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13th APNIC Open Policy Meeting

RPSL Tutorial - Using RPSL and the Internet Routing Registry

As Internet backbone connectivity becomes more complex, it becomes more difficult to keep track of peering policies with providers and customers. By specifying routing details using RPSL in the public Internet Routing Registry (IRR) providers can use the information to check consistency and build router configurations.

This tutorial will use a case study to examine the benefits of converting from manual configuration of policy on routers to using tools such as RtConfig to extract policy information from IRR.

Tutorial outcome

Participants will learn how to register objects in the IRR.

Intended audience

Participants are expected to have an understanding of Internet routing and BGP in particular.

Tutor - Andy Linton

Andy Linton

Andy is currently working on contract for APNIC on their pilot RPSL-based services that will eventually replace the current RIPE version 2 servers.

He has worked in New Zealand as Chief IP Engineer for TelstraSaturn and IP Network Architect for Telecom NZ and in Australia as a Network Engineer for connect.com.au and AARNet.

Before arriving in New Zealand in 1989, he was a Research Associate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was a member of the "Highly Reliable Distributed Systems" project.

Andy holds B.Ed and M.Sc (Computer Science) degrees from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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