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DEF CON Hacking Conference

Call For Services

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DEF CON 22 Call for Services!
DEF CON 22 Call for Services!
DEF CON 22 Call for Services!

Got a server you want to host on the DEF CON network? Want to distribute your rainbow table files, internet archives of hacking docs, or run an old skool on-line MUD? Then this announcement is for you!

One of the new things for DEF CON 22 this year are network connected services. Building on the success of the on-site DEF CON media server that hosts all our past content I have decided to expand the line up to include much more than just what we have to offer.

The DEF CON media server has been running at 100% capacity these last couple of years serving up past speeches. Of course we will build a faster one, with bonded gig ports, but I wonder *who else* has some content they want to make available to everyone? Do you?

Here is how it works:

Tell us the services you want to offer all the attendees. It could be a game, a file archive, a programming challenge, a community collaboration environment, wiki, whatever. If we like the idea we will promote it and tell the world how cool you are! See the form at the bottom.

If selected you get:

  • A power cord
  • Two LACP (bonded) 1gig ports
  • Your ports are port isolated
  • IP address(es)
  • A mini write up in the con printed program
  • Promoted online before the con

You don't get to hang out in the NOC all day so you'll need to remote admin your box. Only if there are big bad issues you can come in, check out your box, fix the issues, and check it back in on-line. We'll have a spare monitor you can use, but if many people need the monitor all at once it could get messy.

The rules: Obviously nothing illegal. If we discover you are serving up badness we will disconnect your box and you are done. No using your server to attack anyone, scan the internet, suck up all the bandwidth, do MITM attacks, etc. If you want to perform some research that may look dodgy you need to let us know about it first so there are no surprises.

We are not a common carrier. We reserve the right to shape, manipulate, mutilate any traffic going into or out of your server. Not that we plan on it, but we like to reserve rights.


Here is what we need to know:

  • Your name
  • Contact email address
  • Contact phone number in case we have questions
  • Group name (if any)
  • URL to yourself and or the group (if you want it promoted)
  • Any social media links you want (Twitter, FB, etc.)
  • Name of the service you want to provide
  • What ports you need open to the box
  • How many addresses you want (They will be non-routable)
  • How do attendees connect? (https, ftp, etc.)
  • A description for attendees of what they can expect if they visit your service(s)
  • A logo or graphic you want included online and in the printed program
  • How physically large is your server?
  • How many watts does it draw?

And that's it! We will be announcing who is selected to help build excitement as the con gets closer.

Send information to and you'll hear back in a couple days that we received your application and if we have any questions.

Deadline for submissions is June 1st, and as network ports are limited I'd submit sooner rather than later.

Thanks for helping support the community!

- The Dark Tangent