APNIC Training

BGP Workshop in Paro, Bhutan

DSC1139-small This workshop represents the APNIC Training Team's annual visit to Bhutan to teach routing, BGP skills and of course, IPv6.

The five-day workshop covered topics including BGP Policies, BGP Attribute, BGP Scaling Techniques and BGP Best Practices.  The workshop also spent some time covering the requirements and best practices for Multihoming, given that several of the organisations represented by the participants are considering multihoming over the coming 12 to 18 months.  The workshop also covered IPv6, from introducing the protocol, all the way through to transition technologies and IPv6 Deployment case studies.

The workshop had a full class of 28 participants, with many driving one hour each day from Thimphu to participate.  The venue was the Tashi Namgey resort's conference room, the location of last year's IPv6 Workshop.

On the last day, at the end of the workshop, all participants joined the CEO of Bhutan Telecom for the workshop dinner, around a warming bonfire in the grounds of the hotel.  Some of the hotel guests also joined us later in the evening, enjoying the local hospitality and seeing how the Bhutanese celebrate the completion of a training course.

APNIC will return to Bhutan in January to support SANOG, assisting with workshops and the main conference content.  This week's workshop prepared the ground for SANOG, and we hope that the local participation will surpass what we experienced at the two previous SANOGs in Bhutan.