Enterprise Security, Enterprise Linux
AUUG2K Conference & Tutorials
Enterprise Security, Enterprise Linux
Australian National University, Canberra
25-30 June 2000
Keynote And Invited Speakers
Dirk Hohndel is CTO of SuSE Linux AG.
Dirk has worked for SuSE in various positions, both as an employee and as an
independent consultant continuously since 1994.
He also serves as Vice President of The XFree86 Project, Inc., a non-profit
corporation that provides an Open Source implementation of the X Window System
on PC Unix systems like Linux.
Prior to his current position at SuSE, Dirk was Unix Architect at Deutsche Bank AG,
one of the leading global financial institutions.
Before joining Deutsche Bank, Dirk was Senior Software Engineer for AIB
Software Corporation (which was then acquired by PLATINUM technology).
Dirk Hohndel holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science from the
University of Würzburg, Germany.
He is married and lives near Frankfurt, Germany.
Mark White, Vice-President Red Hat Asia-Pacific, is the former Vice-President of
AUUG Inc and a long time member of the AUUG Queensland Chapter.
He is leading Red Hat's expansion into the Chinese, Asian and South Pacific
Prior to joining Red Hat in December 1999 Mark was UNIX Marketing Director
for Compaq Asia-Pacific in Singapore, and has substantial management,
technical and marketing experience in the IT & Telecoms industries.
John H. Terpstra
John H. Terpstra is the Vice President of Community Relations for TurboLinux and
is responsible for the global communication and interaction with the Open Source
community and Linux user groups.
John is tasked with protecting the Open Source nature of the TurboLinux
distribution and ensuring that all TurboLinux patches are contributed back to
John serves on the Linux Standards Base, the Linux Professional Institute and
is on the Board of Directors of Linux International for TurboLinux.
John is also a member of the steering committee for the Linux
Internationalization Initiative (LI18NUX).
Of course, John is most recognised as a founding member of the Samba
In addition to John's distinguished background, he has built a reputation as
a dynamic trainer and an articulate presenter.
Darren Reed is the primary author of IPFilter, a widely used packet filtering
package for Open System and a frequent contributor to a number of security
discussion groups and mailing lists.
Linux Kernel IP Firewall Maintainer.
Paul Russell, sometimes known as `Rusty', has been working with Linux-based
Internet firewalls and security since 1993.
He began making modifications to the Linux kernel firewall module (ip_fw)
throughout 1997, culminating with him becoming the Linux Kernel IP Firewall
Maintainer in 1998.
WatchGuard, Inc, hired him to develop an enhanced firewalling infrastructure
for future versions of Linux, beginning in the 2.3 kernel series.
He has been a regular columnist for Linux Magazine, and has delivered
tutorials and papers at Linux Kongress 1998 and 1999, LinuxWorld March 1999
and August 1999, Conference of Australian Linux Users 1999 (which he helped
He is the author of the Linux Kernel Locking HOWTO, and the Linux Kernel
Hacking HOWTO, and various different Linux firewalling guides.
He currently works for Linuxcare (Canberra).
David L. Sifry
David Sifry, Linuxcare co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, is a recognised
expert on Open Source development and the Linux operating system.
Himself an Open Source developer, Sifry has contributed code to such projects
as GNU Emacs, Majordomo, packetrace, jitterbug, and to the Linux kernel
In addition, he managed the development of SecureVPS, an Open Source virtual
private networking server for Linux.
His activities in the Linux community include service as vice-president of
the Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG).
Andrew Tridgell is probably best known as the author of Samba, Andrew also works
on a number of other pieces of free software including rsync, JitterBug, KnightCap
and the ports of Linux to the Fujitsu AP series of parallel computers.
Holding an unusual place in the open source world, Samba lives on the boundary
between the traditional Microsoft dominated computing world and the emerging
open source community.
It is not uncommon for Samba to be the first open source application to be
used by a company, thus opening the way to the open source revolution.
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