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NYC*BUG to host Eric Allman & Kirk McKusick

Contributed by jcs on from the meet-and-greet dept.

George writes:

The New York City *BSD User Group will be hosting a special meeting featuring:

* Eric Allman, creator of Sendmail, will be speaking on the recent issues with sender ID as an anti-spam method.

* Kirk McKusick, of USENIX and a long-time BSD developer, will be speaking about the history of BSD Unix and touch on some of the current issues facing the open source community.

The meeting will be held at Columbia University at 116th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, at 2 pm, in the Mathematics Building in Room 312.

Copies of Kirk's recent book The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System will be available.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Has anyone noticed that "Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research" is the president of Usenix?

    Talk about infiltration! :-P

    1. By mirabile ( on

      Their IPv6 implementation is, asides from DNS over IPv6 transport
      not working, rumoured to be better than both Linux 2.4 implementations.

      They use OpenBSD source for Interix/Services for Unix (a great
      tool by the way, beats GNU Cygwin and others by factors of hundreds).

      1. By Brad ( brad at comstyle dot com on

        That is not true, the first production ready IPv6 stack from M$ that comes with Windows Server 2003 *does* support DNS over v6.

        1. By mirabile ( on

          MSR stack is for NT 4 only.
          NT 5.* have a different stack
          (although derived from the MSR stack).

      2. By djm@ ( on

        It would be hard to have a *worse* IPv6 stack than Linux's (<2.6), though the USAGI project is improving things greatly.

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Very cool. Somebody should make a recording of the talks.

    1. By George ( george at nycbug dot org on

      We are planning to have someone record and put on our site, but no guarantees.

      We actually have a number of our meetings that should be online at some point in the near future.

      Keep an eye on

  3. By Daniel Malament ( danielm at on

    I don't know why it hasn't gotten any publicity, but the Columbia ACM is having Kernighan on Oct. 26 at 5...

  4. By George ( george at nycbug dot org on

    Eric Allman's slides and the audio for both Eric and Kirk McKusick are available here.


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