[EuroPython] Extra rooms for sprinting - Maybe

Dario Lopez-Kästen dario at ita.chalmers.se
Fri Jun 4 04:58:16 EDT 2004

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Though there will be for the speakers, right? It'd be fairly easy to 
> place at least a few hubs there. Alternatively I assume the wireless 
> access points also have a few ethernet exit points, which might be 
> cabled together with a hub somewhere.

Right, just to be *VERY* clear. The conference area is one thing, the 
sprint areas (plural) are another.

Thrughout Chalmers there is WiFi access i selected areas where there are 
Access Points. This WiFi net is called NOMAD and is accessible to the 
conference attendees with a login and password that will be delivered to 
them at the registration desk.

Each attendee will have to login to the network before they can access 
the Internet in general. This is done thru a special login-page.

In the rooms that are available for the conference, there will be 1 
(one) cabled access to the NOMAD network. NOMAD works with both Wireless 
and Cabled connection.

So we have, for generel public, authenticated acess to the Internet thru 
wireless and, for the speakers mostly, likwise access but with cable in 
the session rooms.

There will be no support for bringing "a couple of hubs and a wireless 
access point" to get ad-hoc connectivity. This is frowned upon and will 
*NOT* work with NOMAD-enabled Ethernet wallmounted sockets. There are 
some issues related to potential technical problems that will affect the 

This is the service that is avaialbe for free and that works thoughout 

If anyone for any reason wnats to have access to the internet through 
the Local Netwotk in a particualr building, we have to ask the faculty 
in charge of the IT-systems for tha building if it is possible for us to 
do so. Usually, this will lead to them asking us to use the NOMAD 
network because it is the simplest and easiset way to get access.

Now, what I was talkning about is the fact that I have managed to borrow 
an entire office floor for sprinters and other folks. This floor is 
empty and is situated above my own offices. The NOMAD network we use in 
our own offices leak through our roof up to this floor, and I have also 
asked if it would be possible to borrow an Access Point to enhance the 
NOMAD network further. This floor will *NOT* have cabled internet access 
- if anyone doesn't have a wireless card, we will probably have a few to 
lend to people.

So we have a nice and cosy floor for post-conference lounging and 
sprinters. I have just finished carrying 30 chairs and 15 tables so that 
we may have something to do sprinting on :-)

If there are any more questions regarding net Access, feel fre to ask them.

There is one item which is, as far as I know, not resolved. Streaming 
the Zope-track.


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Dario Lopez-Kästen, IT Systems & Services Chalmers University of Tech.

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