[Ukfreebsd] Notes from Octobers meeting

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 00:10:32 BST 2010


Some of the topics discussed
EuroBSDCon
Attracting more people to London BSD meetup
Robert Watson is amazing
Robert Watson is really slow at getting his PhD ;)
Robert & Mark at the OpenTech
FreeBSD userbase in eastern europe
Arm based systems
Presentation by ARM employee at London Open Source Hardware User Group
http://oshug.org/event/4
Solaris users shafted by the licensing change by Oracle
Pawel Jakub Dawidek
MeetBSD
Oracle/Sun Coolthreads servers
Tuning filesystems
Does techniques used for mechanical disks apply to things such as SSD's
Advanced format disks
PHKs talk at EuroBSDcon
In what situation is XML the right tool?
Anyone remember DJBs paper on the short fallls of inetd & what daemon
tools did to address them
daemontools > SMF?
FreeBSD Services Control (fsc)
FreeBSD Status Report http://marc.info/?l=freebsd-hackers&m=128813784128505&w=2
IWF
Be & the sodding IWF proxy preventing access to sites
Firesheep http://codebutler.github.com/firesheep/
idiocy.py http://github.com/Jonty/Idiocy/blob/master/idiocy.py
SSLstrip http://www.thoughtcrime.org/software/sslstrip/
Nagios meh
Microsoft system center operations manager meh
Dell vs SuperMicro
Dell vs HP ALOM
lack of resource restriction support for Jail (WiP)
http://wiki.freebsd.org/Jails
mod_jail http://code.google.com/p/mod-jail/
ath(4) unable to detect all APs in range on FreeBSD
status of PF support on FreeBSD
m0n0wall
SCO OpenServer - a world of Pain
Moving away from MacOS & running BSD on the desktop
Cambridge BSD meetup from 1998
Google
shortfalls of using PIDs
kill -9  (Why does it sometimes not do it's job on Linux & what does
BSD do differently that it works? anyone?)
Computer Museum at Bletchley Park
http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/content/visit/attractions.rhtm
Mainframes
Trying to maintain full backwards compatibility with all previous versions
ESXi & XenServer, only windows management tools
Cheap unmamaged servers in colo
Are there any UK based *BSD VM providers?


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