The Pacific Network
PacNOG was established initially as a mailing list for ISP operations
engineers in the Pacific region who participated in the ISP Routing Workshop
held prior to the APNIC 18 conference in Nadi, Fiji in August 2004.
APNIC held its first member meeting in the Pacific in August 2004, in Nadi
in Fiji. For this meeting, Philip Smith of Cisco Systems CTO
Consulting Engineering Group proposed running an ISP Routing Workshop
for the network operators in the Pacific who would be coming to the
APNIC 18 meeting.
The Workshop was led by Philip Smith and held at the Tanoa International
Hotel in Nadi. Also at the venue was a CEO event for the Pacific
CEOs, organised by Save Vocea (APNIC) and assisted by Fred
There were 26 attendees at the Routing Workshop, from Fiji, Papua New
Guinea, Nauru, Tuvalu, Tonga, Marshall Islands, Solomons, Kiribati, New
Caledonia, Western Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Niue and Vanuatu.
The three members of the APNIC Training Team also took part (Miwa
Fujii, Champika Wijayatunga and John H'ng).
At the end of the workshop, and following the extremely positive
feedback from the participants, Philip, Save and Fred proposed
creating a mailing list so that the participants could keep in
touch after the workshop, and promised to investigate ways of
holding more training events of this nature. This mailing list
was set up as the PacNOG mailing list, leading to the creation
of the Pacific Network Operators Group.
Hence the PacNOG community commonly referring to the workshop
held prior to APNIC 18 as PacNOG 0.