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EuroBSDCon2007 Conference Day 1

Contributed by merdely on from the bsd-and-legoland dept.

Henrik Kramshoej writes:

Report from EuroBSDCon2007 Friday:
Today is conference day 1 of the EuroBSDCon2007 in Copenhagen, tutorials were previous two days - but I didn't attend any.

Marc Balmer (mbalmer@), Pierre-Yves Ritschard (pyr@) and Claudio Jeker (claudio@) are at the conference and gave talks on the first day.

Update: Marc Balmer's presentation is now available in PDF format.

Henrik continues:

Heard Marc Balmer give a nice talk about clocks and time and seconds and ... really nice talk about time: Support for Radio Clocks in OpenBSD

Claudio Jeker did a great talk about OpenBSD, summarizing a lot of the features that means a lot to me: Using OpenBSD as Routing Platform

It really blows me away how much OpenBSD can do with regards to networking, firewalling and routing. They are even working on MPLS!

Pierre-Yves Ritschard gave a talk titled "Load Balancing" but its abstract is not available on the EuroBSDCon site at this time.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward (90.199.221.55) on

    I look forward to the slides beign put up :)

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    1. By Aaron Poffenberger (98.197.40.49) on

      > I look forward to the slides beign put up :)

      Wow! Great timing. I was researching this topic earlier this week. I'm definitely looking forward to the slides.

      Thanks Marc, Pierre-Yves and Claudio for putting together your talks.

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (24.37.242.64) on

        > > I look forward to the slides beign put up :)
        >
        > Wow! Great timing. I was researching this topic earlier this week. I'm definitely looking forward to the slides.
        >
        > Thanks Marc, Pierre-Yves and Claudio for putting together your talks.

        Same here! I can't wait either, I love OpenBSD stuff, nothing else compares!

        Now if only someone could encode an audio/video in mp3/xvid or at least audio - seeing/hearing makes all the difference and may even entice more people to give more for things like this, hopefully.

        Just my $0.02.

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        1. By Henrik Kramshoej (192.38.9.151) on

          ...
          >
          > Now if only someone could encode an audio/video in mp3/xvid or at least audio - seeing/hearing makes all the difference and may even entice more people to give more for things like this, hopefully.
          >
          > Just my $0.02.
          Actually they taped a lot yesterday and they might make it onto the net at some point.

          In Denmark we have previously had the problem that if things are taped, less people show up - which is bad.

          So expect a random delay, on purpose, before the video will be online - and to begin with it takes some ressources preparing the video I am told.

          I will make an inquiry about the slides. Oh btw the food and beers yesterday was fine and tonight we are going to a place called BrewPub KÝbenhavn which is a microbrewery with own restaurant and bar ...

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          1. By Eystein Roll Aarseth (80.161.65.187) eaarseth at gmail dot com on


            >Oh btw the food and beers yesterday was fine and tonight we are going
            > to a place called BrewPub KÝbenhavn which is a microbrewery with own
            >restaurant and bar ...

            Yeah, the conference organizers really knew how to keep us fed, happy and caffeinated at all times. Unfortunately I had to go home before the conference ended, so I didn't get to attend the Deathmatch and the BrewPub... :-(

    2. By Anonymous Coward (2001:6f8:94d:4:2c0:9fff:fe1a:6a01) on

      > I look forward to the slides beign put up :)

      And the papers!

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      1. By Marc Balmer (91.143.127.196) on

        > > I look forward to the slides beign put up :)
        >
        > And the papers!

        No papers had to be submitted, only slides. The should appear these days on www.openbsd.org/papers/.

  2. By sthen (85.158.44.148) on

    Really MPLS (not ECMP)? I'm a bit surprised.

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    1. By Lennie (82.75.29.106) on

      > Really MPLS (not ECMP)? I'm a bit surprised.

      Equal Cost MultiPath is already available in most of the parts in the upcoming release.

      It's available in the kernel routing tables, user-space routing tool like: ospfd and the route command and if I'm not mistaken pf also understand it.

      bgpd doesn't yet, I think.

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      1. By Stryder (209.89.51.41) on

        > > Really MPLS (not ECMP)? I'm a bit surprised.
        >
        > Equal Cost MultiPath is already available in most of the parts in the upcoming release.
        >
        > It's available in the kernel routing tables, user-space routing tool like: ospfd and the route command and if I'm not mistaken pf also understand it.
        >
        > bgpd doesn't yet, I think.
        >
        >

        I was under the impression ecmp support is slowly being added to OSPFD, however that support isn't yet completed.

        http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.sbin/ospfd/rde_lsdb.c

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        1. By claudio@ (193.246.253.9) on

          > > > Really MPLS (not ECMP)? I'm a bit surprised.
          > >
          > > Equal Cost MultiPath is already available in most of the parts in the upcoming release.
          > >
          > > It's available in the kernel routing tables, user-space routing tool like: ospfd and the route command and if I'm not mistaken pf also understand it.
          > >
          > > bgpd doesn't yet, I think.
          > >
          > >
          >
          > I was under the impression ecmp support is slowly being added to OSPFD, however that support isn't yet completed.
          >
          > http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.sbin/ospfd/rde_lsdb.c

          There is a diff floating between the ospfd developers to finish the last missing bits. If all goes good it will hit a tree near you in the next few days.

  3. By Jason Houx (64.103.37.2) jason@houx.org on www.houx.org

    When I saw Virtual Routing get implemented in OpenBSD I about did a back flip as I could not understand why OpenBSD would do this unless they planed to build a LFIB and start talking L3 VPNs. Then I remembered claudio@ saying awhile back:

    >Why what?
    >Why I'm not intersted in it or why I think MPLS is evil?
    >
    >MPLS is doing label switching on a hop by hop basis. In larger networks >it is way to easy to screw something up in the lookup tables and suddenly
    >your traffic is flowing to a totaly different location. Finding and >fixing such missconfigurations are extremly time intensive as you need to
    >reconstruct the path.
    >
    >If I have to tunnel traffic through a network I would use L2TPv3.
    >--
    >:wq Claudio "

    So when do you think we will start to see some more information come out about MPLS being merged into OpenBSD because with this functionality it really accents OpenBGPd/OpenOSPFd nicely with the right added in? I can quickly see PF with mass anchors and virtual network spaces all behind OpenBSD. Impressive guys - Very Very Impressive. More updates on this would be very interesting.

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    1. By sthen (85.158.44.149) on

      > So when do you think we will start to see some more information come out about MPLS being merged into OpenBSD because with this functionality it really accents OpenBGPd/OpenOSPFd nicely with the right added in?

      See slides 30 and 36 of Claudio's EuroBSDCon presentation when it hits the website (it will be at www.openbsd.org/papers/eurobsdcon07/claudio-routing/).

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      1. By Jason Hou (216.255.46.3) on

        > See slides 30 and 36 of Claudio's EuroBSDCon presentation when it hits the website (it will be at www.openbsd.org/papers/eurobsdcon07/claudio-routing/).

        Oh I missed such a good presentation I can tell =( I wish OpenBSD would do another Nanog like Henning did back when he showed of OpenBGPd. At any rate OpenBSD devs you always amaze me.

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