Winter 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

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Sunday Tutorials

Sunday Tutorials

Sunday afternoon tutorials are a great opportunity to get some hands-on, detailed information from researchers and experts from your community -- plan to come early enough to participate!

DNSSEC Tutorial -- Scott Rose (NIST)
1-2:30 pm

On July 15th, 2010 the DNS Root Zone officially deployed the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a set of protocol extensions to the DNS to provide authentication and integrity protection to DNS data. Other Top Level Domains (TLD's) have also deployed DNSSEC: .edu among them. DNSSEC was designed to prevent DNS-redirection attacks and cache poisoning, but can also provide authentication for any type of data in the DNS. This tutorial gives an overview of what DNSSEC provides and how it works. This 90-minute Tutorial will also demonstrate how easy it is to initially set up a DNSSEC signed zone and discuss what can be built upon the secure infrastructure DNSSEC provides.

MPLS Tutorial -- David Farmer (UMN)
9am - 5 pm

This Tutorial is intended for network architects and engineers from higher education institutions. The main topic will be the deployment of MPLS in the campus environment. This encompasses:

  • Providing use cases for the implementation of MPLS, answering the question why it's relevant to a campus network.
  • Providing general background on MPLS, including a description of the MPLS wire format and a general glossary of terminology that engineers may face.
  • Introducing the control plane technologies related to MPLS, including BGP and LDP.
  • Providing concrete examples of MPLS deployments, including router configurations.
  • Discuss the changes to troubleshooting and other network management aspects in a network that utilizes MPLS.
  • Providing a hands-on environment to experiment with MPLS configurations.

Participants will be expected to be familiar with the operations of a campus data network, including IP routing, sub-netting, and dynamic routing protocols. No specific experience with MPLS is assumed.

Hands-on Tutorial for Colo/Telco Facility Installations -- Hans Addleman (IU/GlobalNOC), hosting
1-5 pm

It's time to get your hands dirty with the GlobalNOC installations team as they teach you some practices, standards, and tricks that have helped make installations better and faster. Ever wanted to learn the archaic art of cable lacing? Need some work on your CAT5 termination skills? Interested in DC power termination? Then this is the class for you.

Some of the topics we will cover include, equipment installation, AC and DC power, cable management and termination, lacing skills, documentation, and a whole lot more! Prepare to be covered in wax and NO-OX by the end of this session!

IPv6 Tutorial -- Michael Lambert (PSC)
3-4:30 pm

I will be providing an introduction to IPv6: history and motivation, technical fundamentals, applications and migration. This tutorial will be mostly a high-level overview and should NOT be confused with the more detailed hands-on IPv6 workshops offered by Internet2.