FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List
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Added: 08 April 2008
Tags: bsdtalk, interview, desktop, james cornell
Ogg version (9 minutes), MP3 version (9 Mb, 20 minutes)
Another interview with Sysadmin James Cornell. We talk about BSD, OpenSolaris, and Linux on the desktop.
EuroBSDCon 2008 - Hauke Fath - Managing BSD desktop clients - Fencing in the herd
Added: 22 October 2008
Tags: eurobsdcon, eurobsdcon2008, bsd, desktop, hauke fath
MP3 (1 byte, 50 minutes), OGG (1 byte, 50 minutes), PDF (1 byte, n pages)
The members of the BSD family have traditionally prospered off the desktop, as operating systems on servers and embedded systems. The advent of MacOS X has marked a change, and moved the desktop more into focus. Modern desktop systems create a richer software landscape, with more diverse requirements, than their server counterparts. User demands, software package interdependencies and frequent security issues result in a change rate that can put a considerable load on the admin staff. Without central management tools, previously identical installations diverge quickly. This paper looks at concepts and strategies for managing tens to hundreds of modern, Unix-like desktop clients. The available management tools range from simple, image-based software distribution, mainly used for setting up uniform clients, to "intelligent" rule-based engines capable of search-and-replace operations on configuration files. We will briefly compare their properties and limitations, then take a closer look at Radmind, a suite for file level administration of Unix clients. Radmind has been in use in the Institute of Telecommunication at Technische Universitt Darmstadt for over three years, managing NetBSD and Debian Linux clients in the labs as well as faculty members' machines. We will explore the Radmind suite's underlying concepts and functionality. In order to see how the concept holds up, we will discuss real-world scenarios from the system life-cycle of Installation, configuration changes, security updates, component updates, and system upgrades.
Hauke Fath works as a systems administrator for the Institut fr Nachrichtentechnik (telecommunication) at Technische Universitt Darmstadt. He has been using NetBSD since 1994, when he first booted a NetBSD 1.0A kernel on a Macintosh SE/30. NetBSD helped shaping his career by causing a slow drift from application programmer's work towards systems and network administration. Hauke Fath holds a MS in Physics and became a NetBSD developer in late 2006.
Keywords: Managing Unix desktop clients, software distribution, tripwire
AsiaBSDCon 2008 Paper List
Added: 08 April 2008
Tags: asiabsdcon, asiabsdcon2008
Using FreeBSD to Promote Open Source Development Methods, Brooks Davis, Michael AuYeung, Mark Thomas (The Aerospace Corporation) (483 Kb), OpenBSD Network Stack Internals, Claudio Jeker (The OpenBSD Project) (410 Kb), Tracking FreeBSD in a Commercial Setting, M. Warner Losh (Cisco Systems, Inc.) (94 Kb), Send and Receive of File System Protocols: Userspace Approach With puffs, Antti Kantee (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) (126 Kb), GEOM --- in Infrastructure We Trust, Pawel Jakub Dawidek (The FreeBSD Project) (91 Kb), Reducing Lock Contention in a Multi-Core System, Randall Stewart (Cisco Systems, Inc.) (72 Kb), PC-BSD: FreeBSD on the Desktop, Matt Olander (iXsystems) (6.4 Mb), Logical Resource Isolation in the NetBSD Kernel, Kristaps Dzonsons (Centre for Parallel Computing, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology) (97 Kb), Whole of the proceedings (9.3 Mb), Gaols: Implementing Jails Under the kauth Framework, Christoph Badura (The NetBSD Foundation) (92 Kb), Cover page (467 Kb), Sleeping Beauty --- NetBSD on Modern Laptops, Jorg Sonnenberger, Jared D. McNeill (The NetBSD Foundation) (87 Kb), A Portable iSCSI Initiator, Alistair Crooks (The NetBSD Foundation) (341 Kb), BSD implementations of XCAST6, Yuji IMAI, Takahiro KUROSAWA, Koichi SUZUKI, Eiichi MURAMOTO, Katsuomi HAMAJIMA, Hajimu UMEMOTO, and Nobuo KAWAGUTI (XCAST fan club, Japan) (526 Kb)
Papers of the AsiaBSDCon 2007