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[Wednesday, April 7]   [Thursday, April 8]

NETA Technical Program   Wednesday, April 7, 1999

9:00am - 10:30am     Opening Session

Opening Remarks & Awards
Paul Ebersman and David Williamson, Program Co-Chairs

Keynote Address:
"Home, Road and Work Have Merged Via the Internet"

Norm Schryer AT&T Research Labs

Folks work all the time, everywhere: at home, on the road and at work. The network is everywhere, both wired and wireless. Provisioning, operating and maintaining such distributed systems opens new universes of services and disasters.

EXAMPLES: Folks listen to music over the data network and don't want it disturbed; if your VPN/IPSEC vendor flunks certificate handling then folks at home and on the road are dead -and so are you.

Standards, interoperability and vendor management are the keys to success and continued survival. Norm's talk will cover the modern world's neat functionality, distributed responsibility and central fragility.

 Norm Schryer received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1969 and then joined the Computing Science Research Center of AT&T Bell Laboratories. In 1996, at the AT&T/Lucent/NCR tri-vestiture, he moved to AT&T Labs Research, where he is presently Division Manager of Broadband Services Research: cable modem and optical fiber links to homes and the wireless remote piloting of vehicles/telepresences.

10:30am - 11:00am     Break

11:00am - 12:30pm
Monitoring and Video
Session Chair: Jeff Jensen, WebTV Networks, Inc.
Driving via the Rearview Mirror: Managing a Network with Super MRTG
Jeff Allen, WebTV Networks, Inc.

Don't Just Talk About the Weather -Manage It! A System for Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Internet Performance and Connectivity
Cindy Bickerstaff, Ken True, Charles Smothers, Tod Oace, Jeff Sedayao, Intel Corporation; and Clinton Wong, @Home Networks

Supporting H.323 Video and Voice in an Enterprise Network
Randal Abler and Gail Wells, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:30pm - 2:00pm     Lunch (on your own)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Configuration Management and Security
Session Chair: William LeFebvre, Group sys Consulting
Network Documentation: A Web-Based Relational Database Approach
Wade Warner and Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Georgia State University

Just Type Make! Managing Internet Firewalls, Including Router Access Control Lists, Sendmail Configurations, DNS Databases, and OS Upgrades, Using Make and Other Publicly Available Utilities
Sally Hambridge, Charles Smothers, Tod Oace, and Jeff Sedayao, Intel Corporation

Tricks You Can Do If Your Firewall Is a Bridge
Thomas A. Limoncelli, Lucent Technologies

3:30pm - 4:00pm     Break

4:00pm - 5:30pm
New Challenges and Dangers for the DNS
Jim Reid, Origin b.v.
New and probably unavoidable developments including IPv6, Secure DNS, SRV records and dynamic updates are soon going to have a major impact on DNS administration. Each of these developments poses its own set of problems. Jim will describe these challenges and examine likely solutions and strategies for dealing with them.

8:00pm - 11:00pm     Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions


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