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Lanka Network Operators Group (LKNOG) is a non-profit, community based initiative to bring the network operators and networking professionals in Sri Lanka together in terms of educational, knowledge sharing and collaborative aspects. The objective of this forum is to provide a local & regional platform to discuss operational issues and technologies that interests network operators in Sri Lanka and in South Asia. This initiative also aim to unearth local talent and resource personnel from Sri Lanka who will be keen to contribute towards capacity building and knowledge sharing activities at large.

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November 01, 2018


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SNMP, Netflows and Performance Monitoring

This workshop is designed for engineers and system staff at ISPs and large networks, including academic networks who are involved with system management, network monitoring and management, incident response and security. This course is for those who need to manage Network operations and NOCs. Proper network instrumentation is a fundamental requirement for realizing infrastructure security at both the network and desktop level, and this course emphasizes the security benefits for the tools and the techniques covered.

Workshop Prerequisites
Participants are assumed to have good knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line environment, and understand the general concepts related to networking and IP addressing.

Please note: Participant are requested to bring a laptop (4GB+ RAM, 25GB free disk space) with VirtualBox or any other suitable hypervisor installed

Workshop Topics:
The workshop will be a combination of theory and lab. Ubuntu Linux server version 18.04 LTS will be the workshop platform. The course will cover:
- Introduction to Network Monitoring and Management
- SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and Netflow
- Installation, configuration and understanding of output of the following network monitoring tools:
    - LibreNMS - Automated Network Monitoring and discovery
    - Smokeping - Latency/Round Trip Time, Jitter and packet loss monitor
    - NfSen - traffic analysis and exploration
- Network Performance testing using perfSONAR

Thilina Pathirana

Thilina Pathirana

Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN)
dhammika lalantha

Dhammika Lalantha

University of Peradeniya

DNS & Cloud Security

This workshop contains two parts:

Part 1: DNS (9:00 - 15:00)
DNS is a globally distributed database and a critical part of Internet infrastructure for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. To guarantee the availability of Internet services, it is important for networking professionals to understand DNS concepts, configurations, operations and security aspects.

Target audience:
This course is designed for anyone who is involved in administering and managing DNS operations.

It is assumed that participants have a good understanding of networking fundamentals.

Participant are requested to bring a laptop (4GB+ RAM, 25GB free disk space) with VirtualBox or any other suitable hypervisor installed

Workshop Topics
- DNS Concepts
- DNS Server and Resolver configurations
- DNS Security
- Protecting DNS Servers
- Protecting DNS Data
- DNS Utilities

Part 2: Cloud Security (15:30 - 17:00)
Cloud services can be considered as one of the emerging IT services used by millions of customers to process and save their critical personal or business data. Do cloud systems provide required protection/security for customers' data? This tutorial will discuss the essential security measures of cloud systems to protect customers' data, by considering well-known public cloud platforms.

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Champika Wijayatunga

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Subhashini Kadurugasyaya

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Chamara Disanayake

LK Domain Registry
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Sashika Suren


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Viraj Premarathna


November 02, 2018

LKNOG2 Conference

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Inauguration and Keynote 1

Welcome Formalities

Keynote 1: Towards Digital Society and Connected Industries

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K A Kiththi Perera

Chief Executive Officer
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Morning Refreshments

Keynote 2: Realizing the true potential of SDN for Service Provider Networks

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Dr. Ajith Pasqual

Senior Lecturer, University of Moratuwa
CEO, Paraqum Technologies

Presentation 1: SDN in Action

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Harith Kariapper

Principal Cisco Consultant

Presentation 2: Netflix Open Connect Overview

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Jocelyn Ooi Wan Yee



"Women in Networking" Panel Discussion

Sagarika Wickramasekera

Sagarika Wickramasekera

University of Colombo Panel Moderator
Nayeni  Fernando

Nayeni Fernando

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

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Subhashini Kadurugasyaya

Bharathi Airtel Lanka
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Shanika Bandara

V S Information Systems (Pvt) Ltd

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Ishari Siriwardane

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
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Chani Simms

Meta Defence Labs UK & Sri Lanka

Presentation 3: Robust and secure routing - multihomed and ROA validated

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Pubudu Jayasinghe


Presentation 4: ICANN Updates

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Champika Wijayatunga


Evening Refreshments

Presentation 5: Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security - MANRS

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Maheeshwara B Kirindigoda

Internet Society - Sri Lanka Chapter

Presentation 6: Eduroam, Identity Federation & NOC updates from LEARN

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Dr. Roshan G. Ragel

Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN)

Presentation 7: SLT-IX Setting Up Local Internet Exchange: Sri Lankan Experience

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R.P.D.C Kaushalya

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Open Mic

Closing Ceremony

Networking & Social Gathering (Invitees Only)

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Conference Venue

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Galle Face Hotel

Sri Lanka’s one of the iconic landmark, built in 1864, The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike.