Routing and BGP Multihoming Workshop
Date : 28 July 1 August 2008
Time : 09:00 17:00
Venue : intERLab Training Center, AIT, Thailand
Course Fee :    Standard  : THB 25,000
  Early Bird  : THB 23,500 (till 18th July 2008)
Instructors : Philip Smith, Cisco
Amante Alvaran, APNIC Trainer
Max. Class size: 28 participants


To enable participants to perform advanced configuring functions and policy based for the Internet routing and be able to perform trouble shooting.

Who should attend?

This is a technical workshop. Network Operators, Administrators, Engineers and technical staff who are now or soon will be building or operating a wide area TCP/IP base Internet Service Provider (ISP) network or Internet eXchange Point (IXP), likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.

What you will learn

  • Techniques for design, set-up, and operation of a metropolitan, regional, or national ISP backbone network. This includes OSPF, BGP4 and complex network configurations.
  • Techniques for the design, set-up, and operation of Internet Exchange Points.
  • Techniques for multiple connections to the Internet (multihoming), including connections to IXPs, other ISPs and to Internet Transit providers.
  • Techniques to achieve optimal performance and configuration from a Cisco backbone router. This includes routing scalability, network design, and configuration tips.

Technologies Covered

Refresher on OSPF and iBGP; eBGP, BGP Scaling, BGP Multihoming Techniques, BGP Transit, BGP Best Practices, BGP Communities, Advanced IXP Design.

Each class is different and tuned to the participants requirements. If there are any specific requirements, these should be communicated to the instructors during the workshops. The instructors who teach at these workshops are among the top Internet engineers today, and between them, have a great deal of knowledge on many current technologies.


Cisco IOS Fundamentals; user level UNIX and maybe some system administration; some use of network design, preferably TCP/IP-based; some knowledge of OSPF and of BGP.


Attendees can also bring own laptop computers.

Biography of Instructor

Philip Smith - Philip has been with Cisco Systems since 1998. He is part of the Internet Architectures Group in Corporate Consulting Engineering. His role includes working with many ISPs in the Asia Pacific region, specifically in network design, configuration, scaling and training.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.

Certificate of paticipation, training materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please note that the places are limited and the registration will be on a "first come - first served" basis. If you have any further queries, please contact Ms. Wit Hmone at +66-2 524 6611 (for AIT internal user dial 6611 only) or email: training at