This is probably the last mail that I write before LinuxTag begins.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all at LinuxTag. Have a lot of fun
at LinuxTag and enjoy it!
x. Joey on the Road
When you read this mail, I'm already on the road, travelling to
Stuttgart with a car full of strange stuff. If nothing serious
occurs I expect to arrive there at the afternoon.
This means that I cannot be reached via mail, and even if I see
the mail at some time, I probably won't be able to respond in
time. For urgent requests please use the phone numbers of our
office in Kaiserslautern (0631/3109371 and 0631/3109373). One or
both numbers should be routed to our Stuttgart office on tuesday
In Stuttgart you'll find our office at the lower floor of Congress
Center B in room XIIa.
If you still have questions, please check all ten infomails that
I've sent, your question may already be covered there. They are
all stored here:
Did you make the same mistake like me and also thought that having
not enough IP numbers and having to masquerade is the worst
scenario? We lost, entirely. There will be _exact one_ network
connection for each pavillon (for 4 to 8 booths) and we can use
only one Class-C network. Due to the structure of the network we
cannot use a general masquerading host to multiply the address
range. Isn't that pure wonderful?
We are trying to get at least some small switches for each
pavillon. But: Please take all your hubs and switches with you
and help us build the network on wednesday. I'm already heaving
nightmares about having a selfmorphing, chaotic and not-working
network at LinuxTag. Please also take all your *long* network
cables with you.
If you have good ideas how to manage this type of network, please
drop by at the office and discuss it with me. There are currently
163 computers registrated, but I expect this is only 60% of what
will be there.
I'm currently considering this solution:
1. 200 addresses will be managed by dhcp
2. 50 addresses are reserved for static assignments
3. On the dhcp server a listing is generated to show current assignments
4. For better understanding, static assignments should get a name/booth
5. I need somebody who is around very early, doesn't leave before
sunday and can provide a machine that can host this technique.
Even this may or may not work since the network is said to be
splitted somehow. This we'll have to find out on wednesday. The
company providing the network (nextra) doesn't expect a working
network before wednesday afternoon.
x. Equipment in our Workshop Rooms
Apparently I have forgotton to tell you how the workshop rooms
will look like. Thanks to those who have asked me in time. They
are small rooms and there should be some 50 chairs placed in it.
There will be a screen in it and a beamer. There will be no
computer provided by us. For your presentation please take your
own computer (i.e. laptop) with you. If this is not possible,
please ask around the others at your booth if they can loan you a
machine. Please be advised not to use the most recent beta or CVS
software since others may not have installed it. The room will
not have a network connection since it is too far away from the
exhibition area so cables won't work, and there are ferroconcrete
walls so wavelan won't work either.
x. Spontaneous Meetings / Workshops
Currently there are 18 spare slots in the workshop schedule. If
you want to use a room during the exhibition spontaneously, please
check if the room is used currently, and if not, take a pen and
write your name and a title on the paper schedule which will be
placed on the door of the respective room, and just use it.
You'll find the entire schedule at the following url, a
downloadable postscript file is available as well.
x. Booth Responsibilities
It is often useful if only one person is responsible for the
entire booth if there are more than half a dozen people working at
the booth. Turn to that person on questions for organizational
stuff or problems. If the booth is too crowded by developers, it
may also be useful if the person who is responsible for the booth
would have the power to throw out some developers in order to
making space for visitors.
(This text was written and inspired by Ralf Nolden from KDE.)
x. iCafé and LUG area
We will have an internet Café within the exhibition area.
However, it is meant as service to normal visitors. I'd like to
ask you not to use it for reading mail etc. since you would lock a
chair + machine a visitor could use otherwise. You are, however,
invited to help visitors and demonstrate stuff, so they will leave
LinuxTag thinking "Wow, what an event". :)
There will be a booth for Linux User Groups where one can sit
down, relax and discuss. You are invited to drop by.
x. IPv6 and Names
Bastian Blank <firstname.lastname@example.org> tries to register an official
IPv6 chunk which gets routed to the exhibition area. Any project
that is interested in demonstrating how IPv6 works is invited to
join this chunk and assign official addresses to their devices.
Bastian also tries to get the domain linuxtag.eu.org assigned to
the exhibition network. If you would like to use
name.project.domain, just contact him (or somebody else in
addition to my proposal for ip assignments from above).
Please keep the booth tidy, looking well. For "random stuff" we
have three storerooms, you can use. You can place your jackets
and other stuff there, they don't have to be at the booth.
Some projects depend on digital signatures, their members would
like to improve the web of trust. Large events like LinuxTag,
where a lot of developers will meet, are quite helpful for this.
Please don't forget to print our your GnuPG fingerprint and sign
it (with a pen, so if s/o wants to exchange it he has to fake your
signature as well). I have written some additional information
about keysigning, placed here:
x. Sleeping at the gym hall
You will need at least these things for personal use:
. soap or similar stuff
. sleeping bag
A camping mat should not be required since there are some mats in
a gym hall normally.
Since, at the moment, it is not yet decided if dinner and
breakfast will be provided, I'll better drop the costs here.
Dinner will be about DM 10-15,--, breakfast about DM 3,-- as well
x. Press people
It is quite possible, that some press people will be around,
looking for good stories and seeking for information. I'm sure
you'll do your best to provide whatever they want to hear, right?
x. Dismantling the booth
The show ends on sunday at 16 o'clock (4pm). The booth can be
cleaned up at the same day or on monday from 7am to 4pm. Please
do not leave any valuable stuff at the booth over night. Last
year two computers got feet and wandered off. If you can only
transport valuable equipment on Monday morning and it could be
easily carried away (normal pc boxes for example), please contact
me so we can store it in the office, which will be locked.
Since we have had some trouble with regard to garbage after the
show, please use the proper plastic bags for garbage and don't
throw it around blindly.
See you in Stuttgart,
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