Archive - 2011-07



First post! ZOMFG! l33t!

This post is officially made from the DefCon 19 Network!

The core is up and working. A couple IDF's still have to be patched. Wall
ports & floor jacks are mostly patched by the hotel, just need to be patched
panel-to-switch in the IDF's. The last of the AP's are being provisioned right
now by Luiz & Erick (he's new this year, say hi to him!). The NOC is up &

What's really most exciting for us right now is that we are at least 36 hrs
ahead of schedule right now! Some of the IT guys were around and, even though
they didn't expect us to be working setup today, stuck around and helped us get
stuff done! I think we may owe them a beer or two.

Public wireless will come online throughout this week; the Hotel has to hang
AP's as space is available in all the conventions spaces - Right now there's the
CHART group (Council of Hotel and Restaurant
Trainers) and EVO 2011 (a gaming con) in here.
The gamers are very DefCon-esque: They were stealing chairs from the CHART
rooms, a train of gamers carrying charts across hallways.

We have arrived and unpacked. With hotel staff on-site & able to help us today,
we expect to have the "core" network up today and the NOC fully functional.
Well ahead of schedule!


Well, for us, tomorrow begins the madness! Mac & I caravan up from San Diego
tomorrow, with most everyone else on Sunday.

Some gear's been shipped. Most the rest is coming up in my truck. Got enough
cabling to LAN-ify the workshops per requests. WiFi's working, core gear's
setup & working. Need to finish up some stuff on the Mobile Edition agenda-app,
but it's nearly done. It's going to be a great year at the Rio!

Got the last of the video encoders today - this to make sure DefCon TV will
over-flow into your hotel rooms across 5 channels!


The DefCon 19 Network will offer IPv6 on all networks. We're going to be
running dual-stack v4/v6.


What will you do with v6?

DefCon Mobile Edition v2.0 (DCMEv2). T3ase has been hard at work, re-doing the
front-end for the Mobile Edition web-app, taking feedback from last year,
ensuring better multi-device compatibility, etc. He seems to be really proud of
it, but hasn't let anyone see it yet - should I be worried? :)

Less than 3 weeks til the DCNET crew heads to Vegas. We're planning a full test
of network gear this weekend, doing our best to make sure we've got everything
as done-as-possible prior to being on-site. Since it's a new year, new hotel,
we're trying to be prepared against the unexpected.

We have most everyone's network requirements on our list at this point. Contest
area may be our biggest challenge - I think we have requests for more drops than
we have wall jacks in that room. That's what switches are for :)

Looking to pre-gen user credentials for the WiFi this year and hand them out
with badges. Would you rather have pre-gen'd creds, or sign up for your own?
I've posted the question over on the DC19 Network
on the Forums.

Everything is coming together, as it always does. Not looking forward to the
Vegas heat. However, the World Carnival Buffet might be worth it ;)