Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

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Sunday Tutorials

Sunday afternoon included four (4) tutorials:

DNSSEC Tutorial: Signing, Validating, and Troubleshooting -- Michael Sinatra (ESnet)
1-5 pm

This tutorial will give attendees an overall understanding of DNSSEC, guide them through signing their own zones, validating other people's zones, and (depending on time allotted) troubleshooting DNS and DNSSEC-related issues. This last part is based on a DNSSEC troubleshooting tutorial presented at NANOG.

Hands-on Tutorial for Colo/Telco Facility Installations -- Hans Addleman and Gregory Boles (IU/GlobalNOC)
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.

Cloud Computing for Unified CommunicationsTutorial -- Gary Mading (Aastra)
1-2:30 pm

If an institution wanted to eliminate all or most of its premises-based communications equipment and deploy a fully loaded unified communications solutions from a hosted or managed cloud services provider, could it do so today? Would it be reliable? Secure? Would the institution lose control over their services?

This session will examine some of the key technological issues institutions may be concerned about when considering moving to a cloud-based solution for communications. These issues may include:

  • Architecture
  • Feature/functionality
  • Migration path
  • Manageability
  • Reliability
  • Level of risk (security, control/accountability)

Note: Aastra was recently selected by Internet2 to offer Hosted PBX services to the Internet2 community..

Web10G Tutorial: The New Web100 -- Chris Rapier (PSC)
3-5 pm

Web10G is the successor to the Web100 project. While Web100 has enjoyed wide spread adoption in diagnosing networking performance, its design precludes it from inclusion in the mainstream production Linux kernels. Web10G's design addresses the issues in Web100 by leveraging an ABI based on NetLink and a streamlined API to facilitate easier creation and porting of Web10G applications. Moreover, Web10G elevates the instrumentation within Web100 to proposed standards, by implementing the RFC 4898 specification.

Our tutorial is designed to (i) acquaint the participants to the utility in Web10G, with an emphasis on demonstrating the various instruments exposed by Web10G, (ii) explain the transition from Web100 to Web10G, and the process required to port legacy Web100 code to the Web10G standard, and finally (iii) provide an environment for the participants promoting hands-on development and creation of simple Web10G clients using the newly retooled userland API. Our goal is to foster interest in network performance through the application of Web10G.

Participants are required to have a laptop with an active network connection.