[nycbug-talk] secure fest: BSD on a classic VALinux server

G. Rosamond george
Tue Jun 8 23:36:41 EDT 2004


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>[mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org] On Behalf Of marco at metm.org
>Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 11:13 PM
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>Subject: [nycbug-talk] secure fest: BSD on a classic VALinux server
>I have no idea if anyone is up to this, but I am going to install
>FreeBSD on a VALinux server which I will use to replace the rag-tag
>group of linux boxen which make up my home servers.
>  It's a pretty nice machine from the 2200 series
>  -- Mylex DAC960 raid controller, with hotswappable ultra scsi disks
>  -- SMP capable motherboard with one 800Mhz cpu.
>  -- Intel everything else
>  -- I even have a manual
>I was thinking that this might be a good opportunity to have a bit
>of an install fest, secure fest.  Where those of us who are interested
>could discuss the issues which come up in a hands on way.  Some ideas I
>had which may show how much of a newbie I am with the BSDs are:
>  Test Vinium vs. the hardware raid controller 
>  Kernel tuning.
>  Going over pf.
>Perhaps some of you have a better idea of some interesting things which
>could be done.  Newest for me is the raid stuff (where I am a complete
>newbie) and things which have to do directly with the kernel.
>I've already made it through an install, ports, partitioning and init
>scripts aren't much of a mystery but when people get together the tips
>and tricks start to flow, and I am sure there are others who would be
>curious to attend such an event and ask questions or what not.
>I have a pretty big loft in Brooklyn which could accommodate a bunch of
>installs if other people wanted to particpate.  I can offer some beers
>and food depending on how many people show up.
>I want to do this soon, like this week, so if any of you are up for a
>night dare I suggest Friday night? or either Sat. or Sun. anytime that
>would be cool.
>Anyway it's just an idea, I can host a more carefully planned
>install/secure fest whether or not we do this thing with the VA box,

Marco, i think it's a great idea. . .even if it's last minute. . .

i'll give a tentative yes on it. . .

where in the republic of bk?


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