Mastering the Whois Database

Master the skills to create, secure and edit objects in the Whois database and run sophisticated queries that increase your productivity as a IP resource manager.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM THIS WORKSHOP

1 | Search

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Build sophisticated queries to the exact network information you need

2 | Create

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Create any type of object to represent various aspects of your Internet number resources

3 | Secure

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Ensure that only authorised people can modify various types of objects

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to

  • Identify whois objects and their use cases
  • Perform advanced whois queries
  • Create & verify objects in the whois database
  • Edit and delete existing objects
  • Secure whois objects from tampering

This course is usually offered at start of IPv6 for Engineers or Internet Routing Registry courses.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Critical to people who manage IP resources for their organisations. Typical titles are:

  • IP Resource Manager
  • Head of Networking
  • IP Analyst
  • Network Engineer

PRE-REQUISITES

To benefit from this, you must possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • IP subnetting and VLSM
  • Command-line interfaces
  • Basic IPv4 networking
  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP etc

DRAFT WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Session I

ADMINISTRIVIA



Set up ♦
Registration ♦
Materials distribution ♦
Openning ♦

Session I

Session II

AFRINIC 101



♦ About AFRINIC
♦ How to become a member
♦ How the Policy Development Process works 

Session III

MASTERING WHOIS OBJECTS



Whois objects ♦
Object templates ♦
Key and mandatory attributes ♦

Session III

Session IV

OBJECT MANIPULATION



♦ Object creation
♦ Object modification
♦ Object deletion

Session V

SECURING WHOIS OBJECTS




The mtner object ♦
Using public keys (key-cert) object  ♦
Editing secured objects  ♦

Session V

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