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LOPSA Cbus: Practical Implementation of IPv6

The Internet is Dead! Long Live the Internet! 

You may have heard rumours of the death of IPv4. It's true! The last of the unused IPv4 allocations have run out. But don't panic. Just quote the Boy Scout moto: "Be Prepared"
And remember the words of Churchill:
"We have nothing to fear but NAT."
(Okay ... the former is not an actual quote.) 

IP version 6 lies between the extremes of a huge pain and a big yawn. On the snoozing end, assuming it works as advertised, users aren't supposed to feel a thing. On the painful end, IT staff and management must revisit designs, which were thought to be cast in stone. The real problem at both ends is a lack of understanding, but the technology is easily grasped.
In this talk, the speaker will present a rough (very rough) overview of ... 

* getting IPv6 connectivity from a tunnel broker
* getting "native" IPv6 connectivity from your ISP
* enabling IPv6 on Linux
* enabling IPv6 on Windows
* adding IPv6 addresses to your DNS
* why NAT (as we know it) can and should go away

Most important: We hope to alleviate your fears as an IT professional, to make IPv6 easy. 

6:00PM - Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30PM - Presentations begin

Rick Troth has been monkeying around with wires since childhood and then got a jolt from programming. Introduced to FOSS while in academia, he has built servers from scratch more times than is healthy or sane. 

Having been shown the wonders of virtualization years before VMware existed, he has ridden the bleeding edge of business class cloud deployment.
Central Ohio called when Nationwide Insurance embraced Linux on their mainframe and Rick dragged his family from Texas almost ten years ago. Today he works for Velocity Software based in Mountain View, CA, just down the road from Google, Szmantec, Mozilla, and Intuit. (Except that he lives in Grove City.) 

Food, drink, and facilities will be provided by CoverMyMeds. They're hiring all sorts of technical folks, check out their job postings

You can park in the Weisheimer lot at Chestnut and Lazelle streets lot after 5:15PM, they only call to tow during the day. The entrance is to the side of the building. Alternatively, street parking is free after 6PM.

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