Day Two
  • The IPv6 Protocol and IPv6 Standards
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Introduction to BGP
  • Lab: Adding iBGP to the IPv4 lab
Day Three
  • IPv6 Routing
  • IPv6 support in ISIS and BGP
  • IPv6 Security
  • Lab: IPv6 Address plan
  • Lab: Adding IPv6 to the existing IPv4 Lab
Day Four
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • IPv6 Access
  • 32-bit ASNs
  • IPv6 Network Monitoring
  • IPv6 Services and Applications
  • Lab: IPv6 Access using IPv6 Tunnels (6in4)
Day Five
  • Comparing OSPF and ISIS
  • OSPF to ISIS migration
  • IPv6 Deployment Planning and Case Study
  • Lab: IPv6 Access using IPv6 Tunnels (6rd)
  • Lab: IPv6 Access using Dual Stack and DHCPv6-PD
  • How to use Dynamips
  • Q&A, Quiz

Trainer: Philip Smith (Network Startup Resource Center)

Meeting room: Windsor 1

Download the IPv6 for ISPs Workshop course material