Sunday, October 2, 2022

Long overdue update

A new season is here !! Well in South Texas still hot but not that much now.

Long overdue update since I wrote my last article in April, the good news is that there has been so much going on that didn’t have much time to focus on writing. I’m kind of also behind on my plans to create additional content about DTN, IPN, and my project.

Just to share some of the good news, and I will write another article with more updates about IPNSIG, we are formally now an independent Chapter of the Internet Society, instead of being the InterPlanetary Special Interest Group, we are now the Interplanetary Chapter, but for now we keep using the acronym and domain name IPNSIG.

What this means? While we are still associated with Internet Society we are not a separate organization, specifically incorporated as a U.S. 503(c)3 non-profit organization in State of California, with our own Bylaws and budget. We can also now receive monetary contributions which would be Tax-deductible.

Our IPNSIG Projects Working Group (PWG) has been also very busy. In July our group had the opportunity to present our projects at the Third Webinar of IPNSIG Academy, several of the members of our group, including myself gave a short description of our projects. My presentation starts at ~27:10

Representatives of IPNSIG also had the opportunity to participate and present at the latest NASA DTN Working Group that included all research centers working on DTN and industry partners. Oscar Garcia, Leader of the Projects Working Group briefly presented several of the projects on our group. More information about this will be available soon.

My IPN DTN Lab prototype continues to grow !! Now I have about 25 nodes up and running JPL’s ION 4.1.1, one of them will support an experimental version with IPv6 support developed by Scott Johnson one of our members at the PWG, and two are in the process to support also ┬ÁD3TN.


I will make a big effort to post additional articles soon with more detailed information.

Until the next intergalactic communication …

Cheers
Jorge