AfNOG-10 and AfriNIC-10: Meetings 10 - 22 May, 2009

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 10th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-10 Meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt, in May 2009.

AfNOG 10 & AfriNIC 10 will be our 10th Anniversary in our journey from Cape Town to Cairo!

About the Entire Event

AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.

In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in collaboration with other organizations such as the AAU and ISOC.


To You can register for the AfNOG, AfriNIC or AfREN meetings, the AfNOG Tutorials, or the ISOC - INET AFRICA DAY 2009 by going to:



Unix Boot Camp 10 May 2009 (Sunday)
Welcome Dinner 10 May 2009 (Sunday)
AfNOG Workshop 11 - 15 May 2009 (Monday - Friday)
AAF Workshop 15 May 2009 (Friday)
Measurement Workshop 16 May 2009 (Saturday)
AfriNIC IPv6 Workshop 16 - 17 May 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfREN Meeting 16 - 17 May 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials 17 - 18 May 2009(Sunday - Monday)
INET Africa Day 2009 18 May 2009 (Monday)
AfriNIC LIR Workshop 18 May 2009 (Monday)
AfNOG-10 Meeting 19 May 2009 (Tuesday)
Nile Cruise 19 May 2009 (Tuesday)
AfriNIC-10 Meeting 20 - 21 May 2009 (Wednesday - Thursday)
Social Evening - Gala Dinner 21 May 2009 (Thursday)


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Intercontinental, City Stars
Omar Ibn El Khattab Street

Tel : +202 2480 0100
Fax: +202 2480 0200

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About AfNOG

AfNOG (See <>) is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG has organized an event like this one every year since 2000.

About AfriNIC

AfriNIC (See <>) is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR), responsible for Internet Number resources Mangement in the Africa region. AfriNIC organizes two Public Policy meetings every year (see <>).

AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology

The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced training to people who are in the process of developing and enhancing an Internet-connected network with regional and international connectivity. The target audience includes senior and mid-level technical staff of commercial Internet service providers (ISPs), academic networks, government networks, or NGO networks.

This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops held annually from 2000 to 2007 in eight different African countries, and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop's instructors are an international team with many years of experience operating large networks and teaching about network operations.

The workshop is divided into four parallel tracks:

  • SA-E - Unix System Administration (in English), focused on using a Unix-like operating system as a platform for delivery of Internet services.
  • SS-E - Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of end users.
  • SI-E - Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on the design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.
  • SI-F - Infrastructure Reseaux IP (en francais), similar to track SI-E, but given in French.
The workshop application deadline has passed.

About Africa Asia Forum (AAF)

Africa Asia Forum on Network Research and Engineering (AAF) is a new forum for collaboration between Africa and Asia. It was founded in 2009, and organizes various workshops on the Internet research and engineering.

For more information see: <>

AfREN Meeting

The Africa Research and Education Networking community will be holding a two-day meeting on 16 - 17 May. The meeting will discuss issues of interest to the NREN community such as coordination on activites in the region, advocacy, bandwidth consortia, regional RENs etc.

For information about last year's meeting, AfREN 2008, see: <>

AfNOG Tutorials

AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in nature, and most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer advanced training on technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

For information about this year's Tutorials see: <>

10th AfNOG Meeting

The 10th AfNOG meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt, on 19 May 2009. AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. The meetings are informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current and future African backbone engineering practices. The AfNOG 2008 conference in Rabat, Morocco, drew over 179 participants, mainly consisting of network engineering staff from national service providers, and members of the research and education community.

For additional information and the Conference schedule see: <>

AfriNIC-10 Meeting

The AfriNIC-10 meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt, from 20 21 May 2009. AfriNIC Meetings are open to everyone and provide an excellent opportunity to take part in Internet policy discussions. These policies, which describe how Internet Number Resources should be managed and distributed, are developed by the community. The meeting will include tutorials, presentations, update on the various working groups and the AfriNIC Public Policy Meeting. The two day meeting will be preceeded by a two-day IPv6 training. The meeting will focus on the IPv6 protocol and its deployment, especially in Africa and the issue of the exhaustion of the IPv4 pool of address space. There will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges which our region will be facing with the exhaustion.

Further information is available at <>.

ISOC - INET Africa Conference

The Internet Society will be organizing an INET Africa Conference on 22 May 2009 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 10 and AfNOG 10 meetings in Cairo, Egypt. It will discuss about the situation of the Internet Interconnection in Africa, the challenges as well as the solutions, including Internet Exchange Points.

The meeting agenda is available at <>

Visa Requirements

Citizens of certain countries require visa to enter Egypt. Please check from the Egypt Embassy in your country.

Information on Visa to Egypt:

Egyptian Visa Regulations

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details and regulations relevant to your nationality.


There are three types of Egyptian visa:

  • Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
  • Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.
  • Transit Visa.
Major Ports of Entry to Egypt Airports:
  • Cairo International (2 terminals)
  • Alexandria Nozha
  • Luxor, Upper Egypt
  • Aswan, Upper Egypt
  • Hurghaga, Red Sea
  • Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai


Vaccination against Yellow fever is a requirement. Please ensure to bring along a vaccination card.