APNIC participated in and supported the seventh Bangladesh Network Operators Group (bdNOG 7) conference, held from 18 to 22 November 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The second of two meetings held each year, bdNOG 7 welcomed around 250 participants to share information and participate in training on best current practices in Internet operations. The conference included presentations on topics including:
- DNS hijacking at cloud, by Shahee Mirza from Beetles
- Network automation with Ansible by Imtiaz Rahman from South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank Limited
- Blockchain, the future of the Internet, by Muhammad Moinur Rahman from DZCRD Networks Ltd
- Dinesh Bakthavatchalam spoke about improving APNIC whois data quality, highlighting recent whois upgrades, and current and future projects that contribute to whois data quality.
- Paul Wilson gave a keynote presentation on ‘Re-engineering the DNS — one resolver at a time’, on APNIC’s support of updates to BIND to implement caching of NSEC responses to reduce root server query loads.
- Vivek Nigam provided an update on IPv4 address transfers, transfer trends and new transfer services that APNIC is exploring.
- Paul and Sunny Chendi met with H E Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, from the Bangladeshi Ministry of Information and Chair of the Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BDIGF) about the planned bdSIG, rural connectivity and multistakeholder participation in local Internet governance forums.
- Paul and Sunny also met with ISPAB board members on future training collaboration, renewal of the MoU, and support of bdNOG and other events in Bangladesh.
- Tashi Phuntsho helped conduct the Linux SysAdm and DNSSEC workshop from 19 to 22 November.
- APNIC hosted a dinner on 18 November for Members, Alumni fellows, bdNOG conference participants, and key stakeholders from the Bangladesh Internet community. Paul spoke at this dinner and thanked the bdNOG organizing committee, APNIC Members and the community for their continuous support of APNIC activities, with special thanks to Sumon Ahmed Sabir for his contribution to the Policy SIG and Gazi Zehadul Kabir for his leadership of SANOG.
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