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INET 2000 18-21 July 2000 Yokohama, Japan

The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone

The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
18-21 July 2000
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
Yokohama, Japan

Network Training Workshop

For Countries in the Early Stages of Internetworking
9-16 July 2000

Registration Fee: US $3,500+

Participants are asked to pay for all registration fees, expenses, housing and transportation to and from the Workshop. Due to financial constraints, NTW 2000 funding is very limited this year.

Professional men and women from around the world will be taught the design, operation, maintenance and management of Internetworks when they attend the Internet Society's (ISOC) 8th Network Training Workshop for Countries in the Early Stages of Internetworking, 9-16 July 2000. Over the past seven year, more than 2500 professionals have been trained in these workshops as well as spin-off workshops. These graduates have performed a vital role in setting up the Internet connections and networks in virtually every country that has connected to the Internet during the past seven years. A new cadre of networking professionals will again be taught the technical and operational aspects of establishing and managing their national network infrastructure.

The focus of the workshop is to assist countries that are developing and enhancing an initial national Internet. For all participants, attendance at the workshop includes attendance at INET 2000. Workshop participants will be able to attend the Developing Countries Networking Symposium, 18 July 2000, at no charge if they pre-register.

The workshops are an outgrowth of and build upon the experiences of seven similar workshops held during 1993-1999 at Stanford University, U.S.A., Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, University of Hawaii, U.S.A., McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Petronas Training Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cité Universitaire, Geneva, Switzerland and San Jose State University in San Jose, California, U.S.A.


The goals of the workshops are:

  1. To train a critical mass of trainer/professionals in network infrastructure, transport, services, and management to be able to support an extension of meaningful Internet-related activities within the countries represented.
  2. To identify and share individual and institutional contacts as well as information sources that will assist the process of national development, using international Internet connections.
  3. To build robust professional linkages between all participants in the programs so that the mentor-student and colleague-colleague relationships formed during the workshop and conferences will remain strong and of continuing usefulness well beyond the workshop and conference.
  4. To increase the level of cooperation among existing projects and activities for establishing public data networks in developing countries.
  5. To train people and groups of people who will return to their country and region and who will teach others what they have learned at the workshop.


An intensive program of instruction is planned for the workshop, composed of five instructional tracks. A sixth track will be taught in French (a separate announcement will be issued shortly for this track). Participants attend only one of the five tracks, since the tracks run concurrently.

All participants (except those in the National Network Management track) will engage in extensive hands-on training, either setting up a prototype network or using actual Internet resources or both, as appropriate, using the Workshop facilities.

The course descriptions below include for each instructional track:

  1. Who should attend the workshop.
  2. What you need to know to enter the workshop and benefit from it.
  3. What you will learn in the workshop.
  4. What you should be able to do after completing the workshop.

Based on demand, skills, detailed curriculum and availability of funding, ISOC may alter the following programs, and reassign students to alternative tracks.



NOTE: This track is DIFFERENT from those offered by the NTW in previous years. In previous years, we were teaching basic skills. This year we are looking for students who ALREADY have the basic skills. We will provide updated technical information, but the focus of the course will be on how to organize and run network training workshops.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Technical staff who have experience installing and operating TCP/IP based networks and providing TCP/IP based services (such as mail, file, web) to end-users AND who are or will be responsible for training other technical staff in their country/region. Former DCW/NTW Track 1 participants who are or will be providing training are encouraged to apply.

PREREQUISITES: Techniques for design, set up and operation of a TCP/IP network. Knowledge of routing, network troubleshooting, interior routing protocols, domain name system, providing dial-up connectivity, and TCP/IP application servers such as mail and web.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: This is a course designed for current and potential TRAINERS of host-based internetworking. Included in the curriculum will be skills updates on new technologies, tools and techniques related to host-based internetworking; and how to organize and run network training workshops.

GOALS: Graduates will be able to organize and conduct training workshops allowing people throughout their country or region to begin operating Internet services.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Technical staff who are now or soon will be building or operating a wide area TCP/IP backbone network, likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.

PREREQUISITES: UNIX use and preferably some system administration. Knowledge of, and experience with basic TCP/IP-based computer networks including basic routing protocols and services.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Techniques for design, setup, and operation of a metropolitan, regional, or national TCP/IP dedicated backbone network. Detailed knowledge of advanced routing, network troubleshooting, backbone engineering, interior and exterior routing protocols, domain name system, NIC name and address coordination. The emphasis will be on use of dedicated routing hardware.

GOALS: To be able to design, set up, and operate a metropolitan, regional, or national TCP/IP backbone network, with permanent connection to the international Internet.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Would-be providers of Internet-based information services; also those supporting and training potential information providers on the non-commercial Internet.

PREREQUISITES: Significant experience in writing web pages, or as a Webmaster, or as a web designer. Programming skills not necessary.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: How to design and set up quality Web-based information services. Concepts of network-based business (e-commerce, e- business) as it applies to both commercial and non-commercial organisations. Since an important reason for your attendance will be to enable you to pass on your knowledge to others, there will be sessions on how to support and train users and providers of information.

NOTE that this is NOT a programming course.

The main topics covered will include:

  • Setting up and maintaining quality information services
  • World Wide Web servers
  • World Wide Web clients
  • Searching services
  • Authoring on the World Wide Web
  • Use of cgi, Java, JavaScript
  • Interfacing databases to the web
  • How to support and train users and providers of information
  • Security issues
  • E-business concepts

The course is a mixture of presentations and demonstrations with emphasis on hands-on practical experience. You will work in small teams to design and set up web services during the workshop.

GOALS: Ability to design and set up quality Web-based information services; understanding of how these services can advance your organisation's mission; and ability to support and train users and providers of information.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals who will have the responsibility for management of a network. The topic of "management" covers operational and business management of national Internet services. Technical issues are covered to the extent necessary to understand the core subjects.

PREREQUISITES: Rudimentary familiarity with the Internet, and familiarity with management of information technology at a technical level.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Exposure to the aspects of management of a public Internet network on a national scale, including areas of operational and policy management commonly found with Internet development. Network security and integrity will be covered. No technical or hands-on component is included, although the managerial aspects of various technical topics is covered.

GOALS: Capability to manage the development of a national public Internet, guiding its development into the role of a cost effective, sustainable and useful communications resource.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Technical staff who currently design and manage Internet backbones with international and/or multi-homed connectivity.

PREREQUISITES: Operational knowledge of, and experience with advanced TCP/IP, router-based computer networks protocols and services. Knowledge of BGP-4 is mandatory.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Advanced policy-based routing skills, problem determination and resolution.

GOALS: To be able to design, set up, and operate a multi-homed TCP/IP backbone network. To be able to design and implement policy using BGP-4 both by hand configuring and via the Internet Routing Registry and associated tool-sets, and to be able to diagnose and resolve problems in an operational network environment.


The workshop activities will be held at Shonan-Fujisawa campus of Keio University located about one half-hour from Yokohama, Japan. Transportation will be provided to Keio University and to the INET meeting in Yokohama. For more information please see or


The working language of the workshop will be English. Good comprehension of spoken and written English will be required of each participant. Some members of the instructional staff will have some degree of proficiency in languages other than English.


Participants should plan to arrive at their workshop location on or before 1800 hours on Saturday 8 July, and leave Yokohama after 1300 hours on Friday 21 July.

INET 2000 begins at 1800 hours, Tuesday 18 July and ends at 1230 hours on Friday 21 July.



Attendees should be involved in planning to establish or in establishing the Internet's presence in their countries and regions, in institutionalizing its operation, and/or in assisting the country's schools and universities, governmental agencies, local firms, and residents in learning about and exploiting the range of services available through the net.

Staff members of international and bilateral technical co-operation agencies, as well as professionals having substantial involvement in international technical assistance activities, are also eligible for admission as space allows.

Participants who have attended one or more previous Network Training Workshops (formerly Developing Countries Workshop) will be considered eligible to attend this workshop; however, these former participants must apply for a course of study other than subjects studied previously. Their request must be consistent with their responsibilities in a national and/or regional context. The application must include a statement of the activities carried out as a result of the previous workshop. Less financial aid will be available for repeat attendees than for first-time applicants.


Please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than 18 March 2000. If possible, submit your application via the web, using the web format at If you are unable to do so, you can submit an electronic version via email, USING PLAIN TEXT, NO ATTACHMENTS. If you do not have access to web or email, you may fax or send the application to address indicated on the application. If you expect to attend the workshop as the result of being awarded a United Nations or similar fellowship awarded by a multilateral of bilateral aid agency, please inform us of the details in your application.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program and the amount of financial aid available to them at the end of April. Please note that the workshop activity includes attendance at the INET 2000 Conference. If you are admitted to the workshop, you should NOT register separately for the Conference; that will be done automatically for you.

NOTE: Applicants are required to submit some form of RELIABLE electronic address (Please make an effort to give an electronic mail address if possible; a reliable FAX number should also be included on your application, and can be used for correspondence if email communication is not possible.)in order to expedite notification of their acceptance as well as any further correspondence. Please be sure that all of the contact information you submit is legible and accurate, or we will not be able to contact you.

REFERENCE LETTER (Letter of Recommendation)

Each applicant must provide one letter of recommendation. Your letter of recommendation may come from one of three sources:

  • A national or international funding organization who will sponsor the application and pay partial or total expenses with an explanation of how you will help their programs; or
  • A networking expert known to the Internet Society who can explain why you should be accepted; or
  • A past graduate of the Internet Society Training workshops who can document how you have helped national networking and why you should be accepted.

More information on submitting letters of recommendation is available from


Every visitor to the Japan must have a valid passport in order to obtain the necessary visa from Japan. Please be advised that the time to obtain visa and other travel approvals is often lengthy.

It is the responsibility of participants to ascertain the visa requirements that apply to them and to obtain any appropriate visas (including transit visas) needed to attend the workshop and the related conference. The Internet Society will assist applicants in this matter by providing visa application information as well as information regarding the Workshop, the Society and its professional goals and activities.


The cost of attending the workshop and associated events is U.S. $3,500. Your acceptance may depend on your ability to provide some or all of the funding for the workshop and air transportation. This fee includes:

  • All tuition and fees for the workshop.
  • All lodging charges from Saturday, 8 July through Friday, 21 July.
  • All meal charges for the period starting with dinner on Saturday evening, 8 July through breakfast on Friday morning, 21 July.
  • All transportation within Japan.
  • Registration at the INET 2000 Conference (18-21 July), including those meals and social events included in conference registration.

Participants should bring the equivalent of U.S. $50 for miscellaneous expenses and departure tax. They may wish to budget approximately U.S.$50-250 for optional travel and other needs and activities (laundry, etc.). The Internet Society will not provide any cash to attendees.

All transportation costs to the airport within your country or region, passport and visa costs, and other local costs are the responsibility of the participant.

For some candidates, the Internet Society will provide financial assistance to cover a part or all of each participant's overall expenditures. If you request financial aid for the workshop, please be certain to provide the financial information that will be requested in the application for admission. Financial aid will take the form of either pre-paid airline tickets for travel (partial or total) to and from your workshop location and the INET 2000 conference, partial or total coverage of the workshop fee, or both.

THE OVERALL AMOUNT OF AID AVAILABLE WILL BE LIMITED. ALL APPLICANTS REQUESTING PARTIAL OR FULL FUNDING MUST IDENTIFY WHAT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES THEY ARE REQUESTING FUNDING FROM. Aid from ISOC may depend upon your ability to obtain partial financial support from other sources. Participants from large, commercial, for-profit organizations will not receive financial aid from ISOC unless there is a compelling justification.


Specific questions regarding the workshop may be directed to Carla Rosenfeld, Manager of Conferences, by sending email to or sent by postal mail to 2000 Workshop Info, Internet Society, 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 100, Reston, VA, 20190, USA.