Rootconf 2017

On service reliability

FreeBSD is not a Linux distribution

Submitted by Philip Paeps (@trouble) on Monday, 3 April 2017

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Full talk of 40 mins duration

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Abstract

This presentation introduces the FreeBSD operating system and the community that produces it.FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

Outline

See slides.

Requirements

Participants must be in possession of a frontal lobe.

Speaker bio

Philip Paeps (“Trouble”) is an independent consultant and contractor based in Belgium. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.

In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.

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Slides

https://trouble.is/~philip/20170403-rootconf-freebsdnotlinux.pdf

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