Check out the new USENIX Web site.

Internet Access/Wireless Network
USENIX is pleased to offer Internet connectivity at LISA '05 via an open, unsecured 802.11b WiFi network. Those not wishing to use wireless can plug in and charge up in the Laptop Room (Terrace Salon 3). No laptop? No problem. The Terminal Room (Terrace Salon 2) will offer a few *NIX terminals with a Web browser and your favorite shell. New this year, CMU is providing network statistics and monitoring. Stop by the Terminal Room to witness the wonder that is Argus. For more information about the network, stop by the Terminal Room, send email to, ask for Tony at the registration desk, or click here.

The wired and wireless networks provided by USENIX at this conference are for the use of conference attendees only, subject to the following conditions:

  • USENIX may monitor these networks.
  • Any illicit or intrusive use of the network, including packet sniffing, is expressly forbidden.
  • The wireless network is open and insecure. USENIX strongly recommends that all users encrypt their transmissions. Users are solely responsible for the security of their passwords and data.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of these networks, please contact any USENIX staff or Board member immediately.

LISA '05 Wiki
Need a space to collaborate? Have some tips you'd like to share? The LISA '05 Wiki is available at

Power Outlets
Power strips will be available in the first 3 rows of the Invited Talks & Refereed Papers rooms—San Diego, Golden West, and California—on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terminal/Laptop Rooms
The terminal room (Terrace Salon 2) hours are:

Saturday, December 3: 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 4–Monday, December 5: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.,
  5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6–Thursday, December 8: 7:30 a.m.–midnight

Friday, December 9: 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

The laptop room (Terrace Salon 3) hours are:

Saturday, December 3: 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 4–Monday, December 5: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.,
  5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Open 24 hours a day, Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 a.m.–Friday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

USENIX/SAGE Membership Booth (a.k.a. "The T-shirt and Bingo Place")
Atlas Ballroom Foyer

Saturday, December 3: 5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 4: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 5: TBA

Tuesday, December 6–Thursday, December 8: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Friday, December 9: 8:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

N.B. No items will be available for purchase after 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Fun stuff: This is the place to pick up your conference T-shirt and fun ribbons. Turn in your bingo card here and spin the Bingo Prize Wheel (hey, you just might find some of the famous faces on your bingo card at the booth)! Pick up your game show questionnaire on Thursday afternoon and turn it in here.

For sale: LISA '05 proceedings, in print and on CD-ROM; tutorial materials; the latest SAGE booklet, The Sysadmin's Guide to Oracle; discounted booklets and publications; and USENIX, SAGE, and past conference T-shirts.

T-shirt give-away: Stop by to find out where and when on Thursday evening we'll be giving away old LISA conference T-shirts.

Membership: If you have questions about your USENIX/SAGE membership benefits, we'll be glad to help. Come by and say hello to your USENIX staff and Board members.

Conference Proceedings
Those registered for the technical sessions will receive a complimentary copy of the Proceedings, either in print or on CD-ROM. Additional copies of the Proceedings and the CD-ROM will be available for purchase at the USENIX membership booth. To order copies after the conference, click here.

Bulletin Boards/Vendor Literature
Bulletin boards in the registration area hold messages for attendees, the latest schedule for Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and job opportunities. You can also pick up information on products, services, and special offers from the literature tables in the Atlas Foyer.

LISA Message Desk
If someone needs to reach you, please have the person call (619) 908-5072 and ask to be connected to the USENIX registration desk. The message center will be open Sunday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Messages will be posted near the registration desk in the Atlas Foyer.

Solve My Problem Boards NEW!
This year LISA will have Solve My Problem Boards distributed throughout the conference site. Attendees will be able to post a problem on an SMP board the way they might on a newsgroup or mailing list. As attendees walk by, they can read the problems and responses posted, compose their own answer, and tack it up. As the conference goes on, attendees may receive more and more answers to their questions. Popular topics on the boards may spin off their own Birds-of-a-Feather sessions for more in-depth discussion.

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