Hackers at Large
HAL2001 was a Dutch hacker con held at the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands in August 2001. This site, which hosts one of Europe's major network operations centers, was unique in allowing the conference to have, at the time, the largest Internet uplink speeds of any conference: a fiber-optic connection in excess of 1 gigabit per second. The conference never fully utilized the bandwidth; maximum bandwidth use was approximately 200 Mbit/s. The main political topic of the conference was the fight against the DMCA and similar anti-hacker legislation under way in Europe.
Hackers at Large
HAL2001 was a Dutch hacker con held at the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands in August 2001. This site, which hosts one of Europe's major network operations centers, was unique in allowing the conference to have, at the time, the largest Internet uplink speeds of any conference: a fiber-optic connection in excess of 1 gigabit per second. The conference never fully utilized the bandwidth; maximum bandwidth use was approximately 200 Mbit/s. The main political topic of the conference was the fight against the DMCA and similar anti-hacker legislation under way in Europe.