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2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 25-30, 2001, Boston, MA
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Refereed Paper Proceedings: General Session | Freenix Track

NEW SCHEDULE FORMAT: The Technical Sessions are Thursday - Saturday this year and include:

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9:00 am - 10:30 am    (Salon E/F)

Opening Remarks, Awards, and Keynote

Photo of Frye Keynote Address: Linux: A Strategic Disruptive Force
Daniel D. Frye, Director of IBM Linux Technology Center

In much the same way that the Internet is a disruptive technology that has changed the way people live and work, Linux is a disruptive technology that will change the way people run their businesses. Linux is paving the way for e-business much like the Internet did, having as much impact as did electricity, phones, and faxes. Linux will make Internet business applications ubiquitous. No one vendor will be able to lock customers into buying specific hardware that runs specific applications. Software developers will be able to dramatically accelerate market access for the applications they write as they will readily run on any type of hardware. Moreover, increasing reliance on de facto standards produced by open source will fundamentally change the relationship between IT customers and IT suppliers.

10:30 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Salon F

Operating Systems
Session Chair: Margo Seltzer, Harvard University

Virtualizing I/O Devices on VMware Workstation's Hosted Virtual Machine Monitor
Jeremy Sugerman, Ganesh Venkitachalam, and Beng-Hong Lim, VMware Inc.

Magazines and Vmem: Extending the Slab Allocator to Many CPUs and Arbitrary Resources
Jeff Bonwick, Sun Microsystems, and Jonathan Adams, California Institute of Technology

Measuring Thin-Client Performance Using Slow-Motion Benchmarking
S. Jae Yang, Jason Nieh, and Naomi Novik, Columbia University

Salon E

Making the Internet Mobile: Lessons from the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Sandeep Singhal, ReefEdge Inc.

Wireless operators around the world are deploying mobile Internet services based on the Wireless Application Protocol, a new suite of protocols and content formats tailored to the limited bandwidth, screen sizes, and input capabilities found in mobile devices. This talk will describe how the WAP protocols and content formats meet the challenge of extending the Internet to mobile devices and will place them in context with other emerging technologies. The talk will conclude with a discussion of the future of WAP.

Salon G

Mac Security
Session Chair: Dan Geer, @stake, Inc.

LOMAC: MAC You Can Live With
Timothy Fraser, NAI Labs

TrustedBSD: Adding Trusted Operating System Features to FreeBSD
Robert N. M. Watson, FreeBSD Project, NAI Labs

Integrating Flexible Support for Security Policies into the Linux Operating System
Peter Loscocco, NSA, and Stephen Smalley, NAI Labs

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

Salon F

Session Chair: Dan Wallach, Rice University

An Architecture for Secure Generation and Verification of Electronic Coupons
Rahul Garg, Parul Mittal, Vikas Agarwal, and Natwar Modani, IBM India Research Lab

Defective Sign & Encrypt in S/MIME, PKCS#7, MOSS, PEM, PGP, and XML
Don Davis, Shym Technology

Unifying File System Protection
Christopher A. Stein, Harvard University; John H. Howard, Sun Microsystems; and Margo I. Seltzer, Harvard University

Salon E

Evolution of the Internet Core and Edge: IP Wireless Networking
Jim Bound, Nokia Networks, and Charles E. Perkins, Nokia Research Center

We discuss IP wireless and mobile computing, which are likely to once again revolutionize the Internet. The Internet core infrastructure and edge architecture will be affected, including adaptations to IP itself. New features and services will be installed to support billions of IP mobile nodes carried by home users, embedded devices, and professionals. Finally, we describe the evolution and integration of these new technologies into the existing Internet.

Salon G

Session Chair: Erez Zadok, SUNY at Stony Brook

A Practical Scripting Environment for Mobile Devices
Brian Ward, University of Chicago

Nickle: Language Principles and Pragmatics
Bart Massey, Portland State University, and Keith Packard, SuSE Inc.

The Design and Implementation of the NetBSD rc.d System
Luke Mewburn, Wasabi Systems, Inc.

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

Salon F

Storage I
Session Chair: Greg Ganger, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

The Multi-Queue Replacement Algorithm for Second Level Buffer Caches
Yuanyuan Zhou and James Philbin, NEC Research Institute; and Kai Li, Princeton University

Design and Implementation of a Predictive File Prefetching Algorithm
Thomas M. Kroeger, Nokia Clustered IP Solutions, and Darrell D. E. Long, University of California, Santa Cruz

Extending Heterogeneity to RAID Level 5
T. Cortes and J. Laborta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Salon E

Security Aspects of Napster and Gnutella
Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Labs--Research

Napster and Gnutella have attracted a great deal of attention because of their implications for (and conflicts with) copyright law, but they have much broader implications for network security. I recently analyzed both protocols, focusing on issues such as possible new attacks, traceability of behavior, and privacy. Both raise interesting questions, especially Gnutella.

Salon G

User Space
Session Chair: Alan Nemeth, Compaq

User-Level Checkpointing for LinuxThreads Programs
William R. Dieter and James E. Lumpp, Jr., University
of Kentucky

Building an Open-source Solaris-compatible Threads Library
John Wood, Compaq Computer UK Ltd

Are Mallocs Free of Fragmentation?
Aniruddha Bohra, Rutgers University, and Eran Gabber, Lucent Technologies–Bell Labs

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