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All Technical Sessions will be held in the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Bill Joy photo Keynote Address
Bill Joy
Sun Microsystems Co-Founder and Vice President

Bill Joy will be talking about his vision of the future of computing.

10:30 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marriott Hall 4

Instrumentation and Visualization
Session Chair: Christopher Small, Osprey Partners LLC

Mapping and Visualizing the Internet
Bill Cheswick, Bell Laboratories; Hal Burch, Carnegie Mellon University; Steve Branigan, Bell Laboratories

Measuring and Characterizing System Behavior Using Kernel-Level Event Logging
Karim Yaghmour and Michel R. Dagenais, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

Pandora: A Flexible Network Monitoring Platform
Simon Patarin and Mesaac Makpangou, INRIA SOR Group, Rocquencourt

Marriott Hall 1-3

Computer System Security: Is There Really a Threat?
Avi Rubin, AT&T Research

I'm often asked, "If we're so vulnerable, how come I don't hear about incidents that often?" While I cannot answer that question, I can try to answer the question of whether or not there is a threat. In this talk, I will look at some historic and some more recent computer security incidents. How did the attacks occur? Why did they succeed? What were the consequences? Could it have been worse? We will look at security issues in existing systems and assess the level of danger. Finally, I'll discuss what the best defenses are, and the steps we can each take to secure our systems and data.

Marriott Hall 5 & 6

Storage Systems
Session Chair: Marshall Kirk McKusick, Author & Consultant

Swarm: A Log-Structured Storage System for Linux
Ian Murdock and John H. Hartman, University of Arizona

DMFS--A Data Migration File System for NetBSD
William Studenmund, Veridian MRJ Technology Solutions

A 3-Tier RAID Storage System with RAID1, RAID5, and Compressed RAID5 for Linux
K. Gopinath, Nitin Muppalaneni, N. Suresh Kumar, and Pankaj Risbood, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Marriott Hall 4

File Systems

Session Chair: Liuba Shrira, Brandeis University

A Comparison of File System Workloads
Drew Roselli and Jacob R. Lorch, University of California at Berkeley; Thomas E. Anderson, University of Washington

FiST: A Language for Stackable File Systems
Erez Zadok and Jason Nieh, Columbia University

Journaling Versus Soft Updates: Asynchronous Meta-data Protection in File Systems
Margo I. Seltzer, Harvard University; Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University; M. Kirk McKusick, Author & Consultant; Keith A. Smith, Harvard University; Craig A. N. Soules, Carnegie Mellon University; Christopher A. Stein, Harvard University

Marriott Hall 1-3

Watching the Waist of IP
Steve Deering, Cisco Systems

The Internet protocol architecture has an hourglass shape: a wide variety of applications and end-to-end (upper-layer) protocols are supported by a single, "narrow" protocol called IP, which in turn rests upon a wide variety of network and datalink (lower-layer) protocols. The Internet's enormous flexibility in accommodating new transmission technologies and new applications, and its ability to serve as the convergence platform for data, telephony, TV, and other media, depend on this hourglass design. However, as the Internet has grown, the waist of the hourglass has spread. In this talk, I review the evolution of the IP layer of the Internet, discuss the consequences of the changes, and speculate on the future shape of IP.

Marriott Hall 5 & 6

Network System Administration
Session Chair: Victor Yodaiken, FSMLabs and New Mexico Institute of Technology

Extending Internet Services Via LDAP
James Dutton, Southern Illinois University

MOSIX: How Linux Clusters Solve Real-World Problems
Steve McClure and Richard Wheeler, EMC2 Corp.

Jamie Cameron, Caldera Systems

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Break
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Marriott Hall 4

Old Dogs, New Tricks
Session Chair: Greg Minshall, Siara Systems

Lexical File Names in Plan 9, or, Getting Dot-Dot Right
Rob Pike, Bell Laboratories

Gecko: Tracking a Very Large Billing System
Andrew Hume, AT&T Labs--Research; Scott Daniels, Electronic Data Systems Corp.; Angus MacLellan, AT&T Labs--Research

Extended Data Formatting Using Sfio
Glenn S. Fowler, David G. Korn, and Kiem-Phong Vo, AT&T Labs--Research

Marriott Hall 1-3

Implementing 3D Workstation Graphics on PC UNIX Hardware
Daryll Strauss, Precision Insight

3D hardware for PCs has improved to the point that it is beginning to rival that of traditional 3D graphics workstations. Providing these capabilities on commodity hardware poses a number of difficult problems. For example, 3D hardware has a voracious appetite for data, and commodity hardware is typically not designed for secure multitasking. Precision Insight is working with a number of vendors to provide completely open-source solutions to these problems under X and Linux.

Marriott Hall 5 & 6

File Systems
Session Chair: Ted Ts'o, VA Linux Systems

Porting the SGI XFS File System to Linux
Jim Mostek, Bill Earl, Steven Levine, Steve Lord, Russell Cattelan, Ken McDonell, Ted Kline, Brian Gaffey, and Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan, SGI

LinLogFS--A Log-Structured File System for Linux
Christian Czezatke xS+S; M. Anton Ertl, TU Wien

UNIX Filesystem Extensions in the GNOME Environment
Ettore Perazzoli, Helix Code, Inc.

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