The South Asia Network Operators Group (SANOG) conference and workshops returned to Kathmandu, Nepal, for the third time recently for SANOG 27 from 25 to 31 January 2016. In conjunction, APNIC held an APNIC Regional Meeting as part of the conference program.
APNIC staff, including Director General Paul Wilson, joined more than 300 registrants from across South Asia, as well as many international speakers for the three-day conference and tutorials. The SANOG 27 conference was followed by five days of workshops.
SANOG is a non-profit forum for network operators in South Asia. SANOG 27 was hosted by the Nepal Internet Exchange and the Nepal Research and Education Network with support from the TEIN*CC Corporation Center, the Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal and the Computer Association of Nepal Federation.
APNIC staff activities included:
- Paul Wilson presented on the IANA stewardship transition, discussing IANA’s purpose, details of the transition process, and why the outcome is important for the future of the Internet.
- Vivek Nigam and Tuan Ngyuen presented an APNIC update, giving attendees a preview of APNIC service developments, including whois data quality improvement and APNIC’s new resource statistics tool.
- Fakrul Alam delivered a presentation on a selection of community tools that can be used to fight against DDoS attacks.
- Paul met with the Nepalese Communications Minister and the Head of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, regarding a range of collaborative, community development projects.
- Tuan and Vivek were on hand throughout the conference answering APNIC Members’ questions regarding their resources requirements, assisting them with updating their whois details, as well as helping several create their ROAs.
- Fakrul facilitated a tutorial on Securing Internet Routing: RPSL & RPKI, and supported the five-day Network Security and DNSSEC workshop along with Richard Lamb and Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN), Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (Internet Initiative Japan) and Kabindra Shrestha (Packet Clearing House).
- With APNIC 42 being held in Dhaka in September/October, Paul also extended a warm welcome to all guests to register for the nearby event when registration opens later in the year.
- Before the conference, APNIC held a Member Gathering for 15 APNIC Members from the region, which included guests from the RIPE NCC. APNIC staff presented APNIC’s new statistics and vizAS tools, discussed ROAs using RPKI, and MyAPNIC improvements.
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