Features Session on VeriSign URL Controversy and Spam Mini Symposium
SAN DIEGO -- Keeping eBay's servers and networks
humming 24X7 to serve its 75 million registered users bidding on over one
billion items annually is a formidable task. Paul Kilmartin, Director,
Availability and Performance Engineering at eBay delivers the keynote on the
challenges of highly complex real-time computing at LISA '03, the 17th Large
Installation Systems Administration Conference, here, October 26-31.
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association and SAGE,
the System Administrators Guild, LISA '03 addresses today's most timely topics including a session led by Internet
Software Consortium founder Paul Vixie on the controversy surrounding
VeriSign's recent decision to redirect errant URLs to an advertising page.
With Spam at the top every administrator's problem list, the conference
devotes a half-day symposium to combating unsolicited email with a
demonstration of new effective tools, the latest research findings and
forthcoming advances in anti-spam techniques.
Security is the focus of several invited talks including a behind the
scenes look at how Argonne National Laboratory successfully revamped its
security environment without compromising the ability of its scientists to
collaborate with colleagues around the world. Find out how the San Diego
Supercomputer Center, which does not use firewalls, has gone almost four years
without an intrusion. Discover how network telescopes can track denial-of-
service attacks and internet worms around the world. Learn some unexpected
security lessons from "best in class" organizations.
Other invited talk topics include common problems and current trends in
the outsourcing industry and building Linux clusters for large enterprises. A
discussion led by k c claffy, CAIDA (Cooperative Association for Internet Data
Analysis) explores how system administrators can help solve the top internet
LISA '03 offers nearly 40 tutorials led by well-known experts covering
essential administrative topics including LDAP and the latest Samba; intrusion
detection and prevention systems; advanced administration and security topics
and techniques; WiFi security and Perl.
A vendor exhibition offers demonstrations of the newest products from
companies including Sun Microsystems, Legato, Network Appliance, Symark
Software and Spinnaker Networks.
Guru sessions include Hugh Daniel, Linux FreeS/WAN Project on IPSec;
Esther Filderman, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on AFS and Bdale Garbee, HP
Linux and Open Source Lab/Debian on Linux. Papers include real-world analysis
of commercial backup and recovery tools and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and
Work-in-Progress reports provide a preview of next year's news.
Press Badges and Registration
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Oct. 26-31, 2003
Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego
About the USENIX Association & SAGE
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 25 years,
it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators,
scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing
world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the
presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing
systems. SAGE, The System Administrators Guild, is a special interest group
of USENIX. For more information about USENIX and SAGE, visit http://www.usenix.org.