June 2007

Update – the participation of Usenix at SANs conferences was postponed so I won’t me making this conference.


I’ll be teaching my Solaris 10 Administration Workshop and Solaris 10 Security Workshop at the SANSFIRE conference – the major SANS event. It’s in Washington D.C. this year. USENIX and SANS are working together to provide more training on varying topics at their conferences and my classes are part of that cross-polination. I’ll be there July 28th through 30th (at least).




Just a couple of weeks until Usenix ’07 in Santa Clara, CA. Hope to see some of you there. I’m teaching two courses there and taking some vacation time as well. Solaris 10 Admin and Solaris 10 Security.


From the Usenix Ad:

2007 USENIX Annual Technical Conference

June 17-22, 2007, Santa Clara, CA

Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 1, 2007




USENIX ’07 is coming to Santa Clara, CA, June 17-22, 2007. As always,

the breadth and quality of this year’s tutorials, refereed papers, invited talks, and

participants is excellent. Some highlights:


The 6-day training program at USENIX ’07 provides in-depth and

immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools,

and best strategies, including:


— Richard Bejtlich on TCP/IP Weapons School, Layers 2-3

— Peter Baer Galvin on Solaris 10 Security Features

— AEleen Frisch on Administering Linux in Production Environments

— Steve VanDevender on High-Capacity Email System Design

— And more . . .


The full training program can be found at



In addition to the training, 3 days of technical sessions include

top-notch refereed papers, informative invited talks, expert Guru Is In

sessions, and a Poster Session.



* Our invited talks feature our most impressive slate of speakers to

date. They include:


— Keynote: “The Impact of Virtualization on Computing Systems,“ by

Mendel Rosenblum of Stanford University


— Plenary Closing by Mary Lou Jepsen, One Laptop per Child,

“Crossing the Digital Divide: The Latest Efforts from One Laptop per



— Rob Lanphier, Linden Lab, “Second Life“


— Luis Von Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University, “Human Computation“


— Werner Vogels, VP and CTO, Amazon.com, “Life Is Not a State-

Machine: The Long Road from Research to Production“


* The Refereed Papers track provides a look into current research and

practices on in-demand topics.


For complete program information and to register, see



USENIX ’07 promises to be an exciting showcase for the latest in

innovative systems research and cutting-edge practices in technology.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara in June.



WHAT: USENIX ’07: 2007 USENIX Annual Technical Conference

WHEN: June 17-22, 2007

WHERE: Santa Clara, CA

WHO: Anyone interested in state-of-the-art computing issues

WHY: To get to and stay on the leading edge of practical and actionable research and tools

HOW: http://www.usenix.org/usenix07/progm