LOCAL NYC - UNIGROUP Meeting 20-NOV-2003: IPv6 & ifch

LOCAL NYC - UNIGROUP Meeting 20-NOV-2003: IPv6 & ifch

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Subject: LOCAL NYC - UNIGROUP Meeting 20-NOV-2003: IPv6 & ifchk

Reminder... Must RSVP for Thursday's Unigroup meeting by Wed 4PM...
(some new/updated info below)

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UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK NOVEMBER 2003 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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1. UNIGROUP'S NOVEMBER 2003 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
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      When:  Thursday, November 20th, 2003

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             One Chase Manhattan Plaza (1CMP)
             Conference Center, 28th Floor
             Downtown, NYC
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             YOU MUST RSVP TO GET PAST SECURITY, SEE BELOW!
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      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
             6:25 PM - 6:35 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:35 PM - 6:45 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Mini-Presentation
             7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

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     Topic:  IPv6 - IP Version 6
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   Speakers: Greg Rabil, Chief Architect,
             Tim Rooney, Director of Product Management,
             Lucent Technologies <www.lucent.com>

   Special Mini-Presentation:
     Topic:    Promiscuous Monitoring with "ifchk"
     Speaker:  Josh Birnbaum of Noorg, Inc.

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   Mini-Presentation Introduction:
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   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.

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   Main Presentation Introduction:
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   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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   SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
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   * IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY AT CHASE, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP
   * PRIOR TO THE MEETING DAY, SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE
   * LIST.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED!
   * RSVP DEADLINE 19-NOV-2003 16:00.  <<<< PAY ATTENTION, DEADLINE!
   * Keep an eye out on the deadline date and time, as it may change.

   Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may
   be attending.  This will help us arrange for a letter to security
   for all of Unigroup.  It will also help us to determine the correct
   amount of food and refreshments.

   To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by:

   a) If at all possible, please use the Unigroup Registration Page:
         http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html
      This will allow us to have some automation in the RSVP process.

   b) If you must Email us, send an EMail containing the FIRST and
      LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP
      address:

         unigroup-r...@unigroup.org

      The Email subject should start with "RSVP".
      You may optionally include your contact phone number (that
      day) or other current information.

      DO NOT simply reply to this Email, sending us back the entire
      announcement (we already have it); leaving the subject as it
      was, and NOT containing the phrase "RSVP" as requested.  In
      that case, your message just looks like failed mail and it
      makes it impossible to automate the RSVP process and get
      you registered for our event.

      ALSO: Do NOT give us an Email address which is over quota
      and cannot receive any new Email.  This causes us to receive
      bounces from your address when we send out the RSVP-ACKs.
      You must have a working and valid Email address in order
      to get on the Unigroup Meeting Attendee List which will
      grant you access to our meetings.  Be sure to proof-read
      your Email address before submitting the RSVP request.

  >>> AND: Do NOT give us an Email address which has anti-spam
      processing requiring our automated shell scripts to reply
      to your mail servers or visit a web page... that will NOT
      happen!  Be sure to add Unigroup to your "allow" lists!

   Please continue to check the Unigroup web site:
        http://www.unigroup.org
   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  Please
   check your Email for any last minute announcements prior to the
   meeting.  Note that only the Attendee First and Last Names will
   be provided to Chase Security.

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   Outline of the Main IPv6 Presentation:
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   Our speakers from Lucent Technologies plan to cover some or all of
   the following topics on IPv6:

   - Addressing architecture

     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.

   - Header format

     The IP header has been modified to accommodate the larger
     address space, support new built-in features, and to streamline
     processing.

   - Auto-configuration

     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

     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.

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   There are over 100 RFCs that apply to IPv6.  Here is a list of
   of some of the significant ones from our friends at Lucent:

   RFC2460 - Internet Protocol, Version 6 Specification
   RFC2461 - Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6
   RFC2462 - IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
   RFC2463 - Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the
             Internet Protocol Version 6 Specification
   RFC2471 - IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
   RFC3315 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)
   RFC3363 - Representing Internet Protocol version 6 Addresses
             in the Domain Name System (DNS)
   RFC3513 - Internet Protocol Version 6 Addressing Architecture

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   Web Resources:

     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

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   Giveaways:
   ----------

   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.

   Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind
   enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will
   continue to 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)!

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   Speaker Biographies:
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   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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   Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

       * Employees of JPM/Chase (with ID) can attend general
         meetings at NO CHARGE.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently
         on hold due to circumstances at UniForum.  For information
         about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.

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   Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This includes
   sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled
   eggplant as well as brownies, cookies, bottled water and assorted
   beverages.

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   Directions:

     The 1CMP building is situated: South of Liberty Street, North
     of Pine Street, East of Broad/Nassau Street and West of William
     Street.  The building is one block east of Broadway, right
     behind 140 Broadway.

     The closest entrance to the conference center is from Nassau
     Street, first elevator bank from the Nassau Street entrance.

     The building is on a raised platform.  Walk up the outside
     stairs at Nassau Street and head for the guard's station at the
     south-west corner of the building.  Tell the guards you are
     heading for Unigroup.   Note: at times, you may need to enter
     the building on its lower level, on the east side of the block.

     They will inspect your ID and carry-ins and direct you to the
     meeting facility assuming you are on the Unigroup RSVP list.

     Once you get upstairs, enter the conference facility through
     its main doors.  There is a bank of large monitors to the left
     of the entrance which should direct you to the Unigroup meeting
     room (the room changes from month to month).  To the right of
     the main entrance is the concierge's desk, ask for help there
     if you need anything.  The conference facility has two levels,
     use the staircase to get to the upper level.  Most of the time,
     our meeting room has been upstairs, on the south side of the
     building.

     As always, also look out for Unigroup signs marking the path
     to the meeting room.  Also note, if you come early, we may not
     have our own signs in place yet (we have to commute there too).

     Transit By Train:  Take the J/M/Z to Broad Street and walk one
     block North to Pine St.  Take the 4/5 to Wall Street and walk
     North to Pine St., then East to Broad St.  Take the 2/3 to Wall
     Street, the North West exit is inside the Chase complex, else
     you will need to walk a block North and West.  See the MTA
     Downtown NYC Map (pdf) for detailed mass transit information:
       http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/mapdown.pdf

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

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2. TRADE SHOWS
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   InfoSecurity 2003
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   The InfoSecurity 2003 show will be at the Javits Center on
   December 8th - 11th.

   Exhibit hall hours:

     Wed, December 10, 2004  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
     Thu, December 11, 2004  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

   For more information, or for complimentary online registration, visit:
     http://www.infosecurityevent.com

   LinuxWorld Expo
   ---------------

   The LinuxWorld Expo show will be at the Javits Center on:

     Wed, January 21, 2004   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
     Thu, January 22, 2004   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
     Fri, January 23, 2004   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

   For more information, or for complimentary online registration, visit:
     http://www.linuxworldexpo.com

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3. UPCOMING MEETINGS
   -----------------

   NYLUG                  - NY Linux Users Group
   http://www.nylug.org   - Hank'ering for Something Better, or, Snort Blows
   Meeting Date:            Wednesday, 19-NOV-2003

   ICCA NYC METRO CHAPTER - Independent Computer Consultants Association
   http://www.iccanyc.org - Topic: Solving the Puzzle of Closing MORE Sales!
   Meeting Date:            Tuesday, 25-NOV-2003  (Meets on the Last Tuesday)

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director
 ugny-1...@unigroup.org
 http://www.unigroup.org