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. The APRICOT conference generally consists of several days of Tutorials and about three days of Conferencing. Other associated events may also take place particularly those of the Asia Pacific Internet organisations (so-called APstar AP*) such as APIA, APNG, APTLD, APNIC, etc.

1. Tutorials previously have covered topics such as:

  1. Internet Security
  2. The Domain Name System and Bind Paul Vixie [or David Conrad now with ISC]
  3. IP V6
  4. IP and ATM
  5. Introduction to Internet Routing
  6. Unix Power Tools 1
  7. Scaling Internet Services
  8. Sendmail Eric Allman
  9. System Administration for ISPs Barbara Dijker
  10. Encryption and Firewalls
  11. SPAM
  12. WWW Czchiing and Web Server Techniques
  13. Advanced Internet Routing
  14. Internet Telephony
  15. Internet Reg & Policy Laina
  16. Promoting Routability Anne Lord, Philip Smith
  17. Internet QoS & Traffc Mgmt
  18. Unix Power Tools II
  19. Linux & Open Source for ISPs
  20. Virtual Private Networks
  21. Colocation, Hosting & Application Services
  22. Deploying Wireless Dewayne Hendricks
  23. Deploying Cable Modems/xDSL
  24. Using Satellites
  25. Building and running an ISP:
  26. LAN/WAN Technologies overview:
  27. TCP/IP & Network Programming:

2. TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

- Local Internet Scenes 

National Carrier/ISPs
ISPs
Inter-regional ISPs
Internet Exchanges
Hosting Services & Colocation

- Bandwidth Alternatives: Long Distance

* Satellite Doug Humphrey SkyCache
* Submarine Fiber
* Alternative purchasing options for capacity; IRUs, leasing raw
  capacity instead of transit, interconnecting in other countries

- Bandwidth Alternatives: Metropolitan & Last Mile
* Metropolitan Consumer MMDS Wireless - Dewayne Hendricks COM21
* E1/E3 alternatives using point to point wireless- 
* Packet Cellular -
* xDSL - 
* Cable Modems -

- Next Generation Services
* IP Telephony -
* Internet Fax -
* VPNs 
* Vendor Neutral Colocation 
* Internet Service Exchanges 
* Streaming Multi-media & Multicasting

- The State of the Domain Name
* Overview of New IANA -
* Developments in BIND and ISC 

- Network Hygeine
* Eliminating SPAM - 
* Server Lockdown, life outside a DMZ 
* Router Filtering & Security -

- Peering and Settlements Panel
  Bill Norton moderator, Robert Berger, Justin Newton,
  Bill Manning, Barry Greene

- Internet Roaming & related services (including IP Telephony & fax billing)

- Caching 
  Doug Humphrey Skycache, SQUID (NLANR), Inktomi

- Network Operations and Architecture Trends
  Vab Goel Qwest

- State of the Internet Panels
  * Statistics and measurements
  * Connectivity between AP Countries
  * What can limit the growth of the Internet
Last updated on Dec. 28, 1998