Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SANOG18-Impressive towards Securing ISP Networks and Services with IPv6 Deployment for Nepalese ISPs

It’s been almost 7,8 years since I have been teaching Networking and Advance Networking subjects in universities of Nepal. However I am supposed not even perfect in my subject matters what I wanted to deliver practically. Experiences, training, workshop etc are those activities which make us up to date with wide knowledge behind theory only. I became more updated after I joined the IPv6 session of SANOG18 workshop and tutorials (http://www.sanog.org/sanog18/) which was held on 8-16 Sept. 2011 in Pokhara. i really appreciate AI3 SOI-ASIA research project under WIDE university for its intense effort to setup IPv6-Only network in Tribhuvan University, IOE Pulchowk Campus where I am supposed I am the one who setup the IPv6-only Network with v6 enabled Servers (web, mail, Unicast/Multicast routers) first time in Nepal on 2007 after when AI3 announced IPv6 only network in its research network. 

After when I got the idea of v6 Networking with its importance and urgency to migrate, it’s really a challenge for the developing country like Nepal. Keeping in mind, I decided to extend the university network with other universities, research institutions within Nepal. However for me like a normal officer, it’s a dream only. I thought I am not the social worker who volunteers in its profession.
In my previous blog, I had written about government’s passiveness regarding networking deployment (http://baburamdawadi.blogspot.com/2010/01/where-is-nepalese-ipv6-task-force.html). I think we Nepalese are really lacking behind the technologies where neither telecom operators nor ISPs, or government is serious in this matter. But I appreciate the Nepalese team of ISPs and NPIX who conducted the SANOG program successfully in Pokhara. Human resource development is the one major portion where SANOG massively supported and empowered ISP administrators toward migration to IPv6 by conducting workshop and tutorials. I appreciate the sponsorship by NTA. However NTA is lacking behind the rules/regulations/guidelines/framework development, it is an indirect support that at least NTA helps ISPs towards the technology migration by supporting the program. Definitely private and non-governmental parties are one step ahead in every aspect with the government in Nepal where I saw the seriousness in private parties rather the government should be.