IPv4, the Internet Protocol Version 4 that has served our industry well for more than 15 years, is coming to the end of its useful life -- for one thing, its limited address space is almost used up. Industry groups are now actively designing its designated successor, IPv6 (also called IPNG for IP Next Generation), under the auspices of the IETF, Internet Engineering Task Force.
Our January speaker, Perry Metzger, will report to us on what is new and different about IPv6 - with special reference to addressing and security enhancements in the new protocol. Among other features, IPv6 will expand the address space from 32 to 128 bits -- enough, as Perry says, to allow us to "individually address every atom on the planet"!
Perry Metzger is a well-known authority in the field of network communications protocols. He is the President of his own consulting company, Piermont Information Systems, and is the co-author of several IETF RFC's dealing with Internet security. He has worked for Bellcore, IBM, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers, among others, and currently specializes in Systems Security and Cryptographic Protocols.
Directions to this meeting:
Please note our special location for this meeting! This meeting will be at Chemical Bank, 4 New York Plaza, which is the "red brick building" south of our normal meeting location at 55 Water St. It is the old Manufacturer's Hanover Bank building. It is located on the same side of the street as 55 Water, across from a small park, at the intersection of Water St. and Broad St. The meeting will be in the Auditorium, on the *** 2nd *** floor. The best directions we have are from Richard Safran below. Please check our various electronic mail systems for updated information.
Richard Safran just wrote us providing these directions to 4 NYP (Thanks Richard!):
From: Richard Safran Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 17:01:53 -0500 (EST) Subject: Directions to Jan 18 meeting To the best of my knowledge, using the tunnel between 55 Water and 4NYP requires a Chemical ID card. Directions to 4NYP: From Lex IRT: Goto Bowling Green, walk south on Whitehall or State St to Water, turn left. 4NYP is at the corner of Water and Broad. From 7th Ave IRT: Goto Wall Street, walk south on William to Water, turn right to Broad St. From N/R: Goto Whitehall St. exit at south end of train at Water St., Broad St is one block north.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!