started to bring together operators for educational as well as
co-operation. SANOG provides a regional forum to discuss operational
issues and technologies of interest to data operators in the South
The main objective
is educational, but at the same time gives vendors a chance to
talk to engineers about newer technology and products on the sidelines.
Engineers get to talk to each other about experiences, benefit
the entire community. This non commercial people networking is
in line with established practices like NANOG in North America,
RIPE Meetings in Europe and APRICOT in Asia.
incorporates workshops and tutorials in conjunction with the meeting.
While tutorials will always be part of any SANOG meeting, workshops
are done when there is a demand and resources are available. The
regional area covered by SANOG includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. We also
welcome participants from West Asia to the gathering to build
up relationships. While issues in this region will be discussed
prominently, participants from the Internet policy and operational
community all over the world are welcome.
invites people from the community to contribute through being
instructors and sharing experience. Network operators in the region
are in nascent stage of development, and all such help will be
valuable. We also welcome participants from all regions who can
benefit by SANOG's educational goals.
MoUs with Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA) and APNIC,
the Regional Internet Registry for Asia Pacific region to exchange
experiences, help each other in achieving the objectives, and
to support and enhance each others' works. SANOG will also see
representation from other RIRs specially the RIPE NCC to enhance
West Asia's participation in the meeting.