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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 7 December 2005 NYCBUG: Ike on Jail(8), a Secure Vi

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 7 December 2005 NYCBUG: Ike on Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server
Date: 6 Dec 2005 19:11:05 -0500

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 Subject: [Announce-NYCBUG] NYC*BUG Meeting Tomorrow

 Ike: Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server

 6-8 pm, Soho Apple Store at 103 Prince Street, New York, NY

 Jail(8), a Secure Virtual Server.

 Early unix mainframe computing brought elegant process and resource 
 sharing systems which helped get more application use out of expensive 
 hardware. These concerns have been largely been pushed aside in 
 computing with the rise of desktop PCs, and large farms of 
 ever-shrinking pizza boxes in the data center. Today, as more punch gets 
 packed into 1u than ever, server resources can be further consolidated 
 and abstracted to securely separate complex and sophisticated services 
 in the same hardware server, by running secure virtual UNIX machines. 
 FreeBSD Jails are a time-tested, secure, reliable UNIX virtual machine 
 with endless uses.

 Who wants jails?

 * System Administrators who need to securely separate small yet
 * important services.
 * Software Developers who always need more dev machines.
 * System Architects who need affordable high-availability systems.
 * Educators who could use virtual machines to provide clean unix server
 * systems for student use.
 * Anyone who wants *secure* virtual machines.

 Why do these people want jail(8)?

 * The design of Jail(8) and jail(2) are secure, and because jails use 
 native system utilities,
 * they are simple to work with.

 What I would like to focus on:

 * How Jails Work, the technical low-down
 * How to setup jails, the practical how-to, cooking show style...
 * When NOT to use jails
 * jail(8) security vulnerabilities/considerations
 * Jails vs. Linux UML, XEN, VMware- technical and philosophical differences
 * Tools and management practices
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Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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