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*All conference wireless access points will broadcast the SSID 'lca2014', and are secured with a WPA and WPA2 PSK of 'linuxconfau'. As always, it is considered best practice to consider the conference network as a "hostile" network, and secure your laptops and mobile devices appropriately. If you join the lca2014 wireless network and receive a private IP address, or an IP address that is not part of the above range, please let the network team know immediately (see below).
  
This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
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The IPv4 range for delegates will be 182.255.120.1 - 182.255.123.254 (182.255.120.0/22) and will be provided via DHCP on both the wired and wireless network.
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The IPv6 prefix for the delegates is 2001:388:a098:120::/64, and we'll be running route advertisements on our edge router for stateless autoconfiguration.
  
To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre], a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.
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* With thanks to our friends at BigAir Community Wireless, cabled internet is available in most rooms in Trinity and St George's college accommodation as of Friday (3rd January) afternoon.  we've taken over their network within the ressies, and will be using this to extend the conference network into the university accommodation. Limited wireless internet access will be available within the two conference accommodation colleges Trinity and St George using the BigAir AP equipment. As delegates you will need to provide your own data cable to connect to the University accommodation network ports.
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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* If you experience any issues  with the conference network, or need to contact the network team, you can email the networks team at 'network@lists.lca2014.linux.org.au' or tweet us at '@LCAnetworks'. If you can give us any extra details, including some local machine log, traffic info, room numbers, along with a contact number, that'd be great!
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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* It's worthwhile implementing the great fix Andrew Pam pointed out last year if you're the victim of a rogue DHCP server, by adding a reject rule to /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf (or equivalent);
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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<nowiki># cat /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf
  
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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#see http://lists.lca2013.linux.org.au/pipermail/chat_lists.lca2013.linux.org.au/2013-January/000428.html
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
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We've had very strong interest from delegates on the LCA2014 chat list in attending the Perth Observatory for a night-time stargazing tour. Everyone needs to make their own booking, and bookings need to be made soon as spots will fill up quickly. The observatory doesn't have an online booking/payment system, so you'll need to call them with your credit card details to reserve your spot.
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Bookings can be made by phoning (08) 9293 8255 between 8.30am and 3.30pm (AWST, 3 hours behind AEDT), Monday to Friday. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for children/concession card holders.
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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====Observatory tour attendees====
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* Daniel Hall
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge]
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* Sarah Allard
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* John McCabe-Dansted
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* Nick Bannon
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* Eyal Lebedinsky
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* Daniel Bryan
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* Susannah Jack
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* Steve Boak
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* Alan Langley
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* Ian Kent
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Joel_Wir%C4%81mu_Pauling Joel Wirāmu Pauling]
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* [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
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* [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
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* Alex Kelman
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* Camille Delos Santos
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====Transportation====
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The logistics of getting everyone to the observatory is possibly going to be tricky. Getting there by public bus would take a little over 2 hours, which almost certainly rules that out. The only viable options would seem to be car-pooling (locals and/or sharing hire cars and/or sharing cabs). The observatory is 38km from UWA. If enough people book for the observatory ~and~ if we can coordinate things well enough, it may be possible to book (a) mini-bus(ses) for the evening if we can find people with the appropriate licence amongst delegates, or we may be able to book a charter bus if we get 40+ people going. But that all takes organisation and (most importantly) the ability to collect money in advance - which usually proves difficult, at best.
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To get a feel for how doable car-pooling is, if you're a Perth local (or will have a hire car on the Monday evening) and are able to assist with transport, please put your name and number of spare seats available below.
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FYI, the Observatory address is:
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Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
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337 Walnut Rd
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Bickley WA 6076
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=====Available rides=====
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'''Driver Name'''            '''Available seats for passengers'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Ian Kent                4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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Nick Bannon            4
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Sarah Allard            4
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Steve Boak              2
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EditName                EditSeats
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EditName                EditSeats
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Revision as of 22:00, 4 January 2014

  • All conference wireless access points will broadcast the SSID 'lca2014', and are secured with a WPA and WPA2 PSK of 'linuxconfau'. As always, it is considered best practice to consider the conference network as a "hostile" network, and secure your laptops and mobile devices appropriately. If you join the lca2014 wireless network and receive a private IP address, or an IP address that is not part of the above range, please let the network team know immediately (see below).
The IPv4 range for delegates will be 182.255.120.1 - 182.255.123.254 (182.255.120.0/22) and will be provided via DHCP on both the wired and wireless network.
The IPv6 prefix for the delegates is 2001:388:a098:120::/64, and we'll be running route advertisements on our edge router for stateless autoconfiguration.
  • With thanks to our friends at BigAir Community Wireless, cabled internet is available in most rooms in Trinity and St George's college accommodation as of Friday (3rd January) afternoon. we've taken over their network within the ressies, and will be using this to extend the conference network into the university accommodation. Limited wireless internet access will be available within the two conference accommodation colleges Trinity and St George using the BigAir AP equipment. As delegates you will need to provide your own data cable to connect to the University accommodation network ports.
  • If you experience any issues with the conference network, or need to contact the network team, you can email the networks team at 'network@lists.lca2014.linux.org.au' or tweet us at '@LCAnetworks'. If you can give us any extra details, including some local machine log, traffic info, room numbers, along with a contact number, that'd be great!
  • It's worthwhile implementing the great fix Andrew Pam pointed out last year if you're the victim of a rogue DHCP server, by adding a reject rule to /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf (or equivalent);
# cat /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

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#see http://lists.lca2013.linux.org.au/pipermail/chat_lists.lca2013.linux.org.au/2013-January/000428.html
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reject 192.168.0.0/16;
reject 172.16.0.0/16;
reject 10.0.0.0/8;