DefconNetworking.org: Home

Navigation

 
All your torrents are belong to us...

20110807-2011-08-07-1645.png

20110807-2011-08-07-1000.png

Network utilization currently at 94% (on inbound).
For the mathematically challenged, that's 94Mb (we have a 100Mb circuit).
Outbound is running about 20Mb (probably torrents seeding).

20110806-2011-08-06-1345.png

9:30p - the day is largely over (other than parties at this point).
Not much bandwidth consumed today - a few spikes, but generally hovered around 10-14Mbps.

DCTV seems generally well-received. The feeds from the cameras don't mix speaker & slides so we had to pick one feed to broadcast. We're already talking about major upgrades next year - but since this is the first time since the AP we've been able to do this, we got a lot of ideas for making DC20 a major step-up.

Oh, and we got our first hate-mail today! So sad that the world is full of hate like that. However, we got many more people who emailed in, or stopped us in the halls, or tweeted us, thanking us for the network. Apparently many more people knew how to use wifi. A number of people said it was much better than over at Blackhat.

However, it's not about us -- thank YOU for coming, enjoying the conference, getting out, participating, etc!

We found some guys who setup a rogue DHCP server. One of the contests, actually. Running a rogue DHCP server off a hard-line that we can trace through our switches easily? Not so smart. Extermination protocol Zeta-3 was triggered, and successful.

If you're doing anything cool with IPv6 here - let us know! (noc at defconetworking dot org).

Enjoy the parties tonight - be safe, have fun!

Carry-over from last year - iOS (Apple) products have issues on the wifi.

The work-around is here.


A reminder that there is a Blood Drive tomorrow afternoon. You can give specifically to help out Barkode (Matt Lewis), or to donate in general.

Priest commands you...!
20110804-blood-of-priest-for-barkode_sm.jpg

#DefCon Mobile Edition v2.0 for DC19 is LIVE! Check out https://me.defcon.org from your mobile phone for speakers, events, and contest info!

(many thanks to t3ase for staying up late much of the last week putting the final touches on the new site!)

Just in case we run out of bandwidth, we have a backup! :)

20110803-networkbw.png

"DefConSecure" is ready for use, although we still have some AP's to deploy once rooms are turned over to us. However, if you're looking to get prepared for DefCon, get your login setup from home (or other network you "trust'). Go to https://wifireg.defcon.org/ and reserve your login.

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 & functional!

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!

20110731-DSC_0741.JPG

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!

AP_Image

http://v6.defconnetworking.org

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

20110716-dc19_ipv6.jpg

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 Thread 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 ;)

Four more weeks and the Goons head off to Vegas to start DefCon setup. New hotel, new challenges, but we think it'll all pay off!

Our aim is to have all the core network gear fully tested, end-to-end, in a couple weeks. The goal is to arrive in Vegas and all we have to do is supply power and start patching jacks! (Let's hope I didn't just jinx it)

We first announced this publicly at DC4420 (London)(@DC4420) last month - but we're going to bring IPv6 to the DefCon network this year. Don't worry, we didn't run out of IPv4 addresses. But seriously, who better than DEFCON to bring you an IPv6 sandbox to play in?! Not everyone has some big lab with toys to play with. DefCon is YOUR lab! Come see what you can do with v6!

DCTV is going to be HOT this year! As many of you may know, we're teaming up with HackerNewsNetwork (@ThisIsHNN) to provide production facilities and on-air broadcasting. Look for a "Good Morning DefCon!" (@GMDefcon) show every morning before talks kick off, and also on-air interviews and Q&A with speakers, contest owners, and random DefCon attendees (maybe YOU!). Better than ever, we're going to make it HUGE this year!


You-know-who will be meeting at you-know-where you-know-when to talk about you-know-what.
It's going to be an exciting year! Lots planned!

But you knew that!

Happy New Year to everyone! Happy Binary Day (010111)!

Official DC19 Network thread started over at the forums: [link]

Also interested in ideas for how to use the TV Channels for DCTV. We've got 5 channels which we can pump into the hotel rooms via CATV.

Get on the forums, get us idea on how to rock the Rio this year!