IPv6 for Mauritius

IPv6 for Mauritius

Recently on Social Media and tech-oriented mailing-lists, there has been lots of debate following a statement on the National TV by the Minister of ICT in Mauritius, Mr Tassaragen Chelumbrum Pillay, in which he said that the IPv4 addresses are exhausting and thus we need to move to IPv6. Well, for non-technical people out there, this can sound a little alien-language. The purpose of this article is to try to explain in simplest terms, the IP addressing system, IPv4, IPv6, how to transition effectively from IPv4 to IPv6 and consumer concerns about same. For the writing of this article, I asked my friend, Logan to help me. Why Logan? Well, Logan has Operational Experience in IPv6 with his employer, AFRINIC deploying IPv6 networks in Africa, plus Logan is currently in deep IPv6 research and has even brought forward some security fixes for a few platforms. He is willing to help the Government of Mauritius with his knowledge and expertise. “I would like to help my country, Mauritius, to do the jump to IPv6 in a cost-effective, highly secure, reliable way while conforming to international standards of the IETF…” – to quote some of Logan’s words.

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An interview with Logan; Open Source Developer from Mauritius

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Open Source systems and the community running behind these have always been something interesting to dive in. As part of paving my path in those communities, I decided to have a word with one of the Open Source Developers in my Home Country namely Loganden Velvindron, Logan; a friend of mine – even if we met in person only once during a workshop on the MariaDB Database Management System. Views expressed in this ‘mini-interview’ represent the views of Logan only. Other mini-interviews similar to this one will follow. :)

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Vire Mam The Game – Politics 2.0 in Mauritius

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Well well; Good morning everyone. Live from ‘Le Bed’. Am writing this article since sleep is late for its rendez-vous today. Well, Ish Sookun posted on his blog some hours ago about a link to an online game themed with a political message from a specific party running up for the 2014 General Elections in Mauritius. Yes, you heard it right, An Online Game.

As it can be noticed since the very start of the rise in political events and scoops this year – alliances, parliament on holidays and all – Mauritius has seen a rise in the use of Social Media, the Internet and Tech 2.0 as never before. Web TVs with live broadcast and professional video-edits is The tool of the moment with Radio Stations having their own Web TVs; a semi-private-tv-station culture using Youtube mainly as platform to stream, spread and share their media, the dive in Online Radio for a Newspaper Group, the extensive use of the Facebook platform, and now the newcomer to the list;  That Online Game.

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The 50Million Rupee gov.mu Portal Analysis

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The following is an analysis of the defunt gov.mu (Website of the Government of Mauritius back then), by Nadim [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilearn.mu ] , that I am publishing with his expressed permission. – No political intent behind same :) Have a nice time reading.

Please note that this analysis was carried out in 2013 and was never published. I got my hands on same, some hours ago and asked for permission to publish it.

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Orange Mauritius Mobile Internet Packages

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Since long, I was looking for some ‘real’ saver-packages provided by mobile phone providers in Mauritius. By real, I  mean those which will make you take make the best out of your mobile but at little cost (call, sms, and data). Especially today, with the advent of Internet connected services and the huuugge library of apps that require Internet connections. Recently, I had a issue whereby somebody with only some minutes of Whatsapp conversation over data connection, had Rs.30+ of mobile credit deducted. I thought to myself, is it that expensive? If yes, then this would slow-down the rise of Internet-Connected services both at developers’ side and users’-side.

Even if I often and always criticize Customer Services, note that the Customer Services responded kindly and explained to me clearly what was eating up the credit and all and did not mind to keep on replying my emails. Thanks buddy

Then, I came across an advert by Orange Mauritius whereby they are offering packages with SMS, data and unlimited Facebook and decided to write this article.

So, in this article; I will be touching the following points;

  1. Are the packages offered by Orange Mauritius ‘real’ (as mentioned above?)
  2. How to make the best out of those existing packages and save money you spend on mobile credit.

So, let’s go !

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