Great idea! I'd be well on for this as I have to get back into the
networking scene of things! Please, Please though have this on a Saturday
and in January!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P . Looney [mailto:john at antefacto.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 10:57 AM
> To: Irish LUG list
> Subject: [ILUG] networking A-Z
>>> Hey all. I'm thinking of organising a (slightly) Linux
> Oriented seminar
> called "Networking, A-Z". The idea being that it would be a
> most-of-the-day thing, starting with an introduction to
> TCP/IP, network
> hardware (how NICs work, line protocols), and building up to
> stuff like
> bluetooth, gigabit+ ethernet, routing, and finishing up with
> nasty complex
> stuff like how BGP and IPSec work.
>> What I'm looking for is people to offer themselves to give a
> talk, say
> around the 3rd week in december ? Is that too early ? Leave it till
> January ? The idea will be that if you don't know much about
> you come early and stay till it's over your head, and you
> think your brain
> will burst. If you know the basics, call in around half-way
> through the
> day (though people that know loads would be appriciated to help the
> speakers with audience questions).
>> When I get about ten offers of talks (I could do some basic
> stuff) I'll
> post to the list, and everyone can vote what the eight most
> ones are. We'll try and do an average of 40 min talks, with 10 mins of
> questions - bearing in mind that the audience should be encouraged to
> participate in the talks - asking questions, and offering
> clarification on
> what the speaker says.
>> At the moment, I've an offer to do:
> Basic unix network security
> Advanced security
> BGP/high end routing
>> So, we need more. Someone to do stuff like basic & advance
> dialup and the
> like would be really cool. And, we'll also need people to
> advertise it in
> colleges etc. as it's not a purely Linux day (and I know how little I
> learned about networking from lecturers).
> When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain
> or command:
> to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
> -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and
> Non-free software
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