Routing workshop (Pre-meeting)

Routing essentials workshop

30 August - 1 September 2005

Instructor: Amante Alvaran

  • Presentation [pdf]


This routing essentials workshop covers basic network infrastructure design principles that will allow participants to understand and configure interior and exterior gateway routing protocols. The workshop will begin by introducing participants to OSPF and BGP, and will cover the principles of routing policy, including router configuration under both protocols.

Participants are expected to bring their own PC.

Amante Alvaran - biography

Amante Alvaran is an APNIC training officer. Prior to joining APNIC, he worked in a variety of positions in the data networking and mobile telecommunications field over a period of seven years. Amante has also conducted Last Mile service tutorials, including infrastructure security for ISP networks.

Tuesday 30 August 2005

  • Introduction
  • Routing principles
  • IP fundamentals
  • IP addressing
  • Network planning essentials
  • Router configuration requirements
  • Written exercise
  • Hands-on exercise (router initial configuration)

Wednesday 31 August 2005

  • Configuring OSPF in a single area
  • Written exercise
  • Labs
    • Configuring static route
    • Configuring default route
  • Configuring OSPF in a multiple area
  • Written exercise

Thursday 1 September 2005

  • Configuring BGP
  • Written exercise
  • Labs
    • Configuring iBGP
    • eBGP
    • Combining OSPF and BGP

Friday September 2 2005

No session (national holiday in Vietnam)


Routing and multihoming workshop

3 - 5 September 2005

Instructor: Philip Smith, Cisco Systems


This workshop is designed to provide an empowering learning environment. This is a technical workshop and attendees should be technical staff who are operating a wide area TCP/IP base Internet Service Provider (ISP) network or Internet eXchange Point (IXP), likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.

You will learn following in this workshop:

  • Techniques for design, set-up, and operation of a metropolitan, regional, or national ISP backbone network. This includes advanced BGP4 and complex network configurations.
  • IOS Essentials every ISP should be doing. The hidden secrets that all key NSPs have been using for years, but not telling anyone.
  • Techniques for multiple connections to the Internet (multihoming), including connections to IXPs, NSP, and transoceanic Internet links.

Participants are expected to bring their own PC.

Philip Smith - biography

Philip Smith has been with Cisco Systems since 1998 and is based in Brisbane, Australia. He is a Consulting Engineer, part of the Service Provider Architectures Group in Corporate Development. His role includes working with many ISPs in the Asia Pacific region, specifically in network strategies, technology, design and operations, configuration, and scaling.

As part of an ISP and Internet education initiative, Philip runs several Routing and Internet Technology Workshops in the Asia Pacific region. He also assists as co-instructor at similar events in many other parts of the world. Philip also is closely involved in regional activities, being chair of the APRICOT Management Committee, chair of APOPS, member of the organising and program committees for SANOG and PacNOG, as well as chair of APNIC's Routing and Internet Exchange Point Special Interest Groups.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now integrated into MCI's global network business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.

Workshop contents

Saturday 3 September 2005

  • Introduction, objectives
  • Presentations
    • Routing basics
    • Introduction to OSPF
    • OSPF for ISPS
    • Introduction to BGP
  • Workshop Module 11 (lab) - Advanced router configuration
  • Presentations
    • BGP attributes
  • Workshop module 11 (continued)

Sunday 4 September 2005

  • Presentations
    • BGP Best Current Practices
    • BGP scaling
    • BGP multihoming (part I)
  • Workshop module 12 (lab) - Multihoming to the same ISP
  • Presentation
    • BGP Multihoming (Part II)
  • Workshop module 12 (lab continued)

Monday 5 September 2005

  • Presentation
    • Service provider multihoming examples
  • Workshop Module 21 (lab) - Multihoming case study
  • Workshop Module 21 (continued)
  • Extra time - available for Q&A, examples

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