Contributed by grey on from the bgpd, BoF's, BSD's and beer dept.
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It looks like henning@ will be speaking about the new bgpd(8) and there should be lots of other things to keep one's interest as well.
Some BSD highlights: Poul-Henning Kamp Old mistakes repeated (but you do get the source code now): UNIX is the best operating system ever designed so everybody is running UNIX on their computer, right ? This presentation takes a partisan looks a why UNIX never became a big success in the eighties, failed to win the market in the nineties, and still struggles in the market in the new millenium. Poul-Henning will take a critical look at the mistakes of the past and the mistakes of the present and try to make it really clear what needs to happen for UNIX to become a real success. Hubert Feyrer NetBSD Status Report Fall 2004 As a follower of the Berkeley 4.4BSD Unix operating system, NetBSD is the oldest Open Source operating system project under development today. With it's focus on portability to a wide range of hardware, NetBSD is equally good for running on desktop PCs, various server hardware as well as a wide range of contemporaty handheld and embedded devices. A lot has happened since the project started, and with finally reaching the NetBSD 2.0 release after more than 10 years, this talk will give an overview of the past events from both technical and project administrative point of view, introduce where the NetBSD project stands today and what some of the plans for the future are. Henning Brauer A Secure BGP Implementation The Border Gateway Protocol, BGP, is the standard protocol to exchange routing information. So-called full mesh BGP peers build up a table describing the entire Internet. When something goes wrong with bgp, such as loosing tcp session(s) or the bgp daemon dieing, the affected router is loosing all its routes and the affected site may disappear from the internet until the problem is fixed. If an attacker is able to insert routes remotely the implications are even worse. The basics of the BGP protocol are going to be looked at from a security point of view, especially taking care about the tcp session, and what has been done in OpenBSD and the included bgpd to secure BGP.
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