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 µD3TN.
I will make a big effort to post additional articles
soon with more detailed information.
Until the next intergalactic communication …