Bob Beck presented a paper about the U of A's nifty OpenBSD based solution to the problem of public Ethernet jacks in the technical sessions starting at 11:00 AM on the 11th.
There were many other OpenBSD people at this conference as well, as well as a booth selling CDROMs and t-shirts. His paper is available at:
LISA 1999, by Bob Beck.
paper and slides.
Håkan Olsson & Jakob Schlyter spoke at the DNSSEC session on the 27th.
Niklas Hallqvist spoke on the topic of how to use IPsec for securing communications.
Theo de Raadt spoke at 10:00am on the 9th. Other OpenBSD developers from the east coast attended as well.
A dozen vendors, among them OpenBSD, tested more than 15 IPsec products, both gateways and hosts, for interoperability. The tests were successful as far as general IPsec and pre-shared key authentication went, OpenBSD interoperated with everyone, but due to time constraints we never got to test the certificate support appropriately. The results were presented later that fall at a conference in Stockholm.
Theo de Raadt gave two talks on "quality of software" related issues and participated on a panel about how open source projects are coordinated.
Many OpenBSD people from the east coast showed up and sold CDs and shirts. It was pretty clear from discussions that many people were very aware of OpenBSD, and that OpenBSD was being used in very significant security roles.
A number of OpenBSD team members from all over the world were at this conference. In addition to attending the IPsec and DNS working groups (among others) we did IPsec/IKE interoperability testing together with the japanese KAME project. Also, Angelos D. Keromytis did a presentation on his work with keynote and isakmpd in OpenBSD.
At this conference, the OpenBSD team sold 100 or so 2.5 release CDROMs and a TON of tshirts.
The USENIX Association provided The OpenBSD Project with a grant to underwrite the production of CDs of OpenBSD 2.5. (We distributed the release for free to attendees of the USENIX Annual Conference in June.)
Usenix team members were involved in the authoring and presentation of 4 OpenBSD-related papers:
Usenix 1999, by Charles D. Cranor, Theo de Raadt.
paper and slides.
Usenix 1999, by Niels Provos, David Mazieres.
paper and slides.
Usenix 1999, by Theo de Raadt, Niklas Hallqvist, Artur Grabowski, Angelos D. Keromytis, Niels Provos.
paper and slides.
Usenix 1999, by Todd C. Miller, Theo de Raadt.
paper and slides.
Some OpenBSD team members were at this conference selling OpenBSD 2.5 CDs, OpenBSE T-shirts, as well as Blowfish T-shirts, which sold out very quickly at a table donated by the Expo. OpenBSD was the only BSD represented at the vendor exposition, and we had good chance to present a secure alternative to Linux.
Some OpenBSD team members were at this conference, in particular our IPSEC developers.
A couple of OpenBSD team members were there and some of the swedish user society as well. OpenBSD CDs were sold at a booth and at the end of a security talk, the project got applauded for its continuous strive of auditing security sensitive parts of the system.
OpenBSD was represented as one of about a dozen IPsec implementations who were tested for interoperability. The tests were successful, both for the technology in general, and for OpenBSD in specific. We managed to communicate encrypted with every vendor present, and to negotiate keys via IKE with everyone capable.
More than 10 OpenBSD team members showed up. By far, OpenBSD was the largest representative group from free software at the conference. Usenix gave us a table in the vendor area where we sold 2.4 CDROMs, 2.3 "wire-frame" t-shirts, and the new 2.4 embroidered "Because security matters..." t-shirts, polos, and sweaters. An OpenBSD BOF was held one evening, led by Theo de Raadt. A PalmPilot schedule loader was at the membership booth, powered by OpenBSD.
The terminal room ran OpenBSD 2.4 on 45 machines. Obviously trust in OpenBSD had increased since many people,normally wary of security problems of open terminal rooms, were seen using the machines.
Theo de Raadt gave a talk about security auditing, sponsored by CORE SDI S.A., an Argentinian security auditing company who strongly believes in the future of OpenBSD. (Slides are available).
At this conference, entirely devoted to IP, Niklas Hallqvist from the OpenBSD team held a talk on the IKE (a.k.a ISAKMP/Oakley) key management protocol and experiences from the implementation of isakmpd, an IKE implementation funded by Ericsson Radio Systems and developed primarily for the OpenBSD IPSEC stack.
An extensive after-action report was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. While sales of shirts and CDROM's left much to be desired, we did have good opportunities to further project visibility and highlight its strengths.
Theo de Raadt spoke in a panel about Open/Free software with Eric Raymond and others.
OpenBSD team members were on-hand to discuss OpenBSD's role among the other free software projects available. They also sold some CDs and t-shirts.
The router to the outside world was an OpenBSD 2.3 box. It was involved in a "capture the flag" competition in which an entire room of crackers attempted to break into it and machines running other operating systems. The OpenBSD box was not broken into.
Almost 100 OpenBSD 2.3 CDROMs were sold (we ran out again). The primates at monkey.org brought 2.3 "wire-frame" OpenBSD t-shirts to the conference and sold almost 200 of them. The proceeds from the sales were donated to the OpenBSD project.
Theo de Raadt presented a talk entitled "Auditing software for security" about the OpenBSD security auditing team's process and the lessons the team learned. The talk concentrated on how our process fixes bugs -- not just holes -- since one never knows when 5 bugs will act together to become a hole.
At Usenix 1998 there was a strong OpenBSD presence both in the Freenix and normal tracks. Theo did a general talk about what the OpenBSD project offers. Angelos held a panel about IPSEC (which is quite an OpenBSD topic since IPSEC development at that time was so much further ahead in OpenBSD than anywhere else).
The terminal room PCs ran OpenBSD 2.3. We sold many CDROMs. The first style of OpenBSD t-shirt also sold quite well.
At this conference, Theo presented an evening talk which basically turned into a list of fixed security problems and cautionary tales about subsystems in which future problems may be encountered (slides available).
The terminal room PCs ran OpenBSD 2.2.
Niels held a talk about the problems of unencrypted TCP/IP connections, offering IPSEC as possible solution.
The terminal room consisted primarily of Decstations running OpenBSD 2.1. Once again, the L0phT people had very good things to say about our security.
At this conference, the OpenBSD team sold 100 or so 2.1 release CDROMs.
Since this is the primary security conference, many speakers said very good things about our stance on security... particularily people like the L0phT.
Theo de Raadt held a BOF ("Birds Of a Feather", ie. a meeting of people interested in the same thing) about OpenBSD.
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