We have some new Trustees to help us ensure that the NZNOG goodness perpetuates into the future. A big welcome to (in descending alphabetical order by the last letter in their first name) Barry Murphy, Jesse Archer, and Dave Mill. Remember to pass on your [congratulations|commiserations] next time you’re dealing with them.
This means that we’re well stocked with Trustees as we prepare for NZNOG 2017.
Our full roster is (in ascending numeric order by the second digit in their phone numbers):
We’re working on venue options now, and will announce something when there’s something to announce. NZNOG is held in the last usable week in January, so that’ll be 23-27 January 2017.
A huge thanks to all of the past Trustees - you have all done such fantastic work setting up solid structures and processes (with documentation!) that our jobs are less chaotic than I recall from pre-Trust days.
Gerard (NZNOG Trustee)
Last week there was a formal announcement of our new, community run
internet exchange. It hasn't made it to NZNOG yet so passing this along.
See below for details.
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From: Joe Wooller <joe(a)akl-ix.nz>
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17 March 2016
IAA supports the launch of NZ Internet Exchange Inc as foundation member
“Following the overwhelming success of the Auckland Internet Exchange
(AKL-IX) trial conducted by the Internet Association of Australia (IAA),
operators of IX Australia, we are pleased to announce the launch of the New
Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated (NZIX Inc),” said Chairman Davey
“Through the support of the team at IAA we have developed a member
governed, neutral peering exchange which will provide easier and more cost
effective interconnects for the internet community of New Zealand.
“Moving forward the NZIX Inc committee will take on overseeing the
management and growth of the exchange with the ongoing support of IAA.”
“As a founding member of NZ-IX Inc we are committed to providing ongoing
support to the exchange growth,” said IAA President Tom Berryman. “The
development of an independent and neutral peering exchange in New Zealand
benefits the internet community in the region by introducing more peering
options and services, as well as our existing membership and peering base
at home in Australia.”
The AKL-IX exchange has been in a trial period for 12 months, and the
exchange will commence charging for services from 1 July 2016.
We are now inviting all our current peers to sign up as members of NZIX Inc
by visiting https://portal.akl-ix.nz/ and ordering the required port size,
1GB or 10GB, both sizes will be charged at $350 NZD per month (excluding
NZIX looks forward to the support of our existing peers, and welcomes new
peers to contact us to join.
For further information please contact peering(a)akl-ix.nz or visit
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New Zealand Internet Exchange Incorporated Foundation Members
CloudFlare, Inc Connectivity I.T.
Full Flavour Ltd
Inspire Net Ltd
Vibe Communications LTD Vocus Pty Ltd
Internet Association of Australia Inc.
Davey Goode, Vibe Communications LTD (Chairman)
Joseph Wooller, Internet Association of Australia Inc. (Secretary) Petar
Nikolich, Internet Association of Australia Inc.(Treasurer) Chris Browning,
Dave Mill, Inspire Net Ltd
Tom Paseka, CloudFlare, Inc
Kellie Ireland, Executive Officer, IAA Mobile| 0417 913 059
Email | kellie(a)waia.asn.au
Joe Wooller, IX-Australia Technical Manager Mobile | 0412 005 457
Email | joe(a)internet.asn.au
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About the Internet Association of Australia Inc
The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is a member-based
association representing the Internet community. Founded in 1995, as the
Western Australian Internet Association (WAIA), the Association changed its
name in early 2016 to better reflect our membership growth.
IAA representatives are available for comment on a range of issues
regarding the internet including, but not limited to, internet
infrastructure, internet technologies and the use of the Internet in
business. IAA is keen to provide independent, balanced information and
impartial advice for Internet users including businesses, parents, kids,
schools, seniors, the media, law enforcement and mobile users.
For more information on IAA please visit our website www.internet.asn.au About
IX-Australia and Peering
IX-Australia is a service provided by the Internet Association of Australia
to Corporate members. It is the longest running and lowest cost Internet
Exchange in Australia. The Queensland (QLD-IX), Victorian (VIC-IX), South
Australian (SA-IX), New South Wales (NSW-IX) and Australian Capital
Territory (ACT-IX) services have built on the success of the WA Internet
Exchange (WA-IX). IAA has also established a peering point in New Zealand
(AKL-IX). The peering service provides direct, low latency and high speed
connectivity between members at a fraction of the cost of using a typical
upstream provider. The members of the exchange point benefit by lowering
their operating costs while providing a better internet experience to their
IAA highly recommends peers join PeeringDB to facilitate the exchange of
information related to peering. Visit www.peeringdb.com for more
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I see there are videos of the last apricot conference up on youtube.
I'm going to be stuck on a plane for 24 hours and want to downloaded
Does anyone know if these videos are available without having to use a
Joel van Velden
(again, apologies for using my personal address - but it's subscribed here)
This is reminder that there is a scheduled change to the IPv6 addresses for the L-Root server, that will take effect on March 23, 2016.
The new IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET will be:
Please remember to update your root “hints” files on your DNS infrastructure.
(as per : http://www.dns.icann.org/2015/11/05/l-root-ipv6-renumbering/ )
Vocus is looking in to this however if you're peered with the
WIX route servers you might want to check what prefixes you're learning
with 126.96.36.199 as the next hop - we're seeing packet loss across the
WIX to that peer.
fx3.wix.nzix.net (.175) looks to be fine still :)
Someones having a bad day? As always we want pictures!
NETWORK OUTAGE NOTIFICATION – 14 March 2016
Enable has experienced a major network outage impacting a significant
number of customers across parts of Christchurch, and in Rangiora, Kaiapoi
The outage is a result of a third-party contractor damaging underground
Enable is working to understand the extent of the outage – including reach
and number of customers impacted, and the timeframe for resolution.
Repair resources have been mobilised.
Enable is working closely with its retail service providers to provide them
with further details as these become available.
021 909 906
(wearing a different hat, and using this email address for convenience as it is subscribed here)
This is advance notice that there is a scheduled change to the IPv6 addresses in the Root Zone for the L root-server, also known as L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET, which is administered by ICANN.
The current IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET service are:
As of March 23, 2016, the new IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET service will be:
The change will be implemented on the root zone on March 23 2016, however the new address is already operational.
We encourage DNS infrastructure operators to update their DNS resolvers root "hints” file.
New hints files will be available at the following URLs once the change has been formally executed on March 23, 2016:
ICANN has updated the IANA IPv4 Recovered Address Space registry according to the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA. The policy states that in each IPv4 allocation period, each RIR will receive a single IPv4 allocation unit from ICANN. An IPv4 allocation period is defined as a 6-month period following 1 March or 1 September in each year.
The address space selection software can be downloaded from:
The list of allocations can be found at:
IANA Senior Specialist
A couple of months ago, I asked you to share your experiences with regards to public regulation of internet interconnection in a survey. Many networkers from around the globe participated. Thank you!
The report has now been published. I’m including the executive summary below. The full paper can be downloaded at <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2740312>. Feel free to share this link wherever you see fit.
Thanks again for providing your highly valuable input. I will be happy to hear what you think about the results.
# Exploring the regulatory conditions of internet interconnection
## Executive summary
Network interconnection is a central feature of the internet that has been subject to only little formal regulation. However, local public regulation is starting to emerge – be it through disclosure regulations, mandatory peering or licensing terms. Due to the networked nature of the internet, local rules may acquire a global scope.
This report explores internet interconnection professionals’ encounters with public regulation and it provides an initial overview about how this regulation affects internet connectivity. On the basis of a convenience sample of 163 survey submissions, the following has been found:
* Nine out of ten kinds of regulation presented to the participants have been encountered by more than half of them. This result gives reason to revisit the widespread notion that internet interconnection is an unregulated space. 66% of the participants have encountered a regulatory authority that imposes its own technical or operational standards. Moreover, imposition of regulatory standards was regarded to be the most influential on internet interconnection practices, together with competition laws (both 67%).
* Local regulation of internet interconnection creates a tension between the regulated and the unregulated space in the internet. In order to overcome the normative difference, network operators need to make an extra effort. The degree to which network operators are affected by local regulation depends on a networks’ structure rather than on its size. Local regulation raises more difficulties for the kinds of infrastructural innovations that depend on having many points of presence.
* For networkers, public regulation of internet interconnection is relevant in three thematic domains: 1) in the economies of internet interconnection, 2) in engineering and operations, and 3) in the modes of governance.
* Overarching observations note that public regulation of internet interconnection contributes to a formalisation of the otherwise very informal sector. It also shines a spotlight on how networks are categorised and are thereby “prepared” for the application of regulation. Further, various examples highlight how regulatory authorities co-opt internet infrastructure for new policy purposes that were previously not understood as central to internet operations, e.g., data retention.
* Local networkers value the presence of international network operators not only as potential peering partners but also as mediators for know-how about best practices and advanced modes of internet interconnection.
* Networkers are very critical about regulations that contradict engineering principles. The most accepted forms of regulation also apply in other societal spheres: basic rights for citizens, e.g., for broadband, and competition regulation.
Uta Meier-Hahn | Doctoral Researcher
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Französische Straße 9 | 10117 Berlin
Phone +49 30 200 760-82 | http://www.hiig.de/en