Linux Kernel Developers'
Netconf 2006

Netconf is a yearly, by-invitation-only, Linux community conference running for the third year. The agenda has a clear focus on kernel level networking. Attendees are the main maintainers and developers of the Linux networking subsystem. Invitation is issued only 10-15 people who have provided significant contributions.

Due to the distributed nature of the Network subsystem development, contributors to the stack are located in different corners of the globe and coordinate security and bug fixes as well maintanance and new features via email.

Netconf is intended to be a face to face working meet to compliment those email exchanges. Problematic unresolved issues are trashed and bold new ideas are discussed.

Netconf2006 Group Photo

  • Location : Akihabara Cross Field, Tokyo, Japan
  • Date : September 13(wed)-15(fri), 2006
  • Host: USAGI/WIDE Project
  • Sponsors: The University of Tokyo, Anchor Technology Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, OSDL Japan
  • Committee:
    • Hideaki YOSHIFUJI (yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org)
    • David S. Miller (davem@davemloft.net, netdev maintainer)
    • Soyoung Park (sparks_330@yahoo.com)
  • Attendees (by invitation only)
    • David S. Miller (davem@davemloft.net)
    • James Morris (jmorris@redhat.com)
    • Rusty Russell (rusty@rustcorp.com.au)
    • Jamal Hadi Salim (hadi@znyx.com)
    • Stephen Hemminger (shemminger@osdl.org)
    • Harald Welte (laforge@netfilter.org)
    • Hideaki YOSHIFUJI (yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org)
    • Kazunori MIYAZAWA (kazunori@miyazawa.org)
    • Junji TAMATSUKURI (junji@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
    • Herbert Xu (herbert@gondor.apana.org.au)
    • Thomas Graf (tgraf@redhat.com)
    • Soyoung Park (sparks_330@yahoo.com)
  • (Tentative) Topics/Agenda/Schedule :
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006
    Time Speaker Topics
    10:00AM N/A Introductions
    10:15AM Stephen Hemminger Virt. devices, perf, 802.1x
    11:15AM Rusty Russel Grand Unified Flow Cache
    1:00PM David S. Miller Routing and IPSEC
    2:00PM Kazunori MIYAZAWA New IPSEC RFCs
    3:00PM Sponsor Guest Speaker ...
    4:00PM Harald Welte State of Netfilter
    5:00PM N/A Recap and General Discussion
    Thursday, September 14, 2006
    Time Speaker Topics
    10:00AM Herbert Xu GSO and Crypto
    11:00AM James Morris OLPC, SELinux MAC, IPSEC
    1:00PM Jamal Hadi Salim ...
    2:00PM Thomas Graf ...
    3:00PM Junji TAMATSUKURI ...
    4:00PM Sponsor Guest Speaker ...
    5:00PM N/A Recap and General Discussion
    Friday, September 15, 2006
    Time Speaker Topics
    10:30AM Hideaki YOSHIFUJI IPV6 next steps
    11:30AM N/A GUFC Discussion
    1:00PM Soyoung Park ...
    2:00PM N/A Open Issues, Discussion
    3:00PM N/A Closing Remarks, 2007 netconf

Slides and Photos from Netconf 2006

  1. IPSEC, Routing, and TCP - From David S. Miller
  2. Packet scheduler queue locking - From Jamal Hadi Salim
  3. Crypto API - From Herbert Xu
  4. TSO in Xen - From Herbert Xu
  5. IPSEC Resolution - From James Morris
  6. Labelled Networking - From James Morris
  7. OLPC Networking - From James Morris
  8. Internet2 TCP Performance - From Junji TAMATSUKURI
  9. NetLABEL and CIPSO (ODP) - From Paul Moore
  10. NetLABEL and CIPSO (PDF) - From Paul Moore
  11. Grand Unified Flow Cache - From Rusty Russell
  12. Virtual Devices, Bridging, TCP and Xen - From Stephen Hemminger
  13. Netlink and Routing - From Thomas Graf
  14. IPV6 Current Status and Next Steps (HTML) - Hideaki YOSHIFUJI
  15. IPV6 Current Status and Next Steps (PDF) - Hideaki YOSHIFUJI
  16. Photos by Soyoung Park Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
  17. Photos by James Morris here

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