I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has contacted me in response to
my post last week. It is really encouraging to see such a high level of
interest in our proposed project -- definitely enough for us to start
moving forward to the next stage.
If anyone else is still keen to be involved in the project but hasn't got
around to getting in touch yet, don't worry -- there's plenty of room for
more collaborators to come on board :)
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 2:21 PM, Shane Alcock <shane.alcock(a)waikato.ac.nz>
A couple of months back, there was a discussion on this list about the
ETSI standard for lawful intercept and the lack of available open source
implementations of the standard.
After some preliminary research and consultation with a handful of
operators, WAND (and myself in particular) are putting together a proposal
to develop an ETSI-compliant lawful intercept software tool, provided that
this is still something that will be of use to people in the NZNOG
We propose that the resulting software will be open-source and freely
available to anyone, but that anyone who wants to see this project progress
quickly should consider chipping in some funding to help cover the cost of
having a dedicated programmer working on this for ~10-20 hours a week. The
total funding pool doesn't need to be overly large: I am confident we will
need much less than some of the numbers I've been hearing as the likely
cost of a single piece of ETSI-compliant vendor kit.
Of course, anyone who is providing funding would be consulted during the
development process to ensure that the resulting software will be
compatible with their particular network configuration.
For now, I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to use
this software, regardless of whether you are able to fund the development
or not. Replies can be on or off list.
If we get enough interest, we would be looking at holding a meeting with
anyone interested in funding later on this month (probably in Hamilton) to
discuss the requirements for the software and how the funding model is
going to work. The goal is to try and have the software in a deployable
state (including being signed-off by police as being compliant) by April.
I'm happy to take further questions or comments, either on or off list.
University of Waikato