InternetNZ releases ENUM Personal User Agent Prototype software under Open
Source BSD Licence.
InternetNZ announced today the release of its ENUM "Personal User Agent"
prototype source code under an Open Source BSD Licence. The release hopes to
encourage developer support of an ENUM initiative in New Zealand. The code
is available from http://www.internetnz.net.nz/public/enum, as well as
Reports prepared by the Task Force and a limited quantity of CDs. Subscribe
to a public information list at
ENUM is a set of Internet protocols, mapping telephone numbers onto the
Internet naming system. Existing email addresses, web sites and alternate
telephone contact addresses can be attached to this ENUM record. This record
can be used by suitable handsets or (pabx type) computer programs to contact
the number holder.
ENUM is in government approved trial or production in approximately 30
"Personal User Agents" (PUA) are software programs which act like firewalls;
automatically filtering requests for ENUM contact information and deciding
what information to release and how incoming calls will be directed based on
rules that look at the inbound identity of the caller. This protects the
consumer from address harvesting or privacy breaches.
In theory every existing and future telephone number in the world could be
ENUM provisioned. This provides a massive legacy base on which commercial
PUA software can be built.
Following completion of an ENUM PUA UCI Feasibility Study at the beginning
of 2005 the prototype was developed by Catalyst IT
(http://www.catalyst.net.nz), of Wellington, for InternetNZ. The PUA
prototype was linked to another module known as the "Universal
Communications Identifier" (UCI) which can bind an individual's name and
service requirements to ENUM records and then be accessed by other PUAs.
InternetNZ's combination of PUA, UCI and ENUM has attracted the interest of
Europe's Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) who have referred
InternetNZ's work to the European Commission.
Future ENUM PUA software will enable users to opt-in to security services
that will restrict publication of contact (email etc) information to
anonymous callers and will permit intelligent routing of calls based on the
relationship of the receiver to the caller and possible cost optimization of
call termination and also increasing the rate of successful call completion
for the networks.
There are significant international opportunities for software developers to
incorporate ENUM with PUA features into their existing communications
software and directory services.
InternetNZ anticipate that a number of software companies will work
co-operatively to develop compatible systems that will compliment each other
on different niche markets such as PUAs in the Telco-network, ISP, corporate
business, SoHo and individual markets.
Co-operating with the Government, Telecommunication Carriers Forum and
applications developers, InternetNZ will participate and facilitate a New
Zealand ENUM Trial over the next year that will provide a platform to test,
demonstrate, commercialize applications and integrate ENUM to deliver
economic advantage to the New Zealand community.
InternetNZ welcomes enquiry from anyone interested in undertaking ENUM
development work and participating in the Trial.
"One Number To Hold Them All"
Chairman - InternetNZ ENUM Task Force
Member Technical and Audit Committee
Phone: +64 4 4721600 Ext 730
I can now confirm that Radio New Zealand will be simulcasting the David
Lange memorial service on the internet.
This will be from 11am this Saturday. We expect enormous interest.
The simulcast will use an anycast address, with servers based at NZ
exchanges and in the US.
After last nights bandwidth panic, we now have approvals to carry out the
following webcasts over the next few days.
1. Thursday 18 August - Electoral Fiscal Update - 1100Hrs
This will be "on-demand" video that will come available after the embargo
is lifted at 1100.
Probably quite popular.
Main URL is www.scoop.co.nz - backup URL is www.r2.co.nz/20050818
2. Saturday 20 August - 1430 Hrs - Wedding of Clare Hinkley and Matthew Short
Unlikely to cause much network disturbance. URL is www.r2.co.nz/20050820
3. Sunday 21 August - 1400Hrs to 1600 - Labour Party Election Campaign Launch
Main URL is www.labour.org.nz back up URL is www.r2.co.nz/20050821
This will be a multi-bit rate event, probably including a 2Mbps stream
- FYI - not sure who is carrying the Lange Service on Saturday, we may have
an update on that later in the week.
We have been asked to handle a "last minute" webcast request and my usual
bandwidth suppliers aren't answering the phone (its 5:15pm).
Anyone with 1-5Mbps bandwidth available at AKL Town Hall on Sunday 21
August please contact me off list or on 021 897 089. There is a budget.
I only need bandwidth back to APE, so anyone with a wireless link to the
Sky Tower will be fine. 1 Mbps will be fine also, but more is also nice :-)
Just wanted everyone to be aware that when a user connecting via a Cisco
Secure VPN client from Australian TG3 wireless network to a Cisco PIX
running the code 6.3(1) it will cause the PIX to reload. Therefore,
please upgrade to 6.3(4) if you are experiencing this problem.
Not exactly sure why this happens but we are currently looking into it.
The error on the PIX will be point to the ISAMKP receiver service.
Could someone from Xtra/Telecom please reply off list regarding some Xtra broadband customers who can not access some websites due to IP blocking
We have called Xtra to no avail.
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InternetNZ kindly reminds those responding to the ENUM Consultation Report
that submissions are due by the 19th of August 2005 (close-of-business).
Alternatively please advise us by that date should you require additional
We invite comments and submissions by individuals, organizations and
companies. InternetNZ members are also encouraged to respond to this Report.
On-topic comments from NZNOG List members are very much welcomed.
Given the time constraints present, we encourage and welcome interested
persons to provide their comments in as succinct manner as they are able.
Should you wish to state general support for this work and have no detailed
comment we also would appreciate such a contribution.
Please email your submission to <mailto:email@example.com>
The complete Report is available at:
InternetNZ's public ENUM information web-site is available at:
Michael S. Sutton
Councillor - InternetNZ 2003 - 2006
Chairman - InternetNZ Enum Task Force
Telephone: +64 4 475 9235
Mobile: +64 21 305500
Facsimile: +64 21 305002
ENUM = Enabling (existing) telephone numbers to be registered as Internet
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Please forgive the off topic post.
Could I ask please for someone to contact me off list if your organisation
is able to provide a corporate level internet connection for our company in
Albany on the Shore.
We currently have a flat rate 10Mb fibre link for our whole building
(multiple businesses) and we are looking to separate ourselves from that
with a similar high speed link, this is an info gathering exercise at this
point, after gathering the various offers and proposals we will make a final
Many thanx in advance for your help.