[Dclug] DCLUG meeting reminder for today: Kent Miller runs an IPv6 tutorial and installfest
przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Wed Jun 16 10:40:59 EDT 2010
The June 2010 meeting of Washington DC Linux user group will take place
on Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm.
Originally, ARPANET ran the Network Control Program (NCP). The NCP
had many limitation (including address space) and was in time
superseded by TCP/IP. However, users were reluctant to make the
transition. So, in 1982, Vinton Cerf and Jon Postel brutally forced
users to switch from NCP to IPv4 by instructing the Internet gateways
to block all NCP traffic.
Now, almost 30 years later, it is the IPv4 address space that is
approaching exhaustion. If current IPv4 address allocation policy
continues, then IANA will allocate its last remaining /8 block in
2011-06, and the RIRs will allocate the last of their IPv4 addresses
in 2012-04. Yet the demand for addresses will only grow due to the
rapid proliferation of hand-held devices and the ongoing roll-out of
Internet services in the third-world.
IPv6 is a complete rewrite that offers a vast address space, new
services, and solutions to old problems. Yet, as with the change from
NCP to TCP/IP, adoption has been slow due to inadequate transition
planning and lack of pressure to change---until recently. While it is
unlikely that someone like a Cerf or Postel will pull the plug, the
ongoing demand for addresses means increasing pressure to change.
Are you behind the curve?
Need to see the technology demonstrated?
Want to try it out on your laptop?
Surrounded by IPv4 equipment and need a way out?
Interested in certification?
DCLUG members and members of the general public are encouraged to
attend the IPv6 Install-Fest organized by Kent Miller.
Objectives: The IPv6 Install-Fest is designed to:
1) demystify the IPv6 transition,
2) help attendees achieve connectivity, and
3) recommend steps towards certification.
Environment: The presenter will provide:
1) a Linux 2.6 box to serve as an IPv6 router,
2) an 8-port, level 2, unmanaged switch, and
3) a small number of CAT5 Ethernet cables.
Attendees: Please bring:
1) your laptop running Linux 2.6,
2) a CAT5 Ethernet cable, or
3) (optionally) a wireless access point.
The meeting location is our usual 2025 M street, NW in downtown DC.
There will be signs in front of the building. The location is within 3
nearby Metro stops, both on the red (Dupont, Farragut North) and
blue/orange (Farragut West, Foggy Bottom [a bit of a hike]) lines.
Parking in the area is available for approximately $5; there's even
parking in the building itself. Street parking requires feeding the
meters until late in the evening. There's a parking lot at 23rd St.
between M and L that is not enforced after 7pm (people have
successfully parked there for years---no one we know was ticketed or
towed yet, but it could happen).
The meeting dates for 2010 are Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 20,
Nov 17, and Dec 15.
For other details, see our home page
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