I've got some more information regarding the conference. This one
concerns sponsorship, so if you're a company who generally sponsors
NZNOG tune in. If I interrupted you from BGP config, then as you
As part of feedback from sponsors in previous years, we've made some
changes to the way that the NZNOG conference sponsorship packages are
1) We've limited the numbers at the top end. Sponsors were concerned
that they were only 'one of many'. We've limited the number of slots
Platinum: 1 slot
Gold: 3 slots
Silver: 5 slots
Community: 6 shots
We've also kept slots for things like "Networking Drinks" "Conference
Dinner" and "Bandwidth Sponsor" so people can tailor what they want
Once the slots are filled however, thats it until the following year.
We will be running tier wait-lists on a first come, first served
basis. Which brings us to....
2) In the following year. Existing sponsors will be given first
right of refusal for their sponsorship spots. AusNOG works this way
and the feedback from sponsors was that it allowed them a greater
ability to plan ahead. There will be a cut off date within which the
existing sponsor can re-confirm. If they don't then the spot will be
offered to the next company on the wait-list for that tier.
3) We're also lifting the dollar amount for each of the sponsor tiers.
Phew, Thats out the way.
So under those new guidelines, the trustees approached the 2014
conference sponsors and offered them first preference at the slots.
I'm happy to say that we've filled our PLATINUM sponsor slot this year
with a long time supporter...
******* Go Wireless NZ Ltd. *******
Thanks to Dale and his team for continuing to be a great supporter of NZNOG.
We've also filled all but one of our allocated GOLD sponsor slots with
So there's only one more Gold slot left. We're also running an early
bird special. If you confirm NZNOG2015 sponsorship slots before the
31st of July, we'll invoice you at the 2014 rate rather than the new
2015 rate. For GOLD this is a 50% saving!
So if you're an organisation who would like that GOLD spot, now is the
time to make that commitment.
You can download the sponsor document here (http://goo.gl/mdhu6p) and
email sponsorship(a)nznog.org to register your interest.
See you all at the conference!
I will be up at NetHui and have my hands on a somewhat desirable piece
of SDN kit. Namely the ALU 7850.
In a nutshell it's an SDN targeted switch 96Ports of 10G+/40G QSFP in
a 1U rack, talks openflow, and also has a bunch of Controller stuff
courtesy of Nuage.It is designed to act as the Datacentre to Carrier
gateway, but it's just a fairly neat piece of hardware.
I've had it on my desk for a while and would quite like some SDN
boffins who have some use cases to have a poke around with it. Would
be very interested in seeing some inter-op with some existing OpenFlow
Anyone interested in having a play at Nethui/Intac please let me know
in advance. If I get no takers then I probably will avoid lugging it
up to Auckland.
This is really interesting in how it relates to the active de-peering of New
Zealand's two largest ISP's 10+ years ago. We still have the situation where
the gang of two demand paid peering and everyone just has to accept it as a
fact. I am guessing that just as the gang of two have installed Akamai and
Google caches they will install Netflix (and Hulu?) caches once these guys
pry some content rights off Sky, but it is still quite incredible that the
existing streaming providers (I assume) need to pay to deliver this content
only to these two providers as they are big enough to strong arm them.
My Google-fu has failed me. It defies logic that there aren’t tools
(application, Excel based or online) which will take a list of CIDR
formatted prefixes and spit out an optimally summarised list also in
CIDR notation. I however, can’t find them.
Neither can my friends.
I have seen an excel sheet which almost does it, but it requires
significant manual interaction and I think it relies on zero point
energy and/or wizards magic to work… and I don’t understand it well.
And no, doing it in my head isn’t feasible J
Cheers – Neil G
This is a plug for the 2014 Internet Technical Architecture Conference.
The program has just been finalised and we've got some exciting speakers.
InTAC is on the first day of the NetHui conference on the 9th of July
at SkyCity in Auckland. It is pitched at people in a technical
architecture role and has a theme of looking at emerging technologies
and how these can help shape the architecture of the New Zealand
Registration for the event is free and can be done via the NetHui
registration system (http://nethui.org.nz/)
This year the conference has three themes with the following speakers:
"Software Defined Networking at RMIT"
Paul Zanna - Senior Manager, Infrastructure Innovation and Design
Information Technology Services (ITS) RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
RMIT has recently developed and deployed a proof of concept network
using SDN and OpenFlow technologies. Paul will present the high level
details of this real-world pilot along with some of the business
drivers which helped RMIT make such a decision.
"Panel - Our Future Plans for making use of UFB"
Some of the largest users of the UFB network give us an insight into
the sorts of ways they are using it. The panel will then discuss how
they would like to see the UFB network develop to ensure that it
continues to meet the needs of New Zealanders into the next decade.
Dave Mill - Network Specialist - Inspire Net
Simon Allard - Senior Network Architect - Orcon
David Redmore - Head of Broadband and Internet - Telecom New Zealand
Geoff D’Audney - Technology Leadership Team - Vodafone New Zealand
"Future Uses of DNSSEC"
Geoff Huston - Chief Scientist - APNIC
Geoff will take a look at both DNSSEC deployment as well as the
benefits which the technology will enable. Technologies like DANE
which would allow organisations to take control of generating their
own SSL certificates and publishing them in DNS, without the need for
"RPKI - How to stop your network being hijacked"
New Zealand Registry Services (NZRS) will present an overview of this
emerging technology as well as some of the work they will be doing to
promote its deployment locally
"TICSA - What it means for network architects"
With the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act
2013 now a reality it is critically important that network architects
are aware of their legislative obligations. Representatives from the
National Cyber Security Centre will present their view of how the
reporting requirements of the act effect network architecture
"Architecting an Authenticated/Trusted Internet"
Richard Foy - General Manager, Digital Transformation, Department of
Richard is responsible for leading the push for New Zealanders to be
able to complete their transactions with government easily in a
digital environment. His goal is to open the way to an average of 70
per cent of New Zealanders' most common transactions with government
being completed in a digital environment by 2017. He will present his
vision of an Authenticated, Trusted Internet
"2FA, been there done that"
Adam Fier - Architecture and Security Manager - Victoria University of
Adam has worked for a number of organisations who have implemented 2
Factor Authentication both internally and externally. He will present
some of his experiences with deploying 2FA systems along with his view
on the importance of 2FA in today's network connected organisations"
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We have been looking at the Ubiquiti 5.8GHz outdoor wireless solutions for moving data between locations, of which we have 2.
The first location is in Auckland CBD, on top of two buildings about 8klms apart, where both locations can see each other.
The second location is in Tauranga, two building approx 15klms apart, again both locations can see each other (probably better than Auckland).
Our goal is to move HD audio and remote control (TeamViewer/VNC type PC and server access) between the locations.
The audio is moved via appliances which run over IP - nothing tricky, just needs about 2MBps bandwidth with low latency (we can buffer).
Does anybody here have any recommendations on wireless kit / vendors, preferrably a solution that you have either used or seen in use.
I'm playing with mikrotiks for VPNs, and one of the "features" is that the
RB750's we have don't hold time when they reboot. I'm planning to build
them with NTP access (so if they can get internet then they can get time),
but I'm also tempted to generate certs backdated to 1970 instead.
Is anyone else doing this? How do you get mikrotiks to validate certs if
the clock keeps resetting on power off - is relying on NTP the answer?
We've acquired a few EX-series switches recently and are a bit unimpressed
at how they deal with power outages. Not wanting to trash talk here, just
keen to see if anyone else is seeing this problem and ways they're dealing
with this, off-list replies appreciated.