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General Meeting Basics (starts at 6:30pm) Main Presentation
March 8, 2017
OpenBSD on Raspberry Pi
by Brian Bilgere
IPV6 Multicasting
by Dave Forrest
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General Meeting on Wednesday - 8 March 2017
The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of each month.

We start the general meeting with a basic session; which may include either simple tutorials, displays of newly discovered web sites, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, amazing graphical packages, major resolution of long standing anomalies, blinking lights, or quantum shifts in both time and space. Then we will have our usual quick welcome, introduction, administrative announcements, and a Questions and Answers Period. After all that, we take a break before our main event.

Basic Session

The basics portion for March will be OpenBSD on Raspberry Pi by Brian Bilgere

The Raspberry PI is an Arm 64 based architecture that has had its roots in Linux. NetBSD and FreeBSD have had support for the Raspberry Pi for a few years. Now, OpenBSD is in the process of adding it to its supported architectures.

The presentation will cover:

    The current state of OpenBSD on the Raspberry PI
    A demonstration of the PI on a snapshot of OpenBSD
    Notable changes coming to OpenBSD in the 6.1 release slated for May.


Brian Bilgere is interesting and informative.

Main Event

The main presentation for March will be IPv6 Multicast by David Forrest

    Will include security considerations of setting up IPv6 home network routing.
    Multicast is the transmission of a packet to multiple destinations in a single send operation.
    IPv6 does not implement traditional IP broadcast. In IPv6, the same result can be achieved by sending a packet to the link-local all nodes multicast group at address ff02::1,
    IPv6 multicast addressing shares common features and protocols with IPv4 multicast.
    And IPv6 has new multicast implementations, including embedding rendezvous point addresses in an IPv6 multicast group address.


David Forrest is interesting and informative.

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