Just a reminder that the policy session at APNIC30 is happening as we speak.
You can tune in to the Video/Audio, join in the Jabber Chat, or read the
Details here http://meetings.apnic.net/30/remote
We have plenty of NZNOG members in the room and we are happy to relay
your questions and comments if required.
If you'd like your say on how the last of the IPv4 addresses get
allocated then this is your chance.
(Apologies for cross-posts...)
APNIC 30 is currently underway in Australia, and as part of the meeting,
an on-site election for a new Number Resource Organisation (NRO -
http://www.nro.net) Number Council representative from the AP region
will be held on Friday.
Our very own Jonny D. Martin has been nominated for the NRO NC. Jonny
needs no introduction to most of you, having been a strong contributer
to the Interwebs especially in the Asia Pacific region for quite some
time. For those of you who don't know Jonny, the details of his
nomination are at http://meetings.apnic.net/30/elections/jonnymartin
Online voting closes tomorrow (Wednesday 25 August) at 1100 hrs NZ time,
and proxy votes are not available for this election. This means that to
throw your organisation's support behind Jonny, you need to get someone
with voting rights to vote through MyAPNIC before 1100 hrs tomorrow
morning! If you do not know someone with with voting rights, talk to
your corporate contact, or get in touch with the APNIC helpdesk.
Additionally, there is a Policy SIG meeting on Thursday. Current policy
proposals are listed at http://www.apnic.net/community/policy/proposals.
This is your opportunity to have a say in APNIC policy development, so
join in and help shape the future of the Internet in the Asia Pacific
Remote participation (http://meetings.apnic.net/30/remote) is available,
or there are half a dozen or so Kiwis here that can pass comments or
questions on the proposals on to the meeting on your behalf.
From: noc(a)vocus.com.au [noc(a)vocus.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 24 August 2010 2:20 p.m.
To: Network Operations
Subject: Vocus Event Notification - Update
Customers please note that we have been notified that due to a fire in the comms room of SkyTower, the fire brigade have locked down all access to the building and we are unable to gain access. All power to the building is currently off. We have an engineer ready to proceed into the building to check all services. Currently our equipment is running on UPS and our supplier's equipment is also running on UPS.
Updates to follow.
Hey people, is anyone aware of issues any issues at the Sky Tower?
Ihug/Vodafone seem to have disappeared and the nice chap from their
network management centre reported this is because of a power cut at the
Sky Tower. I've spoken to one of our contractors in Auckland and he
reports there are fire trunks on site.
Does anyone have any more concrete information?
These folk have called our Service desk twice recently claiming that certificates are about to expire (when they were not) and this arrived over night. I know this certificate was renewed a couple of months ago.
These attempts to get us to renew are borderline fraudulent so I thought I would warn others...
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Nayan Sagar - Viteb Solutions <nayan(a)viteb.com>
> Date: 20 August 2010 9:05:19 AM NZST
> To: <r.fulton(a)auckland.ac.nz>
> Subject: You SSL Certificate will expire soon
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APNIC 30: IP Addressing Conference Visits Australia
Hi NZNOG Community,
Business to get easier access to IPv6 addresses
[Brisbane, Australia Friday, 20 August 2010] The regional conference
discussing Internet policy and implementation issues in the region will
be held at the Gold Coast Marriott, from 24 to 27 August 2010.
"Telstra is proud to support this year, APNIC 30 conference,
particularly as it is being held in Australia again," said Mike Wright,
Executive Director, Networks and Access Technology.
"APNIC 30 is an opportunity for our industry to come together to
discuss the important issues we face such as IPv6 transition and best
practice Internet resource management. As Australia‚ leading
telecommunications provider, Telstra is pleased to provide connectivity
services for this event that will allow conference attendees and those
participating from overseas to actively join in these important
discussions," Mr Wright said.
Less Than a Year to IPv4 Exhaustion
It is now less than a year before the Internet industry expects IANA
(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) to distribute the last of the
available Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space.
The Asia Pacific region is gathering for a "Community Consultation" to
discuss the finer points of how the last of these addresses should be
managed, and what can be done to accelerate the adoption of the new
addressing protocol, IPv6.
The transition to IPv6 will significantly affect businesses across the
Asia Pacific. The region's network operators and service providers are
preparing for the deployment.
"As a provider of more than 90% of the IPv6 connectivity into
Australia, Vocus is delighted to be the Diamond and IPv6 Connectivity
Sponsor for APNIC 30 on the Gold Coast this year. We see this as a
real opportunity to engage with the APNIC community and develop new
strategies and policies that will help strengthen the entire industry,"
said James Spenceley, Vocus CEO, who recently started trading on the
ASX under Stock Code VOC.
Policies Promote IPv6 Adoption
Following policy adjustments earlier this year, the Asia Pacific
Network Information Centre (APNIC) has recorded a significant increase
in the number of organizations requesting IPv6 addresses. Acquiring
address space is seen as a key first step to a business IPv6 Deployment
"Vocus continues its support for APNIC as we see its critical
importance to the development of community policy. As a wholesale
provider, we believe it is important to give back to the industry that
supports us," said Spenceley.
With more than 300 separate IPv6 allocations already made across the
region since February, a new program to be launched at APNIC 30 will
make obtaining IPv6 addresses fast and easy for end-user organizations
such as corporates and government departments.
World Class Training
The event also includes a substantial Training and Professional
Development program targeted at local and regional networking
engineers. Popular seminar topics include DNS Security (DNSSEC),
Resource Certification, and Network Security.
In addition to the policy discussions and training, other sessions will
cover network engineering operational issues in the Asia Pacific
Operators forum (APOPS).
As the last of the IPv4 address space is distributed, resource holders
could face increased routability and reachability problems with these
"bottom of the barrel" address blocks. APNIC will report on what steps
are being taken to identify those worst-affected addresses and what is
being done to help ensure distributed address blocks are freely usable.
Network operators need to be aware of activities in the Internet
numeric resource space and that they have their say on policy decisions
that could directly affect their business, explained APNIC Director
General, Paul Wilson.
APNIC 30 will take place on the Gold Coast, but the event will be
broadcast globally. See http://meetings.apnic.net/30/remote for more
information about these sessions.
"Participation is the most important factor in effective Internet
governance, so we want to ensure that everyone is able to participate
in this event. The sponsorship of Telstra and Vocus is allowing us to
deliver a high quality remote participation program to all interested
participants throughout the region," Mr Wilson said.
APNIC 30 is the first of two upcoming local industry events. The
Australian Network Operators Group (AUSNOG) will also meet on 16-17
September at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.
APNIC is currently confirming speakers‚Äô availability for phone or
in-person interviews. A list of speakers for each session is available
For more information on APNIC:
Louise Flynn, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Phone + 61 7 3858 3148
Mobile + 61 414 404950 (24 hours)
Biographies and high res photos are available on request.
Sorry I'm a bit late with this question but I was wondering if you've had
problems with unusual DNS setups of any NZ providers?
Things like forwarding DNS or http queries via overseas servers so that
it is difficult to use DNS to optimise delivery of http or (in the
case of http forwarding) geo-limiting break. Or people using the google
Is there some "better practices" that ISPs can follow for the placement
and routing of DNS and http that will add content delivery?
Simon Lyall | Very Busy | Web: http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/
"To stay awake all night adds a day to your life" - Stilgar | eMT.