KZNNOG-6 - 2019

Islander Room (Point Yacht Club)

Islander Room

Point Yacht Club

3 Maritime Pl, Harbour, Durban, 4001
Donald Jolley (KZNNOG), KZNNOG KZNNOG (KZNNOG), edrich de Lange (KZNNOG)

KZNNOG (KwaZulu Natal Network Operators Group) is proud to present KZNNOG-6

KZNNOG-6 will take place at the Point Yacht Club in Durban, South Africa and is longer than previous events and will run over 2 days. 4-5 April 2019.

Our Gold sponsor for this event is Flexoptix. Our Silver sponsor is INX-ZA

Our Social Sponsors are DFA and three6five!

Our General Sponsors are Seacom

Our Bandwidth Sponsor is Connect Direct

Our AccessPoints are sponsored by Scoop!

Beers for Peers is being held by NapAfrica as a Presocial. RSVP here!

We encourage participates to take advantage of this time to connect with colleagues and customers in Durban.

The Plenary talks are the core of the event with social events before and after.

  • Thursday, 4 April
    • 09:00 10:00


      • 09:00
        Registration 1h
    • 10:00 12:00
      Morning Session - Day 1
      • 10:00
        Opening and Welcome 15m

        Opening and Welcome

        Speaker: Donald Jolley (KZNNOG)
      • 10:15
        KZNNOG Update 15m
        Speaker: Mr Edrich de Lange
      • 10:30
        Network Performance Testing Panel Discussion - AKA 45m

        How do we handle the need for speed
        Why should not be the defacto speed standard

        Speakers: Mr Ben Maddison (Workonline), Mr Mark Tinka (Seacom)
      • 11:15
        Cybercime and Cybersecurity 45m
        Speaker: Mr Graham Beneke
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch 1h


    • 12:50 15:00
      PM Session
      • 13:00
        INX-ZA Update 15m

        Update from INX-ZA

        Speaker: edrich de Lange (KZNNOG)
      • 13:15
        NAPAfrica Update 15m

        Update from NAPAfrica on what is happening at the NAP exchanges

        Speaker: Mr Andrew Owens (NAPAfrica)
      • 13:30
        Diary of an IXP Operator 40m
        Speaker: Mr Andrew Owens (NAPAfrica)
      • 14:10
        Real world RPKI-based Route Origin Validation 40m
        Speaker: Mr Ben Maddison (Work Online)
      • 14:50
        Peering Personals 10m

        send your peering personals info to

    • 15:00 15:30
      PM Break 30m
    • 15:30 20:30
      Late PM Session
      • 15:30
        400G - don't get confused with this transceiver generation & IEEE 802.3bs 30m

        Transmission speed of 400G is becoming a reality, with new challenges for optical and electrical components in high speed systems emerging as well.

        Speaker: Mr Thomas Weible (Flexoptix)
      • 16:00
        Connectivity – Market outlook 30m
        Speaker: Vino Govender (DFA)
      • 16:30
        Lightning Talks 30m

        2 quick talks of 15 minutes each

      • 17:00
        Peering personals 15m

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      • 17:15
        Closing - Day 1 15m

        Wrap up of Day 1

      • 18:00
        Dinner and Social 2h
    • 10:00 12:45
      Morning Session - Day 2
      • 10:00
        Opening Day 2 15m
        Speaker: Donald Jolley (KZNNOG)
      • 10:15
        Automating your Network with Docker Containers 30m

        Aimed at Network Engineers and how to use Docker to test and dev software

        Speaker: Mr Toni Kalombo (Seacom)
      • 10:45
        Afrinic - getting and managing your resource membership 45m
        Speaker: Madhvi Gokool (AFRINIC)
      • 11:30
        Network Management Systems - panel discussion 45m

        Have a panel discussion on Network Management Systems
        What should we be monitoring?
        What things work for you? What doesn't work?
        Is SNMP dead?

        Speakers: Mr Donald Jolley (KZNNOG), Mr Allan Houston (three6five), Mr Alan Kemp (Iris Network Systems)
      • 12:15
        Global NOG Alliance 15m
        Speaker: Mr René Fichtmüller
      • 12:30
        Peering personals - Day 2 15m
    • 12:30 13:00
      • 12:30
        Closing - Day 2 15m

        Wrap up of Day 2