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LISA 2000: 14th Systems Administration Conference, 
New Orleans, December 3-8, 2000
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Technical Sessions    Wed., Dec. 6 | Thurs., Dec. 7 | Fri., Dec. 8 | Guru Is In | All in one file

All Technical Sessions will be held in the New Orleans Marriott Hotel and include:

9:00 am - 10:30 am     (Bissonet/Carondelet)
dustpuppy_zydecogray Opening Remarks, Awards, and Keynote

Keynote Address: The World-Wide Syndicate
J.D. "Illiad" Frazer, Co-founder and creator of UserFriendly

J.D. will discuss how the Internet and on-line communities have enabled creators to offer their work directly to audience members without the traditional middleman.

10:30 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mardi Gras D-H

Deep Thoughts
Session Chair: Rémy Evard, Argonne National Laboratory

Theoretical System Administration
Mark Burgess, Oslo College

An Expectant Chat About Script Maturity
Alva L. Couch, Tufts University

An Improved Approach for Generating Configuration Files from a Database
Jon Finke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


How Not to Get Fleeced with Employee Stock Options
Jon Rochlis, The Rochlis Group, Inc.

Having stock options can be very rewarding, but if you don't know the rules of the game you can easily stumble across surprises that lower the value of your options or give you large tax bills. Even many "financial advisors" can be confused and make costly mistakes. This talk will cover the basics of employee stock options--types of stock, stock options (qualified and non-qualified), stock purchase plans, the IPO process, taxation, risks, strategies, valuation, and advanced tax planning.


Deploying Quality of Service Features on Your Network
Eliot Lear, Cisco Systems

A lot of trade press has been given to the phrases Quality of Service, Voice over IP, and the like. This talk will discuss what it means to give precedence to certain applications on your network, what sort of applications need preferential treatment, what some of the pitfalls are, and how to know when you've fallen into one of those pits. It will also look at the future of QoS.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mardi Gras D-H

You, a Rock, and a Hard Place
Session Chair: Christine Hogan, Imperial College

FOKSTRAUT and Samba--Dealing with Authentication and Performance Issues on a Large-scale Samba Service
Robert Beck and Steve Holstead, University of Alberta

Designing a Data Center Instrumentation System
Robert Drzyzgula, Federal Reserve Board

Improving Availability in VERITAS Environments
Karl Larson, Tellme Networks, and Todd Stansell, Certainty Solutions


SAGE Update
Barb Dijker, SAGE President

Detailed status updates and information about the development of SAGE projects will be presented: progress on certification, last year's salary survey results and what's new this year, marketing SAGE to gain recognition and credibility, student sysadmin internships, mentoring, and internationalization.


Analyze This!
Session Chair: William LeFebvre, CNN Internet Technologies

Wide Area Network Packet Capture and Analysis
Jon T. Meek, American Home Products Corp

Sequencing of Configuration Operations for IP Networks
P. Krishnan, ISPsoft, Inc.; T. Naik, Bell Labs; G. Ramu, CoSine Comm., Inc.; and R. Sequeira, ISPsoft, Inc.

ND: A Comprehensive Network Administration and Analysis Tool
Ellen L. Mitchell, Eric Nelson, and David Hess, Texas A&M University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Break
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mardi Gras D-H

Users and Passwords and Scripts, Oh My!
Session Chair: Trey Harris,

User-Centric Account Management with Heterogeneous Password Changing
Douglas Hughes, Auburn University

Pelendur: Steward of the Sysadmin
Matt Curtin, Interhack Corp.; Sandy Farrar, and Tami King, The Ohio State University

Network Information Management and Distribution in a Heterogeneous and Decentralized Enterprise Environment
Alexander D. Kent and James R. Clifford, Los Alamos National Laboratory


The Digital House
Lorette Cheswick,

The Cheswicks have been computerizing their house since 1981. They have bent computer-age services to their very idiosyncratic needs: they are alerted to the arrival of snail-mail, they know who's at their front door, and their family photo album has become a Web site. A Linux text-to-speech application announces phone callers, the weather, and iridium flares. Cron wakes up their kids and performs other tasks. The whole family is involved planning new applications. But wait, there's more!


Go with the Netflow
Session Chair: David Williamson, Certainty Solutions

Combining Cisco NetFlow Exports with Relational Database Technology for Usage Statistics, Intrusion Detection, and Network Forensics
Bill Nickless, John-Paul Navarro, and Linda Winkler, Argonne National Laboratory

The OSU Flow-tools Package and CISCO NetFlow Logs
Mark Fullmer, OARnet, and Steve Romig, The Ohio State University

FlowScan: A Network Traffic Flow Reporting and Visualization Tool
Dave Plonka, University of Wisconsin. Madison

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