Robert Stoffers | 1 Oct 12:18 2005
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Re: Computerbank Victoria Inc Grant Request - Free End User Linux Training

On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 12:51 +1000, Kylie Davies wrote:
> Date: 29th September, 2005
> 
> Project: Free end user Linux Computer Training sessions at Computerbank
> Victoria
> 
> Aims: To ease the training bottleneck by increasing the number of free
> group Linux training sessions to recipients of our computers. To
> continue to provide our printed Linux desktop guide free of charge.
> 
> Request:
> 
> - Up to $1500 to increase the number of free training sessions we run
> over the next 6-8 months. We would use this money to pay honorariums to
> trainers to deliver and help support the delivery of training sessions
> through 'train the trainer' workshops. The focus of these sessions is to
> teach our volunteers to sensitively introduce computers and Linux to
> people new to computers. We feel this will ease the training backlog as
> well as provide opportunities for more volunteers to become skilled
> trainers. 
> 
> The payment to trainers would be $50 for a three hour session. 
> 
> - $300 to help cover costs (paper, toner, and staples) of printing the
> Linux guide provided to all recipients of our computers. The cost of the
> 22 page guide is around $1.20 a copy (double sided). This will allow us
> to print 250 copies. We would include a 'printed with the help of a
> Linux Australia grant' acknowledgment in the guide and have plans to
> approach businesses for sponsorship to print the guide in the future. 
> 
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James Purser | 1 Oct 13:35 2005

Linux Australia Episode 6 Now Available

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James Purser | 1 Oct 17:20 2005

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This fortnight we chat with Chris Walker from Bundy LUG for the LUG In
Focus and catch up with Alastair Horne from Townsville LUG about their
Software Freedom Day activities.

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Simon Lyall | 2 Oct 04:15 2005
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linux.conf.au domain


In case the organisers havn't noticed this domain doesn't seem to be
working. Emailing here since I'm not sure of the best address to send to.

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James Purser | 2 Oct 04:19 2005

Re: linux.conf.au domain

On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 15:15 +1300, Simon Lyall wrote:
> In case the organisers havn't noticed this domain doesn't seem to be
> working. Emailing here since I'm not sure of the best address to send to.
> 

Seems to work alright on my end.
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Anand Kumria | 2 Oct 04:47 2005
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Re: linux.conf.au domain

On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 12:19:43PM +1000, James Purser wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 15:15 +1300, Simon Lyall wrote:
> > In case the organisers havn't noticed this domain doesn't seem to be
> > working. Emailing here since I'm not sure of the best address to send to.
> > 
> 
> Seems to work alright on my end.

Then your end is broken:

eve:[~]% dig +trace linux.conf.au

; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> +trace linux.conf.au
[... elided ...]
conf.au.                86400   IN      SOA     munnari.OZ.au.  hostmaster.munnari.OZ.au. 2005100100 21600 3600 1814400 86400

eve:[~]% dig linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au

; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au
; (3 servers found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 5768
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
[...]

Anand

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James Purser | 2 Oct 04:49 2005

Re: linux.conf.au domain

On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 12:47 +1000, Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 12:19:43PM +1000, James Purser wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 15:15 +1300, Simon Lyall wrote:
> > > In case the organisers havn't noticed this domain doesn't seem to be
> > > working. Emailing here since I'm not sure of the best address to send to.
> > > 
> > 
> > Seems to work alright on my end.
> 
> Then your end is broken:
> 
> eve:[~]% dig +trace linux.conf.au
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> +trace linux.conf.au
> [... elided ...]
> conf.au.                86400   IN      SOA     munnari.OZ.au.  hostmaster.munnari.OZ.au. 2005100100 21600 3600 1814400 86400
> 
> eve:[~]% dig linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au
> ; (3 servers found)
> ;; global options:  printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 5768
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
> [...]
> 
> Anand
> 

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Simon Lyall | 2 Oct 04:51 2005
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Re: linux.conf.au domain

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, James Purser wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 15:15 +1300, Simon Lyall wrote:
> > In case the organisers havn't noticed this domain doesn't seem to be
> > working. Emailing here since I'm not sure of the best address to send to.
> >
>
> Seems to work alright on my end.

I really don't think so. While I realize that conf.au is a bit of a monkey
domain ( within the overall dodgyness of .au ) without working whois
servers and inconsistent name server records it *really* does appear that
linux.conf.au has fallen off the map.

Specifily the name servers for conf.au are rip.psg.com , munnari.oz.au and
(sometimes) mulga.cs.mu.oz.au . Queries to all of the show that they have
no record of linux.conf.au.

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Les Bell | 2 Oct 09:44 2005
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Re: linux.conf.au domain

Anand Kumria wrote:

> Then your end is broken:
> 
> eve:[~]% dig +trace linux.conf.au
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> +trace linux.conf.au
> [... elided ...]
> conf.au.                86400   IN      SOA     munnari.OZ.au.  hostmaster.munnari.OZ.au. 2005100100 21600 3600 1814400 86400
> 
> eve:[~]% dig linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> linux.conf.au ns  <at> munnari.oz.au
> ; (3 servers found)
> ;; global options:  printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 5768
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
> [...]
> 
> Anand
> 

Seems to be broken at your end, too. See the "ANSWER: 0"? Yet answer was
there none. Looks like missing glue records in the .au zone. Same result
at my end.

For a second opinion, try
http://www.dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=linux.conf.au

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Glen Turner | 3 Oct 15:53 2005
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Re: linux.conf.au domain

Simon Lyall wrote:

> I really don't think so. While I realize that conf.au is a bit of a monkey
> domain ( within the overall dodgyness of .au ) without working whois
> servers and inconsistent name server records it *really* does appear that
> linux.conf.au has fallen off the map.
> 
> Specifily the name servers for conf.au are rip.psg.com , munnari.oz.au and
> (sometimes) mulga.cs.mu.oz.au . Queries to all of the show that they have
> no record of linux.conf.au.

Yep, it has gone.  I assume Rob has cleaned up the zone
files for the odd .au domains (the serial number for
conf.au is 2005 10 01 00).

The linux.conf.au domain needs to be renewed before each
LCA conference.  The conf.au rules state that the domain
is for use by conferences in the period immediately
surrounding the conference, so linux.conf.au has always
been pushing the bounds of the rules.

Every year we have this problem. Every year we assume
that AuDA will finally get their act together and
transition .conf.au from the old scheme to AuDA within
the coming year.

Drop Robert an e-mail at hostmasterATmunnariDOTozDOTau with
a request to register linux.conf.au for the coming conference.
Please be suitably polite (see note about pushing the rules).

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