The quality of Internet services in Cameroon is expected to witness a boost in the nearest future following the training of technical staff in charge of routing in telecom companies and Internet Service Providers on Border Gateway Protocol Routing and Routing Security Norms. The training workshop organised by ANTIC in partnership with the Cameroon Internet Exchange Point (CAMIX) and the Internet Society (ISOC) Cameroon Chapter in Douala, 29 November - 03 December 2021, equally seeks to boost the efficiency of routing systems and the functioning of Cameroon's Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), ANTIC's D.G. Prof. Ebot Ebot Enaw, underscored in a keynote address at the workshop's opening.
He noted that the workshop provides a platform for network operators to device possible solutions capable of reducing security risks inherent in routing systems and permanently resolving dysfunctions that may be lead to route hijacking, route leaks, IP address spoofing, and other harmful activities that may result to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, lost revenue and reputational damage.
In a bid to attain this objective, the participants are being imbued with skills on the following routing concepts:
- OSPF and IS-IS internal routing;
- BGP internal routing;
- BGP external routing;
- how to prevent traffic with spoofed source IP addresses;
- how to prevent the spread of incorrect routing information;
- how to document a routing policy;
- using RPKI to secure BGP announcements.
The training conducted by globally recognized expert in routing security standards and troubleshooting, Engineer Musa Stephen HONLUE, lays emphasis on hands-on sessions in a laboratory provided for practical exercises for each of the themes.