10-12 April 2010 (Workshops)
09:00 – 17:30
IPv4/IPv6 Routing Workshop
Pavillion Room
Stefan Olofsson (Cisco)

Mohammed Al Ghamdi (KACST)

  • Technical Hands-on Workshop
  • Deploying IPv4 and IPv6
  • Network Infrastructure Design
  • Routing Protocols (OSPF and BGP)
  • Multihoming (BGP Policies)

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Robust and Reliable DNS Infrastructure
Oasis Room
Phil Regnauld (NSRC)
Raed Al-Fayez (CITC)

This workshop is a mix of theory and labs. Participants should bring their own laptops. Participants should be familiar with popular DNS, as well as Linux/Unix concepts and commands.

  • Technical Hands-on Workshop
  • Deploying DNS Servers
  • Reliable DNS Design
  • Sizing DNS for Load
  • Securing DNS Servers

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10-12 April 2010 (Training Courses)
The RIPE NCC is providing Training Courses for its members and MENOG 6 attendees. If you want to attend one of these courses, you have to register separately from the meeting registration.

Each day runs from 09:00-17:30, with lunch served between 12:30-14:00 in the Bustan Restaurant.


10 April
Routing Registry Training Course
Caravan Room
The “Routing Registry Training Course” is an introductory course covering the Internet Routing Registry (IRR) usage, related tools and Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL).
11 April
Local Internet Registry (LIR) Training Course
Caravan Room
The “Local Internet Registry Training Course” is a one-day introduction to administrative procedures and policies related to obtaining and distributing Internet resources (i.e. IP addresses, AS numbers and reverse DNS delegation) and operating a Local Internet Registry (LIR).
12 April
Planning IPv6 Deployment Training Course
Caravan Room
The IPv6 Training course is a one-day course about the need for IPv6 and includes basic information on how to plan your deployment.


13 April 2010 (Tutorials)

09:00 – 10:31

Track A: Security
Pavilion Room
Network Core Infrastructure Security – Best PracticesYusuf Bhaiji (Cisco Systems)

This session focuses on the basic requirements necessary to improve
backbone security. It reviews features and techniques available to help
improve security by hardening the core network.

This session reviews security best practices, security recommendations,
and router features to mitigate direct infrastructure attack. It covers
the deployment of specific features and using them to improve backbone
security. This session is designed for network engineers and security
professionals in service provider & enterprise environments.

11:00 – 12:30 Layer 2 Attacks and Mitigation TechniquesYusuf Bhaiji (Cisco Systems)

Layer 2 Attacks and Mitigation Techniques session focuses on the
security issues surrounding Layer 2, the data-link layer. With a
significant percentage of network attacks originating inside the
corporate firewall, exploring this soft underbelly of data networking is
critical for any secure network design.

Security issues addressed in this session include ARP spoofing, MAC
flooding, VLAN hopping, DHCP attacks, and Spanning Tree Protocol
concerns. Common myths about Ethernet switch security are confirmed or
debunked, and specific security lockdown recommendations are given.
Attack mitigation options include the new DHCP snooping and Dynamic ARP
Inspection (DAI) functionality.

Attendees can expect to learn Layer 2 design considerations from a
security perspective and mitigation techniques for Layer 2 attacks. This
session is for network designers, administrators, and engineers in all
areas of data networking.

Track B – Multicast
Oasis Room
 09:00 – 12:30 Introduction to Multicast – Stefan Olofsson (Cisco)
Track C – Routing
Caravan Room
 09:00 – 10:30 BGP Multihoming and Peering TutorialKurtis Lindqvist – Netnod
11:00 – 12:30 Securing BGP with Resource PKI Richard Barnes (BBN Technologies) 


13 April 2010 (Meeting)
14:00 – 15:30 Opening Plenary & Keynote

Session Chair: Osama Al Dosary, MENOG Chairman

Ibn-Turki Hall
More Than a Decade Old and Still Growing: Internet in KSADr. Abdullah O. Al-Musa (Senior Expert, President Office, STC)

MENOG Community WelcomeOsama Al Dosary, MENOG Chairman


15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
Common Lounge
16:00 – 17:30
IPv6 Operations

Session Chair: Paul Rendek, RIPE NCC

Ibn-Turki Hall
Business Aspects of IPv6 – Khaled Al-Twergi (STC)

Website and Application Code Changes for IPv6 Readiness – Ahmed Abu-Abed (Tamkien Systems)

Saudi Arabia IPv6 Deployment UpdatesRayed Al-Rashed (CITC)

XS4ALL Experience Deploying IPv6Marco Hogewoning (XS4ALL)

Separating the facts from the fiction. Should introducing IPv6 on your network be rocket science? Based on real life experiences, this talk addresses some of the problems  to overcome when trying to get a few hundred thousand residential users to start using IPv6 without them noticing. From CPE selection to convincing the management to green-light your plan. Nobody said it would be easy, but it certainly can be fun.


14 April 2010 (Meeting)
09:00-10:30 Internet Exchange Points

Session Chair: Mehmet Akcin, ICANN

Ibn-Turki Hall
IXP Operations Kurtis Lindqvist (Netnod)

Building a Terabit Internet ExchangeArnold Nipper (DE-CIX)

All of the large Internet Exchanges in the world where not built from scratch, but evolved over a long time. This presentation shows the evolution of the Internet Exchange DE-CIX (Frankfurt, Germany) from a single switch to a highly resilient, robust and scalable, yet simple switching infrastructure which is able to handle several Terabit/s of traffic with given, i.e. 10Gigabit Ethernet technology.

Testing Multiple Route Servers and Peering DBArnold Nipper (DE-CIX) and Mehmet Akcin (ICANN)

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
Common Lounge
11:00 – 12:30
Internet Operations

Session Chair: Kais Al-Essa, Sahara Net

Ibn-Turki Hall
Internet Filtering, Saudi Arabia ExperienceYasser O. Al-Abduljabbar (CITC)

Report on Internet Usage in Saudi Arabia Anas M. Assiri (CITC)

Policy Update and Resource Statistics (Middle East) Andrew de La Haye (RIPE NCC)

REX – Number Resource EXplainerMark Dranse (RIPE NCC)

12:30 – 14:00
Pool Garden
14:00 – 15:30 Domain Name Operations

Session Chair: Raed Al-Fayez, CITC

Ibn-Turki Hall
Technical Consideration with IDN (International Domain Names)Raed Al-Fayez (CITC)

UAE Experience in IDN – Mohammad Al-Zarooni (.ae Domain Administration)

ICANN IDN Actvities and Experience – Baher Esmat (ICANN)

ICANN DNSSEC – Signing the RootMehmet Akcin (ICANN)

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
Common Lounge
16:00 – 17:30
NREN & Closing Plenary

Session Chair: Osama Al Dosary, MENOG Chairman

Ibn-Turki Hall
BGP Communities Deployment in NREN – Kurtis Lindqvist (Netnod)

Developing a National Research and Educational Network – Dr. Hesham Bin-Abbas (KACST)

ClosingOsama Al Dosary, MENOG Chairman