7pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Topic 1/2: IPv6: Kicking and Screaming
Speaker: Tom Ryder
You do have to use IPv6; you do have to learn it; you do have to deal with it. You cannot escape. IPv4 is exhausted, and Carrier-grade NAT is a fever dream from which you must awake. So: how would you like to do this? The hard way, or the even‐harder way?
Tom will give a state‐of‐the‐onion on IPv6, and explore how it improves on legacy IPv4, and some of the challenges and problems that have made adoption so slow and so difficult, with particular attention paid to the GNU/Linux networking stack. Please do not shoot your humble messenger.
Topic 2/2: SnapRAID and mergerfs
Speaker: Chris Winkworth
Chris Winkworth is a force of home‐networking nature that cannot be stopped. His ever‐expanding home server setup has storage needs beyond the ken of most mortals, and this month he will explain to us two new feathers in his cap: SnapRAID, a backup program for disk arrays, and mergerfs, a union filesystem to simplify storage and management of files over many devices.
$2 gold coin donation
Coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please feel free to bring along your own snacks and drinks.
- 7:00pm: Welcome (Nick Skarott)
- 7:10pm: Topic 1/2: IPv6: Kicking and Screaming (Tom Ryder)
- 7:55pm: Supper Break
- 8:05pm: General business (Nick Skarott)
- 8:10pm: Topic 2/2: SnapRAID and mergerfs (Chris Winkworth)
- 9:00pm: Doors close