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Date: 30 October - 1 November 2006

Time: 09:00-17:00

Course Fees:
Standard: 24,000 THB
Special:   22,500 THB (Early registration)

Venue: intERLab Training Center, AIT, Thailand

Instructors: Greg Shepherd, Cisco
                     John Zweibel, Cisco
                     Patcharee Basu, SOI/ASIA


To get participants to design and set up a set of inter-connected multicast networks. The workshop will consist of a set of hands on exercises for small network teams. The workshop will be limited to 20 participants and those participants will be divided into four teams. Each team will have a mix of 5 routers and over the course of the workshop teams will configure their own network and inter-connect with the other teams.

After having experienced this workshop as a student, an attendee will be able to engineer multicast networks within his/her campus/organization, to explain multicast engineering concepts to peers, and, in some cases, to help teach or facilitate future multicast workshops

Who should attend?

Network Engineer/Administrator from educational networks in AP region who will be pushing forward the deployment of multicast at their home institutions.

Course Duration

2.5 days

Course Contents

This training covers the followings topics:
- Router Configuration
- Multicast addressing
- Protocol Soup
- IGMP (Internet Group Membership Protocol) used by hosts and routers to tell each other about group membership
- PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode) used to propagate forwarding state between routers.
- SSM (Source Specific Multicast) utilizes a subset of PIM's functionality to guaranty source-only trees in the 232/8 range.
- MSDP (Multicast Source Discovery Protocol) used to exchange ASM active source information between RPs.
- MBGP (Multiprotocol BGP) used to exchange routing information for interdomain RPF checking.
- SSM & other topics
- Deploying multicast in a multi-vendor environment


Participants should be familiar with router configuration especially OSPF and BGP.

Biography of instructors:

Greg Shepherd - Greg has been working with multicast deployments for over 10 years: in R&E networks as an operator, then with Cisco, Juniper, Procket, now back at Cisco. He has given numerous workshops at NANOG, APRICOT, RIPE, AFNOG, SANOG, AIT, as well as directly with customer engineers. Through he currently opperates a global multicast peering network.

John Zwiebel - John joined Cisco in 1993 after designing and deploying the command and control network at Martin Marietta, Denver, for launching Titan rockets. He was instrumental in the development of Cisco's internal automated test system with many of his tests still in use today. In 1994 John teamed up with Dino Farinacci to work on the PIM protocol.
John deployed the first multicast capable network in Cisco and has been Dino's foil since that time ensuring Cisco's multicast designs work. John joined Procket Networks for a brief period but is now back at Cisco ensuring the IP multicast "just works".

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Online Registration

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


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