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        Complete Programme for the NordU´99 Conference 
We will start the Conference in the Wintergarden of Grand Hotel  
Wednesday 10, 19.00. 

Welcome Reception 
for conference delegates and accompanying with lots of surprises 

Registration will start 18.00 for new conference delegates 

Exhibition will open 

        Overview – Conference Programme  
            Thursday, February 11, 1999
 
08.00-08.30            Registration at the Royal Entrance of the Grand Hotel   
08.30-08.45            Welcome by Jan Säll, Chairman, EurOpen.SE  
08.45.-09.45           Keynotespeaker: Eric Allman, Sendmail, Inc
 
10.00 -11.30                                Session 1                                Session 2
 . Theme: The Future Directions of UNIX  

Hewlett-Packard’s IA-64/UNIX strategy 
Hewlett-Packard Europe 
IBM Future technology-Going to 
gigahertz and making it count 
Jim Rymarczyk, IBM Development, Austin 
The Next Generation UNIX-SVR.5 
Truls Myklebust, UnixWare 7 Product Manager, SCO

Theme: UNIX in Heterogeneous Environments 
Compaq’s Digital UNIX - A 64-bit 
environment for the future 
Per Gullfeldt, Senoir UNIX System  
Engineer, Compaq 
Robust Servers Provider Network 
Integration with TotalNET Advanced Server 
Jack Smith, Syntax, Inc. 
 
 
 
11.30-13.00 Lunch and visiting the Exhibiton
13.00-13.45  Theme: The Future Directions of UNIX  

Single system Image clusters in future UNIX 
Peter Karlsson, Sun Northen Europe

Theme: UNIX in Heterogeneous Environments 

Project Monterey - Brining AIX 
strengths to Intel platforms 
Mikael Haglund, IBM Midrange System Sales

14.00-15.00 Panel - The Future Directions of UNIX 
Questioners: Stefan Karlebo,  
Unifocus and Jan Sandred, Datateknik 
.
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break .
15.30 - 17.00                      Session 1                           Session 2
. Theme: Security 

An internetsolution created for high  
availibility and security in an international  
company in the business of bank/finance.  
Ivo Petko, Sun Professional Services  
A "hacker" is attacking 
Robert Ståhlbrand, Salcom Consulting

Theme: Refereed Papers  

When UNIX met Air Traffic Control  
Jim Reid, RTFM Ltd  
Secure partitioned access to local  
network resources over the Internet  
C I Dalton and D A Clarke, Hewlett  
Packard Laboratories, Bristol  
New Methods for remote Identification of  
Systems and Services  
Arve Kjoelen and Aaron Miller,  
Basement Research, LLP, St.Louise 

 
17.30                            Reception at Stockholm City Hall
 
 
 
Overview – Conference Programme  
Friday, February 12, 199 
 
 
.08.30-10.00
      Session 1
      Session 2
´ Theme: Refereed Paper 

Experiences with a system monitoring tool: 
PSM Resources 
Christian Moen, Open Systems Consulting A/S 
GUI applications for Unix/X11 and Windows 
blocks in a Arnt Guldbrandsen,   
Troll Tech A/S  
Project Gecko: pushing the envelope 
Andrew Hume and Angus Maclellan, AT&T 

Theme: UNIX and the Net 

Spamming 
Paul Vixie, Internet Software Consortium 
Eric Allman, Sendmail, Inc. 
Panel – What about spam? 
Paul Vixie and Eric Allman 
We make Java faster 
Joakim Dahlstedt, Appeal Software 
Solutions 
 

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break and visiting the Exhibiton .
10.30-12.30  Theme: Free UNIX 

Where is LINUX going? 
Inge Wallin, Signum Support 
FreeBSD in embedded system environments 
Göran Hasse, Raditex AB 
Oracle and LINUX in corporation 
Hans Schou, ISS-International  
Service Systems A/S 

Theme: UNIX and the Net 

Val98 -- Use of Internet building 
complex application 
Håkan Karlsson, ZzZ Konsult, 
Patrik Fältström and Olle Wallner, Tele2 
Internet - an isolated World ? 
Tomas Björkholm, Scandinavia Online

12.30-14.00 Lunch and visiting the Exhibition .
14.00-14.45 Theme: Free UNIX  

KDE- developmnet strategies  
and future directions  
Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, 
The Association of KDE Team

SET technical overview 
IBM Svenska
. . .
14.45-15.30 Closing Ceremony .
 
 

Thursday, February 11 - Session 1 
Theme: The Future Directions of UNIX 

10.00-10.30  Hewlett- Packard´s IA-64 / UNIX strategy 
Speaker: Hewlett- Packard Europe 

Hewlett-Packard and Intel have jointly designed and delivered a 64-bit next generation Instruction Set Architecture based on Explicity Parallel Instruction Set Computing (EPIC). 
• Why did HP partner with Intel ? 
• What benefits will IA-64 provide at the heart of Enterprise IT architecture? 
• How should the investment decision be structured today, to make the most benefit of  
IA-64 in the future? 
 

10.30-11.00  IBM Future technology - Going to gigahertz and making it count. 
Speaker: Jim Rymarczyk, IBM Development, Austin, USA. Mr. Rymarczyk is currently an IBM Fellow engaged in research on future server designs for the IBM Server Group, with direction-setting responsibilities for AS/400, RS/6000 and S/390.  

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. 
 

11.00-11.30  The Next Generation UNIX  
- SVR.5 
Speaker: Truls Myklebust, UnixWare 7 Product Manager, SCO 

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.  

13.00-13.45  Single system image clusters in future UNIX 
Speaker: Peter Karlsson, Senior Product Specialist Operatingsystems, Sun Northen Europe 

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.  
 

Theme: Security 

15.30-16.15  An internetsolution created for high availibility and security in an international company in the business of bank/finance 
Speaker: Ivo Petko, IT-architect Sun Professional Services 

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.  

16.15-17.00  A "hacker" is attacking 
Speaker: Robert Ståhlbrand, Security Specialist, Salcom Consulting 

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. 
 

Thursday, February 11 - Session 2 
Theme: UNIX in Heterogeneous Environments 

10.00-10.45  Compaq's Digital UNIX  
- A 64-bit environment for the future  
Speaker: Per Gullfeldt, Senior UNIX System Engineer 

Compaq Tools and solutions in Compaq's Digital UNIX for todays and future mixed IT-environments. 

10.45-11.30  Robust Servers Provide Network Integration With TotalNET Advanced Server 
Speaker: Jack Smith, Vice President World Wide Sales, Syntax 

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. 

13.00-13.45  Project Monterey - Bringing AIX strengths to an Intel platform 
Speaker: Mikael Haglund. He is currently an IBM Certified IT Expert, working as a Consulting Systems Engineer in the Midrange System Sales Technical presales group where he leads the RS/6000 brand team. 

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 ( IA-64) 
 

Theme: Refereed Papers 

15.30-16.00  When UNIX met Air Traffic Control 
Speaker: Jim Reid, RTFM Ltd 

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/ 
administration procedures are also explained. 

16.00-16.30  Secure partitioned access to local network resources over the Internet 
Speaker: C I Dalton and D A Clarke, Hewlett - Packard Laboratories Bristol, UK 

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. 

16.30-17.00  New Methods for Remote Identification of Systems and Services 
Speaker: Arve Kjoelen and Aaron Miller, Basement Research, LLP, St.Louis 

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. 
 
 

Friday, February 12 - Session 1 
Theme: Refereed Papers 

08.30-09.00  Experiences with a system monitoring tool: PSM Resources 
Speaker: Christian Moen. Open Systems Consulting A/S 

Computing Environments 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,  
but one is through a monitoring tool; PSM Resources. 

09.00-09.30  GUI applications for Unix/X11 and Windows 
Speaker: Arnt Gulbrandsen, one of the developers at Troll Tech A/S 

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. 

09.30-10.00  Project Gecko: pushing the envelope 
Speakers: Andrew Hume and Angus Maclellan, AT&T 

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 

10.30-11.10  Where is LINUX going? 
Speaker: Inge Wallin is the CEO of Signum Support AB 

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. 

11.10-11.50  FreeBSD in embedded system environments 
Speaker: Göran Hasse is CEO of Raditex AB. 

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. 
• Requirements of hardware 
• Requirements of software 
• Changes to kernel and runtime environment 
• Runtime aspects on the embeddes system 
• Stability issues and performance 

11.50-12.30  Oracle and Linux used in corporation 
Speaker: Hans Schou, System Adminstrator, ISS-International Service System 

ISS-International Service System A/S has taken the decision to use Linux as the operating system for an Oracle server. Several questions comes up: 
• Beeing on the front  • Why Linux? 
 edge • Support from Linux 
• Support from Oracle • User training 

14.00-14.45  KDE- development strategies and future directions 
Speaker: Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, The Association of KDE Team 

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. 
 
 

Friday, February 12- Session 2 
Theme: UNIX and the Net 

08.30-09.00  Spamming 

SPAM. What it is and what is being done about it? 
Speaker: Paul Vixie, Internet Software Consortium  
 

09.00-09.30  Panel- What about spam? 

Panel delegates; Paul Vixie and Eric Allman  
 

09.30-10.00  We make Java faster 
Speaker: Joakim Dahlstedt, teknisk koordinator Rockit. VD Appeal Software Solutions AB 

The talk will describe Rockit, a project attempting to build the fastest virtual machine for Java using adaptive optimization.  
The talk will also provide arguments for that adaptive optimization is the future for compilers for programming languages in general and Java in particular.  
 

10.30-11.10  Val98 - Use of Internet building blocks in a complex application 
Speaker: Håkan Carlsson, ZzZ Konsult, Patrik Fältström and Olle Wallner, Tele2  

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.  
 

11.10-11.50  Internet - an isolated World ? 
Speaker: Tomas Björkholm, Teknisk projektledare på Scandinavia Online som bl.a. skapat och driver Passagen. 

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.  
 

11.50-12.30  Freeing PGP for Europe 
Speaker: Ståle Schumacher Ytterborg,  
Hypnotech as  

The story on how PGP bypassed US export regulations and become freely available in Europe (MGP) 
 

14.00-14.45  SET technical overview 
Speaker: IBM Svenska 

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.