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IXManchester DNS Training & Karting Event

17th Oct 2017

On Tuesday 17th October 2017, LINX will be hosting a training and member engagement event in Manchester.

Systems Network Training will be running a session on DNS and DNSSEC which will be open to all LINX members and partners. This will be followed by lunch, networking and karting whith the whole day based at Daytona Manchester.


Rob Minshall

After a degree in Computing Science at Stirling University Rob worked and travelled before coming back to the UK to work in IT. After a few years he moved into education and technical training where he has remained ever since. He has been with SNT for over two years where he conducts training on routing and switching, TCP/IP, VoIP, virtualization, multicasting and DNS.


Each year LINX raises money by hosting member engagement events for a chosen charity. There is no fee to attend this event, however donations made to LINX's chosen charity for 2017, the British Heart Foundation. All dontations can be made by visiting the event's JustGiving page.


If you would like to sponsor this event, please email to find out what opportunites are available.


Daytona Manchester
4 Trafford Park
Wharfside Way
Manchester M17 1NF


IXManchester DNS Training Topic Speaker
09:30 AM Arrival & Registration -
10:00 AM DNS and DNSSEC Training: A Breakdown of the Detail
In this session the following topics will be covered:
  • What is DNS?
  • A, AAAA and PTR records
  • Zones, zone files and domains
  • How DNS works
  • The DNS root servers
  • Anycasting
  • Master and slave servers
  • Zone transfers
  • DNS security basics
  • TSIG
  • DS
Rob Minshall
12:30 PM Networking Lunch -
IXManchester Karting Topic Speaker
13:45 PM Karting Race Briefing -
14:00 PM Racing Starts -
16:00 PM Racing Finishes - Trophy presentation & lap time printouts handed out -

With over 770 members connecting from over 76 different countries worldwide, LINX members have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

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