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All these workshop materials are in the public domain, and are free to use for non-commercial purposes, unmodified, and with full attribution. See Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The workshop materials are based on the content of the extremely successful Cisco ISP/IXP Workshop programme which ran from 1997 until 2011, built by a cast of dozens of contributors from technical experts inside Cisco to highly experienced network engineers and operators across the Internet community. While the programme is sadly no longer active within Cisco, many industry friends and volunteers still use and develop the materials for use in workshops taking place in the Network Operations Group fora and other gatherings around the world.

If you like the materials, and want to make derivative works, Philip is happy for you to do that. Please acknowledge Philip, Cisco, and the Network Startup Resource Center, without whom this collection of training materials would simply not be available. Rebranding these materials with your logos and claiming they are yours is simply not okay.

Most of the presentations below have been recorded during 2017 and 2019. If you'd like to see the presentations given live, then please look at NSRC's Video Collection for this content (and on many other topics as well).

If you have any suggestions for improvements, or any contributions you'd like to make to the materials, these would be most welcome, with full acknowledgements, of course.


Category Presentation Notes
Routing Routing Introduction How routing works
OSPF Introduction 25 slide primer on OSPF
OSPF for ISPs A lot more detail about OSPF
IS-IS Introduction 25 slide primer on IS-IS
IS-IS for ISPs A lot more detail about IS-IS
Comparing IS-IS with OSPF Valuable comparison between the two protocols
Migration from OSPF to IS-IS The simple steps to move from one to the other
BGP BGP Introduction Introductory slideset
Scaling BGP How to scale BGP for today's networks
32bit AS Numbers What they are and how to deploy
BGP Attributes Describing all the BGP attributes
BGP Policy How to use attributes to implement policy
BGP Best Current Practices Industry best current practices
Transitioning to BGP How to move from static routed network to using BGP
Multihoming: Introduction The whys and wherefores of multihoming
Multihoming: Inbound TE Inbound Traffic Engineering Examples
Multihoming: Outbound TE Outbound Traffic Engineering
Multihoming: Deployment Deploying Multihoming for End-Sites
BGP Communities More advanced BGP policy and traffic engineering
BGP Case Studies Some multihoming case studies
Troubleshooting BGP BGP Troubleshooting (old NOG tutorial)
Design Internet Introduction Introductory slideset
Internet Evolution The Internet from the 90s until today
The Value of Peering Why peering is fundamentally important for the Internet
IXP Design The why and how of design and building an IXP
LINX History The history of LINX from 1994 to 1997: my experience
ISP Network Design The key components for designing a service provider backbone network
Transit and Peering Network Design The key components for planning upstream transit and peering connectivity
Peering Deployment How to go about Peering (Private & at IXPs) in detail
ISP Systems Design
Choosing Routers How to choose a router
IPv6 IPv6 Introduction Why we need to deploy IPv6
The IPv6 Protocol All about the protocol and IPv6 standards
IPv6 Address Planning How to do IPv6 addressing in a network
IPv6 Address Planning Exercise Putting presentation into practice
IPv6 Routing Introduction to IPv6 specific features in the common routing protocols
Introduction to OSPFv3 OSPF for IPv6
ISIS for IPv6 IPv6 support in IS-IS
BGP for IPv6 IPv6 support in BGP
IPv6 Transition Planning A review of relevant transition mechanisms for today's Internet
Securing IPv6 Transition Mechanisms And how to secure these mechanisms
IPv6 Deployment Study The simple steps to deploying IPv6 on a network operator's backbone - technical version
IPv6 Deployment Planning The simple steps to deploying IPv6 on a network operator's backbone - high level version
IPv6 Security And introduction to security for IPv6
IPv6 Device Hardening Device hardening, with a focus on IPv6
IPv6 Routing Security Implementing routing security, specifically related to IPv6
Security Remotely Triggered Blackhole Filtering Describing how RTBH filtering works
BGP Origin Validation RPKI and securing BGP announcements
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Implementing uRPF for BCP38


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