BSDCan

BSDCan 2017 is nearly upon us

As BSDCan is around the corner, we should have a meeting just to see who is still kicking around locally.

I’m thinking May 11, 2017 at the usual location, see the Meeting Location item above for details.

April Meeting: 2015-04-09

It is time for the quarterly meeting. While there are no topics bubbling to the top, feel free to bring questions, ideas, hardware, etc.

Hopefully you have looked at the schedule for BSDCan this year. There are quite a few interesting talks scheduled. One such talk, if you ever used Minix, is a talk on a reimplementation of NetBSD using a MicroKernel by Andy Tanenbaum. Check out the schedule and remember that BSDCan is in June this year.

April Meeting: 2014-04-10

Very last minute post for tonight.

Today is the second Thursday of April and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • Until May is over, BSDCan is a topic and registration is open.
  • I have an APC PDU that I do not need. This one is wired for a 20A plug (NEMA 5-20).
  • We will be moving the OCBUG meeting for May to the third Thursday and will be holding it at UofO in conjunction with the Puppet BOF. The room has not been determined when I checked, but keep an eye on the site. There is no fee required to attend the BOF.
  • Has anyone tried out FreeBSD 10 yet? My last install was a FreeBSD 9 box.

Other topics will be entertained.

March Meeting: 2014-03-13

Thursday will be the second Thursday of March and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • Until May is over, BSDCan is a topic and registration is open.
  • I will be bringing a couple of small PC units with me. They were originally used for managing wall displays.
  • Anyone using Puppet? I have to get the details settled, but there will be a Puppet BOF at BSDCan 2014. Specifically, we will be moving the OCBUG meeting for May to the third Thursday and will be holding it at UofO in conjunction with the Puppet BOF.
  • Anyone using ZFS? I have not had a chance to look at this yet, but FreeBSD 10 is supposed to handle installation onto ZFS.

Other topics will be entertained.

 

BSDCan 2012 starts tomorrow!

Well… The conference itself anyway. The two days of tutorials are over, the initial pub night is complete, registration packs have been handed out and people have been seen in conference T-shirts.

There is still time to come out and register. Two full days of conference events as shown below:

Friday:

MRT 205

MRT 218

MRT 250

MRT 256

09:30 Opening session

Welcome to BSDCan 2011

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Plenary

 

10:00 An Introduction to Verifiedexec in NetBSD

 

Language used for presentation English

Track Security

 

BSD Multiplicity

An applied survey of BSD multiplicity and virtualization strategies from chroot to BHyVe

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

An Overview of Locking in the FreeBSD Kernel

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Progress in FreeBSD Ports

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

10:30 Ports Testing Project

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

11:00
11:30 auditdistd – Secure and reliable distribution of audit trail files

 

Language used for presentation English

Track Security

 

FreeBSD on Microsoft Hyper-v

A collaborative effort between Microsoft, NetApp, and Citrix

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Automated testing of libcurses in NetBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Automated Documentation Proofreading

igor: Making Documentation Easier

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

12:00 Kernel Debugging Tricks

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

12:30
13:00
13:30 Crowdsourcing security

Lessons in open code and bug bounties

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

IPv6

Faster, Further, FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Bullet Cache

A balance between speed and usability

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Google Code-In and FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

14:00 CAM Target Layer

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

14:30
15:00 pfSense 2.1: IPv6 and more

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

Intro to DNSSEC

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Fast reboots with kload

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLightning-Talk

Track Hacking

 

802.11

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

15:30 Capsicum

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

16:00
16:30 NetBSD/mips

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

FreeBSD Unified Deployment and Configuration Management

A practical approach to managing highly heterogeneous installations

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Virtually-Networked FreeBSD Jails

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

FusionIO and FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

17:00 Work on callout(9)

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

Saturday:

MRT 205

MRT 212

MRT 218

10:00 Building a FreeBSD based Virtual Appliance

How we built the Razorback appliance

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

High speed packet I/O: challenges and solutions.

The netmap framework for fast packet I/O

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

Optimizing ZFS for Block Storage

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

10:30
11:00
11:30 FreeBSD on Freescale QorIQ Data Path Acceleration Architecture Devices

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

OpenBSD network stack evolution

cksums and a new queueing subsystem

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

Overview of Amazon Web Services

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30 Ethernet Switch Framework

Fully utilize your WLAN router

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

Go SCTP!

SCTP implemented in the language Go

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

pkgng

Modernising FreeBSD package management

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

14:00
14:30
15:00 Recent Advances in IPv6 Security

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

Solaris Boot Environments for FreeBSD

reboot into different kernels and worlds

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

15:30
16:00 Works in Progress Sessions

Short stories from projects around the world

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

16:30
17:00 Closing session

The wrap up

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Plenary

 

17:30