MUG '04 Network and Computers
Welcome to Daylight MUG '04! As in past years, we have a nice network and a bunch of toys ...er... tools for you to use to make MUG more productive and more fun.
As in past years, the network services provided at MUG are tied to the Internet via a wireless (T1-speed) link to Daylight's research office. The network is connected to an external section of Daylight's network that is isolated from the corporate network.
All services are outgoing only - you can access the internet, but the MUG network is located behind a NAT firewall, and there are no incoming services generally available. Also, be aware that this is a fairly open network, so you should use encryption and take measures to protect your information, especially if you are running Windows.
Type of connections available
There are physical connections (green ethernet cables) available in the breakout room. In addition, there is an open wireless network (MUGNET) that you can use on your 802.11b-equipped laptops.
If your computer supports DHCP, you're all set (except for the outgoing mail server). It should just be plug and play. However, if you need to enter any settings manually, here they are (note that if you need an IP address because you can't DHCP, you should see Pete Wargo.):
- Base network: 192.168.1.0/24
- IP: Auto-assigned, or see daylight staff.
- Netmask: 255.255.255.0
- Gateway: 192.168.1.1
- DNS1: 22.214.171.124
- DNS2: 192.168.1.10
- Wireless SSID: MUGNET
- Wireless Channel: 6
- Wireless Mode: Infrastructure
- Outgoing mail server: mail.daylight.com
Several computer systems are provided for your use this year - feel free to use them to compile software, web surf, or whatever. Each system for general use has a general-purpose login name 'mug', with the password 'coffee' - since these are shared accounts, you should keep your data in a subdirectory with your name, and not keep any confidential data on the system you are using. All systems will be wiped clean after MUG.
Systems this year
We have 5 Sun Blade 2000's with dual 900MHz UltraSPARC III+ (copper) CPU's and at least 4G of RAM. All are loaded with Daylight 4.8.3, Sun One Studio 8 (Sun's latest compiler), as well as assorted freeware, including recent versions of gcc, python, etc.
- mugserve: Reserved to be the general server for MUG.
- mugsun1: Used for presentations at the podium.
- mugsun2: Available in the breakout room.
- mugsun3: Available in the breakout room.
- mugsun4: Available in the breakout room. Includes extra disk and Oracle.
We also have five Mac systems (all in the breakout room) this year, all running OS X 10.3.2 and loaded with Apple's Xcode and Daylight 4.8.3.
- mugmac1: 20" iMac G4, 1.25GHz, 768M RAM.
- mugmac2: 20" iMac G4, 1.25 GHz, 768M RAM.
- mugmac3: G5 DP, dual 1.8GHz, 1G RAM, 20" LCD.
- mugmac4: G5 DP, dual 1.8GHz, 1G RAM, 20" LCD.
- mugmac5: Reserved for use by Metaphorics. 20" iMac G4, 1.25 GHz, 768M RAM.
There are also two other systems on the MUG '04 network for your use:
- muglinux: A Dell 1600SC Running RedHat 7.3 with dual 2.8GHz P4 Xeon CPU's and 3.25G of RAM.
- mugpresent: A PC loaded with Windows 2000 for use in presentations at the podium.
If you have questions, contact any Daylight staff member. Especially useful is Pete Wargo, the Systems/Network Administrator. He's the big bald guy with the beard who walks around muttering to himself and twitching...