wiki:IETF85network

IETF 85 Network Information - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Terminal Room

The Terminal Room is located in Turner on the second floor and is open 24 hours a day beginning Sunday, 4th, 2012. A help desk is being provided, hours are listed below. The room itself consists of approximately 100 seats providing some wired access and 110v US power ports. There is also a HP Officejet Pro 8600 (HP994A15) printer available. Please note that this terminal room has, in fact, no terminals, PCs or other user-accessible machines. It is simply a place to get power, wired Internet access, help desk support, or print documents.

When using the Ethernet connections in the Terminal Room, IPv4 addressing is provided via DHCP. Please use Dynamic Auto-configuration for IPv6. A stateless DHCPv6 server will provide network information. To cut down on the mess, ethernet cables have not been installed to every seat in the Terminal Room. If you need a cable, please ask at the Help Desk.

Please note that at the request of the IETF Chair, demonstrations are no longer permitted in the Terminal Room.

Help Desk

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

Sunday 11:00 to 19:00
Monday 8:00 to 20:00
Tuesday 8:00 to 20:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 20:00
Thursday 8:00 to 20:00
Friday 8:00 to 16:00

NOC and Ticketing

There are several ways to communicate with the NOC staff.

  1. Submit a new trouble ticket via the trac web interface. Filling in the following fields: "My MAC Address", "My Current Location", and "My OS" may expedite ticket processing. If you have an existing account on http://tools.ietf.org you can use your established credentials (email address and tools password) to log in.
  2. Send an email to tickets@meeting.ietf.org with as much detail regarding your issue and configuration as possible.
  3. If you're on site and need direct network assistance (i.e - you have no network) please go to the helpdesk, which is located in the Terminal Room on the second level near registration.
  4. Use the Jabber room at noc @ jabber.ietf.org to report issues or communicate with the NOC.

You can also use trac to review outstanding tickets before reporting an issue or to update outstanding tickets.

Network Basics

External Connectivity

The IETF 85 network connects to the Internet via two 1Gb/s links, provided by Comcast. The entire event is addressed out of the 130.129.0.0/16 block for IPv4 and 2001:df8::/32 for IPv6. IPv6 is native and is supported. We are supplying bandwidth for the conference space, in-room wireless and wired connections at the Caribe Royale.

Meeting Room Wireless

An 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network is being provided liberally throughout the venue. 802.11n is only available on the 5Ghz frequencies.

To use the meeting room wireless network, associate with the beaconed SSID of "ietf" for 802.11a/b/g/n and "ietf-a" for 802.11a/n. IPv4 addressing is provided via DHCP. IPv6 clients should use Dynamic Auto-configuration, and may use DHCPv6 to retrieve name server information.

For those interested in more link-layer security, WPA SSIDs with 802.1X is available. The SSIDs are "ietf.1x" and "ietf-a.1x". Do not use WPA-PSK as that will not work. Also, using TLS as an eap method is not advisable, please prefer TTLS.

To use 802.1X:

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

If you have an eduroam account, we support authenticating via eduroam. Simply select the "eduroam" SSID. Use your eduroam credentials.

For a pure-IPv6 environment, use the ietf-v6ONLY ssid.

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.

Guest Room Access

The IETF Network is being extended to the guest rooms in the Caribe Royale. Guest room network access, is available via wired and wireless. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are deployed.

Note that while we are using the IETF meeting network for Internet connectivity, we are using the Hotel's wireless infrastructure for the delivery to the guest rooms and lobby, so there are limits to the improvements we can effect. This limitation also includes only 802.11b in the guest room space. We recommend using the wired connection whenever possible in your guest room.

Printing

There is a printer in the Terminal Room and is available to all IETF users. The printer is a HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus and is accessible via LPD, Bonjour, standard TCP/IP on port 9100. The hostname for it is term-printer.meeting.ietf.org.

Name Model Capabilities IPv4 Address IPv6 Address Notes Drivers
term-printer.meeting.ietf.org HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus Inkjet w/Duplexer 130.129.48.18 2001:DF8::48:EE9A:74FF:FE8F:480E Bonjour name: / IETF Terminal Room / (32-bit Windows) (64-bit Windows) (Mac OS X)

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

  1. Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> "+" below printer list
  2. Choose "Default" in the top-menu.
  3. You should see the printers discovered by Bonjour. Pick the right one.
  4. Enjoy hassle-free printing.

Instructions for Mac OS X using manual configuration

  1. Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> "+" below printer list
  2. Select the "IP" icon at the top of window
  3. Select the "HP Jetdirect - Socket" from the drop down
  4. Enter "term-printer.meeting.ietf.org" in the Address field. Leave the Queue field blank.
  5. Print Using should autopopulate
  6. Click Add

Instructions for Windows using Windows printing system (in Vista layout)

  1. If you haven't printed on selected printer before, download and install the driver (do not use any of "wizzard" or "automated" packages).
  2. Start -> Settings -> Printers & Faxes -> Add Printer -> Add Networked printer (and click Next) - some waiting time 3a. If you are hooked to wired network in terminal room, you are able to add all printers and you are done 3b. If you aren't hooked to wired network in terminal room, click STOP in searching printers
  3. Click "desired printer isn't in the list"
  4. "Add printer using TCP/IP address ..."
  5. Select "Type" as "TCP/IP device" and IP adrress of desired printer
  6. Select printer driver (you may need to choose it from package you installed in step 1) - Do NOT click "Windows Update"
  7. Click next (two or three times - depends on your windows version and drivers installed) and wait till the printer is added

Instructions for Windows using HP printing framework

  1. Download HP Universal Print Driver for Windows from / HP Support /
  2. Select "Dynamic installation" and wait till all drivers are copied (takes about 5-10 minutes)
  3. Add printers by using their IP addresses in "control panel" appearing when select Start -> Settings -> Printers & faxes -> "HP Universal Printing PS" -> Properties

HP Eprint for Android devices

  1. Email the document to ietf-term-printer @ hpeprint.com
  2. Retrieve your print out from the terminal room (206, 2nd floor)

Services

The following network services are provided:

Service Address Notes
SMTP smtp.meeting.ietf.org Will provide SMTP relay for anything within the IETF network
NTP ntp.meeting.ietf.org A stratum 2 time service is provided via IPv4 and IPv6 unicast
DNS 130.129.5.6/2001:df8:0:5::6 and 130.129.5.7/2001:df8:0:5::7 Validating recursive resolvers. The domain name is meeting.ietf.org.

These services are being provided from both of the following servers: 130.129.5.6 (IPv4) or 2001:df8:0:5::6/64 (IPv6) 130.129.5.7 (IPv4) or 2001:df8:0:5::7/64 (IPv6)

Thanks

The terminal room and IETF network are made possible by the generous contributions by 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!

Host:

NCTA

Contributors:

Juniper Networks
Cisco
OSC Radiator

Connectivity:

Comcast

Volunteers:

Bill Fenner
Bill Jensen
Bjoern Zeeb
Chris Elliott
Jim Martin
Karen O'Donoghue
Lucy Lynch
Warren Kumari
Joel Jaeggli

Staff:

James Dishongh
Brandon Height
Lance Hollandsworth
Hans Kuhn
Nick Kukich
Edward Mcnair

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