Along with the MENOG 20 Meeting & Peering Forum, you can attend the following workshops:

The workshops are offered free of charge including lunch and coffee breaks.
Each day runs from 9:30-18:00, with lunch served between 13:00-14:00.

Please note that the MANRS workshop takes place on 15 March – 16 March 2020, alongside the IPv6 Security Fundamentals. Therefore, you can only register for either MANRS OR the IPv6 Security Fundamentals workshops. It is not possible to combine these workshops.

IPv6 Security Fundamentals Workshop

Workshop on Sunday, 15 March, and Monday, 16 March (2 days)

Attendance on both days is necessary to obtain a completion certificate.

This two-day workshop is strongly recommended for those planning to deploy IPv6. The workshop will provide an overview on everything you need to know from how you start planning your IPv6 deployment to the most relevant IPv6 security topics today.
You will gain insight into the industry’s best practices and a high-level understanding of the most pressing IPv6 security concerns today.

Course Outline:

  • IPv6 Address Basics
  • Addressing Planning and Making Assignments
  • Real Life IPv6 Deployment
  • Basic IPv6 Protocol Security
  • IPv6 Filtering
  • Internet-wide IPv6 Threats
  • IPv6 Security Tools and Tips

Register for the IPv6 Security Fundamentals workshop


  • Alvaro Vives, RIPE NCC
  • Xavier le Bris, RIPE NCC

RIPE Database Workshop

Workshop on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 (Full day training)

The “RIPE Database training course” will make you a capable user of the RIPE Database. Mixing hands-on activities with theory, the course participants will get a comprehensive idea of what the RIPE Database is and what they can do with it.

Course Outline

Register for the RIPE Database workshop


  • Alvaro Vives RIPE NCC
  • Xavier le Bris RIPE NCC

Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)

Workshop on Sunday, 15 March, and Monday, 16 March (2 days)
Attendance on both days is necessary to obtain a completion certificate.

This is an intermediate-level technical workshop, consisting of lectures and hands-on lab to enhance your Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) skills following current industry best practices. The course uses both IPv4 and IPv6 in a dual-stack infrastructure.

Workshop Description and Summary:

  • Overview of IGP
  • Overview of BGP (Attributes and Path Selection Process)
  • BGP traffic engineering tools (Local Pref, MED, AS path prepend, communities etc)
  • BGP Operations and Security (RFC7454)
  • BCP38 (RFC2827) – Network Ingress Filtering
  • BCP84 (RFC3704) – Ingress Filtering for Multihomed Networks
  • Overview of the Internet Routing Registry (with RIPE NCC Support)
  • Introduction to RPSL
  • Introduction to RPKI (ROA and ROV)
  • LAB (online lab)

Target Audience:
Network Engineers working in small and large enterprise networks, ISPs, NREN and IXPs.

Workshop Requirements:
This is not a beginner-level routing course. Anyone with experience running a network with a reasonable understanding of routing protocols is eligible for this workshop. The online lab has Cisco IOS and Juniper JunOS platform (candidates can choose only one platform).

Recommended Reading:
Please read all the mentioned RFCs in the course outline prior to the workshop.

Register for the MANRS Workshop


Email Address Internationalisation (EAI) workshop conducted by Universal Acceptance Steering Group “UASG”

Workshop on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 (Full day training)


  • ASCII, Unicode, Domain Names and their internationalization
  • Email system including Mail User, Transmission, Submission and Delivery Agents
  • Email address Internationalization (EAI) requirements and tools
  • EAI configuration

Workshop Description and Summary:
The goal of the workshop is to enable participants to:

  • Understand technical details and configuration for the deployment of email addresses in local languages “EAI”.
  • Hands on exercises “IDN, EAI’s”

Target audience:

  • Network administrators
  • Email administrators
  • Software developers
  • ccTLD Technicians

Workshop requirements:

  • Participants must bring their own laptops

Agenda/or abstract of the workshop:

  • Understand email address internationalisation (EAI), gain knowledge on which tools support EAI, and learn how to configure these tools to support email addresses in local languages.
  • The tutorial will also cover basics of the Unicode standard and how it should be used to support internationalized domain names in EAI.
  • There will also be discussion on what should be the best practice to develop usernames in local languages.
  • The training will also introduce the concept of universal acceptance of domain names and email addresses.

Register for the Email Address Internationalisation Workshop


  • Dr. Sarmad Hussain Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers “ICANN”
  • Eng. Abdalmonem Galila National Telecom Regulatory Authority “NTRA”