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Friday, November 12    
9:00am - 10:30am
Room 6A

Network Security
Session Chair: Doug Hughes, Auburn University

Snort - Lightweight Intrusion Detection for Networks
Martin Roesch, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc.

Internet Routing and DNS Voodoo in the Enterprise
D. Brian Larkins, Lucent Technologies

Moat: A Virtual Private Network Appliance and Services Platform
John S. Denker and Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Laboratories; Hugh Daniel, FreeS/WAN Project; Nancy L. Mintz, Tom Killian, and Mark A. Plotnick, AT&T Laboratories

Room 6B

NT Without Domain Controllers
Chris Stradtman, SYSNET Inc.

Four people set up and support 50+ NT 4.0 client sites using an NT domain served by SAMBA on a Linux box. Result: Low cost, low on-site support time, reasonable remote management.

Providing Reliable NT Desktop Services by Avoiding NT Server
Thomas A. Limoncelli, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs

How does Bell Labs integrate NT and UNIX? We use open protocols to build a rich and reliable user environment. We'll give you the technical underpinnings--and how to sell the idea to management.

Room 6C

University Issues Panel

William Annis, University of Wisconsin
David Brumley, Stanford University
Robyn Landers, University of Waterloo
Kathy Penn, University of Maryland
Moderator: Jon Finke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Presentation slides

In this highly interactive session, a panel of university sysadmins and the audience will discuss problems common to the realm of academia.

10:30am - 11:00am   Break
11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 6A

Win a WiP!
Session Chair: Peg Schafer, Harvard University

Short, pithy, and fun, Work in Progress reports introduce interesting new or on-going work. Fast paced and spontanious, the WiPs feature new ideas or novel solutions to old problems. The number of presenters is limited, so reserve your WiPs slot by sending a note to Work in Progress reports are generally five-minute presentations; really interesting work can get more air time.

Room 6B

Managing Your Network(s): Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, or, You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter
Eliot Lear, Cisco Systems

Is your company growing by purchasing other companies or by being purchased? What do you need to do to your network to prepare for a merger? What do you need to do to complete a merger? What tools will help you? We'll discuss routing systems, addressing, firewalls, and network management tools and processes. And of course there will be war stories!

Room 6C


Summaries of the Topic Workshops (held earlier in the week), the Terminal Room InstallFest, Day in the Life of a SysAdmin, and the salary survey.

12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 6A

Session Chair: Evi Nemeth, University of Colorado and Cooperative Ass'n for Internet Data Analysis

Automated Installation of Linux Systems Using YaST
Dirk Hohndel and Fabian Herschel, SuSE Rhein/Main AG

Enterprise Rollouts with Jumpstart
Jason Heiss, Collective Technologies

Automated Client-side Integration of Distributed Application Servers
Conrad E. Kimball, Vincent D. Skahan, Jr., and David J. Kasik, The Boeing Company; Roger L. Droz, Analysts International

Room 6B
State of the Art in Internet Measurement and Data Analysis: Topology, Workload, Performance and Routing Statistics
kc claffy, cooperative association for internet data analysis

This talk discusses the collection, analysis, and visualization of four forms of Internet traffic data. Topology data describe network link infrastructure at a variety of protocol layers. Workload measurements involve the collection of traffic information from a point within a network. Performance measurements involve the introduction of traffic into the network in order to monitor delay between specific end-points. Routing data includes data from Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables, which reflect the transit relationships between individual Autonomous Systems (ASes) at a given point in time.

The talk describes the role of each measurement area in understanding Internet behavior and evolution; offers state-of-the-art analysis examples; outlines current research priorities; and describes obstacles to making progress in each area.

3:30pm - 4:00pm   Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Win, Place, or Show?
The New LISA Game Show,
with your host, Rob Kolstad

Join Rob and the LISA gang for the revival of one of your favorite TV shows--the way sysadmins do it!

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