Wednesday marked the beginning of the actual conference, as opposed to just the workshops and training sessions of the first few days. The attendance was much larger than earlier in the week, with people coming for the technical sessions and invited paper talks, and vendors have their booths set up to talk about their latest projects. As full as the schedule of the past few days have been, today it’s near the bursting point.
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, was the keynote speaker at this year's LISA conference. His keynote was entitled "Ahead in the Clouds".
One of Werner's goals in this talk was to level set the audience with regard to the term "Cloud Computing". He wanted to make sure we understood the reality today of cloud computing versus all the hype.
I suspect that we all have a love/hate relationship with backups. Having backups done is a great feeling, but getting them to the point that you can absolutely count on them can be an exercise in frustration. Not only are they incredibly important, but the more you need them, the harder they are to do right.
Hello, thanks for reading the USENIX blog devoted to the LISA ’09 Conference! My name is Matt Simmons, and I’m one of the bloggers who will be writing here with daily updates on events at the conference.
This morning, I’m attending Rik Farrow’s “Working with SELinux” course. As soon as I walked into the room, it became apparent that I’m in the right place. On the screen was the lead slide of Rik’s show, and the title was “Re-enabling SELinux”. For me, that’s so appropriate, because one of the items on my “new machine” checklist is “disable SELinux”. To me, it’s always been a source of irritation that stopped me from performing actions necessary to administer the machine. The most frustrating part was always that I knew it didn’t have to be like that.
LISA 2009: Rik Farrow on Working with SELinux By Matthew Sacks
Rik Farrow is a security trainer as well as the Chief Editor for USENIX’s ;login magazine. He is delivering training on SELinux at LISA 2009 and spoke with the USENIX Blog Team about his background and the upcoming SELinux training he will be delivering at LISA 2009; Working with SELinux http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/training/tutonefile.html#m8
Tom Limoncelli is one of the preeminent system administrators in the world right now. He is the co-author of "The Practice of System and Network Administration", what is considered by many to be something akin to a religious tome, and he has presented training sessions at LISA for several years on the subject of his second book, "Time Management for System Administrators". This year, he is offering a new training course, titled "Design Patterns for System Administrators".