I hope this is more or less on topic ...
I've been testing my zones with the tool at https://dnsflagday.net/
and getting results I don't entirely understand.
I get errors from my secondary (ns2), which is a service from my VPS
provider, and ok from my master (ns1), which I run myself. But apart
from ns2 returning an aa flag for a failed query, I can't see any
difference in the results, when I run the query manually from my desktop
(having upgraded dnsutils to one that supports +nocookie)
Additionally, the tool says an SOA record is returned (from the failed
query), and I don't see that.
Is there more detailed info somewhere? The tool does say my zone will
continue to work but will have issues in the future, so I'm not
We have a slot for lightning talks tomorrow afternoon in the NZNOG
Talks should be five minutes or less.
If anyone has a talk that they would like to give, could you please
email the title, and topic (one sentence) to talks(a)nznog.org
We’re about to get underway with NZNOG 2019. Great to see everyone here.
Reminder that the programme is on the website, and on the screens in the lobby.
The stream will be available at http://thevideo.nz/nznog <http://thevideo.nz/nznog> during the sessions.
This will 302 to Youtube, but the Youtube URI will change each session, so hit this each time and it’ll get you there. It’s on the website as well.
I see that there's a trial of Slack for realtime/conference discussions
I'm keen to try this out pre-conference, and I understand (above) that I
need an existing member to invite me. Can an existing NZNOG slack member
please message me off-list to setup an invite?
resending without the attachment - i have uploaded here instead.
On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 9:33 PM Mehmet Akcin <mehmet(a)akcin.net> wrote:
> here is an interesting datapoint. I believe the cable repair ship that is
> going to Tonga is TE Subcom's Reliance.
> [image: Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 9.31.16 PM.png]
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 6:25 PM Mehmet Akcin <mehmet(a)akcin.net> wrote:
>> Interesting and thank you for sharing
>> I am running https://dev.networkatlas.org
>> If you have any more data, i would love to update.
>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 16:17 Pete Mundy <pete(a)fiberphone.co.nz> wrote:
>>> There was an interview with the deputy CEO of Tonga Communications Corp
>>> in Dateline Pacific on Friday which had some more information for those
>>> It mentions that the breaks in the two separate cables are 5km apart yet
>>> occurred at the same time.
>>> The interviewee's comments suggest that the satellite provider may be
>>> putting thumbscrews on for long-term commitments before approving
>>> additional capacity.
>>> It's a shame Google don't have a spare loom balloon to send their way to
>>> patch into some Facebook style satellite laser backhaul!
>>> > On 28/01/2019, at 12:59 PM, Mark Foster <blakjak(a)blakjak.net> wrote:
>>> > Surprised I hadn't seen much news on this, tripped over it whilst
>>> > into other things.
>>> > Related articles indicate that there's two breaks to submarine cables
>>> > offshore and they don't know what caused it yet, but it's likely to be
>>> > least a week before repairs are completed.
>>> > Limited capacity in the interim (Satellite only, maybe?)
>>> > Cheers
>>> > Mark.
>>> NZNOG mailing list
Surprised I hadn't seen much news on this, tripped over it whilst looking
into other things.
Related articles indicate that there's two breaks to submarine cables
offshore and they don't know what caused it yet, but it's likely to be at
least a week before repairs are completed.
Limited capacity in the interim (Satellite only, maybe?)
It is looking to me like some of the technical detail around this is not getting through to all of the right people In all of the right RSPs.
The important headline is that if you are an RSP and use the POTS port on our ONTs for your voice service, you *MUST* make ACS updates or voice will not work on the new ONT.
If you weren’t in the meeting we had on Wednesday afternoon and you look after an RSP ACS for UFB ONTs, can you please get in touch.
We are running an internal staff trial for the new ONTs from 4th Feb, with production launch early March.
When the production launch hits, the new ONT will be popping up on Chorus UFB connections (new installs and fault replacements).
Further detail here, but please get in touch with myself and/or your SDM if you have questions or need any assistance.
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Conference registrations have now reached 162 people. This is the
highest number I can recall for any NZNOG conference.
For catering we will cap registrations at 170 so we are down to the
final few places left.
The programme for this year is now available:
Starting in July 2018 InternetNZ has been monitoring and measuring how .nz
domains will be affected by DNS Flag day. For those who don't know, DNS
Flag Day, or 1 February 2019, has been set by a number of DNS software
developers as a coordinated day to release new DNS software versions. The
changes will remove DNS protocol workarounds related to EDNS. You can find
more information at https://dnsflagday.net
InternetNZ has been actively notifying affected DNS Operators, Registrars
and Registrants in the past weeks, and the situation has greatly improved.
If you haven't tested your authoritative nameservers, we strongly suggest
you do. There are still a few high profile .nz domains affected.
I'll be presenting about this topic during the next NZNOG meeting in
Napier, with a description of what's changing, how the problem has been
evolving for .nz and other interesting bits and pieces. There are a number
of DNS software implementors involved, as well as a number of ccTLDs
measuring and campaigning to reduce the number of domains affected.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.
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I had reason to try and contact Vodafone over the weekend due to some
concerns about the mechanical integrity of their ageing overhead cable
network. Basically there was a bit that was in danger of getting snagged by
a bus or similar.
No one on the helpdesk had a clue. The fact that they had overhead wires in
a city in NZ seemed like a complete surprise to them. I'm emailing here
because the standard routine did not work. This after being routed to
several different desks.
Does anyone here know how one would resolve an issue like this? Are VF even
using this stuff anymore? If not, when are they going to start taking it
down so apparent mismanagement of the "asset" doesn't pose a risk to the
public? If they are still using it can someone advise the right place to
call to get it quickly resolved? Or at least when someone says 'overhead
cable infrastructure fault' the response is not 'you'll have to ring