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EOLAS - Exchange Of Learning And Skills

An INEX programme of sharing networking clue and professional training

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.

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7th-8th June 2023


Introduction to Routing, Peering and BGP Workshop

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 Routing, Peering and BGP Workshop will be 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

Rob will cover:

  • Internet: Peering and Transit
  • Routing technology overview
  • 7 Layer OSI model and IP
  • Basics of IP subnetting: CIDR, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Using the command line (CLI)
  • Configuring an IGP, iBGP
  • Configuring BGP for peering and transit
  • Route servers
  • IRRDB and RPKI
  • Routing and peering policy
  • Tools:  INEX IXP Manager Portal, PeeringDB and others.

If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible on eolas@inex.ie to apply for a spot.

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12th September Deploying RPKI Webinar This is a two-hour Webinar that will be delivered by RIPE NCC trainers. Start time: 09:00 Dublin time.

The webinar covers RPKI framework in detail, it discusses how RPKI helps with routing security and explains all the steps you need to know to implement RPKI in your network. It includes several demos to reinforce theory with practice and shows RPKI implementation end-to-end.

More details and how to register will be announced soon. For any queries please contact eolas@inex.ie

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Ongoing RIPE NCC L&D Portfolio The RIPE NCC is the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia. Here we have compiled a selection of their L&D resources that you may find useful to further develop your career. transparent gif
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31 March 2023 MANRS – Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security 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 will be delivered by Massimiliano Stucchi from the Internet Society.

To allow for a practical and interactive workshop, places will be limited so if you are interested please let us know as soon as possible on eolas@inex.ie to apply for a spot.

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Past EOLAS courses

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3th – 4th March 2022 Introduction to Routing, Peering and BGP Delivered by Rob Lister of LONAP. We are grateful to Rob and the team at LONAP for their generosity in sharing this excellent course as part of INEX’s 2022 EOLAS programme. Training event now closed.
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6th April 2022 Introduction to IPv6 Webinar Training event now closed.

You can access a recording of the full Webinar here:

Part 1: https://ripencc.adobeconnect.com/p57hb6e42ugv/

Part 2: https://ripencc.adobeconnect.com/p5nwlq87j6f4/

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8th – 9th September 2022 BGP Operation and Security Training Workshop We will be partnering again from our colleagues at RIPE NCC to deliver this two day in person workshop. Check out or meetings and events page for full details (link on course title)
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15th December 2022 Fibre and Transceivers workshop

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 will present on transceivers: history, what they are, and how they work.

Reserve your place: eolas@inex.ie

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