OpenBSD - a Network-Centric Introduction

A session at Fossetcon 2014

  • Boyd Stephens

Friday 12th September, 2014

11:30am to 12:10pm (EST)

Traditionally when talks are held around the FOSS stack GNU/Linux is the operating system of choice during the discussion. A broader conversation could include the various *BSD OS technologies in general and the OpenBSD platform in particular. This 40 minute workshop will work towards introducing attendees to the segment of the FOSS ecosystem called OpenBSD. Some of the topics will include

  • Introduction to OpenBSD's technology and developer/user culture.
  • Highlighting a few OpenBSD native components and utilities (ksh, openssh, tmux, spectrwm, etc).
  • The beauty of pf - OpenBSD's packet filter.
  • IPSec based vpn's anyone?
  • OpenBSD - the native routing daemons beast.
  • Discussing the intricacies of configuring OpenBSD as a "more than fully functional" desktop workstation.

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Boyd Stephens

Founder Netelysis

Boyd Stephens is the founder of Netelysis (www.netelysis.com) and is currently a member of Netelysis’ networking services development team. Within the firm, his principal focus is upon the research and design of internetworking systems and network management services. Boyd's daily work activities primarily subject him to the confines of a command line interface (CLI) that is a component of some form of a UNIX derivative operating system. This set of circumstances has created an ongoing quest to discover and explore tools and methodologies which assist in creating the most pleasant CLI work productivity experience possible.

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Time 11:30am12:10pm EST

Date Fri 12th September 2014

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