ARIN on the Road: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thursday, 11 September 2014
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Beers and Peers 4:30 – 6:00 PM CDT

The agenda for this event includes sessions on ARIN services, the status of IPv4 and IPv6 adoption in the region, current ARIN policy developments, ARIN technical services, an IPv6 tutorial and more.

Lunch will be provided by Epic Data Centre and at the end of the day join us for Beers and Peers, sponsored by CIRA.

Additional Information About the Event:

This free event features educational sessions, great discussions, and networking opportunities. And we will have drawings at the end of the day for an $100 Amazon gift card for participants that complete a short survey about the program.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to register! We expect a good turnout and space is limited, so sign up as soon as you know for certain you can attend. Joining us “on the road” is a great first step to learn how you can take the wheel and steer the future of the Internet.

If you know other individuals whom you feel may benefit from attending these events, please extend this invitation to them as well. Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

Winter Olympics traffic at MBIX

Two weeks ago, the Winter Olympics in Sochi were in full swing.  This time, the CBC and its partners in Canada made available streaming internet video of the games, live, and recorded.  One of their technical partners for this was Akamai, who have a node connected to MBIX.

Here’s a graph of February 21, 2014, showing the traffic across the exchange on the day of the Men’s Curling Gold medal game, and the Men’s Hockey semi-final game, USA vs Canada. The traffic patterns match the time of the games exactly.  It’s a good example of keeping traffic local, and off of long-haul, expensive transit links.


AS62752 – Adam Thompson now connected

I would like to announce publicly our newest member, Adam Thompson, AS62752.

Connected at 1 Gigabit to our main switch, we’ve established dual BGP sessions on IPv4 and IPv6. Therefore, if you’re peering with the route servers, you will get the routes they are announcing.

I ought to apologize, this announcement is about a month late, AS62752 was operational in November, but I thought you’d still all like to know. DNSSEC outage – now resolved

It was recently brought to our attention that was failing to resolve for anyone using Google Public DNS.  The response to queries was a servfail, indicating a technical failure in name resolution.  However, this problem would have been visible on any DNSSEC-validating resolver, which would not return results, after finding the signature expired for all records.  The solution was to re-sign the zone. Longer-term, the solution will be to resign the zone automatically. We plan to implement that real soon.