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Welcome to QUESTnet2005



Half-day workshop: CISCO Network management

Presenters: Peter Thomas and Adam Radford
  • An overview of protocols - SNMP, Radius, TACACS, and Netflow
  • What does Ciscoworks LMS and ACS do, and, more importantly, what don't they do
  • How do you successfully deploy LMS in the Campus, using the Deployment Guide
  • nformation about third-party Management Solutions that can add value to your network - eg Statscout, Crannog.

Half-day workshop: Netintact: Taking Total Control over University networks

Presenter: Mikael Herrlin, Netintact

This is a practical demonstration focusing on Monitoring, Analysing, and Optimising IP traffic on a "Live" Gigabit network using PacketLogic. The goals are to implement Quality of Service (QoS), capitalize on available bandwidth, enforce user policies and reduce lawsuit charges due to illegal file sharing.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Layer 7 Application Recognition and Granularity
  • Identifying Recreational vs. Mission Critical IP traffic
  • IP traffic Trends and Patterns
  • Limit Bottlenecks and P2P traffic
  • Bandwidth and Service provisioning
  • Time Volume Based Shaping
  • Content based Firewalling and Filtering
  • Abuse Management and Network Policies
  • Customised Reporting and Billing

This workshop will be of high value to network engineers, system administrators and IT managers.

Full-day Workshop: 802.1X and Wireless Network Security

Presenters: Chris Hessing, University of Utah Marriott Library Open1x Developer AND Matthew Gast, Trapeze Networks Author of the O'Reilly book 802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide

This full-day workshop will cover different aspects of security in wireless networks. Topics to be covered in detail include 802.1X, dynamic WEP, WPA, and 802.11I. Attendees will have the opportunity to configure a RADIUS server to support 802.1X, and wireless equipment to support dynamic WEP, and WPA. A laptop with a wireless card, and serial port is required to participate in this workshop.

Details about the presenters:

Chris Hessing works full time for the University of Utah Marriott Library, where he has been heavily involved in the deployment of wireless with 802.1X on campus. He is also the lead developer on the Open1x, Xsupplicant project, which provides an 802.1X supplicant for Linux. He was involved in the 802.1X interoperability test at Networld+Interop's iLabs in 2004. He also assisted in setting up 802.1X for the wireless network at IETF 60 in San Diego.

Matthew Gast currently works for an advanced wireless network systems company in the Bay Area. Prior to that, he spent several years as an engineer for a series of network security companies. He is the author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, Network Printing, and T1: A Survival Guide. You can more information about Matthew, and read articles he has written, at Orielly's website.

Full day workshop: AARNET Secure audio/video services - H.323, H.350 & Firewalls

Presenter: Kewin Stoeckigt, AARNet

The objectives of this workshop are to introduce the technique of H.323 for audio- and videoconferencing, help participants to master the installation and configuration of GnuGK and OpenLDAP for directory services (H.350), and get an insight into security issues, numbering plans and directory services for audio-/videoconferencing.

This full day workshop is separated in four sessions.

  • A theoretical introduction to H.323 and its use for audio-/videoconferencing is given. The Global Dialing Scheme (GDS) and numbering plans will be explained.
  • An introduction to H.350, an LDAP scheme for user/system authentication (see . The second half of this session is used to introduce GnuGK and several security concepts.
  • A `hands-on' session in which a GnuGK using H.350 authentication is installed and configured, and it is shown how GnuGK can overcome the Firewall and NAT problem. At the end of the third session several tests will show how easy it is to setup such a system, e.g. for your University, School, etc.
  • The final session will show how H.323 and SIP work together today. Data collaboration is a topic in the fourth session as well. This session also gives an outlook into what what might be possible tomorrow.

At the end of the workshop, every participant should either have a ready-installed system, or take away a sample system on CD-ROM. Please visit the workshop reference page for more information.


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