1. Small stuff for the booth
Please check if you have already scheduled to take adhesive tape,
scissors, poster stripes, pens and similar office stuff with you
in order to build up the booth. Also check if you have gotton
enough power cables, power expanders, network cables and hubs.
Please take the size of the booth into account. Taking some thick
tape with you to fixate hubs and cables would be a good idea as
2. Travelling in Stuttgart
The best way to get from A to B in Stuttgart is probably by taking
the subway (U) or the trolley-car (S).
To get into the city, use U7 (the exhibition is a the end station,
so you can't get the wrong one). To go back to the exhibition,
the direction is "Messe/Killesberg".
To get to the gym hall (called "Keltenschanze"), use the U7 to the
main station, exchange into S1, S2 or S3 into direction
Exhibition - Keltenschanze costs DM 3.70, it's cheaper to purchase
poly-tickets (4 tickets in a row). You'll have to type 002 at the
ticket box(two zones).
More info: http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/faveve/linuxtag/faq.html
3. Hacking Center
I'm proud to be able to provide another general area which could
be used to "collect random developers who would crowd the booth
otherwise". This will be an open booth with only carpet, tables
and chairs as well as power and network.
If you don't want to crowd the booth and have a machine on which
you would like to develop software during the booth, feel invited
to move to 5.0.225. I haven't ordered power multipliers or hubs
for this area, so please to take some of them with you.
This area will be more open than your booths, there will be no
side panels, only one on the back, to divide it from the other
booths. This area is also meant for visitors to gather what
developers are normally doing.
4. Exhibition Network
I would love to provide final information with regards to our
exhibition network, however, unfortunately I haven't gotton any
responses, so I'll better assume the worst case.
As a result, I expect that there will only be very few switches
used for the network. Thus I'd like to ask you to take your
switches with you, so we can at least have a switched network in
each pavillon (for 4 to 8 single booths), and not all inner-booth
traffic is distributed through the entire network.
In that case I also expect, that we will have enough addresses for
all booth machines and notebooks. However, it will be a
masqueraded network with only one official IP number. So if you
want to use webcams etc., configure your VPN, IP-forwarding or
copy pictures from the cam to a machine on the net via cron every
five minutes (preferred).
I hope that there will be a proxy so some of the traffic can be
5. Network Security
Please note that this network will be INSECURE AS HELL. There is
no access control and even switches can quite easily be fooled.
Thus please DO NOT use any non-encrypted transmission method that
requires a password. This means:
1. Do not use POP3 to fetch your mail
2. Do not use IMAP to fetch your mail
3. Never use telnet or rlogin to log in into another machine
4. Do not use non-anonymous FTP to fetch or put files
5. Do not use unencrypted UUCP over IP to the outside world
6. Do NOT use a http-connection with a password if it isn't
encrypted (i.e. https)
Please use »ssh« to access other machines, both within the
exhibition network as well as outside of the lan.
To fetch your mail from a server outside of the network, use an
ssh tunnel through which fetchmail or your mail client can access
the mail server. A sample set up is here:
If you have problems setting this up, please ask the others, the
experts at the Linux Networking booth or drop by at the LinuxTag
office and ask me.
Please please respect these recommendations. It is NOT nice
having to find out after the show that somebody else has misused
6. Exhibitors Passes
I was told that we will need exhibitors passports this year.
Let's find out if this is true. It is possible that you can't
enter the exhibition area befor the show has opened without such a
pass. Therefore, I have ordered 250 passes for all of you. You
can get them by meeting me at the LinuxTag office at the
exhibition (see below).
(yes, now comes the fun part nobody wants to hear about :))
Please mind that the impression you're making on other people
represents your project. A suit would give a professional look.
However, T-shirts and plain Jeans are fine and appreciated as some
people won't talk to you if you're in a suit - maybe - and you
don't own a suit or you just don't like it. For the women
(hopefully there will be more appearing and offering help on the
booth) a dress is appreciated, at least a skirt and blouse (though
that depends on the women's choice anyway, just making sure you
look good should do the trick :)).
(This text was written and inspired by Ralf Nolden from KDE.)
8. LinuxTag Special Edition
Another computer oriented newspaper has released a special
exhibition journal within their regular issue. The current issue
of Linux Enterprise contains a couple of pages, dedicated to the
projects which will be demonstrated at LinuxTag, even logos are
9. Social Event
Some people have asked what the social event will be like. It is
a way to meet other exhibitors and talk with them in a relaxed
area. We have orderd the "Magic Mushrooms" who will play their
famous OpenSource song. There will also be a buffet and something
to drink, with and without alcohol. The social event will take
place at the main entrance ("Eingang Süd") on friday evening,
starting at 6.15pm. A regular ticket costs EUR30, for projects
stuff we will provide a reduced fee: DM30. You can purchase the
tickets directly from Dennis Daniel or at the LinuxTag office (see
10. CD Burners
It has been shown on last LinuxTag events that it could be useful
to have cd burners around. A couple of booths will have one or
more burners at their booth. So if you want to make copies of
whatever, don't forget to take enough blank cds with you.
11. Contacting Joey
I'm going to travel to Stuttgart on monday morning. I won't be
able to get to the net before tuesday and I probably won't have
enough spare time to read and answer all mails. So if you want to
tell me something or ask me anything, please hurry up and send
your mail or irc message before sunday evening.
In Stuttgart I'll be at the LinuxTag office at the lower floor of
CCB, at the opposite side to the main entrance "Eingang Süd". The
room id is XII. I expect that one or both of our office phone
numbers in Kaiserslautern will be routed to the Stuttgart office
during LinuxTag. However, this won't happen before tuesday. The
numbers are 0631/3109371 and 0631/3109373. You can always drop a
message there, which should reach me after some human and
Important: DO NOT USE MAIL if you have an urgent question or
information for me. I won't be able to react in time. We've
exercised this last year. Use the phone in that case, or send a
fax (the number is 0631/3109372).
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