[nycbug-talk] BSDCan

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon May 14 22:38:28 EDT 2012

On 5/14/12 5:56 PM, Jim B. wrote:
> * George Rosamond<george at ceetonetechnology.com>  [2012-05-14 11:14]:
>> Looking forward to hearing about BSDCan from those who attended.
>> Fill us in!
>> g
> Day 2:
> I went to Building a FreeBSD based Virtual Appliance How we
> built the Razorback appliance, by Tom Judge.  Good talk, with
> a lot of technical detail on setting up boot servers, content
> servers, and wrapping it all together into an appliance.
> (Quirky Note:  I was sitting in the lecture room before the
> talk, and when he flashed the Razorback Hog image, which
> looks remarkably like the Arkansas Razorback football team
> image, I ventured, "GO HOGS!", but not a single person got
> my joke :-/ Oh well...) Highly recommended.
> Next, I attended Henning Brauer's talk on OpenBSD network stack evolution
> cksums and a new queueing subsystem.  Good talk, and had
> a lot of technical details on the newly revised queueing
> system.  Henning's a good speaker, and kept up a lively
> presentation on queuing.  I do look forward to a simplified
> queuing mechanism with OpenBSD and pf, but it looks like
> it will be another year before it's fully ready.
> After another pretty good boxed lunch, I settled in to work
> on BSDCG stuff, and did not go to the remaining talks.
> Overall, it was another great conf with lots of BSD sauce
> and plenty of camaraderie.  And lots of beer :-)
> That's my report from BSDCan 2012, but I have another NYCBUG
> email in 5 minutes about something strangely related.
great review - thanks jim!


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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