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                      7th AfNOG Meeting
                      AfriNIC-4 Meeting
      The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network
      Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 7th AfNOG
      Meeting and the AfriNIC-4 Meeting will be held Nairobi, Kenya, in May
      About the entire event
          AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organising a two-week event
          that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology
          (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop),
          several half-day Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG meeting, and
          a two-day AfriNIC meeting.  Further information about the
          event may be found at <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2006/> and
          AfNOG Workshop      7 - 12 May 2006 (Sunday - Friday)
          AfNOG Tutorials     14 May 2006 (Sunday)
          AfNOG Meeting       15 May 2006 (Monday)
          AfriNIC Meeting     16 - 17 May 2006 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
          The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya.  The exact venue
          has not yet been finalised.  Updated information will be
          made available at <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2006/> and
      About AfNOG
          AfNOG (see <http://www.afnog.org/>) is a forum for cooperation
          and the exchange of technical information between operators of
          Internet-connected networks in Africa.  AfNOG has organised
          an event like this one every year since 2000.
      About AfriNIC
          AfriNIC (see <http://www.afrinic.net/>) is a Regional Internet
          Registry (RIR), responsible for the registration and allocation of
          Internet number resources in Africa and parts of the Indian Ocean.
      AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology
          The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced
          training to people who are in the process of developing and
          enhancing an Internet-connected network with regional and
          international connectivity.  The target audience includes senior and
          mid-level technical staff of commercial Internet service providers
          (ISPs), academic networks, government networks, or NGO networks.
          This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops
          held annually from 2000 to 2005 in six different African countries,
          and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from
          1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world.  The workshop's
          instructors are an international team with many years of experience
          operating large networks and teaching about network operations.
          The workshop is divided into four parallel tracks:
              Track E0 - Unix System Administration (in English), focused on
                      using a Unix-like operating system as a platform for
                      delivery of Internet services.
              Track E1 - Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused
                      on the design and operation of email, web, and other
                      Internet services, in ways that can scale to handle
                      large numbers of end users.
              Track E2 - Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused
                      on the design and operation of networks using routers
                      and switches, in ways that can scale to handle large
                      numbers of interconnected sites.
              Track F2 - Infrastructure  Réseaux  IP (en français),
                      similar to track E2, but given in French.
          Further information and application forms are available at
      AfNOG Tutorials
          On 14 May 2006, the day before the AfNOG conference, several
          tutorials will be offered.  Tutorials are typically half a day in
          duration (4 hours including a break).
          Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and
          may include a hands-on practical component.  Tutorials are
          non-commercial in nature, and most are technically oriented.  They
          are intended to highlight issues relating to technology already
          deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services
          provisioning for ISP operations.
          People interested in presenting a tutorial are invited
          to submit a proposal, following the instructions at
      7th AfNOG Meeting
          The 7th AfNOG meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on
          15 May 2006.  AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the
          coordination and dissemination of technical information related
          to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational
          practices.  The meetings are informal, with an emphasis on relevance
          to current and future African backbone engineering practices.
          Previous AfNOG conferences have attracted over 200 participants,
          mainly consisting of engineering staff from network service
          providers, managers from IT enterprises, and members of the research
          and education community.
          People interested in making a presentation or chairing
          a panel discussion at the AfNOG meeting are invited to
          to submit a proposal, following the instructions at
      AfriNIC-4 Meeting
          The AfriNIC-4 meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 16 and 17
          May 2006.  This meeting will be both a public policy meeting and
          an annual members meeting.  The public policy part of the meeting
          will include discussion of proposed policies for how AfriNIC should
          manage resources such as IP addresses and AS numbers.  The annual
          members meeting will include voting for Board members, and reporting
          on AfriNIC's activities.
          Further information is available at <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>.
      Issued jointly by AfNOG and AfriNIC
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