Here's what they're going to need.
On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Jethro Webston wrote:
> Hi Andy, thank you for your assistance. We use NanoBridge, NanoBeam, and
> NanoStation M2 & M5.
We've had a number of offers already but if you have spares of these please
record them at:
Be specific with models and quantities if you can. Remember they will need
power supplies and Ethernet cables as well. Fortunately .VU uses the same
plugs as .NZ
Mobile: +64 22 474 7156
It's been a long day! I've sent the wrong URL twice.
The urls to use are now:
Vanuatu is bilingual and we thought we should do the same!
Forget about the flatnet one - I clearly can't remember it so why should
This morning I spoke with a friend from Vanuatu Government and to another
who is CTO for Telsat Pacific, the largest TV operator & #2 ISP.
Things are in pretty poor shape, but on the bright side:
- Both cellular networks are fine in Port Vila
- Internet and email from Telecom Vanuatu is working in Port Vila
This makes life a lot easier for coordinating support - which will be
- Communication to remote islands is gone. It was all C-band satellite and
those big dishes did not fare well.
- Telsat lost four towers (that they know about) including their primary
transmission site - though they expect to have some connectivity restored
today or tomorrow.
Vanuatu Government is going to nominate a central point of contact for
offers of assistance relating to ICT. When that information is available
and when they are ready for contact from you it will be posted here.
Thanks to those who have already offered hardware and engineering resources
- those offers have probably made the days of a few people in Vanuatu today.
P.S. I'm in the wrong timezone for this (GMT -1) so it may not be me
posting with an update.
After our recent discussions on the (lack of) updates to the NZNOG website
NOC contact list I have (foolishly?) volunteered to help. The URL of the
page is http://www.nznog.org/noc-list .
If you have any updates, or if you have previous updates that haven't been
handled, then please pass them on to noc(a)nznog.org . I will do my best to
update in a timely manner.
Also, if you're aware of anything on the contact list that is blatantly
wrong (perhaps you're still listed against a company where you no longer
work) then let me know. I'll do my best to correct the information or chase
up relevant contacts.
If I fail in my duties I'll produce a beer for you at the next NZNOG
We'd like to share a short technical blog post from NZRS about Spark NZ
enabling DNSSEC validation for part of their customers.
In brief, DNSSEC related traffic coming from Spark NZ resolvers suffered
a massive increase back on Dec 16th, Spark NZ also added new DNS
backends for their service, and they are using load balancing to share
Feedback and questions are welcomed!
Technical Research Manager
desk: +64 4 495 2337
mobile: +64 21 400535
at the end of my talk someone asked me what routers I would recomend
to try this stuff on here, and I sort of dodged the question.
If you can come up with a list of routers available here (meet me
later?), I can tell you what I know about each chipset. (I have
evaluated dozens of these over the last year...)
In general ath9k based gear is currently best (entirely open wifi
driver), with nearly every manufacturer shipping stuff based on that.
I see there is a lot of ubnt here, and most of their older products
are well supported by openwrt.
There is some good work beginning on the latest round of chipsets, but
by and large the firmware for 802.11ac is closed....
And so on. I should also point out that there are plenty of other OSes
available, and that I'm opposed to a monoculture of any
for more details.
I am currently trying to figure out if I can get anything else than a weak
3G signal in terms of internet just outside of St Arnaud. The address is
62 Alpine Meadows Drive, Saint Arnaud
There is a phone line as well as a few other houses but the Chorus website
tells me that they don't have any services there. I tried a few of the
bigger providers and many tell me I can have VDSL but either don't come
back to me or turn around and say "sorry, mate, can't"
Anyone on the list that knows someone who might get anything faster than a
3G link to that address? Happy to shout beers on top of being a very
grateful customer :)