PLUG Advanced Topics: flashrd+nsh OpenBSD Network Appliances
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The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting
flashrd+nsh: OpenBSD imaging and easy configuration for network appliances and virtual environments
Installation, upgrade and configuration are important, practical functions. OpenBSD's reputation for advanced networking functionality is second only to its reputation for having a tight knit development community which considers these functions first and foremost a convenience for developers.
In this session, we'll discuss the use and application of the flashrd and nsh tools for creating networking system images catered to deployment by IT staff, consultants and OEMs. We'll also discuss OpenBSD networking features and applications that can be instrumented by nsh, and discuss any general OpenBSD features and history, as desired by you, the participants.
Chris Cappuccio is a systems and network architect, with 16 years of experience starting as a Unix system administrator, followed up with extensive IP, DSL, wireless and SS7 network deployment and operation. Chris owns and operates Yellowknife, a wireless network provider covering thousands of square miles of unserved and underserved areas with high performance Internet access. He has been a part-time contributor to networking and driver services in the OpenBSD operating system for 14 years.
Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.