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?
Our CFP has now officially closed. We've received a lot of good submissions
and will begin accepting talks soon.
If you have missed the CFP close and still want to talk definitely let us
know. However, we will first be accepting the on time submissions.
We've added a page about the training events we're offering to our website
- http://www.nznog.org/nznog18/nznog-2018-training .
The Mikrotik training has some pre-requisite details on that page. Go
Wireless are offering the required pre-requisite training in the near
future. Links to Go Wireless' training page is on our training page.
We're just waiting to lock in the Facebook training and maybe one other
training session and we'll then open registrations.
Apologies for the delays - we're chasing the other parties as much as we
(on behalf of the NZNOG Trust)
There will be a one day mini conference on Linux Systems Administration
held as part of linux.conf.au 2018 (held in Sydney, Australia on 22 - 26
The organisers of the Systems Administration Miniconf would like
to invite proposals for presentations to be delivered at the Miniconf,
(A copy of the CFP text is included below for your convenience.)
Please forward this CFP to your colleagues, peers, social networks,
and other relevant mailing lists. Please help by encouraging
submissions from people you would like to hear present at this
This is our 12th Sysadmin Miniconf at Linux.conf.au. Previous
presentations can be found at the website:
-=+ Presentation Topics +=-
We welcome talks on best current practice, new developments in
Systems Administration, cutting edge techniques and technologies,
and ways to better manage Linux environments large and small.
Topics for presentations could include (but are not limited to):
* Systems Administration Best Practice
* Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
* Containers and orchestration
* Sysadmin Administration in a "serverless" environment (FAAS)
* TLS everywhere
* Monitoring and metrics. Collection, storage and presentation
* Infrastructure/Platform/Software as a Service (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS)
* Networkng: IPv6, SDN (Software Defined Networking), performance
* DevOps, Configuration Management and provisioning
* Bootstrapping systems, Lifecycle Management
* Dealing with BYOD
* Backups in a virtual/distributed world
* Troubleshooting techniques
* DevOps and SysAdmin Culture
* Web and Email management
* Keeping legacy systems functioning
* War stories from the "Real World"
Presentations should be of a technical nature and speakers should
assume that members of the audience have at least a couple of years
experience in Unix/Linux administration.
-=+ Format of Presentations +=-
We are now seeking proposals for presentations at the mini-conference.
We have openings for:
15-25 minute short presentations
5-10 minute "lightning talks"
Please note, due to the single day available (and whole-LCA keynote
before morning tea), we expect the majority of available timeslots
to be 20 minutes or less, with possibly 1-2 slightly longer talks
if there is space in the schedule. We have a general policy of
accepting a high proportion of proposals but handing out relatively
short timeslots. Please see previous years Miniconf schedules for
examples of how the programme is organised.
-=+ Submitting talks +=-
Please note that in order to give a presentation or attend the
Miniconf you must be registered (and paid up by the time the
conference happens) for the main linux.conf.au conference. Presenting
at the Miniconf does not entitle you to discounted or free registration
at the main conference nor to priority with registration. Unfortunately
the Miniconf has no budget for sponsorship of speakers.
To submit a talk to the LCA2017 Sysadmin Miniconf, create an account
on the LCA2018 website:
create a speaker profile, and then select "New Proposal" and "System
Administration Miniconf Presentation", or while logged into the
LCA2018 site, go directly to:
If you have a preferred length of your Short Presentation (15/20/25
minutes) or Lightning Talk (5/10 minutes) please use the Private
Abstract field to describe what would work best for your talk.
Otherwise we will pick a length that best suits the gaps in the
programme as we put the final programme together. In some cases we
maybe able to add a few extra minutes to a few Short Presentations
if there is any spare time left in the programme.
-=+ Dates and Deadlines +=-
To encourage early submissions, priority (both of inclusion and
scheduling) will be given to presentations submitted by 23:59 UTC
on the 5th of November 2017. I f you have a good presentation idea,
please let us know early, even if you need time to finalise the
presentation abstract. Please indicate if you need an early
confirmation to aid you in arranging time off work or travel; we
will do our best to assist.
2017-11-05 - Deadline for early submissions
2017-12-03 - Deadline for submissions
2017-12-10 - Miniconf programme published
2018-01-22 - Sysadmin Miniconf held.
-=+ Contact and Questions +=-
Please see our website at https://sysadmin.miniconf.org for more
information on the Miniconf, past presentations and presenting at
If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers at:
lca2018 @ sysadmin.miniconf.org
Ewen McNeill and Simon Lyall
LCA2018 Sysadmin Miniconf Conveners
Simon Lyall | Very Busy | Web: http://www.simonlyall.com/
"To stay awake all night adds a day to your life" - Stilgar
Time for a ntp.net.nz update and upcoming changes.
ntp1.ntp.net.nz needs to be migrated to a new router, this will mean the
IPv4 and IPv6 addresses will change, currently scheduled for 2017-10-22.
188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
2001:dce:4000:2::123 to 2001:dce:3:17a::18
ntp2.ntp.net.nz is still IPv4 only, we are working on restoring IPv6
once we have upstream connectivity sorted.
ntp3.ntp.net.nz has had IPv6 turned back on, this has been operating
with v6 since 2017-09-25.
ntp4.ntp.net.nz has been live for over 14 months, IPv4 only, this is
located in Christchurch. We are working with our upstream to have IPv6
We have also been testing a number of the servers in pool.ntp.org in the
New Zealand and Oceania Pools, this has been going well and we have seen
a jump in NTP packets per second on each node from a max of ~7 to a max
of ~1000. We plan to add the rest of the servers in shortly.
Details of the service can be found at https://ntp.net.nz
As always let us know if you have any queries.
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Meeting will be held in Wellington on the 16th of October.
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