The APNIC tutorials are part of an excellent lineup of hands-on workshops and tutorials being held at the APNIC/APRICOT event, and they are conducted by highly-skilled educators from around the Asia Pacific.

Introduction to the Internet Routing Registry (IRR)

Monday 23 February, 14:00 - 17:30

As the Internet backbone connectivity becomes more complex, it becomes more difficult to keep track of peering policies between providers and customers.

The Internet Routing Registry (IRR) is an evolving, network database of Internet registered routes and routing policies. By specifying routing details using Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL), IRR providers can use the information to check consistency and build router configurations.

This tutorial looks at the importance and benefits of the IRR and introduces participants to the tools used to interact with the IRR. The session will also explain what routing objects are, how they are created and how to register and query them.

This tutorial is aimed at people who are already familiar with the Whois Database and want to learn more about the Routing Registry.

Understanding Botnets: Network Attacks and Forensics

Tuesday 24 February, 14:00 - 17:30

This tutorial looks at the nature of network attacks and the motivation that drives these malicious online activities. The session will discuss the types of methods that are used in modern attacks, their impact, and how they can be mitigated. The creation and operation of a Botnet will be analysed and students will be able to see this process demonstrated in a virtual environment.

In order to understand network attacks, it is important to know what network data is and how this is formed. The tutorial will, accordingly, also include a brief overview of the structure and operation of TCP/IP.

This tutorial will be of interest to engineers, operators, and others who are involved in Internet security and have a basic understanding of network operations and Internet technologies.