NZNOG 2013 looms!

The NZNOG 2013 Conference is fast looming, with a feast of networking subject matter – including IPv6 workshops / tutorials.

NZNOG13 Is Upon Us

Register early for NZNOG13 and receive a free Mikrotik wireless access point and router!!

The New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) is holding its annual conference and training workshops and tutorials in Wellington from the 21st to 25th January 2012.

Training workshops and tutorials run from the 21st to the 23rd of January. The conference is then held on the 24th and  25th of January.

This annual conference provides both an opportunity to exchange technical information, and a high-value opportunity for NZ’s networking staff to ‘network’ amongst themselves. This is New Zealand’s only technical networking conference.

The event will be held at the Mecure Hotel in Wellington.  Accommodation is available on site at a discounted rate for conference attendees as well as in the immediate area.

Registrations are open. The cost of attendance has been confirmed at $250, students receive a 60% discount and a fellowship scheme exists should you require assistance to attend.

Conference Presentations 24-25th January

Confirmed presenters for NZNOG13 include:

  • Scott Bartlett (Orcon) – UFB one year in
  • Andrew McDonald (Vodafone) – RBI Wholesale 12 months.
  • Colin Dyer (GeoNet) and Ewen McNeill (Naos, Consultant) – Geonet: 1pps to 10,000 hits/second.
  • Beatty Lane-Davis – SDN: accelerating the pace of evolution in packet and transport networks
  • Sam Russell (REANNZ) – Thimble: OpenFlow-enabled device
  • David Brownlie (REANNZ) – perfSONAR for measuring performance, and troubleshooting.
  • Donald Love – UFB realities
  • Philip Smith (APNIC) – IPv4 / IPv6 route table analysis for NZ
  • Phil Regnauld (NSRC) – DNSSEC
  • George Michaelson (APNIC) – Last words on IPv6
  • Stu Fleming (WIC) – On being a WISP

Plus updates from NZRS, APNIC, CityLink, IPv6 Task Force, WAND and InternetNZ.

Tutorials – 23rd January

Mikrotik wireless and routing systems (full day)
APNIC – Internet Resource Management IRMe (half day)
APNIC – DNSSEC (half day)
IPv6 Security – Karl Auer IPv6Now (half day)

Workshops – 21st – 23rd January

IPV6 BGP Routing – Philip Smith (APNIC)

This workshop is targeted at engineers and network administrators from both ISPs and SOHO/enterprise networks.

ISP network topology overview
ISP IP Addressing Plan
Introduction of Internet routing infrastructure
2 Byte and 4 Byte AS Numbers
BGP operation
Understanding BGP metric and path selection process
Configuring BGP within an AS [iBGP, route reflector]
Configuring BGP between ASes [eBGP]
Controlling routing update traffic [prefix list, distribute list, route map]
Route Summarization with BGP
BGP Traffic engineering [MED, Local Pref, AS-Path prepend]

It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers (At least Pentium 4, 1gb Ram, DVD drive, with administrative access to system) to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.

DNSSec Workshop – Phil Regnauld

The course is designed for network engineers, systems administrators, and anyone who is involved in managing DNS operations.

DNS concepts
BIND (DNS server) and Resolver (DNS client) configurations
Reverse DNS
DNS Security
DNS security extensions (DNSSEC)
DNS and IPv6

Social Events

Wednesday Night Event
The Southern Cross bar on Abel Smith Street has been confirmed for the networking event sponsored by Network Hardware Resale. The Southern Cross (affectionately known as ‘The Cross’) is somewhat of an icon in Wellington with unique decor and an impressive range of boutique beers – not to mention their legendary stone grills and Kiwiana inspired menus.  Kick off will be 6PM, Wednesday the 23rd of January.

Thursday Night Conference Dinner
One of the highlights of the NZNOG conferences each year is the conference dinner which provides an opportunity for attendees to get together, relax and enjoy a night out. The 2013 event will be held at Zealandia: The Karori Wildlife Experience and promises to be a great night! Buses will leave the conference venue for Zealandia at 6PM on Thursday the 24th of January.

Accommodation Options

Mercure is offering an exclusive room rate for NZNOG attendees starting from:

$115.00 room only
$135.00 bed and breakfast for one guest, 1 room
$155.00 bed and breakfast for two guests, 1 room
* Rates include GST.
* Rates are per room per night, based on single, double or twin share occupancy

To book contact Dean on [email protected] and mention you are with attending NZNOG 2013

Multiple other accommodation options within Wellington exist.

NZNOG is grateful for the support received from its Conference sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Vocus Communications

Gold Sponsors

  • Go Wireless NZ
  • Internet New Zealand
  • Network Hardware Resale
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Citylink
  • Kordia

Silver Sponsors

  • Fortinet
  • Opengear
  • Brocade

Bronze Sponsors

  • Allied Telesis

For further information:
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