Issued 21 March 1997
Press Release: Keynote Speakers
September 3-5, 1997
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
AUUG 97 comes to Brisbane
For the first time in its history, AUUG, the Australian UNIX and Open Systems
User Group, will hold its annual conference and exhibition in Brisbane.
AUUG 97 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from
3 - 5 September, 1997.
The event will include a three day conference program, preceded by two days
of technical tutorial presentations (1 & 2 September) and the largest UNIX
exhibition in the Asia Pacific region.
With the theme "Technical Solutions" AUUG 97 promises a return to the core
values of the Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group -- namely the
implementation, use and management of Open Systems technologies in modern,
heterogenous computing environments.
Keynote speakers include luminaries from the past, present and future of
UNIX development, such as Paul Mockapetris, Eric Allman, Kirk McKusick
and Phil Karn.
The conference program will consist of both management and technical streams,
ensuring content and coverage of relevance to all aspects of the IT community.
Paul Mockapetris, Ph.D. joined Software.com as Chief Technology Officer in
1996 after serving as the Director of Engineering at @Home, a company with
the mission to bring high performance Internet capability to millions of
users via cable television.
Dr Mockapetris is a member of the US Federal Networking Council Advisory
Council and the Defence Messaging Systems Advisory Council.
He has served as chairman of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF),
chairman of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), and a member
of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
Dr Mockapetris was also director of the High Performance Computing and
Communications Division at USC/ISI, and the program manager for networking
in the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Computing Systems
Phil Karn is a TCP/IP expert and author of the KA9Q packet-radio IP
He is an active member of the IP security working group and the author of
the Photuris key management protocol.
Phil describes himself as: . . .
a computer networking engineer deeply concerned about computer network
security, personal privacy and free speech
Duane Wessels is a software engineer for the National Laboratory for
Applied Network Research in Boulder, Colorado.
He has worked on web caching technology since its inception on the Harvest
More recently he has worked on Squid, the immensely popular web cache and
accelerator code he maintains.
Squid is responsible for achieving 40% or better web lookup savings on use
of international links, and is one of the most fundamental packages an ISP
or organisation needs to run in order to contain web-based usage of the
He also researches network visualisation and works on the vBNS very high
speed backbone network project.
Patrick Falstrom works for Tele2, one of the largest providers of Internet
and telecommunications services in Europe.
His role with Tele2 encompasses the technical direction and development
for the company s Internet services.
Mr Falstrom is chair of one of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
working groups, and is the author of many standards documents covering
electronic messaging, directory services, and resource discovery.
At AUUG 97 Mr Falstrom will speak on the design and implementation of
directory services, as well as the implementation of a 155 Mbps
Mr Allman is primarily known for authoring the UNIX sendmail program
(the Internet s work horse for moving and delivering electronic mail).
Mr Allman has worked intermittently with sendmail since 1980.
Sendmail s most recent incarnation is included in the 4.4BSD UNIX distribution.
Mr Allman has held various positions including system administrator at the
University of California at Berkeley and technical consultant in private
industry. Currently Mr Allman works as a private consultant and teacher.
He is a director of the Usenix Association.
Marshall Kirk McKusick
Dr McKusick writes books and articles, consults, and teaches classes on
UNIX -- and BSD-related subjects.
While at the University of California at Berkeley, he implemented the
4.2BSD fast file system and was the Research Computer Scientist at the
Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group (CRSG), overseeing the development
and release of 4.3BSD and 4.4BSD.
His particular areas of interest are the virtual-memory system and the
He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell
University, and did his graduate work at the University of California at
Berkeley, where he received masters degrees in Computer Science and
Business Administration and a doctoral degree in Computer Science.
He is a past president of the Usenix Association, a member of the editorial
board of UNIX Review Magazine and is a member of ACM and IEEE.
AUUG 97 will showcase a comprehensive range of UNIX, internetworking and
management information, research, products and techniques.
Organisers expect the exhibition to comprise approximately 60 exhibitors
including companies such as KE Software, Interger Technologies, Pyramid
Technologies, SAS Institute, Silicon Graphics, Techtronics, XSI Technology
and Sun Microsystems.
Some 400 delegates from throughout Australia are expected to attend the
conference and the exhibition, plus additional visitors to the exhibition only.
For further information contact:
Lucy Chubb / 05-May-97