Our friends at Chorus have put together a tour of their Auckland lab for the NZNOG community. Details are below. Any questions, please drop either myself or Brent Marquis a line.
If you haven’t been to the Chorus lab, it’s certainly an interesting place to check out, and will be a good chance to ask questions and see how some cool technologies work.
Note that you do not need to be a Chorus customer to attend - but per below you do need to be a network operator of some description so we can keep it technical and conversation free flowing.
The NZNOG Chorus Lab Tour
Off the back of a couple of talks at the NZNOG 2020 conference, Chorus would like to keep the NZNOG community engagement running.
We would like to offer a tour of the Chorus fibre lab, hosted by Brent and Kurt. This will certainly have a Chorus Network Technology and innovation focus, not sales and marketing :)
We will provide a guided tour of the lab - showcasing new innovations like Hyperfibre and WiFi ONTs alongside a view of the physical network deployment and a demo of air blown fibre.
It will be an open session where you can ask the hosts questions as we go.
To top it off, will put on some nibbles and drinks after the tour.
There are a couple of important points…
This session is anticipated to be attended by the trusted NZ network operator community, and we encourage attendees to be open and forthcoming with their questions and discussion As such, this is not open to the public outside the trusted NZ network operator community. The NZNOG community traditionally comprises RSPs, LFCs, NZ telcos, and those operate a sizeable IT network or other critical infrastructure. We collect some information at registration to assist with this. That information will not be retained or used for any purpose other than verifying attendee eligibility.
If the event gets too big, we reserve the right to cancel registrations.
Be aware this is on a weekday!
The Fibre lab is located in Auckland (on Kyber Pass Road) – you’ll need to make your own way there. We do have some parking available, although, note the ‘drinks’ bit below.
The finer details:
Wednesday 11th March, 3pm.
Nibbles and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages supplied) at conclusion of the tour.
Registrations are open:
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In response to feedback from operational security communities,
CAIDA's source address validation measurement project
(https://spoofer.caida.org) is automatically generating monthly
reports of ASes originating prefixes in BGP for systems from which
we received packets with a spoofed source address.
We are publishing these reports to network and security operations
lists in order to ensure this information reaches operational
contacts in these ASes.
This report summarises tests conducted within nzl.
Inferred improvements during Jan 2020:
Source Address Validation issues inferred during Jan 2020:
ASN Name First-Spoofed Last-Spoofed
4768 VFNZ-INET 2019-09-14 2020-01-29
Further information for these tests where we received spoofed
packets is available at:
Please send any feedback or suggestions to spoofer-info(a)caida.org
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spend a lot of time working outside of NZ, you may not know the candidates
well. I've had the pleasure of working with several & thought I'd offer
some endorsements. While all the nominees may be skilled, I think a few
have gone above & beyond with contributions to their communities & deserve
*Achie Atienza* for his work with phNOG
*Kams Yeung* a current EC member who has worked with a very long list of
*Sumon Sabir* for his work with bdNOG, SANOG, & IGF activities