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Tutorial Date: FEBRUARY 25th 2021, 2:00 PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11:00 AM (UTC/GMT)

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TUTORIAL 2: Introduction to Automation

The KeNOG PC is pleased to invite you to our first tutorial of 2021 - Introduction to Automation:

KeNOG Automation Tutorial - Background
Automating processes increases efficiency and introduces cost savings allowing fewer resources to be used when deploying and or managing Internet services. This introductory tutorial will cover the basics of Automation using modern, freely available tools such as Ansible.

The tutorial will be lead by Danny Afahounko (from https://ahome.io/africa-cloud-by-ahome/)

The tutorial is aimed at beginner to intermediate level engineers seeking to gain a broader understanding of Automation.

Participants should be familiar with Unix-style operating systems. The course is taught on Linux (Ubuntu or CentOS) but the environment will be familiar to people with a systems administration background on FreeBSD or Solaris.


Questions/comments can be sent to the mailing list or to the Signal group: HERE



Tutorial Date: NOVEMBER 26th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

November 8th, 2020 from 2_00 PM

TUTORIAL 2: Introduction to Recursive DNS (walkthrough)

KeNOG is organizing a DNS Walkthrough tutorial that will cover how you can setup a simple DNS server for your home office or workplace. This tutorial is aimed at individuals interested in learning the basics of DNS configuration and how to install a simple DNS server.

The walkthrough will involve a hands on lab for those who sign up to use the lab during the tutorial. To sign up for the lab, please go to the following URL and enter your email address in lower case. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WK3JHRY

You will receive instructions on how to access the lab on email before the tutorial so that you can test access.

This tutorial will be the first under the "SysAdmin Track" and will also help to inform the KeNOG PC on the practicalities of an online lab for future tutorials or trainings. More information will be shared via the mailing list.

Background DNS is a key infrastructure that allows us to find devices and services on the Internet. Join KeNOG team for a DNS walkthrough that will show you how to setup a simple DNS server that you can run for your office or home network.

Goal learn to setup your own DNS cache server and test it

Format Slides: 20 to 30 mins Hands on tutorial: 25 mins Q/A: 10 mins

Lab access (before event)
- To access the lab go to https://lab.nog.ke/yourlastname/, put your last name in lower caps eg. https://lab.nog.ke/chege/
- For the lab instructions go to https://lab.nog.ke/exercise.txt

The tutorial will be led by Kevin Chege: Director, Internet Development at Internet Society.


Tutorial Date: NOVEMBER 5th 2020, 2PM Kenya Time (E.A.T.), 11AM (UTC/GMT)

Greetings, I trust you are all well. The KeNOG PC is pleased to invite you to the first tutorial on ISP Network Design. This tutorial will be virtual and focusing more on the configuration and setups done at ISPs..

Regardless of the size of an ISP, thoughtful network design is essential in ensuring that packets traverse the ISP's network in the shortest amount of time. This then enables the ISP's clients to benefit from fast Internet speeds and network services. From POP topologies to infrastructure and routing security as well as other operational considerations, join us on Thursday 5th November 2020 at 2 PM (Kenya time) as we go through ISP Network design best practices for a robust, secure, and scalable network at our first tutorial for the year.

Novice and intermediate level network engineers are encouraged to attend. More information on this tutorial and how to prepare will be shared in the coming days.

The tutorial will be led by Michelle Opiyo who is a Senior Network Engineer at Workonline Communications.