IETF 74 - San Francisco, California

Terminal Room

The Terminal Room is located in the California room on the Ballroom Level of the San Francisco Hilton Hotel and is open 24 hours a day starting at 4:00PM on Sunday and ending at 3:00PM on Friday.

A help desk is being provided and will be manned the following hours:

Sunday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

There are two color Xerox Phaser 8560 printers available that are labeled with their respective IP addresses.

There are two VoIP phones provided for domestic calling. They are based out of Portland, OR. When dialing any number outside of the 503 area code, simply dial 1 + the phone number.

NOC and Ticketing

If you need to report a problem to the NOC, either visit the help desk or send an email to help @ Issues can also be reported via the web-based front end to the ticketing system found at: (trac). You can also use trac to review outstanding tickets before reporting an issue or to update outstanding tickets.


There is also a Jabber room available to report issues and communicate with the NOC at noc @

Network Basics

The IETF 74 network is connected to the Internet via Level3 with two DS3 circuits. The entire event is addressed out of the block for IPv4 and 2001:df8::/32 for IPv6.


An 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network is being provided. Areas specifically covered are the meeting rooms and common areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

To use this network, associate with "ietf" SSID for 802.11a/b/g/n and "ietf-a" for 802.11a/n.

For those interested in more link-layer security, a WPA SSID with 802.1x is available. The SSIDs are "ietf.1x" and "ietf-a.1x". Do not use WPA-PSK as that will not work.

To use 802.1x:

  1. Associate to SSID: ietf.1x OR ietf-a.1x
  2. Use PEAP/MSCHAPv2
  3. Do Not Verify Server Cert.
  4. Username (case sensitive): ietf
  5. Password (case sensitive): ietf

There is another SSID, with no IPv4 service available, for experimentation with IPv6. This SSID is "ietf-v6ONLY".

The proper operation of the wireless network requires the assistance of all users. One of the most significant issues with wireless performance in past IETF meetings has been wireless clients automatically, or accidentally initiating "ad-hoc" networks that act as the official IETF wireless network, causing other users to associate with false IETF wireless networks. Therefore, please disable your client's ability to create an ad-hoc network and as well as the ability to automatically join an ad-hoc network. If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 to manage your wireless client, the instructions to disable creation of ad-hoc networks are listed below. If you are using other systems, please do whatever your particular wireless client management system requires to turn off ad-hoc networks.

Instructions for Mac OS X

  1. Open System Preferences -> Network -> Airport -> Options
  2. Un-check the box for "Create Computer-to-Computer networks".

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Open Properties -> wireless networks -> advanced
  2. select "access point (infrastructure) networks only"
  3. unselect "automatically connect to non-preferred networks".

Guest Room Access

Wired connectivity will pass through the Hilton's network. All wireless connectivity (hhonors) will be open and connected via the IETF link.


Two printers are located in the Terminal Room and is available to all IETF users. The printer's name and IP are: : :

The printers are Xerox Phaser 8560DNs. Drivers can be obtained here for OSX or here for Windows 2k/XP.

Instructions for Mac OS X using Bonjour auto-setup (DNS-Based Service Discovery)

  1. In the "Print" dialog, select "Add Printer..."
  2. Choose "Default" in the top-menu.
  3. You should see both printer discovered by Bonjour
  4. Enjoy hassle-free printing.

Instructions for Mac OS X using manual configuration

  1. Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> "+" below printer list
  2. Enter "" in the Address field. Leave the Queue field blank.
  3. Slect the Xerox Phaser 8560DN driver. (the Generic Postscript Driver should work in a pinch)
  4. Click Add

Instructions for Windows

  1. Start -> Printers & Faxes --> Add Printer
  2. Select "Connect to a Printer on the Internet"
  3. Enter "" in the field.
  4. Windows may or may not have the correct driver. The Xerox 8560 drivers can be found here for OSX or here for Windows 2k/XP.

Generic *nix Instructions (GUI)

  1. Printer Connection Type: Network Printer, TCP/Socket, HP Jet Direct, Raw Connection.
  2. Host: ""
  3. Port: 9100 (default)
  4. Manufacturer: Xerox
  5. Model: Phaser 8560DN
  6. Driver: 8560 (Recommended) (suggested). Click FORWARD.
  7. Enter desired "Printer Information" and click APPLY.


The following network services are provided:

  • SMTP -
  • SMTP - relay services are provided for users on the IETF network.
  • NTP -
  • Time service is provided via IPv4 and IPv6 unicast.

DNS service is being provided by two servers, (2001:df8:0:5::6) and (2001:df8:0:5::7). The domain name is


The Internet connectivity and various services are made possible by the generous contributions of a number of companies and by the tireless efforts of our volunteer team. If you see any of these people in the halls, please be sure to thank them for all their work!

IETF Volunteers:

  • Jim Martin
  • Chris Elliot
  • Chris Liljenstolpe
  • Karen O'Donaghe
  • Lucy Lynch
  • Joel Jaeggli
  • Bill Jensen
  • Bill Fenner
  • Ben Kochie

VeriLAN Event Services:

  • Noah Weis
  • Hans Kuhn
  • Nick Kukich
  • Colin Doyle
  • James Dishongh
  • Morgan Sackett
Last modified 10 years ago Last modified on 26 Mar 2009, 15:40:07