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Internet Access/Wireless Network
USENIX is pleased to offer Internet connectivity for attendees of USENIX '06. 802.11b Wireless Internet access will be available in most of the conference space. The wireless network is open, insecure, and has the SSID "usenix". We also offer a terminal room with power, Ethernet connections, and a few *NIX computers for those without laptops. The conference network assigns NAT'd IP addresses via DHCP. Static assignments are available upon request. For further information on the conference network, please see or inquire at the registration desk.

The wired and wireless networks provided by USENIX at this conference are for the use of conference attendees only, subject to the following conditions:

  • USENIX may monitor these networks.
  • Any illicit or intrusive use of the network, including packet sniffing, is expressly forbidden.
  • The wireless network is open and insecure. USENIX strongly recommends that all users encrypt their transmissions. Users are solely responsible for the security of their passwords and data.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of these networks, please contact any USENIX staff or Board member immediately.

Looking to chat with other attendees? We suggest you connect to and /join #usenix-atc06.

Terminal Room
The Terminal Room, sponsored by VMware, is located in Yarmouth/Vineyard and will be open at the following times:

Monday, 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–Thursday, 2:00 a.m.

Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–Friday, 2:00 a.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.–Saturday, 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Get Your Conference T-shirt
Visit us at the USENIX/SAGE Membership Booth to join or renew your membership, pick up your free conference T-shirt, purchase publications, buy past conference shirts, and pick up a free MINIX 3 CD-ROM (courtesy of MINIX developer Andy Tanenbaum). We'll be on the 4th floor at Registration Desk A during the following hours:

Monday, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–noon*

*Please note that there will be no sales after the morning break on Saturday.

Conference Proceedings
Those registered for the technical sessions will receive a complimentary copy of the Proceedings, either in print or on CD-ROM. Additional copies of the Proceedings and the CD-ROM will be available for purchase at the USENIX/SAGE membership booth. To order copies after the conference, click here.

Bulletin Boards/Vendor Literature
Bulletin boards in the registration area hold messages for attendees, the latest schedule for Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and job opportunities. You can also pick up information on products, services, and special offers from the literature tables in the 4th floor atrium.

Message Desk
Please call the Boston Marriott Copley Place at (617) 375-5012 and ask to be connected to the USENIX registration desk. Messages will be posted in the registration area.

USENIX '06 Bookstore: Quantum Books
Quantum Books, located in the Atrium on the 4th floor, has copies of all our speakers' books for sale at discounts of up to 30%. The bookstore will also feature the latest noteworthy books from publishers such as Addison-Wesley, O'Reilly, No Starch Press, and Prentice Hall. Quantum Books is a technical bookstore with locations in Cambridge and Waltham, MA. See their Web site at The bookstore will be open at the following times:

Wednesday, noon–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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