The DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute, in partnership with Ace Wireless Network Philippines, Inc. (Boracay Branch), the District Boracay Resort and the Philippine Network Operators Group (PhNOG), conducted the Basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Training at the District Boracay Resort, Station 2, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a critical technology needed by the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) partners to maximize their use of what the network can offer. BGP is an inter-domain routing protocol that can provide loop-free routing between local networks or independent systems. This is mainly used to connect a local network to an external one which can connect to the Internet or to other systems. Although this can also be referred to as an external gateway protocol, a number of networks within a particular organization are becoming so complex, and this can be used to simplify the local network configuration.

PREGINET has been conducting BGP trainings in the past to promote and raise awareness on the benefits of an Internet Exchange such as the PhOpenIX, and its importance in strengthening local internet connectivity in the country. The two (2)-day traininginclude lectures andhands-onexperience on protocol features/attributes and BGP configuration.A total of thirteen (13) participants from eight organizations mostly from the Visayas Region (Zafra Cable TV Network, Inc., Panay Telephone Corporation, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Ace Wireless Network Philippines, Inc., BSP-AMLC, SEMCO CATV Net, the District Boracay, and Kalibo Cable Television Network, Inc.) participated in the activity.

This two (2)-day course provided discussions on the protocol features and attributes, and BGP configuration. Working knowledge of TCP/IP, networks, and routing was recommended prior to attending said training.

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