Foundation Projects

SDN-based Internet eXchange playground for networkers (award)

The University of Malaya

A winner of the ISIF Asia Awards 2023 is University of Malaya, Malaysia for their work on the Design, Development and Operation of a Software Defined Networking (SDN)-based Internet eXchange Playground for Networkers. A valuable simulator that can help train technical operators and strengthen routing security of IXPs.

The tool simulated a real IXP, complete with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI). To foster participation, there was on-line training, tutorials and seminars, particularly focused on engaging women in the field.

The award was accepted by project lead Dr Ling Teck Chaw.

The 2023 ISIF Asia awards included a grant of USD 5,000 to support their work, as well as covering travel costs to attend the 2023 Internet Governance Forum held in Kyoto, Japan.

Left to Right: Dr Zartash Ufzal Uzmi with director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Paul Wilson, APNIC Foundation CEO Sylvia Cadena, fellow award winners Thein Myint Khein and Dr Ling Teck Chaw, and Jun Murai, known in Japan as the ‘Father of the Internet’ for his extensive work on Internet research and infrastructure.