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Mini-Meeting Presentation Introduction:
One of our Unigroup members, Josh Birnbaum of Noorg, Inc., has developed an Open Source Project called "ifchk", which is a tool which provides Host Based Promiscuous Mode Detection. See: http://www.noorg.org/ifchk
Josh will give us a short mini-presentation on "ifchk", prior to our main IPv6 presentation.
Here is an outline from Josh:
I'll begin with a description of what it actually is for a network interface to operate in promiscuous mode. This would be within the context of Ethernet. I'd start with the reception of Ethernet frames off of the wire by the network hardware and go through the trip up the protocol stack that the frame takes, depending whether the interface is in the promiscuous state or not. This would be within the context of the network hardware, device driver interaction and the protocol stack.
Next, I'd provide scenarios where packet sniffing can be used by the sysadmin to solve system/network related problems. Network latency comes to mind as a good application of packet capture as does it's use in tracking down problems with network services. E.G. My client side NFS mounts are taking forever or failing... Why? I'd then talk about how it can be used for not so honorable ends (sniffing passwords, etc). It is here that I'd discuss ifchk and how the tool can be used by sysadmins to detect and counter this abuse in real time, and how ifchk can provide accurate network traffic analysis on a per-interface basis for reference in either good times or (suspected) bad. I'd also like to mention some ifchk internals stuff (ioctl(), etc), time permitting.
Main Presentation Introduction:
Note: Unigroup's previous meeting on IPv6 was in January 1996, and given the [slow] adoption rate of IPv6, we were clearly ahead of the curve back then. These days, IPv6 is more of a reality as it ships with many major Unix/BSD/Linux operating systems.
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was first introduced in December 1995, when several RFCs were completed by the IP Next Generation (IPNG) working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Since then, many of the RFCs have been revised and updated. Primarily intended to alleviate the perceived IP address exhaustion issues that were facing the IPv4 community, IPv6 includes many other features that are expected to improve the operation of IP networks. These features include better security, performance, mobility, and configuration.
The deployment of IPv6 is expected to be gradual, and coexistence with IPv4 networks is inevitable for years to come. The transition to IPv6 will be evolutionary, and the tools available to assist in this migration will be critical for worldwide adoption of the next generation of IP. Many of the advantages of IPv6 are designed for ease of use by end users, but network administrators will require even more sophisticated tools to operate and support these networks.
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OUTLINE of the Main IPv6 Presentation
Our speakers from Lucent Technologies plan to cover some or all of the following topics on IPv6:
The size of an IPv6 address is now four times as large as an IPv4 address (128 bits compared to 32 bits). This topic will cover the IPv6 addressing model, text representations of IPv6 addresses, and definitions of IPv6 unicast, anycast, and multicast addresses as described in RFC 3513.
The IP header has been modified to accommodate the larger address space, support new built-in features, and to streamline processing.
Auto-configuration allows for plug-and-play support of attached network nodes. Models include stateless auto-configuration utilizing router advertisements, and stateful auto-configuration using a DHCPv6 server. In some cases, both stateless and stateful auto-configuration may be supported on the same network.
Prefix delegation describes a mechanism for delegating address prefixes to network sites. The requirements for prefix delegation in IPv6 are defined in draft-ietf-ipv6-prefix-delegation-requirement-03.txt. One conformant implementation of prefix delegation utilizes DHCPv6, and is defined in draft-ietf-ipv6-prefix-delegation-requirement-03.txt.
RFC2460 http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2460.html RFC3513 http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3513.html IPv6.ORG http://www.ipv6.org IETF http://www.ietf.org Project ifchk http://www.noorg.org/ifchk Lucent Technologies http://www.lucent.com
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. O'Reilly has also provided us with a Discount Code for purchases made on their web site.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!
Greg Rabil / Lucent Technologies
Greg is one of the original team of engineers responsible for market-leading VitalQIP IP Address Management systems. He joined Quadritek Systems in January 1997, and managed the Network Services Engineering group through the acquisition of Quadritek by Lucent Technologies in October 1998, until January 2001, when he became Chief Architect for both the VitalQIP and VitalAccess product lines. Greg has been an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for seven years, and co-author of an RFC draft on DHCP failover. He is an active member of the DHC, DNS-Ops, DNS-Ext, ENUM, and IPv6 IETF working groups. Greg holds a BS in Computer Science from Allegheny College.
Tim Rooney / Lucent Technologies
As a Director of Product Management for Lucent Technologies Network Operations Software (NOS) division, Tim is responsible for the management of both VitalQIP(tm) (IP Address and DNS/DHCP management) and VitalAccess(tm) (broadband subscriber management and activation software for Internet access, multimedia and VoIP services) software products. Tim's responsibility includes the overall product lifecycle from concept through development, introduction, and lifecycle management, as well as business case analyses, marketing and sales support activities. Prior to joining Lucent, Tim worked in development and technical positions at Triton PCS, Comcast Cellular Communications and AT&T Bell Labs. Tim holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled eggplant, brownies, cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
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