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May 18, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2007 - Day 2

Day 2 - much quieter. No interruptions from work, just my own distractions from filming the talks.

Morning: Bacula - network aware backups

It’s amazing that I have never seen Dan’s talk before, given how long I’ve known him. I always skipped it as “I know this stuff,” so it was interesting to go over it from a fresh point of view. I’m now going to implement it internally on my home network. Who knows, it might even lead to some other contracts. Don’t forget, it has data encryption and runs over TLS.

Afternoon: Packet Filtering for fun and profit

As I have never used PF, this was very interesting. I have a copy of the paper and I’m thinking I’ll replace my smoothwall firewall with a bsd system and some PF rules. I may be able to do a lot of the things I currently do in services right at the firewall and ake my life easier. Food for thought.

After changing tapes a few times, I have decided to try a HDD based camera. 40GB drive in a video camera. It looks nice, and it does widescreen, so I can capture a “better” view of what is going on. Dan is recording the presentations to CD, so I should be able to merge the audio and it may be useful.

Registration for the conference proper was at theRoyal Oak on Laurier. things were pretty active, lots of people enjoying a cold one and chatting about things from the conference. Too bad I had to leave early.

Stay tuned for tomorrow.