PacNOG: Twenty Fourth PacNOG Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop: Agenda

PacNOG 24 Agenda

24th to 28th June 2019, Apia, Samoa


Unless otherwise stated, the daily schedule is:

  • Start: 09:00
  • End: 17:30
  • Morning Break: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Afternoon Break: 15:30 - 16:00

Conference Plenary

DAY 1 - MONDAY - 24th June 2019
Venue: BlueSky HQ, Apia

08:00-08:55: Registration

09:00-09:55: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Master of Ceremony: Lavea Peseta Nafoi, Manager Customer Services Operations, BlueSky Samoa
  • Opening Prayers by: Rev. Iese Uele, EFKS Vaiala
  • Welcome remarks by: Mr Douglas Creevey, CEO, BlueSky Samoa
  • Keynote Address by: Afamasaga Lepuia'i Rico Tupa'i, Hon. Minister of Communications and Information Technology
  • Vote of Thanks by: Mr Fred Christopher, Manager, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association & PacNOG

09:30: Morning Break

  • Group Photograph
  • Refreshments

10:15: ICANN Update: Supporting a Secure, Stable and Resilient (SSR) Domain Names System (DNS)

  • Savenaca Vocea, Vice President Engagement Oceania, ICANN
  • Abstract: A presentation to share some of the high interest topics currently discussed in ICANN. Hear how to participate and engage in ICANN processes to make meaningful contributions towards activities and policy development processes to support a secure, stable and resilient DNS.
  • Presentation Slides

10:45: APNIC update (new service)

  • Elly Tawhai, Senior Internet Resource Analyst, APNIC
  • Abstract: This presentation is based on the 'Reclaiming unused IPv4' project. It is designed to keep the Pacific updated on the plan to provide a new listing service that members can use to publish available IPv4 addresses
  • Presentation Slides

11:15: Routeviews: The BGP Collector for Today's Network Operator and Researcher

  • Dr Philip Smith, Senior Network Engineer, NSRC
  • Abstract: This presentation describes RouteViews and how it can be useful as a network diagnosis tool for today's network operators, as well as provide valuable analysis data for network researchers.
  • Presentation Slides

11:45: Keeping Local Traffic Local by Doing Local Peering

  • Che-Hoo Cheng, Infrastructure & Development Director, APNIC
  • Abstract: To help Internet development with faster and cheaper Internet access in Pacific Islands which have multiple network operators, it is essential to keep local traffic local by doing local peering. In this talk, the speaker will talk about the concept of peering and the benefits of local peering. He will also talk about the roles of Internet exchange Points (IXPs) to facilitate easier local peering and will share his experience in operating an IXP.
  • Presentation Slides

12:15: Secure Internet Routing

  • Tashi Phuntsho, Senior Network Analyst, APNIC
  • Abstract: Why do we keep seeing news headlines about major networks not being reachable because traffic got rerouted to somewhere else? BGP mishaps are very common and frighteningly very easy. Examples are malicious route hijacking, mis-origination (fat fingers), and bad filters (route leaks). We need better mechanism to ensure no one can inject false information into the global routing system that easily. This presentation looks at current tools/techniques, how RPKI is just a piece in the puzzle, and we could all do instead of waiting for ideal solution that fixes all issues.
  • Presentation Slides

12:45: Lunch Break

14:00: Campus networks expectations and challenges - USP

  • Edwin Sandys, Manager Ent. Systems & Network Infrastructure, IT Services, University of the South Pacific
  • Abstract: USPNet is a USP owned Wide Area Network (WAN), a private network purely for USP use and incorporating an array of local area networks, server and management systems throughout its 12 member countries in the Pacific Island, connected by a 5MHz IP Satellite based technology. Services include distance learning, educational and administrative services throughout its 12 member countries, students and staff access to interactive audio tutorials, communications by e-mail and access to the World Wide Web, online MIS and banner applications, watch a live Video multicast, access multimedia material via Server downloads and live video conferences (and tutoring). This presentation aims to update audience on the USPNet and discuss experiences and significant developments in the design and operations, with some typical demands, and case issue scenarios of this network spread over 12 countries and serving a total population of over ten thousand students and staff.
  • Presentation Slides

14:20: 4G/LTE potential in Samoa

  • Gus Crichton, Manager IT, Digicel Samoa
  • Abstract:This talk will discuss the growing operational challenges with increasing customer consumption and demands, while sharing some insights that may benefit developing countries such as most of the Pacific Islands.
  • Presentation Slides

14:40: Pacific Island Case Studies

15:15: Tea Break

15:45: Tutorial: Introduction to Network Design and Operations

  • Dr Philip Smith, Senior Network Engineer, NSRC
  • Abstract: This presentation introduces the key topics and best practices for the PacNOG 24 Campus Network Design & Operations Workshop.
  • Presentation Slides

16:15: Tutorial: DoT or DoH - Intro to DNS Privacy

  • Sheryl Hermoso, Network Operations Engineer/Senior Training Officer, APNIC
  • Abstract: DNS Privacy has become a major concern over the last few years. DNS queries are still largely sent unencrypted. This talk introduces two privacy solutions - DNS-over-TLS (DoT) and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) - their benefits, current implementations and deployments, as well as issues involved
  • Presentation Slides

16:45: Tutorial: Basic Principles and Introduction to DNS

17:15: End of Conference


  • Welcome Reception, hosted by BlueSky Samoa, sponsored by APNIC - Venue TBA
  • Drinks and Canapes, Social Networking and Technology Activity


DAY 2 to 5 - TUESDAY 25th to FRIDAY 28th June
Venue: BlueSky Samoa HQ, Apia
  • Track 1: Campus Network Design and Operations Workshop
  • Instructors: Philip Smith (NSRC), Edwin Sandys (USP) and Sia Matalavea (USP)
  • Class size: 30
  • Workshop Website and Curriculum
  • Track 2: BGP, Peering & Routing Security workshop
  • Instructors: Tashi Phuntsho (APNIC) and Etuate Cocker (APNIC Community Trainer)
  • Class size: 28
  • Workshop Website and Curriculum
  • Track 3: DNS workshop
  • Instructors: Arth Paulite (APNIC) and Sheryl Hermoso (APNIC)
  • Class size: 12
  • Workshop Curriculum

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