Ethernet and Internet – Theory and Fun. Wednesday 19, June, 7:30pm

These days we’re all accustomed to plugging (or not) ourselves into a network and getting down to business on the internet.  As you would expect, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make this work.  Once you start to connect arduinos and such you start to need to know more about how it works and how to make it work for you.

I’m planning to run a technical talk/lab on June 19 covering the basics of Ethernet, IPv4 and such.  I’ll hopefully have time to cover TCP, otherwise we can make a second session.  I’ll try to sprinkle the session with examples you can do on your laptop.

I’d like to see this continue up the stack, perhaps someone else can offer to cover HTTP and protocols that run over it like SOAP etc?  And perhaps someone else for IPv6 on another day?

Participants will need a laptop with an ethernet port running either windows or linux/bsd with wireshark installed (wireshark.org).  If you have a viable alternative to wireshark, you’re welcome to run OSX.  If you’re using tcpdump then this talk is too basic for you!

Since June 2000 I’ve been working on internet/ethernet test and measurement systems both in Australia and here for Agilent Technologies and Ixia.  Hopefully I’ll be able to bring some test gear along.

Where: VHS
When:  Wednesday 19, June, 7:30pm
Why: Because people need to know !
Who: Everyone, members, and non members, guests, anyone.

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One comment on “Ethernet and Internet – Theory and Fun. Wednesday 19, June, 7:30pm
  1. Brolin Empey says:

    “Participants will need a laptop with an ethernet port running either windows or linux/bsd with wireshark installed (wireshark.org).”

    One of my favourite rants is about how, almost 32 years after the release of the original IBM Personal Computer machine type 5150 on 1981‑08‑12 , most models of notebook computers are still significantly less functional than the IBM 5150 — a desktop computer from 1981 .

    Anyway, a handheld computer with USB Host capability can be internetworked via a proper Ethernet wired Local Area Network in addition to an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Notwork: I have personally done so with the QtMoko GNU/Linux distribution on an Openmoko GTA02 (marketed as the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner) [1] and a user of the Maemo 5 GNU/Linux distribution on a Nokia N900 in (the) Ukraine has published a video demonstration on YouTube [2]. I can successfully use a USB keyboard with the USB Host capability of my Nokia N900 running Maemo 5 but I have not yet succeeded with a USB to Ethernet adapter. I have tried with at least 2 different models of USB to Ethernet adapters but I do not yet have a D-Link DUB-E100 , which is the model used in [2]. If I can add Ethernet connectivity to my Nokia N900 , then I would have one fewer reason to need a notebook computer instead of only desktop/tower computers and a handheld computer.

    [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/brolin_empey/4209835527
    [2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IyeSNGCWTA