This is to notify you that some object(s) in NZRR database
which you either maintain or are listed as to-be-notified have
been added, deleted or changed.
These objects are used to configure the various NZIX route
servers (http://nzix.net/) so you can expect the relevant
servers to be reloaded in the near future. The reloading
of the servers is staggered over a period of time so that
if you are peering with both servers at an exchange, you
can maintain at least one BGP session at all times and
consequently a full set of routes.
descr: Route set advertised to AS9439 by Cafenet-Free - AS23754
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20061122
descr: advertised to AS9439 by CityLink - AS23754
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20061214
If somebody from Vodafones mac savy tech department could contact me
off list I need some help with an issue I am having with my MacBook
Pro + HSDPA Express Card (connections are fine, it is a more
technical issue I have to do with unexplained network activity).
on 7/12/2006 2:10 PM Simon wrote:
> We are having some major issues over the past week when forwarding
> mail to xtra. Mainly:
> - delivery temporarily suspended: connect to mta.xtra.co.nz
> - connect to mta.xtra.co.nz[184.108.40.206]: server dropped connection
> without sending the initial SMTP greeting
> Has anyone seen any of these issues and knows anything about them?
I've been seeing similar issues, such as
2006-12-07 14:13:36 1Gs4Fp-0000gi-Vv SMTP error from remote mail server
after initial connection: host mta.xtra.co.nz [220.127.116.11]: 421
Service not available
2006-12-07 14:13:36 1Gs4Fq-0000hO-Ut mta.xtra.co.nz [18.104.22.168]
2006-12-07 12:03:52 1Gs4YH-0002YT-Qz mx1.xtra.co.nz [22.214.171.124]
Connection reset by peer
2006-12-07 12:34:26 1Gs4Ll-00049D-Hg Remote host mx1.xtra.co.nz
[126.96.36.199] closed connection in response to initial connection
same issues, mail isn't getting delivered until a force mail queue run
is done, clients are moaning...as usual :(
Apologies for duplicate postings
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] APNIC Member Survey
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 12:00:02 +1000
Dear APNIC members and friends,
As you may know, since 1999 the APNIC Executive Council has commissioned
a regular survey of the APNIC community. Three surveys have been held so
far, providing crucial input on APNIC's performance, development and
Today we are pleased to announce the fourth survey of APNIC members and
stakeholders. As in the past, this survey will be conducted
independently from the APNIC secretariat, by the international firm KPMG.
In this manner the process is assured to be neutral and objective,
ensuring the highest quality result.
Once again Dr John Earls of KPMG has developed the survey format and
questions, with input from a large group of selected validators from
the APNIC community. Dr Earls will receive and process all survey
responses, and will guarantee the anonymity of all respondents. His
report will be presented at the APNIC Annual Members Meeting in March
We hope that you will participate in this important exercise, whether
or not you are an APNIC member, or have participated in a previous
To express our appreciation for your time and effort, APNIC will provide
a special reward to 3 randomly picked respondents. This reward, an APNIC
meeting fellowship package, will include complimentary meeting
registration plus USD $500.00 towards expenses, and can be used at
either of the APNIC Open Policy Meetings in 2007.
To participate in the survey, please visit the APNIC website and follow
the instructions at:
With sincere thanks in advance for your assistance,
Chair, Executive Council.
Paul Wilson email: pwilson(a)apnic.net
Director General, APNIC sip: apnic(a)voip.apnic.net
http://www.apnic.net phone: +61 7 3858 3100
I attended a very interesting presentation today by Tony Bain, one of
the key IETF IPv6 chairs. He says that the rate of /8's being allocated
is increasing exponentially at that moment (22 were allocated in 18
months [till July 2005], leaving just 64 available worldwide), and the
prior estimate of when IPv4 address was going to be exhausted of 2020
has been revised to 2009 - as in three years away, and that IPv4 address
space is likely to take on a much more commercially tradable value as it
becomes very rare (like oil).
For existing players in the market this doesn't mean much. However for
expanding networks this is going to put a serious crimp in their plans.
I polled a lot of players in the NZ market about 6 months ago and plans
for IPv6 deployment were almost non-existent.
There is an older article he wrote here:
We really need large commercial transit players like Global Gateway,
TelstraClear, AT&T, UUNet, AsiaNetCom, and Sprint to start offering dual
stack IPv6 connections to downstream ISPs, and for ISPs to start
allowing clients to connection via IPv6, including via DSL.
We really need to get critical infrastructure, like DNS, fully IPv6
enabled. The .nz domain isn't even reachable via IPv6 addresses yet. Now
I know the shared registry system has IPv6 support now, but it is
limiting in that you must still supply IPv4 addresses. You can't supply
only IPv6 glue records. What happens when you can't get IPv4 addresses
to use for glue?
Also the majority of the registries out their offer very poor IPv6
support - as in no IPv6 connected DNS servers, and an inability to
easily add IPv6 AAAA records.
After a few recent instances I am getting sick of companies who transfer
their DNS/Servers from one provider to another and then wonder why the old
data is still cached by 3rd parties for 24 hours (or whatever).
How do people feel about a "best practice" document on this that we could
encourage people to follow ( perhaps the DNC could publish) for people
moving their domain between providers. Just the basics like, dropping the
TTLs, getting all the servers data in the right order etc?
Similar to this:
Simon J. Lyall | Very Busy | Web: http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/
"To stay awake all night adds a day to your life" - Stilgar | eMT.
There now appear to be two versions of this list.
We have recently been assigned a public AS and I thought we should
probably go on the list - as we're growing our things breaking will have
a wider impact and other NOs might want to get hold of us.
I have no issue with being woken up in the middle of the night when our
things break. I have a strong objection to being woken up when someone
elses things break.
Personally I like the (mostly) unlinked anonymity of the list at
usenet.net.nz, as it's less likely to be some kid who has no idea what
an AS is calling at 2am because the gaming server they're using in
suddenly unreachable (probably due to some reason other than our network
being broken). Sure, the kid might ultimately pay my wages, but they're
sure as hell not my customer...
I emailed Simon Lyall yesterday to ask to go on the list at
usenet.net.nz - is this still going to be considered the NO list?
I know there's no king and all that jazz, but some direction for a
newbie AS NO would be appreciated...
For the record, here's our guff:
Name Netspace Services Limited
Phone Number(s) +64 4 917 8098, 0800 NETSPACE (0800 638 772)
Clueful People Gerard Creamer
Direct Email noc(a)netspace.net.nz
Hi There :)
We are having some major issues over the past week when forwarding
mail to xtra. Mainly:
- delivery temporarily suspended: connect to mta.xtra.co.nz
- connect to mta.xtra.co.nz[188.8.131.52]: server dropped connection
without sending the initial SMTP greeting
Has anyone seen any of these issues and knows anything about them?
I just trying to contact XTRA's administrators, but no response. I
have had a good response back from the corporate side of XTRA, which
Regards and Thanks,
In message <20061122214213.8BB2A43E17(a)wat.la.naos.co.nz>, Ewen McNeill writes:
> Call for Presentations for
> NZNOG 2007: Network Systems Administration Mini-Conference
>Some possible topics:
>- Email servers and spam filtering techniques
>Please send all proposals and questions to <talks(a)nznog.miniconf.org>
At the risk of distracting everyone from arguing about responsible use of
the list, I'd just like to point out that we still have room for a couple
more talks at the Sysadmin Miniconf (on the first day of NZNOG 2007).
And that we'd particularly welcome a proposal on, eg, best practices in
running a mail server, or coping with the ever increasing volume of spam
without rejecting all the legitimate mail.
Proposals of other relevant talks (see the original CFP) are also
welcomed, but be quick as we'd like to finalise the programme before
Christmas so the speakers know what their summer homework is.
Given that (apparently) along with many other ISPs, Ihug also seem to have trouble with Xtra's inbound mailservers, perhaps I should say "could someone from Xtra please contact me ON list".
(Yes we're all on fire trying to deal with Image Spam, but refusing valid mail just makes it worse...)
Martin D Kealey, ihüg Systems Engineer