I am interested to see whom would be interested in setting up a GRE tunnel to our Melbourne network and running BGP peering between each other?
Please reply off-list if you are interested so we don't inconvenience the rest of the list.
Network Administrator / Network Operations Manager
Currently we have a Cisco ME3400 handing the qinq for our fibre connection. However it only has 2xGig ports so have to uplink to a separate switch in the core to keep everything at a gig.
Before purchasing new kit we have a couple of Extreme X450e switches. Their qinq implementation VMAN is supposedly compatible, providing Ethertype is set correctly. However documentation is a little light on details regarding configuration so I am wondering if anyone here has any experience with it. Current Cisco config below - can it be duplicated using VMAN?
Off list replies are fine
description Connects to Core
switchport mode trunk
switchport vlan mapping 12,101,1200-1202 dot1q-tunnel 503
switchport vlan mapping 600-649 dot1q-tunnel 501
switchport vlan mapping 650-700 dot1q-tunnel 502
switchport vlan mapping default drop
description Connects to Fibre
switchport mode trunk
Thanks in advance, beer
Thanks to the awesome work of Blair Harrison we now have a visualisation of
the NZIX. A very interesting thing to see and it's nice to see the ANZAC
aspect of it.
We'll be working on refining the process which extracts the information and
readies it for this sort of presentation so that it will be updated
nightly. We'll let you know when that's done.
Feedback welcome of course.
To all members,
Vodafone New Zealand will start blocking external access to the
recursive DNS servers of the former TelstraClear network to
non-customers as of July 3rd 2014.
Some of our former customers or other users with Vodafone modems may
have the IP addresses of our DNS servers set up on their devices. With
that in mind, we'd like to notify you that from midnight 01 July 2014 we
will stop providing DNS resolution for external non-Vodafone users,
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Does anybody in NZ have a mechanism to repurpose a bunch of Brocade
SFP+ optics into something a QFX will tolerate? Need a moderately quick
turnaround (this week), hence the local constraint.
I am looking to see what others experiences are with transit providers.
Mainly I am wondering about IPv6 Support and MTU Sizes
From talking to my upstream providers it appears that 1500MTU is the limit I have access to, and one of my two upstreams doesn’t provide IPv6 for transit.
This leads my to a few logical questions:
* How many transit providers provide MTU above 1500 Bytes?
* How many transit providers do not provide IPv6 transit?
* How do others handle EDNS?
I was doing some looking around our systems a while back and I found a default setting in the Bind9 version we were running that set EDNS to 4096 Bytes. Now all of our transit is limited it seems to 1500 Bytes, so I set the config to limit the announced support down into the usable range by us and saw a reduction in the need for DNS retries.
Do other people just have better handling of fragmentation? Do you find any issues having EDNS announcing support for sizes above your transit? do you just have transit that supports MTU over 1500 Bytes?
And a big issue in my opinion is the lack of IPv6 support from transit providers. I am not sure about other providers but it will be one deciding factor when purchasing transit going forward.
Happy to receive information off list if people don’t want to name on here.
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=== linux.conf.au Call For Proposals ===
The call for proposals for linux.conf.au 2015 is now open!
The conference is a meeting place for the free and open source software
communities. It will be held in Auckland at the University of Auckland
Business School from Monday 12 to Friday 16 January, 2015, and provides a
unique opportunity for open source developers, students, users and hackers
to come together, share new ideas and collaborate.
=== Important Dates ===
* Call for Proposals opens 9 June 2014
* Call for Proposals closes 13 July 2014
* Email acceptances start September 2014
* Early bird registrations open 23 September 2014
* Conference dates: Monday 12 January to Friday 16 January, 2015
=== Information on Proposals ===
The linux.conf.au 2015 papers committee is looking for a broad range of
proposals, and will consider submissions on anything from programming and
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space, and education. There is only one rule:
*Your proposal must be related to open source*
This year, the papers committee is going to be focused on open source in
education as well as our usual focus on deep technical content.
The conference is to a large extent what the speakers make it: if we
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represented at the conference. Hereâ€™s a few ideas to get you started:
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Hi Everyone. I am Martin Spencer, the owner of The Data Centre at 220 Queen
I have been following the thread on the Auckland Peering Exchange and
thought it would be useful to bring you up to date with some recent changes
in my data centre.
We now have two generators and have just completed construction of our own
sub-station to service the whole building instead of Vector's old one.
We have never had a complete power outage, though in the early days we did
experience an outage on one UPS. I then had all the UPSs modified to try and
ensure it wouldn't happen again.
I would like to confirm that we do not charge monthly cross-connect fees.
The only charge is for setting up the connection and that is based on what
it costs to run the cable.
Since I do not and never will supply bandwidth I am carrier neutral and have
always hoped that I could encourage people to peer in my facility.
If a formal peering exchange were to be set up here I would not want to be
involved in the administration. I would do all I could to support and
encourage it but would continue with my current philosophy of concentrating
on making the physical infrastructure (aircon, power, security) as robust
and reliable as possible.
If one or a group of you would like to meet with me to discuss how we can
improve our facilities and make them more transparent and available to you,
please contact me.
+64 (9) 304-0737
Can someone from Trademe make contact off list - I have some users being
contacted by Trademe being asked why they are selling from overseas.
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