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Wired network at projects' booths

Like last event, LinuxTag is not responsible for the network. It is set up by T-Systems, contractor of Messe Berlin.

T-Systems will provide a separate LAN for all projects booths. This will be a private Class B network, where about half of the IPs are distributed using DHCP with realtively long leasetime (about 1 day). The other half of the address space will be distributed using peg-dhcp where each booth/project will get at least its own 256 static addresses (see RFC-2322 for further details).

There are always some experts, which provide their own DHCP service to all other projects, which results in a big network mess. To be on the sure side, we advice you to use your PEG-DHCP address pool for your booth's systems. To make this clear it is not allowed to run a DHCP server on our network.

Please notice: the whole network will be behind a NAT router and some ports (many unencrypted protocols like telnet, pop3, imap or smtp) to the Internet will be blocked. Please use their encrypted pendants (ssh, pop3s, imaps, submission/smtps).

Wireless network access

In addition to this there will be a wireless network available mainly in the conference area. The SSID of our wireless LAN is LinuxTag. You you to accept our terms and conditions once per day per MAC address.

Required equipment


LinuxTag provides per three free project booths a 100 MBit, RJ45 Ethernet connection as link to the conference network. The projects have to share this uplink among their neighbours and have to bring with their own switches for deploying our network on their stand.


The projects also have to bring their own network cables. You have to wire you entire booth on your own, including the cables to all counters. LinuxTag will provide you with protectors against stumbling across the cables. Please ask our team to help you securing your booth after you fitted everything to your needs.


We kindly ask you not to provide an _unencrypted_ network to the public at your booth. If you really think it is necessary to have a wireless network at your booth, please encrypt it and do not give the encryption key to our visitors. Please

See also

|Conference Network 2008 (including IP address assignments)

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