The 6th tzNOG workshop and the 4th Safnog conference is taking place in Dar es Salaam . The event started on 24th  and will end on 29th September 2018. The 4th Safnog Conference was held at Serena Hotels on 24th and 25th September 2018.  tzNog-6 training is currently ongoing at Bank of Tanzania Conference Facilities until 29th September 2018. The two events aim to bring together network operators from Eastern and Southern Africa.

1. About tzNOG-6

The 6th tzNOG training will have 2 parallel tracks namely Systems and Networks Security (SNS) and Routing and Switching (R&S). Both Tracks will cover IPv6 basics as well as configuration concepts.

The Track descriptions are as follows:

(i) Systems and Network Security (SNS)

Workshop Goals:

This workshop will briefly introduce ways to benchmark your Systems and Infrastructure by using various Monitoring tools and then focus on security from the network perspective (ingress, egress filters, BCP 38, network intrusion detection, network traffic) as well as from the server side (proper admin procedures, firewalls, secure services, etc.).

Who should attend:

The workshop targets Network and System administrators who are interested in learning best practices for maintaining a secure and stable operating environment. Labs constitute about 60% of the course.

Workshop Requirements:

A laptop (NOT tablet) with wireless capability

IPv4 addressing and general network concepts

Knowledge of UNIX and/or Linux

PuTTY SSH client for Windows (SSH)

(ii) Routing and Switching (R&S)

This course on Routing and Switching is part of the tzNOG 2018 Workshop on Computer Network Technologies. It uses hands-on training in a well-equipped classroom over a 5- day period (max) to teach skills required for the configuration and operation of large scale networks connected to the Internet.

The topics covered include: Basic Routing; Interior Gateway Routing; BGP Exterior Gateway Routing and Internet Exchange Points between Networks.


Experience using TCP/IP-based networking technologies