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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 May 2011 UNIGROUP: Perry Metzger on Deploying IPv

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 May 2011 UNIGROUP: Perry Metzger on Deploying IPv6
Date: 18 May 2011 01:10:20 -0400

  what="official UNIGROUP announcement"
  rsvp="registration requested, see below"
  entrance-fee="yes, see";
  location="The Cooper Union School of Engineering, see below"
  personal="Perry Metzger always speaks to the point;
            and the point here is of large import."
  edits="some paragraphs removed so notice fits in mailboxen">

 Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 17:53:54 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: UNIGROUP 19-MAY-2011 (Thu): Deploying IPv6

 Unigroup IPv6 is next Thursday...  Please RSVP if you will be attending.



       When:  THURSDAY, May 19th, 2011    (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

      Where:  The Cooper Union  <>
              School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
              41 Cooper Square  (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
              East Village, Manhattan
              New York City, 10003
              Meeting Room: 506_CS          (** 5th Floor **)
              ** Please RSVP **

       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
              6:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                 Answers and Current Events
              6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
              7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

       Cost:  See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.

      Topic:  Deploying IPv6

    Speaker:  Perry Metzger,
              Managing Partner,
              Metzger, Dowdeswell & Co.



    Unigroup is pleased to announce our May 2011 meeting on Deploying IPv6.

    Unigroup had first presented IPv6 back in January 1996, and our speaker
    back then was Perry Metzger.  We are pleased to have Perry come back to
    Unigroup to present IPv6, now that it is more of a requirement, rather
    than "just a matter of discussion."  Perry is also known for presenting
    various NetBSD technical topics to Unigroup.

    The Unigroup January 1996 meeting announcement said the following:

      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"!

    So now, another 15 years later, IPv4 has managed to last over 30 years
    (!!btw, so has Unigroup!!), and its address space has finally been fully
    allocated.  The time for getting serious about IPv6 is finally here,
    since its use is now mandated for certain Internet communications.

    Note: Our NFS talk has been postponed till September, so our meeting
    calendar has changed...

    Unigroup is working on the following meetings:
      16-JUN-2011  (3rd Thursday Evening):  To-be-announced.
      21-JUL-2011  (3rd Thursday Evening):  To-be-announced.
      15-SEP-2011  (3rd Thursday Evening):  NFS and NFS Caching

    Reserve the dates!  (No regular meeting in August.)



    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:

    This will allow us to automate the registration process.
    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
    Please avoid Emailed RSVPs.

    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
    registered for this meeting, please check your Email for any last
    minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
    any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
    If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from
    our mailing list.

    Also, if you have an interest in Unigroup, be sure to receive
    Unigroup information DIRECTLY from Unigroup, via direct receipt
    of Emails and by visiting the Unigroup Web Site.  NO OTHER SOURCE
    provides timely, accurate and complete Unigroup information.

    Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
    prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
    RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

    Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
          will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
          properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
          seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
          If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
          still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
          we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
          you are "not on the list".



    Topic:  Deploying IPv6

    Introduction & Description of Talk:

    The current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, has run out of
    network addresses after over 30 years of operational use. To correct
    this, a new version, IPv6, is now being deployed. In place of IPv4's
    32 bit address space, IPv6 features 128 bit addresses and a number
    of cleanups and simplifications to the IP protocol.

    Perry Metzger's talk will explain the differences between IPv4 and
    IPv6, discuss how the transition between the protocols is being
    conducted, and tell you how you can transition your own networks to


 < ... />

    Speaker Biographies:

    Mr. Metzger was involved in the IETF's IPv6 standardization effort
    and is the co-author of several IETF RFCs.  He is the Managing Partner
    of Metzger, Dowdeswell & Co., an IT consulting company specializing
    in systems security, and is also a doctoral student at the University
    of Pennsylvania.


 < ... />


    Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
    been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their
    books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
    meetings.  The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
    the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

    Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
    provided by their User Group programs.

    As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
    start of the meeting.

    We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the
    local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.

    (Note: We are low on books right now.)


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    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This
    includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna
    and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato,
    tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and
    assorted SOFT beverages.



      The Cooper Union  <>
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

    Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
    new building with the non-traditional appearance.
    Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

    Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
    Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
      directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

    Nearest mass transit stations are:
      '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                    then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
      'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                    then 1 block South.
      '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
      'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

    Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

    There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
      Astor Place (8th Street).


    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!


 < ... />


    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
    Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
    volunteer organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event
    meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix
    and the Unix/Linux/BSD User Community.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
    ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

    Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
      5/19/2011, 6/16/2011, 7/21/2011, 9/15/2011, 11/17/2011, 01/19/2012, ...
    Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
    facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
    =                                         =

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    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (-a_t-)

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         uniboard (-a_t-)

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!


 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (-a_t-)

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LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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