NZNOG 2013 Programme

Note: This page is from 2013 - for the current conference programme, please see the links above.

Conference Presentations 24-25th January

Confirmed presenters for NZNOG13 include:

Scott Bartlett (
Kordia NZ) - 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, Into6 (half day)
  • Out of Band Management - OpenGear (half day)

Workshops - 21st - 23rd January

IPV6 BGP Routing - Philip Smith (APNIC) and Daniel Griggs

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 (NSRC) and Joe Abley

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
  • TSIG
  • DNS security extensions (DNSSEC)
  • DNS and IPv6
It's more DNSSEC centric than a DNS operations 101 course.


  • Learn about the real world threats that exploit DNS weaknesses
  • Understand the risks you run when your DNS isn't secured
  • Learn about the security extensions for DNS: DNSSEC
  • Enable signing & validation in the organisation
  • Learn about the impact of DNSSEC on one's DNS infrastructure
  • Help participants take the next step, whether it involves deploying their own signing solution, acquiring a vendor based solution, or using a third party service

zone signature, key management, automated DNSSEC management using BIND &
OpenDNSSEC, Hardware Security Modules (HSM) presentation on key ceremonies,
DNSSEC Practice Statements


  • A laptop with wireless access
  • Prior working knowledge of DNS
  • Some experience with DNS configuration on UNIX platforms (preferred, but not strictly required)

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 and mention you are with attending NZNOG 2013

Multiple other accommodation options within Wellington exist.

NZNOG are grateful for the support we receive from our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Vocus Communications

Gold and Workshop Sponsor

  • Internet New Zealand

Gold Sponsors

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

Silver Sponsors

  • Fortinet
  • Opengear
  • Brocade
  • Cisco

Bronze Sponsor

  • Allied Telesis

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