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Training & Tutorials

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 07:49


As is customary during during all AfriNIC meetings we run two workshops:

  • Internet Number Resource Management (INRM)
  • IPv6 workshop

The purpose of these workshops is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to manage their Internet number resources, interact with AfriNIC as well as design, build and transition to IPv6 networks.

Attendance at both of these workshops is free of charge and open to all with priority given to participants whose organisations are AfriNIC members. Make sure you register explicitly for the training when registering for the meeting.


Internet Number Resource Management (INRM) - 4th June 2011

This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of Internet Number Resource Management and how to deal with AfriNIC in getting and managing their Internet resources. Participant will also be introduced to the Policy Development Process, how it works, why they need to be concerned with it and how to participate.


Target Audience
Technical staff at Internet Service Providers that are responsible for managing the organisations Internet resources. 
  • Knowledge of the Internet Protocol and how it works.
  • Basic Unix/Linux command line skills


Workshop Outline
  • Understanding Internet Resources & How they are Managed
  • About AfriNIC and what we do
  • Number Resource Policies in Africa About the AfriNIC Policy Development Process.
  • IPv4 depletion - facts, timelines and implications
  • IP Address Planning
  • Why NAT is not a solution to the problem of IPv4 exhaustion (aka Why NAT is evil)
  • Interacting with AfriNIC
  • Introduction to the WHOIS Database (Objects, querying and uses)

See full course details http://www.afrinic.net/training/inrmtraining.htm


IPv6 Workshop - 5th & 6th June 2011

In February this year (2011), the IANA free pool of IPv4 was completely exhausted and all indications are that within the next three to four years, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) will also run out. There is thus a lot of pressure for organisations to prepare and deploy IPv6. This workshop is aimed at providing network engineers with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to prepare, plan and deploy IPv6 networks. Over 500 network engineers in more than thirty (30) countries in Africa have already benefited from this workshop.


Target Audience

Network engineers and systems administrators who are comfortable with implementing and managing IPv4 networks. 



  • IPv4 Addressing and subnetting.
  • The OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer.
  • Intra-domain routing and OSPF.
  • How to use the command line interfaces of key routing platforms (e.g Cisco IOS)

Workshop Outline

  • IPv4 Exhaustion and the case for IPv6 ["Why A New IP?"]
  • Why NAT is Not a Sustainable Solution to IPv4 Exhaustion
  • IPv6: Fact|Reality vs Fiction/Myth
  • Understanding IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Address Planning
  • IPv6 from an IPv4 Perspective
  • Fundamentals of Routing in IPv6
  • Transition Mechanisms
  • Hands-on Exercises

See full course details at 



Short Tutorials

Varous short tutorials are usually organised during the course of the plenary meetings. Check the agenda to see when these are coming up. They are usually open to all registered participants of the meeting.

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