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?
We'd like to announce that we will be holding NZNOG 2018 at the Rydges
Hotel in Queenstown.
The conference dates are 22 - 26 January, 2018. The conference proper will
be the Thursday and Friday (25 - 26 January) as normal.
If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event please make contact with
info(a)nznog.org . We will be putting together this year's sponsorship
prospectus soon. Previous sponsors have first right of return.
Have a good weekend.
(on behalf of the NZNOG Trust)
Hi all; was looking something up for a client and noticed the Noc list here;
- could do with some updating.
Voyager is missing, other things I know to be wrong are that several of the
Noc's listed have been subsumed into larger orgs.
NZIX (the peering exchange formerly known as AKL-IX) are holding their AGM
in Auckland on June 27.
Details are here - https://ix.nz/2017/05/30/annual-general-meeting/
NZIX is a member run, not-for-profit, peering exchange. Have your say in
where the IX is heading.
Non-members are also welcome.
Hope to see you there!
Sorry for the distraction, I just think you should all see this label.
Homebrew made by a friend-of-a-friend.
Rather tasty, too.
Technical Lead - Network Services
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PO Box 30 845, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand
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Just wanted to let you know about a presentation that InternetNZ is hosting
The TouSIX project: SDN IXPs from design to production
Wed 28th Jun 12:00pm – 1:00pm
InternetNZ offices, level 11, 80 Boulcott Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Come along to a presentation from Dr. Marc Bruyere.
The Internet eXchange Points (IXP) are essential for the Internet evolution
as they empower high bandwidth low latency and inexpensive local traffic
peering as opposed to transit traffic.
OpenFlow SDN enables more dynamic network programmability to control
network behaviour via open interfaces, as opposed to the legacy closed-box
solutions and proprietary-defined interfaces.
This presentation is about the migration of the TouIX from a traditional to
a full OpenFlow IXP. It especially describes how switches have been
selected, configured and installed, and presents the TouSIX-Manager tools
that have been developed for the IXP fabric robustness and members benefit.
It also includes future SDX work in Japan and elsewhere, and the historical
NZ based CARDIGAN SDX.
TouIX is a non-profit neutral Internet eXchange Point organisation founded
in 2005. It provides an interconnected network infrastructure at 4 PoPs
around the city of Toulouse and the Paris FranceIX and LyonIX IXPs.
Please note catering will not be provided.
At the last LACNIC event, I mentioned on a couple of occasions the need for ISPs in the region, especially small and medium-sized ones, to participate in the decisions taken in the IETF IPv6 Operations Working Group (v6ops). I’m sending this here as well, as I believe the situation also apply to this region.
When I asked among the attendees how many participate in v6ops, only one person raised his hand.
What does it mean to participate in the mailing list? Follow some emails (sometimes only 1-2 a week, sometimes they can be several in a day), and therefore learn about what is being discussed and give your opinion and, given that decisions are made by Consensus, influence them.
What consequences has NOT participating? That decisions against your interests/opinions could be taken, and obviously do not consider your perspective in the standards. Generally large operators are involved, which implies that your interests are not sufficiently represented, and in general are contrary to yours. Your "vote/opinion" is not worth more than yours, but the big one is present and the small/medium NO!
I give you a very concrete example. The serious problem that small and medium ISPs have, is to continue offering IPv6 and IPv4 services to their customers, when they already do not have IPv4 addresses. Only the biggest ISPs have a great purchasing power and can influence the manufacturers to do for them what they need. One possibility to solve it, extending the life of IPv4, but not necessarily deploying IPv6, is using CGN, which is also very expensive, and breaks many things.
The solution is simple. Deploying IPv6-only services in the last mile, which involves using transition mechanisms, such as 464XLAT that has been deployed on millions of smartphones worldwide, so that applications continue to operate transparently as they "believe" they have IPv4.
What is the problem, then? That manufacturers of CPEs are based on an old specification (RFC7084) that does not contemplate these transition mechanisms, so when a small/medium ISP asks a manufacturer for a firmware upgrade or a new CPE, they do not include that solution and perhaps they offer it with an extra cost.
In my view, this should change, and that is why I am working on a number of documents, including RFC7084-bis (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc7084-bis/), To update this situation, but there is opposition from large ISPs and virtually no small/medium "talks" about it, and in fact these large ISPs deny the situation. In addition, the document also specifies the "automated" support of those cases in which the user installs other routers (which is very common as we all know, and will be more and more in IPv6, IoT, etc.), behind the router installed by the ISP, through homenet (HNCP).
I am not asking for your support for my documents, but for understanding the problem and the solution that is being proposed and/or possible new ones, and for the opinion of not only those very few “big ones”, but also of many small and medium, who are most affected.
If you want to subscribe to this list, search for "subscribing" at:
You can see the files of the discussion in:
I remind you that participating in the IETF does not require a presence in the meetings, as consensus is agreed in the list.
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