5th System Administration and Network Engineering Conference
May 15-19, 2006
Aula Congress Centre, Delft, The Netherlands http://www.sane.nl/sane2006/
Here I collected links and remarks while I've been at SANE …
My travel to the SANE was nearly smooth2). At the (nice) hotel I met people I know and some other nice conference participants: Dan and Emil I knew from the SANE 2002. Yeah, and we are really international: Swedes, Irish, French, Norwegian …
Tutorial M5 / Time: Monday 15 May 2006 09:00 - 17:30 Location: Commissiekamer 3 / IAR http://www.sane.nl/sane2006/program/abstract.php?eventid=30
Bad luck for the participants of "Linux System administration" - the referent didn't reach Delft in time
Good weather outside, so Delft's youth did probe their car music equipment in front of the conference centre. One couldn't hear that inside, but it was a bit contrary to my search of a sunny silent space to use the wlan.
In the evening a small group went for dinner … pancakes. The menu was in a lot of languages - but not yet in Swedish.
News from the Security Front
Tutorial T1 / Time: Tuesday 16 May 2006 09:00 - 17:30 Location: Senaatszaal http://www.sane.nl/sane2006/program/abstract.php?eventid=31
Nice talk with Ed and Dan about the state of the world, wikis (and there not being articles about system administrator in Dutch 3) or Swedish Wikipedia) and the honeynet project (there will be talk later at the week)
Dinner: Chinese Food with Dan somewhere in the city.
(Tutorial W2AM) Time: Wednesday 17 May 2006 09:00 - 12:30 Location: Collegezaal A
Time: Wednesday 17 May 2006 14:00 - 17:30 Location: Collegezaal A
Per and me bought some Delft Blue thingies for people at home in the noon break.
Dinner: Between tutorials and BOF we - large group of Juliana-Guests - had some Chinese food in the neighbourhood of the hotel.
has a new release scheme4) and a new campaign: Get Legal!
I put in the button to this wiki while being in the BOF, told so at the end, and a photographer of the Dutch c't took a picture of it and me5)
The BOF-Initiators have a nifty GSM to VOIP Hardware in their office, skype is working fast and easy for the normal user but might do strange things and most of us don't think it is really wanted in business environment, SIP is ugly to firewall so one better firewalls IAX, the best start point for Asterisk still is the Linux Distribution Asterisk@Home
Alexios Zavras opened the Conference and announced some changes to the program.
Ed Felton hold the Keynote about "Freedom to Tinker"
"Shift in control from distributors to users" and the "Role of multi-use technologies" and the political and legal involvements of users and sysadmins: CD DRM, and some details about the Sony CD Root kit ($sys), and some reactions,
Ed Feltons Blog: http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/ (and he promised after the talk to put his presentation as free content on the web, so it should be found there)
ntop now can monitor VoIP traffic (mostly)
Sam Leffler: Wireless Networking in the Open Source Community: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is developer for the Madwifi project (Atheros wlan driver for FreeBSD and Linux) 7)
Universal Plug and Play: Dead simple or simply deadly? by Armijn Hemel (abstract) was for me a nice introduction to UPnP and SOAP and gave some healthy ideas about the dangers involved in it. 8) Armijn Hemel concludes:
just turn it off
Five days later even the Heise "News"ticker has heard about that.
Done at a very nice place (beach club) at the beach of the north sea. It was a bit windy9) and so most people felt a bit cold outside later, but otherwise nice weather. Stuffed with food I had very nice talks with interesting people - and a small barefoot walk at the beach.
Our buses drove back to the conference center just in time to get the rain while going back to the hotel. Dan invited us to a night cub of whiskey. And then I started to pack - and who has bought all these heavy books and the delicate souvenirs?
Peter Honeyman: NFS4 to say the truth: I've not been very awake and attentive at that time. …
Honeypots, the latest trends, findings and technologies was a energetic US-Army-Style introduction by Lance Spitzner for the presentation done by young Georg Wicherski of a new tool to research botnets (mwcollect), which can be used also to do some sort of IDS.
Radia Perlman: Data: How to keep it when you want it, and lose it when you want it gone. A talk about an interesting usage of cryptography. 10)
Lee Damon Is Entropy Winning? Drowning in the Data Tsunami?. In earlier times less noise was printed or written down. Since the time of Mag-Tapes we can't see the written down data with our eyes … … Pack-rat-Symptom
(my first initiated BOF) (Smuggling) Wikis in Enterprises
with reactions to "cats having rfid viruses"
best cite: "Insecurity in this time is sort of a standard"
ls-lor better because shorter: