The New Zealand Network Operators' Group
The New Zealand Network Operators' Group (NZNOG) has no king,
president or formal membership. At present it consists of the
subscribers to this mailing list, which anyone is free to join.
Our next annual conference is to be hosted by the WAND group in Hamilton
on February 2nd to 4th, 2005. See http://www.nznog.org/ for more
information, including the Call For Presentations. Offers to present are
due in by 22nd October, and all presenters
should have had their acceptance confirmed by 31st October.
Also see http://auckland.thursdaynightcurry.com/ if you live in or near
Auckland or Wellington.
Operators' Contact List
See http://www.usenet.net.nz/noc/ for operational contact details
for most New Zealand ISP's. These are intended for use by other
network operators, not by most customers.
See http://www.ape.net.nz/ for details of the Auckland Peering
Exchange and those connected there. See http://www.wix.net.nz/ for the
Wellington Internet Exchange.
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that require cooperation among New Zealand network service providers.
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Donald Neal |Palmersdale: Are you in charge here?
Technical Specialist |The Doctor: No, but I'm full of
Operations Engineering | ideas.
Integration & Services Division +-----------------------
Alcatel NZ Ltd - Telecom's network operations manager
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The RIPE NCC received the IPv4 address ranges 184.108.40.206/8 and 220.127.116.11/7
from the IANA in August 2006. We will begin allocating from these ranges
in the near future.
The minimum allocation size for these four /8s has been set at /21. You
may wish to adjust any filters you have in place accordingly.
More information on the IP space administered by the RIPE NCC can be
found on our web site at:
Additionally, please note that two "pilot" prefixes are being announced
from each /8. Details of the prefixes, 'pingable' target names and
addresses for each prefix can be found on our web site at:
Registration Services Manager
During and after this year's successful conference, a number of
suggestions were made to organisers about the way in which the next
NZNOG conference could be organised. After consideration of a number of
generous offers to host the conference, the organising committee have
opted to retain a stand-alone conference structure, but once again to
try a new venue.
Next year's New Zealand Network Operators' Group Conference is scheduled
to run from 31 January to 2 February 2007 in Palmerston North. Our hosts
are Inspire.net (http://www.inspire.net.nz/) . This will be the first
time the conference has been in Palmerston North, and the first time
we've been hosted by an ISP.
The venue is to be at Massey University's campus.
A Call for Presenters should be issued later this month. Please form an
orderly queue ...
- Donald Neal
Donald Neal |"I can marry anyone I please! The
Support Engineer |trouble is, I don't please
NGN Operations |anybody." - Waldorf T. Flywheel
Integration & Services Division +-----------------------------------
Alcatel NZ Ltd - Telecom's network operations manager
This communication, including any attachments, is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not read it - please contact me immediately, destroy it, and do not copy or use any part of this communication or disclose anything about it. Thank you. Please note that this communication does not designate an information system for the purposes of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002.
Our uni is looking for someone, it seems bleeding edge and may very well include
a free beer [approval token paid ;) ].
Research IT Specialist (G609-06J)
Enterprise Architecture Group, ITSS
This position will be required to implement, manage and develop Research IT
infrastructure in support of the BestGrid program (www.bestgrid.org)
Term of Contract: Fixed Term of 9 Months
Closing Date: 31 August 2006
Position Overview: Graduate or postgraduate computer science or equivalent in
engineering sought for Research IT specialist position in support of NZ wide
research program involving high speed networks, grid computing, data grid,
shared scientific databases and access grids. (www.bestgrid.org)
Purpose Statement: To establish and manage research IT facilities for BestGrid
Responsible To: Enterprise Architecture Manager, BestGrid Director
Key Accountability Areas: Delivery of Research IT infrastructure and programming
for the BestGrid project.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a graduate degree involving computer
science or higher.
Experience: Experience in computational science beneficial. Must have strong IT
skills in systems and application configuration and programming. A knowledge of
GRID computing toolkits and middleware, e.g. Globus GRIDkit is desireable but
Attributes and Skills: Innovative, hands on with strong communication
skills, specifically Wiki and Blogs. Willingness to learn and understand
discipline-specific research requirements and assist with the development of
purpose built tools to enable research usage adanced GRID technologies.
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: advertised to AS9439 by LinuxNet - AS18119
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20050513
descr: advertised to AS9439 by Advanced Computer Solutions - AS18119
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20060824
EU ORDERS DEUTSCHE TELEKOM TO SHARE NETWORK
The European Commission (EC) supported German regulators who ordered
Deutsche Telekom AG to open its high-speed Internet networks to
competitors. As a result of the order, the company must permit
competitors to buy access on its broadband network to offer their own
services to end users. German regulators will have advance approval of
the price charged. Past refusals to grant access forced the company's
business rivals to build their own networks, effectively preventing
them from operating outside cities and causing higher Internet prices
in rural areas, according to the EC.
Wall Street Journal, 21 August 2006