Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


cr250bromo

222 posts

Master Geek


#16196 28-Sep-2007 17:51
Send private message

Kia Ora,

I've lurked around here a bit and thought I should introduce myself.  I'm Ben otherwise known as Portunus - my first computer was a Commodore 64 which I later got a modem for.  Started calling BBS's around 1989 and later ran a BBS in Auckland called PLCBCS or "Portunus's Little Computer Based Conversation System" from 92-96.  In it's later days it had 4 phone lines which was pretty flash back then!

I work at Auckland University of Technology in the technology services department - my main job is looking after our telephone system which is currently Cisco Call Manager 4.1 with approx 2200 VoIP phones and 500 analog ports (and growing all the time!).  As well as a 3rd party voicemail and call queing system I have been experimenting with Asterisk with the view to gradually using it for more stuff.  Also I have been involved in some of AUT's initial use of KAREN - which if you haven't heard of is NZ's Advanced Research and Education network - NZ's version of USA's Internet2/Abilene network.  A network so fast you can't saturate it is most geek's dream I would think!

Outside work I'm still a geek, love setting up FreeBSD to be a squid cache/dns cache/samba and the like.  Run Asterisk at home and have a voip household.  My current geek interests are networking and VoIP, I have gradually been getting better on the Cisco IOS side of stuff - want to learn more of course.

cheers,
ben.


Create new topic
tonyhughes
Hawkes Bay
8476 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #88554 28-Sep-2007 18:07
Send private message

Hi Ben, welcome to the forums...







 
 
 

Backblaze Unlimited Backup. World’s easiest cloud backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud (affiliate link).
freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
77124 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
ID Verified
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #88559 28-Sep-2007 18:21
Send private message

Ben, welcome to Geekzone!




Please support Geekzone by subscribing, or using one of our referral links: Dosh referral: 00001283 | Sharesies | Goodsync | Mighty Ape | Backblaze

 

freitasm on Keybase | My technology disclosure

 

 

 

 

 

 


KiwiOverseas66
173 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #88585 28-Sep-2007 21:45
Send private message

Hi Ben

Nice VoIP setup you have there! I've worked on a couple of cisco and nortel VoIP networks (3000 and 5000 extns respectively). Have also worked on a few high speed media/ film networks in Australiasia as well. Welcome to Geekzone.

Create new topic





News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.