APNIC proudly supported and participated at the 33rd meeting of the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG 33) in Thimpu, Bhutan from 9 to 16 January 2019.
The event, held for the fourth time in ‘the land of happiness’, welcomed 130 attendees to share information and discuss topics including IXP development, routing issues, and IPv6 deployment in the region.
- Geoff Huston gave the keynote presentation on the challenges of securing the Internet’s routing system:
- Geoff also gave a Lightning Talk on ‘What’s the time‘.
- Tashi Phuntsho gave an update about IPv6 in the region.
- Tashi also helped conduct a tutorial on routing security alongside Philip Smith to more than 50 participants, and a workshop on IPv6 deployment with Philip Smith and Phurpa Rinchen to around 23 participants, including 7 women. At the IPv6 deployment workshop, there were several questions on IPv6 address and deployment planning, DHCPv6-PD, 6rd, and NAT64/DNS64.
- Vivek Nigam gave a presentation on the APNIC Routing Registry and ROAs.
- Che-Hoo Cheng gave a presentation on IXP development in the region. Che-Hoo then joined the panel discussion about IXP development and operation following his presentation.
- Vivek met with APNIC Members to discuss their IP address and membership needs.
- Before the start of SANOG 33, Tashi and Che-Hoo attended the inauguration of the Bhutan Internet Exchange (btIX), where APNIC’s support was acknowledged by the current chair of btIX, Jinchen Thinley. They also met with various local community members to discuss their capacity development needs.
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