As those of you who read the NZRR database notifications (or am I the
only one?) will have noticed, we've updated filters with the intent to
advertise the 6to4 prefix (184.108.40.206/24) on the APE shortly.
This will put the closest 6to4 server for NZers on peering ISPs in
Auckland, as opposed to Chicago (the current closest in all the tests I
I'm sure many people will be interested in the level of traffic we
receive, and the nature of that traffic, so I will be doing some
analysis and will post details after it's been live a while.
At this stage it looks like we will be announcing the prefix some time
between now and Wednesday.
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This is to notify you that one or more objects in which you are
designated for notification have been modified in the NZRR routing
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 AS9560 by Unleash Connection 1 - AS38477
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20080428
descr: advertised to AS9560 by Unleash - AS38477
changed: rpsl-admin(a)nzix.net 20080901
We just had a customer on the phone unable to connect to our POP3 server
from an Xtra DSL address; pop3s (995) and SMTP submission (587) worked
fine, but no port 110 packets arrived at all.
A quick squiz at the logs suggest that there has been rather less port
110 activity from Telecom DSL addresses than I would expect, but I don't
have a lot of data.
Is something going on?
This is not an RFP.
Who transits packets over southern cross?
- Asia Netcom
- AS703 (I don't know what to call them, MCI/UUNet/Verizon/etc.)
- Telecom NZ Global Gateway
- Reach (?)
- Sprint (?)
Can someone confirm the last two?
APNIC 26 Meeting Report
25-29 August 2008
Christchurch, New Zealand
Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to APNIC 26.
APNIC 26 attendance statistics
Total number attending: 237
Economies represented: 33
APNIC member organisations represented: 70
APNIC 26 also staged two remote participation events where delegates
in Hanoi and Manila could take part in the Policy SIG and APNIC Member
Meeting via video conference.
Number of Hanoi delegates: 25
Number of Manila delegates: 20
To read, watch or listen to archives from the meeting, go to:
Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council
During the APNIC Member Meeting (AMM) in Christchurch on Friday,
29 August 2008, an election was held for a regional representative to
the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council (NC).
Congratulations to the successful candidate Naresh Ajwani:
Naresh Ajwani is President of Sify Technologies Limited, one of
the pioneering leaders in the provision of eCommerce and Internet
services in India. He is an Executive Council Member with ISPAI
(Internet Service Providers Association of India) and brings over
25 years of core operational experience to this position.
Election details are available at:
Nine policy proposals were discussed in the Policy SIG. The following
proposals reached consensus and were subsequently approved at the
APNIC Member Meeting. These proposals are now subject to a 'last call'
* prop-055: Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4
* prop-061: Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) for documentation
* prop-062: Use of final /8
* prop-064: Change to assignment policy for AS numbers
* prop-065: Format for delegation and recording of 4-byte AS
* prop-066: Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources
The following proposal will be returned to the Policy SIG mailing list
for further discussion:
* prop-063: Reducing timeframe of IPv4 allocations from twelve to
The following proposal will be returned to its author and mailing list
for continued discussion:
* prop-050: IPv4 resource transfers
The following proposal will be revised by its author:
* prop-060: Change in the criteria for the recognition of NIRs in
the APNIC region
APNIC Community Request for ICANN to Sign DNS Root
The APNIC community considered ICANN's initiatives toward
operational readiness for DNSSEC signing and informed ICANN that
the Asia Pacific community supports efforts to sign the root of
the DNS and called on ICANN to resolve these issues and to sign
the root of the DNS as soon as is realistically possible.
MoU (Memorandum of Understanding)
APNIC signed two MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding). One with
AusNOG, the other with NZNOG. These MoUs strengthened the
relationship between the three organizations as they agreed to
collectively work together, share information, and facilitate
the development of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.
APNIC offers its deepest thanks to the sponsors of APNIC 26, whose
invaluable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a meeting program
of a very high standard:
Upcoming APNIC meetings
APNIC 27 18-27 February 2009, Manila, Philippines
APNIC 28 24-28 August 2009, Beijing, China
APNIC 29 24 February - 5 March 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi email: sunny(a)apnic.net
External Relations Manager, APNIC sip: sunny(a)voip.apnic.net
http://www.apnic.net ph/fx: +61 7 3858 3100/99
I've made a new set of graphs from the .nz statistics.
xls and html versions are available at : http://jedi.school.nz/nzdg.html
There seems to be an issue with viewing the html version in some
versions of Firefox, so please try another browser or use the .xls if
you can't open the html version.
As usual, any feedback appreciated.
Well it's that time of year again. Time to announce the next NZNOG
The NZNOG Conference Committee is pleased to announce that FX Networks
will be hosting NZNOG'09 in Auckland from:
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th January 2009.
Venue details are being finalised and will be sent to the list once
So put these dates in your calenders (.ics attached to make it easier)
and keep an eye out for more details and a Call for Papers in the near
See you all there.
APNIC have approached a number of the NZNOG'09 organising committee
and mailing list maintainers about signing a Memorandum of
Understanding to solidify the valuable support they provide the NZNOG
community each year. Those of you who have attended NZNOG
conferences will know that this takes the form of sponsorship, staff
time and expertise, and general participation on this mailing list.
The MoU is nothing more than an acknowledgement that collectively we
should continue to work together, share information, and facilitate
Simon Blake and myself, on behalf of the mailing list maintainers and
NZNOG conference organising committees, will be signing this on
Friday during the APNIC26 Annual Members Meeting. This has been
discussed extensively by these two groups and people are comfortable
Dates and location for NZNOG'09 will also be announced at this time.
I won't spam the list with the complete document - ping me if you
would like to see a copy, or discuss. We'll pop a copy of the MoU
up on the NZNOG website once the deed is done.
You may be aware that APNIC 26 has started. You can participate
remotely in discussions, ask the presenter questions, and voice
your opinion. For more information on webcast, podcast, Jabber
chat, and live transcript services please see:
Some of the exciting topics being covered include:
* IPv4 in 2015
* ICANN Consultation
* Internet governance hui
* IPv6: Does it work for you?
* Many policy proposals in policy SIG
For more information about the agenda please see: