Meetings and Events

blacklist'd, Christos Zoulas
2015-04-08 @ 18:45 - Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St

Today's systems expose multiple network daemons and are constantly attacked by a fleet of zombie bots or determined attackers. Scanning logs to determine if an attack is in place in order to modify a firewall to block an attack is an ad-hoc inelegant solution. Blacklistd is a daemon and a library interface that attempts to correct this problem.

  • [slides]
  • [video] (Generously recorded and processed by Patrick McEvoy)

Speaker Biography

Christos' first experience with Unix was in 1983 while studying at Cornell. He currently maintains a few Unix programs (file, tcsh, libedit, rdist6) and he contributes to many others. He is a board member of the NetBSD Foundation and a recipient of the Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the Unix operating system. His day job is in Finance.