11 - Session 1
Hewlett- Packard´s IA-64 / UNIX strategy
and Intel have jointly designed and delivered a 64-bit next generation
Instruction Set Architecture based on Explicity Parallel Instruction Set
IBM Future technology - Going to gigahertz and making it count.
A look at how IBM
intends to move into gigahertz clock speeds, and how processor and system
design choices are made to translate this into usable performance. Some
keywords: Copper, SOI, Gigaprocessor, cache hierarchies, new memory technologies,
NUMA, superscalar, VLIW.
The Next Generation UNIX
Supported by leadning enterprise ISVs, and backed by more enterprise hardware manufactures than any other UNIX server environment. UnixWare 7 is the standard for next-generation UNIX systems.
Single system image clusters in future UNIX
A breif descripton
of a possible implementation of a Single system image cluster in a future
Unix environment. Looking at the different building blocks for this kind
of solution, filsystems, I/O and proccess mangement.
An internetsolution created for high availibility and security in an international
company in the business of bank/finance
A description of a real and large deployment of a system that offers the companies customers a way to do safe shopping Internet - An extranet solution that incorporates current Mainframe services. The presentation first describes what the customer wanted, how the solution was made, and how it later on was implemented and what happened when it was launched.
A "hacker" is attacking
This thrilling speech
will discuss who is a "hacker" and why does he or she "hack". Which are
their methods for attack and how does the threats looks like. Robert will
also talk about securityproblems in different kinds of operating systems.
11 - Session 2
Compaq's Digital UNIX
Compaq Tools and solutions in Compaq's Digital UNIX for todays and future mixed IT-environments.
Robust Servers Provide Network Integration With TotalNET Advanced Server
TAS addresses reliability, availability, and scalability while providing transparent access to large data resources in a LAN environment. Syntax will explore these issues in terms of cost of ownership and sustaining network architechture as well as the role of servers in intra and extra nets.
Project Monterey - Bringing AIX strengths to an Intel platform
With the project
named "Project Monterey" takes IBM together with SCO and Sequent, with
a very stong support from Intel, an sourcecodecompatible Unix and Power/Power
PC system and systems based on Intel 32-bits (IA-32) and 64 bits processors
Theme: Refereed Papers
When UNIX met Air Traffic Control
The management of
Europe's congested air space is partly handled by custom software running
on Eurocontrol's UNIX systems. These servers process all flight plans and
optimise slot allocations for European air space. This presentation will
describe the operating environment and management structure at Eurocontrol.
Configuration management and change control/
Secure partitioned access to local network resources over the Internet
A common problem faced by many organizations connected to the Internet is controlling precisely which hosts and services on their local network a user can access from outside the local network over the Internet.
One solution would group the local hosts and services into logical partitions (or segment), and allow users or classes of users access to particular partitions based on who they are or what functional group the belong to.
We have implemented such an approach using gateways running Mutlilevel Secure Operating System, such as HP-UX VVOS 10.24 or Trusted Soalris 2.5. The gateways run trusted versions of SSH and SOCKS that have been derived frim publicly available sources.
This paper reviews the features of a Multilevel Secure Operating System relevant to its use in the role of an Internet gateway, describes our trusted implementations of SSH and SOCKS and then shows how they may be used in combination to provide precise but tranaparent locla network partitioning and access control.
New Methods for Remote Identification of Systems and Services
In this paper, we
show that differences in the underlying TCP/IP implementations of Operating
Systems (OS) can be used to reliably identify remote systems with as little
as two TCP packets. We then build on these differnces to describe a set
of new, OS-specific port scanners which are substantially less likely than
traditional port scanners to be detected by current Instrusion Detection
Systems. Finally, we discuss possible countermeasures to these new methods.
12 - Session 1
Experiences with a system monitoring tool: PSM Resources
based on open technology offer significant benefits in terms of flexibility
and interoperability, but as the environments grow through the increasing
number of users, hosts and applications, they tend to become complex and
difficult to manage. There may be several approaches to this challenge,
GUI applications for Unix/X11 and Windows
In his talk, Arnt Gulbrandsen, one of the developers at Troll Tech, will talk about the architecture of Qt and how they optimized it so well. About how to write true single-source GUI programs for Windows and Unix/X11, and about our reasons for and experiences with our unique marketing strategy.
Project Gecko: pushing the envelope
Gecko is a system for tracking the flow of usage and billing records throughout AT&T's billing process. This paper describes the Gecko system, how it handles the complexity of legacy data formats, and how it was designed for high performance. Rather than relying on a commercial database, it uses simple data structures carefully arranged for maximal I/O performance, augmented by a set of sophisticated tools for processing, and managing the processing, of the database.
Theme: Free UNIX
Where is LINUX going?
Despite the powerful entrance of Linux into the professional workplace, there are still areas for which Linux is not mature enough. Examples of this are so called High Availability (HA) solutions and clustering. There are, however, ongoing projects which aim to rectify this. The speach will cast a light on these projects and try to estimate when the result will be available.
FreeBSD in embedded system environments
Abstarct: A description
of the embeddes system approche with a complete FreeBSD environment at
hand. The the configuration of the operation system in varius situation
to lower memory consumtion and allow more space for processes.
Oracle and Linux used in corporation
Service System A/S has taken the decision to use Linux as the operating
system for an Oracle server. Several questions comes up:
KDE- development strategies and future directions
The K Desktop Environment
is a free software project that aims at providing a productive, consistent,
good-looking desktop for all Unix systems. I will explain how such a largish
freeware project can be organized, which software tools are available for
doing so, and which problems can arise.
12- Session 2
SPAM. What it is
and what is being done about it?
09.00-09.30 Panel- What about spam?
Paul Vixie and Eric Allman
We make Java faster
The talk will describe
Rockit, a project attempting to build the fastest virtual machine for Java
using adaptive optimization.
Val98 - Use of Internet building blocks in a complex application
At the general election
1998, normal Internet building blocks, like SMTP, FTP, HTTP and PGP were
used to distribute the results during the night of the election to various
receivers. The presentation will explain the arguments for the selection
of mechanisms, the mechanisms themselves, and the experience of this setup
compared to some proprietary application which probably would have cost
some 20 times the cost of this setup.
Internet - an isolated World ?
How to get large
scale benefits when there are a lot of people and a lot of different wills
involved? What does it actually costs to hire consultants? Can you use
a development process for internet services? How to reuses code when all
you are doing is breaking new frontiers? In other words, lessons learnt
from creating and running a large site.
Freeing PGP for Europe
The story on how
PGP bypassed US export regulations and become freely available in Europe
SET technical overview
Security has often
been mentshioned as an limit for secure transactions on Internet. SET (Secure
Electronic Transactions ) secure transactions and predict to be an central
role for the future. The technical solutions have often been on debate,
but how does it really work.