Citylink's official Debian mirror (ftp.nz.debian.org) is apparently
again broken (not even listening on port 80 from where I'm sitting).
Would anyone be seriously interested in donating rack space, national
transit, or hardware to the cause of another official Debian mirror for
Having reliable and cheap access to free software projects like Debian
is critically important, and having a second official mirror seems like
a no-brainer to me.
I am very happy to donate my time to admin and monitor any equipment
provided for this, and to liase with the Debian project as required.
Perhaps Citylink could give us some insight in to the traffic levels
their existing mirrors see?
Currently ( all? ) the NZIX route servers insert the exchange ASN into
routes that are advertised to the route servers.
The exchanges that we peer with overseas such as Any2 in LA, Equinix
Sydney and NSW-IX plus the new AKL-IX exchange do not insert the
exchange ASN into advertisements, so all else being equal the paths from
those exchanges are shorter than routes from APE and WIX by one AS hop.
There are other NZ networks like us that peer at APE and/or WIX and also
peer at overseas exchanges and to have optimal traffic flows with them,
we put in one off hacks per network. The least ugly ways of doing this
for us work fine but create per peer config that must be maintained.
Ideally we can put bilateral peering up at APE and WIX so that the extra
AS hop goes away but sometimes bilateral peering is impractical due to
the other networks peering policy.
I can't think of a reason why putting the exchange ASN in the path helps
anyone. Is this just a hangover from the old days? Or is there some
legitimate reason that it should be like this?
Lincoln Reid Head of Networks
ACSData - AS18119 lincoln(a)acsdata.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 939 2200 Fax: +64 4 939 2201
The DNS-OARC 25th Workshop will take place in Dallas, Texas during
October 15th and 16th 2016, the Saturday and Sunday before NANOG68. To
attract the best DNS minds, DNS-OARC is requesting proposals for
presentations, with a preference for Resolver's Operations experiences,
including running DNSSEC validating resolvers.
This workshop intends to build from previous strong DNS-OARC workshops,
where both operational content and research are welcome. All DNS-related
subjects are accepted. If you are an OARC member, and have a sensitive
topic you would like to present for members-only, we will accommodate
those talks too. A time-slot will be available for lightning talks (5-10
minutes) on Sunday October 16th, for which submissions will be accepted
during October 15th on a first-come first-served basis.
* 15th June 2016, Call for Presentations posted and open for submissions
* 21st August 2016, Deadline for submission
* 1st September 2016, Final Program published
* 10th October 2016, Final deadline for slideset submission
Details for presentation submission will be published here:
The workshop presentations will be organized by common themes, depending
on the topics and the timing of each presentation. There are 30-minute
and 15-minute slots, let us know your preference in your submission. To
ensure the quality of the workshop, submissions should include slides.
Draft slides are acceptable on submission.
You can contact the Programme Committee:
via <submissions(a)dns-oarc.net> if you have questions or concerns.
Sebastian Castro, for the OARC Programme Committee
OARC is also seeking sponsorship for this workshop, please contact
<sponsor(a)dns-oarc.net> if your organization is interested in becoming a
(Please note that OARC is run on a non-profit basis, and is not in a
position to reimburse expenses or time for speakers at its meetings.)