The APRICOT 2007 call for papers is now open, as per the following.
Historically there has been a disproportionally small number of NZ
attendees at these conferences so I encourage you all to have look at
submitting a proposal and/or attending.
APRICOT Program Committee
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
Bali, Indonesia 21st Feb - 2nd March 2007
Call for Papers
The APRICOT 2007 Program Committee is now seeking contributors to the
program. This is the main call for Presentations & Tutorials before
the final program is fixed. We would like to give people the
opportunity to submit their proposals early and to encourage people
in the Asia Pacific region who have not previously presented their
work to do so.
We are looking for people who would like to:
* Offer a technical tutorial on an appropriate topic; and/or
* Participate in the technical conference sessions as
a speaker; and/or
* Convene and chair a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session.
Call for Papers Opens: 1 July 2006
Deadline for Speaker Submissions: 30 October 2006
First Draft Program Published: 15 November 2006
Final Program Published: 15 January 2007
APRICOT 2007 will be arranged into six operational streams, each of
which will contain a number of conference tracks and related
tutorials. This streamed approach is designed to foster operational
communities within the Asia Pacific region. Each stream will take
place in the same area providing opportunity for people do further
discuss and network with peers.
Streams for APRICOT 2007 are:
1. Routing Operations
IPv4 and IPv6 Routing, APNIC Routing and IPv6 Technical SIG, MPLS,
2. Services Operations
DNS, VOIP, ENUM, IDN, IDC, content and other services, APNIC DNS SIG.
3. Security Operations
NSP-Sec, DDoS, Security Operations, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Malware.
4. Internet Provider Relationships
IXP Operations, Peering, APNIC IX SIG.
5. Access Technologies
Wireless, WiMax, Metro Ethernet, DSL, Broadband access aggregation.
6. APNIC Stream
APNIC's NIR, Database, Policy SIGs.
Tutorials are full-day workshops which focus on a particular subject
in-depth. They may be presented by a single Instructor, or a team of
instructors working together. Tutorial Instructors are encouraged to
also sign up to be a Speaker in the Technical Conference Program as
well. You can sign up to give a tutorial and/or conference session
presentation by following the instructions at the end of this message
for signing up as a speaker or instructor.
Tutorial topics which have successful in the past, or have been
requested for this year are:
- Network security, IPSec, Auditing/Forensics, DDoS Mitigation,
- Address planning, conservation, responsibility and migration to
- High performance IP backbone routing and management
- BGP MultiHoming
- IPv6 implementation
- Network planning, management and traffic engineering
- Internet exchanges, construction, peering and collocation
- Operations, NOC, Helpdesk and other support aspects
- BIND, DNSSEC, Split Horizon DNS, and Reverse and multilingual DNS
- Broadband first/last mile access technologies
- Mobile and wireless technologies
- Content, Applications, streaming and multimedia infrastructure
- VoIP, Unified messaging, scaling e-mail infrastructure,
- Hosted Essential Services (mail, DNS, etc), Server scaling, Open
- Quantitative Analysis for Internet Public Policy
The program committee will consider proposals for tutorials in any of
these areas, and also in new areas. There will be two days of
Tutorials. Tutorials last 1/2 day or a full day and can cater to
beginner through to advanced audiences. Tutorial days are typically
split into four 1.5 hour sessions.
If you have an idea for a tutorial subject that is not listed, please
feel free to submit it to us.
TECHNICAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS
The Main Conference Program for 2006 will be made up of two days,
with three streams each day. In addition there will be a stream
focused on local (Indonesian) internet issues.
Each stream will consist of four 1.5 hour sessions, with each having
three or four presentations. This allows 20-30mins per presenter.
Sessions are chaired by persons of appropriate expertise in the
subject matter of the session and will include ample time for
questions from the audience. Successful presentations from past
APRICOTs have covered topics relevant to current operational
deployments or new technologies not yet in wide deployment.
Proposals for conference presentations are invited for topics fitting
into the six streams outlined above. If you would like to give a
presentation at one or more of the sessions, follow the instructions
at the end of this message for signing up as a speaker or instructor.
When considering a presentation or tutorial, remember that the
APRICOT audience is mainly comprised of technical network operators
and engineers with a wide range of experience levels from beginners
to multi-year experience. There is a strong orientation to offer core
skills and basic knowledge in the tutorials and to address issues
relevant to the day-to-day operations of ISPs and network operators
over the next 12 - 18 months in the conference sessions.
The deadline for submissions is 30 October, 2006.
Draft slides for both tutorials and conference sessions MUST be
provided with CfP submissions. Final slides are to be provided by 15
While the majority of speaking slots will be submitted by 30 October
2006, a limited number of slots may be available for presentations
that are exceptionally timely, important, or of critical operational
APRICOT is a TECHNICAL conference so marketing and commercial content
is not allowed within the program. The program committee is charged
with maintaining the technical standard of APRICOT, and will
therefore not accept inappropriate materials. It is expected that the
presenter be a technical person and not a sales or marketing person.
The audience is extremely technical and expects that the speakers are
themselves very knowledgeable. All sessions provide time for
questions, so presenters should expect technical questions and be
prepared to deliver insightful and technically deep responses.
FUNDING AND SUPPORT
APRICOT is a not-for-profit event that tries to keep the cost to
attendees low so we are unable to pay the travel costs of speakers.
Speakers from developing countries may be eligible for the APRICOT
Fellowship Program which provides basic assistance to successful
fellows to cover local living and registration expenses associated
with attending the conference.
Of course, Tutorial instructors will not have to pay any registration
fee to attend the conference or tutorials, and Conference Speakers do
not have to pay for registration to the Technical Conference.
SIGNING UP AS A SPEAKER, INSTRUCTOR OR BOF Convener
If you would like to be considered as a tutorial instructor, session
speaker, or a convener of a BOF, please fillin the form at http://
More information on the conference is available at
APRICOT Program Committee
Jeroen Massar wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-10 at 13:50 +0200, leo vegoda wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> At recent RIPE Meetings, we have reported a steady rise in requests from
>> our members for Provider Independent (PI) address space for End User
> Any link to the slides which might contain the expected increase for the
> coming years? Especially the estimated number of routes that will newly
> be announced using BGP because of this would be something nice to see.
Slides from RIPE 52 are available here:
We have not made a growth projection in these slides because we
concentrate on reporting what has happened.
Registration Services Manager
At recent RIPE Meetings, we have reported a steady rise in requests from
our members for Provider Independent (PI) address space for End User
networks. We have reclaimed and recycled space from closed Local
Internet Registries to meet this demand, but we are nearing the point
where the available PI space will run out.
In the past, we made PI assignments from former Class C space (193/8 and
194/7). Because of the increasing demand for PI space, we made sure that
we would be able to use some of our most recent allocation of address
space to meet future requests. We have designated 91.192/10 for PI
assignments to End User networks.
When the former Class C space is exhausted, we will start to make PI
assignments from 91.192/10. We will let you know when this happens. We
are announcing a pilot prefix using the RIS beacons, you may want to
update any filters that you have in place.
The RIS beacons are announcing the following networks:
You can ping 126.96.36.199. Full details of reachable IP addresses and
tools are available on our web site at:
Registration Services Manager
> From: "Neal Richardson" <Neal.Richardson(a)telecom.co.nz>
> Date: 7 July 2006 12:13:51 PM
> To: "Jonny Martin" <jonny(a)jonnynet.net>, "Steve Boyd"
> Cc: nznog(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
> Subject: RE: [nznog] 3G/T3G VoIP slowdown
> I can say with complete confidence that we do not have the
> technology to "slow" VoIP traffic over our T3G network.
> Neal Richardson
> Mobile Data - Technology Manager
> T+64 4 382 5572 (Extn 46572)
> M+64 27 654 3200
> Level 4 - Unit 4, Telecom Centre, 49-55 Tory Street
> P O Box 293, Wellington
> "This communication, including any attachments, is confidential. If
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> contact me immediately, destroy it, and do not copy or use any part
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> Please note that this communication does not designate an
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonny Martin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 6 July 2006 12:16 p.m.
> To: Steve Boyd
> Cc: nznog(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
> Subject: Re: [nznog] 3G/T3G VoIP slowdown
> > Anyone know about VoIP packets being slowed on either Telecom or
> > Vodafones 3G networks?
> I've always had good experiences running VoIP packets over both T3G
> and Vodafone's 3G network. Of course, I don't form a very large
> Telecom have in the past spent many an engineer's time on projects to
> specifically bust the VoIP, however by far their most effective
> weapon to date is a largely crap (pick your metric) access network.
> That said, there are some quite impressive RTP/P2P busters available
> if required - verso.com, amongst others. What's it called, oh yeah,
> QOS :).
> As with most providers they're simply reserving the right to block/
> jumble/charge a premium for particular traffic types. Each to their
I don't really think they were doing superlarge volume at this point,
just your usual commercial spammer who desperately wants to appear
Cheers though, I'll keep it in mind.
TreeNet Admin wrote:
> Give iconz a day or so to handle the problem.
> Then if they are still there and spamming.
> You may want to check all the details you can of the outfit with the
> spammer database at spamhaus.org. Like with brendan battles, they may
> already have a listing and certainly have the ability to negotiate
> with iconz on a large scale.
> I also have a few other channels I can push the info down depending on
> the nature of the spam, to get it spread around if you want to send
> some of the messages (in full) to my abuse(a)treenetnz.com box.
> Amos Jeffries
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Justin Cook" <skull(a)skull.co.nz>
> To: "NZNOG" <nznog(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:50 AM
> Subject: [nznog] Procedure for handling a new spammer
>> There's a new outfit who seem to like bulk unsolicited email. It's
>> pretty annoying as they're using Iconz as well and while I'm not totally
>> clear on the specifics, this can't be good for any Iconz customers like
>> me who don't want to be RBLed through someone else's behaviour.
>> I've sent the spammer a short and sharp email as well as a note to
>> abuse@iconz, is there anything else worth doing to help stop it in its
>> NZNOG mailing list
Umm to my knowledge VoIP traffic is againts their terms and conditions for
data calls on the T3G and vodafone.
> Hi I'm helping one of my colleages do some research for a follow up to
> this article on 3G VoIP being slowed:
> Anyone know about VoIP packets being slowed on either Telecom or
> Vodafones 3G networks?
> NZNOG mailing list
There's a new outfit who seem to like bulk unsolicited email. It's
pretty annoying as they're using Iconz as well and while I'm not totally
clear on the specifics, this can't be good for any Iconz customers like
me who don't want to be RBLed through someone else's behaviour.
I've sent the spammer a short and sharp email as well as a note to
abuse@iconz, is there anything else worth doing to help stop it in its
So I was thinking. It's been about 3 years now since we all banded
together and voted for .geek.nz (You did all vote FOR it right?).
I figured that even though there was a large takeup initially, that
there would be a pretty severe dropoff over time, leaving about 6 people
who actually wanted them.
I asked Debbie if she could give me some stats and she pointed me at the
It has statistics for all the .nz 2lds so I decided to graph them.
You can see the entire spreadsheet here.
(Yes it's excel, yes I've confirmed that it opens in OpenOffice
(Although the regression lines might not), no I don't want to hear any
of your wingeing =) )
As a teaser, I've attached the graph for .geek.nz.
You can clearly see that every year about Aug, there is a drop off as
people figure they don't want their domains anymore (just after they get
a bill). This dropoff is more than covered by the increase throughout
the year though.
So .geek.nz looks pretty strong. Much stronger than .maori.nz or
.iwi.nz. There are even some 2ld's which are slowing down in their
growth. Altough on the whole, the regression lines are pretty poorly
fitting. Better fit models are welcome.
What is interesting is that the .co.nz, .org.nz and therefore the Total
can be modeled pretty well on a power curve. While it's not that much
different to the linear it is food for thought. There is a possibility
that these are growing faster than linear.
Anyway - it was all interesting stuff and I thought you might all like
to have a gander.