sucon 04 mit *bsd vortraegen

From: Thomas Vogt <freebsdlists(at)>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:03:57 +0200

Dear list members,

The registration for the anual Swiss Unix Conference has been
opened. The online registration form can be found at:

If you register before August 9 you can benefit from early bird
registration discounts and save 40% on all fees and additionaly
get the chance to win O'Reilly books.

     SUCON'04 - 2nd Swiss Unix Conference
     September 2-4, 2004
     Technopark, Zurich

Some *BSD highlights:

    Poul-Henning Kamp
       Old mistakes repeated (but you do get the source code now):
          UNIX is the best operating system ever designed so
          everybody is running UNIX on their computer, right ?
          This presentation takes a partisan looks a why UNIX
          never became a big success in the eighties, failed to
          win the market in the nineties, and still struggles in
          the market in the new millenium. Poul-Henning will take
          a critical look at the mistakes of the past and the
          mistakes of the present and try to make it really clear
          what needs to happen for UNIX to become a real success.

    Hubert Feyrer
       NetBSD Status Report Fall 2004
          As a follower of the Berkeley 4.4BSD Unix operating
          system, NetBSD is the oldest Open Source operating
          system project under development today. With it's focus
          on portability to a wide range of hardware, NetBSD is
          equally good for running on desktop PCs, various server
          hardware as well as a wide range of contemporaty
          handheld and embedded devices. A lot has happened since
          the project started, and with finally reaching the
          NetBSD 2.0 release after more than 10 years, this talk
          will give an overview of the past events from both
          technical and project administrative point of view,
          introduce where the NetBSD project stands today and what
          some of the plans for the future are.

    Henning Brauer
       A Secure BGP Implementation
          The Border Gateway Protocol, BGP, is the standard
          protocol to exchange routing information. So-called full
          mesh BGP peers build up a table describing the entire
          Internet. When something goes wrong with bgp, such as
          loosing tcp session(s) or the bgp daemon dieing, the
          affected router is loosing all its routes and the
          affected site may disappear from the internet until the
          problem is fixed. If an attacker is able to insert
          routes remotely the implications are even worse. The
          basics of the BGP protocol are going to be looked at
          from a security point of view, especially taking care
          about the tcp session, and what has been done in OpenBSD
          and the included bgpd to secure BGP.

And many other *BSD related talks. See

Hope to see you at the conference!

Best Regards
    Thomas Vogt

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