The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) is a free open source version of the Unix operating system which evolved at the University of Berkeley starting from 1975, and it is based on AT&T's Unix Sixth Edition (V6). The name BSD is now used collectively for the modern descendants of these distributions. Most notable among these today is perhaps the major open source BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD) which have themselves spawned a number of children. They are targeted at an array of systems for different purposes and are common in government facilities, universities and in commercial use. A number of commercial operating systems are also partly or wholly based on BSD or its descendants, including Apple Computer's Mac OS X.
This year Beastie joins Tux on his tour in Vienna in May: another “DanuBSDCon” is coming to gather Central-European BSD people to meet! The event features several BSD developers and enthusiasts to tell about their work, communicate with their fellows and reach their potential future partners. As usual, there are no formalities, papers, registration or participation fee, however the invited folks are encouraged to give a brief talk about their favorite BSD-related topic. The goal is to motivate everybody, especially university students to work with BSD systems.
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Saturday, 5 May 2012
Room HS 1.04A
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Entry is free
The following organizations and partners have contributed to the event so far. Thank you for your for sponsorship and help very much!
The following developers have accepted our invitation and they wbill very likely to be present at the event.
|Developer||Also Known As||Focus||4th||5th||6th||Accommodation||Notes|
|Ilya Bakulin||kibab@FreeBSD (GSoC)||Capsicum|
|Beat Gätzi||beat@FreeBSD||Ports SVN, Gecko|
| || |
|Martin Matuška||mm@FreeBSD||ZFS, mfsBSD, ports||organizer|
|Andrew Pantyukhin||infofarmer@FreeBSD||Cloud technology||yes||yes||yes||strict vegan|
|Daniel Seuffert||ds@FreeBSD (supp.)||allBSD.de, BSDA exam|
|Fabio Balzano||Guest speaker|
|Michael Ranner||Grazer BSD Stammtisch|
|Paul Schenkeveld||BSD Europe|
|Manuel Wiesinger||Wiener BSD Stammtisch|
The format is technically a mixture of a cross-project developer summit and a workshop. We have invited developers working with BSD from different organizations, we have some dinners together, and dedicate various sessions to each of the topics based on the interests of the attending developers. The format of these sessions is quite flexible: they may include presentations or demonstration of results, or even public discussions with developers involved, or a mix of all of these.
We have two different schedules: one for the participants and their guests and one for the public part of the summit. The former is mostly about the summit in general, while the latter is the interest of casual visitors of the BSD-Day.
(08:00 – 12:00)
(12:00 – 13:00)
(13:00 – 16:00)
| Late Afternoon|
(16:00 – 18:00)
(18:00 – 21:00)
| Friday 4|
|participants arrive||dinner at Kolar from 19:00||hacking lounge|
| Saturday 5|
|BSDDay.eu/2012 (UAS)||lunch||BSDDay.eu/2012 (UAS)||BSDDinner.eu/2012 at Gasthaus Hütterer from 19:00 (invited guests only)||hacking lounge|
| Sunday 6|
|Vienna trip||participants depart|
|Time||HS 1.04A||Speaker||EDV 2.07|
|10:00||Embedding NetBSD: VOIP Applications (video)||Fabio Balzano (guest)|
|11:00||The Capsicum Security Framework: Sandboxing Done the Right Way (video)||Ilya Bakulin (FreeBSD)|
|12:00||Relayd: A Load-Balancer for OpenBSD (video)||Giovanni Bechis (OpenBSD)|
|13:00||New Features In and Around the FreeBSD Ports Tree (video)||Beat Gätzi (FreeBSD)|
|14:30||DVCS: A New, Cloudy Life for Your ~, / and SQL (video)||Andrew Pantyukhin (FreeBSD)||BSDA Exam|
|15:00||Firewalling with pfSense (video)||Ermal Luçi (FreeBSD)|
|16:00||mfsBSD (video)||Martin Matuška (FreeBSD)|
We have the room HS 1.04A reserved at the University of Applied Sciences for the event. It will be available all day. The BSDA exam will be in room EDV 2.07. Note that Adam Hamsík's talk was canceled (unfortunately) on the day of the event.
We have the following talks for the day.
|Embedding NetBSD: VOIP Applications||Fabio Balzano||This talk is to show briefly how to produce with an Alix PC Engine board a full working embedded Asterisk or Freeswitch PBX using NetBSD with a custom kernel. The box to be presented is a full working system that features a short VOIP demo.|
|DVCS: A New, Cloudy Life for Your ~, / and SQL||Andrew Pantyukhin||A detailed journey from getting your personal Unix home folder under Git to bringing a growing commercial FreeBSD-based infrastructure under uncompromising and unified version control in a way that few others dared to go.|
|mfsBSD||Martin Matuška||mfsBSD is a toolset to create small-sized but full-featured mfsroot based distributions of FreeBSD that store all files in memory (MFS) and load from hard drive, usb storage device, optical media or network.|
|The Capsicum Security Framework: Sandboxing Done the Right Way||Ilya Bakulin||A short description of Capsicum, what it is and how it differs from other sandboxing technologies. Besides that this presentation is about what can application developers expect in the next FreeBSD release, which features are in the bleeding-edge version, and shortly about the state of Capsicum in other BSDs and in Tux world.|
|Relayd: A Load-Balancer for OpenBSD||Giovanni Bechis|| This talk is about |
|New Features In and Around the FreeBSD Ports Tree||Beat Gätzi||In 2012 some new features and tools in and around the FreeBSD ports tree will be added and this talk will give an outlook and some examples what you can expect from pkgng, options-ng, package sets and Subversion for ports.|
|Firewalling with pfSense||Ermal Luçi||pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution.|
|NetBSD and Xen||Adam Hamsík||History and current status of NetBSD Xen support, how to use it in production. This talk also features the new exciting features coming to NetBSD 6 which are suspend/resume support which allows to do uninterruptible clustering, and SMP support which makes possible to use NetBSD as native Amazon EC cloud instance.|
Each session slot is 45 minutes long.
For preparing the slides, there is a template added to the page that you can use. It contains a LaTeX source file that you can modify to create PDF-based slides for the session. It uses the Beamer class which is an easy-to-use extension to LaTeX for making presentations. Then pdfLaTeX can be used for compiling the sources to produce the desired PDF file.
$ pdflatex my-presentation.latex
A few rule-of-thumbs when creating slides:
Vienna (German: Wien, Austro-Bavarian: Wean, Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of the Republic of Austria. It is by far the largest city in Austria (with population of 1.7 millions), as well as its cultural, economic, and political center. As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Some useful links to prepare your trip and get familiar with the city:
Take the any train to Vienna (they all have the same stops) and hop off at Traisengasse.
IMPORTANT: Buy a ticket for two zones as the airport is out of the “central zone”. It is often seen that tourists had to pay a fee, since they do not know that. The easiest way to buy a ticket is go to an automaton, switch it to English and choose Select Destinations, and then type traisengasse.
Take any train to Vienna. You will probably arrive at Wien Westbahnhof. Just take the subway U6 in direction Floridsdorf, and hopp off at Dresdner Strasse.
Take Line S1 / S2 from Praterstern to Traisengasse. Take Tram 2 from Traisengasse / Dresdner Strasse to Höchstädtplatz.
The cheapest ticket is a day ticket. When you are with a group, you can share an 8-Day Ticket, just validate it once for every person. With any of these tickets you can take any public transportation in Vienna an do not need to care about any more.
If you plan to stay in Vienna on Friday and Saturday night, we can then recommend you the following places to book a room.
Special thanks to Michael Ranner, Ilya Bakulin, Bernhard Fröhlich, and Mario Gastegger for contributing their photos, and to Michael Ebner for lending his camera!
The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is pleased to offer the BSDA certification exam to our visitors.
The exam will take place at the event in room EDV 2.07 between 14:00 and 16:00.
It will be paper-based and in English. Exam information is available from the Certification page. Candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from this page of the website.
The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system administration on BSD-based operating systems. The BSDCG works with the BSD and sysadmin communities in order to provide a practical and relevant certification.
The BSDA certification is designed to be an entry-level certification on BSD UNIX systems administration. The successful BSDA candidate is able to complete common administrative and troubleshooting tasks and has a good understanding of general BSD Unix and networking principles.
If you have questions, comments, or you just feel that something is missing from here, please contact me.
See you at the BSD-Day!