ALE Central Mtg. for Thurs., January 20, 2011

Filed at 9:47 pm January 17, 2011 under by Ruscetta

Our feature presentation for the Thursday,
Jan. 20, 2011, 7:30pm ALE Central Meeting
might be best introduced with the wistful
words of a wise Walrus…

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”
— The Walrus and the Carpenter — Lewis Carol —

… because the time has come for
“A Timely Introduction to IPV6”

presented by Michael Warfield

*** Video of this presentation is now available for download or streaming
as file name “Brave_New_World_of_IPv6-Warfield20110121ale.mp4″ at:
File is ~234MB, h.264 encoded in an mp4 wrapper. Torrent files and
MD5 check sums are at the URL’s as well.
Presentation slides in are available here:

— Yes, indeed, the time has come. The time has come and has run
out and the Internet version of Y2K is upon us. With over a decade of
warnings that it was coming, we have finally run out of of the 32 bit
version 4 Internet addresses and the last are being assigned out.
There are no more. And, with mobile devices and a plethera of
embedded devices, we are demanding and consuming Internet
addresses at an accelerating rate. More and more draconian ideas
on the horizon have come to light for keeping IPv4 beating on life
support for a few more years. The time has come.
— One recent author likened this current situation with IPv4 to be like
a huge company that has run out of bottled water in their store room
and distributed the last of their stock to the water coolers. Everyone
still gets a drink, for a while, but the water coolers will soon begin to
run out. But, it’s really more complicated than that. IPv6 is like the
newer bottles and a fresh supply, but the bottles are bigger and people
are complaining that they’re not sure the bottles will fit their coolers
and asking if they have to replace them and not wanting to change
and how do they deal with these bottles that are a different shape
and size and color. And as their coolers run dry, they’re eyeing their
neighbors cooler… And the alternative choices for what they had,
that they “just know” will still fit their cooler, and are “just as good”
(according to what they are told) in reality taste nasty. The time
HAS come.
— IPv6 has been with us and universally available for many many years
for those who want to explore it and play with it. This introduction will
examine the current state of the art and prepare the listeners to go
home this very night and be on line on the global IPv6 network before
their heads hit the pillows. It’s time to make that shift and make that
change and put it behind us. Time to move beyond this Y2K problem
once and for all. The time has come.

— Michael Warfield is a Senior Researcher and Analyst for the X-Force
Managed Security Services of IBM Internet Security Systems.
— With computer security experience dating back to the early 1970s and
Unix experience dating back to the early 1980s, Mike is responsible for
doing research into security vulnerabilities and intrusion protection
techniques for IBM-ISS X-Force.
— Prior to joining ISS, now IBM-ISS, Mike has held positions such as, a
Unix systems engineer, Unix consultant, security consultant and network
administrator on the Internet. He is one of the resident Unix gurus at
the Atlanta UNIX Users Group and is one of the founding members of the
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. He is also an active member of the Samba
development team and is a contributor to the Linux Kernel and numerous
Open Source Software projects. Mike has published articles on both
Samba and on Security and is a respected cryptographer in the Open
Source community.

ALE NW / SPSU Interactive Skype-Cast Details:

We will also be broadcasting the Emory meeting audio and
screen casting the presentation slides in sync to the SPSU
campus via an attended (moderated) Skype call. The SPSU
classroom venue will be showing the presentation with a
video data projector and appropriately amplified audio.
A live mic will also be available so that SPSU / ALE NW
attendees can relay questions via the Emory moderator.

The SPSU meeting has been organized by Joshua
Roberts and (faculty sponsor) Orlando Karam and will
be held in Room J 381 of the “Atrium” building (the “J”
building) on the SPSU campus. The campus map
can be found here:

Best parking is in the large lot at the south end of
campus next to the baseball diamond and the “L”
and “O” buildings. Try not to park in reserved
spaces, though I’ve been told that parking restrictions
are not currently being enforced in the evenings.

It was also recommended that you arrive on the
campus a little early and allow time to navigate
the road and building construction detours.

Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).

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