Connectathon provides a vendor-neutral, engineering-only venue for
interoperability testing of various networking technologies.

The note below is from Audrey Van Belleghem, the event manager. You
can contact her for logistical questions or questions about
technologies other than NFS. (For NFS-related questions, you can
contact me.)

(the NFS v2/v3 testing coordinator)
Get ready for Connectathon 2004! The 18th annual interoperability
testing event for engineers only will be held Feb. 19-26, 2004 in
San Jose, California. For the past 3 years, Connectathon booth space
has sold out! Get your registration forms and fees in early and take
advantage of registration discounts available through December 19th.

Connectathon, sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc., hosts over 40
companies annually in an effort to test and debug source code which
utilize the following technologies and protocols:

NFS versions 2, 3 and 4
NFSv4 replication and migration
Mobile IPv6
Secure Shell

Based on demand, in addition we are considering to offer:


If you are interested in testing any of the above 4 protocols, please
send a note to and we'll gauge interest. Or if you have a
suggestion for another technology, feel free to contact us as well.

Testing continues 24 hours per day. Technology testing coordinators
will organize testing procedures and test suite material. In addition,
there will be seminars and speakers addressing various topics.

The registration deadline is February 6, 2004. But don't wait that
long! An Early Bird Discount on booth fees is available to those who
register and pay by December 19, 2003. For the past 3 years,
Connectathon has sold out of booth space. Please get your registration
materials in quickly to avoid disappointment. Go to to download all forms and information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Audrey Van
Belleghem at or (408) 358-9598.

We look forward to seeing you at the 18th annual Connectathon event!

Audrey Van Belleghem
Connectathon Manager

Mike Kupfer
Solaris File Sharing