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EOLAS - Exchange Of Learning And Skills

An INEX programme of sharing networking clue and professional training for members.

Each year INEX organises a series of network engineering training and development presentations, courses and workshops under the umbrella name of EOLAS. The EOLAS – Exchange Of Learning And Skills Programme – is aimed at those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and hopefully help to encourage new recruits to this interesting area of the internet.



12/09/2024 – Libre NMS – We are delighted to have Neil Lathwood from PTX Technologies and LibreNMS expert delivering this two hour workshop. If you are interested and would like to attend please email eolas@inex.ie as spaces are limited.


01/05/2024 – Machine Learning and Generative AI – Online Webinar


   1) How the Brain Works.

   2) How Machines are starting to Emulate the Brain.

   3) How Data and Machine Learning replaces Programming.

   4) Anatomy of a Large Language Model.

   5) Let build our own Chatbot.

About the trainer: Jerry Sweeney is the founder and Managing Director, CloudCIX Limited, member of the INEX Board of Directors and an AI enthusiast amongst other things. You can learn more about Jerry via his LinkedIn profile.


29/02/2024 – Eolas 1 Webinar –How to navigate social media for business benefit

Engaging online with customers, partners and the wider engineering community has become crucial for businesses, especially during outages or network issues like many have experienced in recent storms. Whether you are promoting events, acquiring new customers or maintaining updates to customers during outages, knowing who and how to engage with social media is crucial.

We invite you to pass details of this course onto the relevant person in your organisation who may be looking at X/Twitter: should we stay or should we go? Mastodon, LinkedIn, Bluesky, Threads, Discord and more. Damien will also explain how ChatGPT can help you with your scheduling and analysis tasks.

As part of this training event, we are looking forward to meeting new people from your teams and welcoming them to the INEX Community.

This webinar is free to members but we do require you to register via eolas@inex.ie.

This detailed and practical workshop will go through a number of current social networks and show you how they all have uses and how to use them effectively. It will show you how to create content that works and that routes around the restrictive algorithms that don’t like

links. You’ll also learn how to analyse your reach and engagement and those of your competitors. As a result you will be able to expand and enrich your network in an efficient way.

There will be time for Q+As throughout the workshop too.

About our trainer for the day:

Damien Mulley is a trainer covering marketing and communications for over 20 years. From hanging out on usenet, IRC and Twitter, Damien knows what works and can show you how you can use social networks to help your organisation instead of pushing content into a void that gets no return on your efforts.

For more about Damien you can check his LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmulley/


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Getting the Most of Your INEX Membership (December 2023) – Full presentation linked to the title. In this webinar, Barry O’Donovan from the INEX operations team will bring members on a tour of the essential internet infrastructure, services and tools available to our members through their INEX membership and connection to our peering LANs. This webinar will serve as an excellent technical introduction to INEX for our new members and a useful refresher for long-term members. Topics will include:- Overview on the three INEX peering LANs, why they exist and what the differences are.
– Quick review of INEX’s route collectors and route servers.
– A tour of IXP Manager and its essential features including:
* Identifying any filtered prefixes by the route servers.
* Route server filtering UI tool.
* Graphing information available to members.
* Identifying members for bilateral peering sessions.
* Document store, member details, cross connects, …
– INEX’s AS112 service.
– DNS root and tld services available over INEX and how to use them.
– Third party tools including PeeringDB

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Deploying RPKI Webinar (May 2023) – Two-hour Webinar delivered by RIPE NCC trainers. The webinar covered RPKI framework in detail, how RPKI helps with routing security and explained all the steps you need to know to implement RPKI in your network. It includeed several demos to reinforce theory with practice and shows RPKI implementation end-to-end.


Introduction to Routing, Peering and BGP (2022 and 2023) –

This training course has been developed and fine-tuned over a number of years and is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn the principles of Service Provider networks: Internet Peering, Transit, and how to understand and create a BGP configuration and routing policy.

The workshop was delivered by Rob Lister, a senior member of the LONAP engineering team with over 20 years networking experience in Internet Exchange and peering networks. The course is structured to enable significant one to one engagement with those attending

What was covered:


MANRS – Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (March 2023)MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats. MANRS offers specific actions via four programs for Network Operators, Internet Exchange Points, CDN and Cloud Providers, and Equipment Vendors. We are proud to say that INEX was a founder member of MANRS IXP program.This training was delivered by Massimiliano Stucchi




Introduction to IPv6 Webinar (April 2022). You can access a recording of the full Webinar here:Part 1: https://ripencc.adobeconnect.com/p57hb6e42ugv/Part 2: https://ripencc.adobeconnect.com/p5nwlq87j6f4/


BGP Operation and Security Training Workshop (Sept 2022) – We partnered with our colleagues at RIPE NCC to deliver this two day in person workshop.


Fibre and Transceivers workshop (Dec 2022) – Technico and Flexoptix delivered this workshop to INEX members. Some of the content that was covered on the day: Technico presented on fibre health and safety, fibre theory, connector inspection and insertion loss testing. Flexoptix spoke about transceivers: history, what they are, and how they work.