in conjunction with APRICOT 2012

Internet Routing Registry Tutorial

When: Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Time: 9:00 - 12:30 (UTC +5:30)
Where: Room 294
Presenter: Champika Wijayatunga, APNIC

Tutorial Slides

About this tutorial

As Internet backbone connectivity becomes more complex, it becomes increasingly 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 Languages (RPSL), IRR providers can use the information to check consistency and build router configurations.

This training is aimed at people responsible for routing operations and management. The course covers the importance and benefits of the IRR to Internet operations. Participants will be introduced to the tools used to interact with the IRR and learn how to create, register, and query routing objects.

Course outline

  • What is an Internet Routing Registry?
  • Why use an IRR?
  • APNIC database and the IRR
  • Using the IRR and its benefits
  • Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL)
  • Using RPSL in practice