PacNOG: Fifteenth PacNOG Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop: Agenda
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14th - 18th July, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


Unless otherwise stated, the daily schedule is:

  • Start: 09:00
  • End: 18:00
  • Morning Break: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Afternoon Break: 15:30 - 16:00

Conference Plenary

DAY 1 - MONDAY - 14th July 2014
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Vanuatu Provident Fund Building, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

08:30-09:00: Registration

09:00-09:40: Welcome Remarks

  • Opening Prayer - Pastor Shem Tema, Secretary General Vanuatu Council of Churches
  • Welcome Remarks - Jackson Miake, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
  • Welcome Remarks - Fred Christopher, Manager of PITA and PacNOG Chair
  • Opening Address and Keynote - Fred Samuel, Government Chief Information Officer

09:40: APNIC Update.

  • Elly Tahai, Senior Internet Resource Analyst, APNIC
  • This short presentation covers what is happening around the world with Internet resources and designed to keep the Pacific network operations industry updated. Included are current statistics on AS numbers, IPv4, and IPv6 address delegations, IPv4 markets and transfers, policy implementation, ISIF along with other recent APNIC news, and affects on the industry.
  • Presentation

10:00: ICANN Update.

  • Savenaca Vocea, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for Australasia and the Pacific Islands, ICANN
  • To cover latest from ICANN 50 meeting, IANA oversight transition and discussions around Internet Governance issues for the technical community.
  • Presentation

10:20: RIPE Atlas

  • Philip Smith, NSRC
  • The presentation explains what the RIPE Atlas Project is, and introduces the audience to the small probes which are deployed globally.
  • Presentation

10:40: Group Photo and Morning Break - Break sponsored by Digicel

11:00: Set up and development of the VIX - the OGCIO experience

  • Jethro Webston, OGCIO
  • This presentation describes the history of the VIX, Vanuatu's Internet Exchange Point. It covers how the VIX came into existence, describes the current situation with the VIX, and discusses future opportunities.
  • Presentation

11:20: Google Caches at the VIX and benefits to ISPs and customers

  • Steve Noorderbroek, CTO, Telsat Broadband
  • This presentation covers the negotiation, installation and operation of a Google Global Cache (GGC) at the Vanuatu Internet Exchange and looks at the beneficial effects it has had on the local networks.
  • Presentation

11:40: MPLS Case study for Telecom Fiji

  • Navitalai Taka, Team Leader IP Network, Telecom Fiji
  • Navi will cover an Introduction of market and networks in Fiji and deployment of MPLS, and what so far have been offered, the shifts from traditional DDN to MPLS with network and operational challenges and Analysis with Conclusion
  • Presentation

11:55: From gearing up to managing the fibre network in Tonga

  • Laupoini Manu, Network Manager, Tonga Cable
  • A post deployment case study and the experiences of the Tonga Cable from the Network Management, Engineering and some Market perspectives
  • Presentation

12:10: IPTV Rollout in Samoa

  • Omana Sua, Bluesky Samoa
  • Overview of IPTV infrastructure and deployment. Challenges with delivering IPTV over various mediums in the islands. This will also touch on some of the non-technical barriers to IPTV in the islands such as competition from more traditional satellite/cable TV.
  • Presentation

12:35: Internet Wifi Services

  • John Chand, ISP Engineer, Telecom Fiji
  • John will discuss the various initiatives on network, engineering and operational challenges faced in deploying internet wifi services in Fiji
  • Presentation

12:50: Acknowledgements and Closing

13:00: Lunch



Venue: Vanuatu Provident Fund Building and OGCIO Training Room

Tutorial 1 - TV Whitespace Technology for Remote Communications

  • Jonathan Brewer, NSRC
  • Television Whitespace Technology (TVWS) is an access innovation which has properties very different to microwave linking bands, and can enable near- and non-line-of-sight communications, allowing connectivity to villages that have never before had broadband. This brief talk will discuss the technology, the radio spectrum, and some case studies of how TVWS has been considered and used to deliver broadband, including the regulatory challenges and equipment development.
  • Presentation (44Mbytes)

Tutorial 2 - Investigating DNS Abuse/Misuse for Law Enforcement Agents

  • Dave Piscitello, VP Security ICANN
  • This workshop exposes agents to strategies, techniques and tools that infosec professionals use to identify abuses of the Domain Name System (DNS), malicious registrations of domain names, addresses or hosting. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn how to collect information that will be needed to further investigate criminal activity. The tutorial will cover the following:
    • Enumeration of Attacks
    • Challenges of distinguishing criminal from legitimate use of DNS
    • Accessing DNS, domain registration, and IP addressing related information
    • Dealing with domain seizures
    • Tools to collect DNS and registration data
    • Tools to locate and look at hosting sites and hosted data,
    • Reputation tools
    • Examples, use cases, and case studies
  • Presentation available on request from author

18:00 - 21:00: Networking Reception at Holiday Inn, hosted by OGCIO


DAY 2 to 5 - TUESDAY 15th to FRIDAY 18th July
  • Morning Tea Breaks sponsored by Digicel
  • Lunches on your own
  • Afternoon Tea Breaks sponsored by OGCIO
  • Track 1: BGP Routing
  • Philip Smith (NSRC), Jethro Webston (VIX)
  • [Course Web Site]
  • Venue: OGCIO Training Rooms, Port Vila
  • Track 2: Network and Systems Security
  • Dean Pemberton (NSRC), Jon Brewer (NSRC)
  • [Course Web Site]
  • Venue: Vanuatu National Provident Fund Building, Port Vila
  • Track 3: Introduction to MPLS/VPNs
  • Nurul Islam (APNIC), Sheryl Hermoso (APNIC)
  • [Course Web Site]
  • Venue: OGCIO Training Rooms, Port Vila

PacNOG 15 Social Function

Thursday 17th July following the workshop. Held on the beach at Erakor Island Resort, hosted by Telecom Vanuatu.

PacNOG 15 Photographs
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