Supporting Debian machines for friends and family

A session at linux.conf.au 2015

Monday 12th January, 2015

10:40am to 11:30am (NZMT)

Many Debian developers find themselves providing some form of technical support to friends and family. Achieving the mystical five nines is well beyond the means of an amateur sysadmin like myself, but giving my dad reliable boxes to use can be achieved without eating all of my free time.

This talk will draw on my experience supporting and maintaining my dad's Debian-based computers. I will briefly describe the hardware setup, introduce some useful packages and share some configuration hints. Areas of focus will include system updates, reliability, monitoring and security.

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François Marier

Passionate about decentralization and software freedom. Security & privacy engineer at Mozilla.

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Time 10:40am11:30am NZMT

Date Mon 12th January 2015

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