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  • 2005-12-07 - Jail(8), Isaac `Ike` Levy
  • 2005-11-02 - Time Mgmt for SysAdmins, Tom Limoncelli
  • 2005-10-05 - The Summer of Code, Jan Schaumann
  • 2005-09-17 - NYCBSDCon 2005, Open forum

  • 2005-08-03 - Challenges of large Unix environ, Hildo Biersma
    18:00, Apple Store (SoHo)

    Abstract

    The firm I work at has a large Unix environment (over 5,000 servers) that are kept as identical as possible through the use of networked file systems to hold programs, combined with centralized large-scale administration tools.

    The presentation will provide a minimal introduction of the environment, then focus on the challenges that this environment poses when integrating software, new hardware, or new operating systems. It will highlight both the pros and cons of open source software and OSes.

    I expect a lively discussion of why *BSD and the ports system are not suitable, in their current form, to replace the Linux systems in use at our firm.

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    Speaker Bio

    Hildo Biersma has worked at a large Wall Street firm since 2000 and uses open-source tools to manage commercial software products such as IBM MQSeries and DB2. Before 2000, he was a perl/Unix/C++ trainer and web consultant.



  • 2005-07-06 - OpenBSD IPsec stack, Angelos Keromytis
  • 2005-06-01 - Open Source Software, Phillip Moore
  • 2005-05-04 - Heimdal Kerberos on NetBSD, Roland Dowdeswell
  • 2005-04-06 - FreeBSD port maintenance, Yarema
  • 2005-03-02 - OpenBSD on PA-RISC, Michael Shalayeff
  • 2005-02-02 - pkgsrc, Jan Schaumann
  • 2005-01-05 - Anatomy of a Hack, Manos Megagiannis

2004