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Stephen Stuart To Present On Measurement Lab At 2nd Annual Wireshark Education Summit

for CACE Technologies
Nicole E. Martin, 415-860-9194
[email protected]

Davis, California — Mar 17, 2009 — CACE Technologies and Wireshark University (WSU), hosts of SHARKFEST 09 Developer and User Training Summit for the open source network analyzer Wireshark, today announced that Stephen Stuart, Principal Engineer at Google, will open the third day of the Summit with a keynote address on the recently-announced Measurement Lab (M-Lab).

The 2nd annual SHARKFEST, taking place June 16-18, 2009 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, is an educational event that offers in-depth instruction through 40 sessions over the course of 3 days. Sessions cover network analysis optimization, troubleshooting basics and advanced methods, best practices for wired and wireless security, Wireshark development insight, network forensics case studies, and more.

“Along with Dr. Cerf and many others at Google, I am dedicated to spreading the word about this latest project. Presenting to informed Wireshark users offers a perfect platform for our message.”
Stuart, who has worked at Google since 2003 with a focus on networking, has brought engineering, operations and research experience together to deploy Measurement Lab (M-Lab) alongside Dr. Vint Cerf, one of the Internet’s founding fathers and Chief Internet Evangelist for the company. M-Lab, a collaboration between Google, the PlanetLab Consortium, and New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, has a goal of advancing network research and empowering the public with useful and viable information about their broadband connections. A distributed server platform, M-Lab is intended to be used by Internet researchers to deploy active measurement tools at global scale. For more information on M-Lab visit

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the SHARKFEST 09 venue about the M-Lab project and how it can positively affect Internet users, researchers, and developers alike” said Stuart. “Along with Dr. Cerf and many others at Google, I am dedicated to spreading the word about this latest project. Presenting to informed Wireshark users offers a perfect platform for our message.”

Soon, M-Lab will have 36 servers across 12 locations in the U.S. and Europe to enable the development of usage applications and user testing of connection viability. The project is focused on sustaining a healthy and innovative Internet for the future. In his keynote, Stuart will describe the research tools that are now and will soon be available, as well as conduct a live demo.

“Internet father and Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf opened our inaugural SHARKFEST event with a completely engaging presentation on standards for usage in the 21st century” stated Gerald Combs, Wireshark/Ethereal project founder and Director of Open Source Projects at CACE Technologies. “Of course he was invited back this year by popular demand, but Dr. Cerf had schedule conflicts that prevent him from joining us this time. In his stead, he recommended Stephen, who is his right-hand man on the M-Lab project. Needless to say, we are delighted to have yet another driving force and innovator from Google make a presentation on what should prove to be an extremely relevant resource for the IT professionals and users who will populate SHARKFEST 09”


SHARKFEST 09 covers educational topics geared for new, seasoned and expert Wireshark users alike. The latest agenda and other conference details can be found on the main information and event registration web page at Conference capacity is limited and, due to a full house last year, early registration is strongly encouraged. Single registration for all 3 days is $695.00 USD. Group discounts are available and staff and students associated with accredited educational institutions receive a 50% discount. Every paid registration includes a FREE AirPcap Classic Adapter (SRP $198) that adds full 7-layer 802.11 b/g WLAN analysis to Wireshark. SHARKFEST 09 is co-sponsored by companies that enhance the Wireshark experience: Anue Systems, endace, INACON, LoveMyTool, napatech, NetOptics, Network Critical, Plixer International and YR20.

Press passes available upon request.

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Published in Press Releases 2009