18 September 2007 17:52 -
Last weekend was the EuroBSDCon 2007
Traveling by car from The Netherlands to Copenhagen.
I visited the PF and Virtualized networkstack tutorials on wednesday.
Especially the Virtualized networkstack tutorial was interesting.
On thursday I had no real plans so I explored Copenhagen by bike. I should note that Copenhagen
is a really nice city which is worth paying a visit.
Visited the opening session. After that I went to the talk of Sam Leffler with
Robert Watson as the virtual Sam. This because Sam was not at the conference
due to a flu. After that I visited the talk of Ryan Bickhart about SCTP. This
learned me what SCTP is and what it can do. Interesting talk in which I really
learned something new. Then it was lunch time. Which was followed by a talk of
Robert Watson about the FreeBSD security features. Good talk. Simon Nielsen
talked about the FreeBSD security officer function. His talk was followed by
Claudio Jeker which showed how OpenBSD can be used as a routing platform.
Steven Murdoch closed the day by introducing the fingerprinting of hosts using
clockskew. A very interesting story.
Saturday I started the day with breakfast and when I arrived at the conference
location I was just in time to listen to a BSD succes story told by Yvan
Vanhullebus. Then it was time for the keynote by John Hartmann about pipe
implementation on mainframes. I took a very long break after that went then to
the humerous talk of Pawel Dawidek about ZFS. If you have not taken a look at
ZFS already you should really do so. The last talk of the conference I went to
was about network protocol testing given by George Neville-Neil. The conference
ended with a 3rd party software deathmatch which was won by debian by bribing the
judges with a cake.
Traveling back to The Netherlands by car. Took me 3 hours longer than expected
due to the heavy traffic in Germany.