Register now for LISA, Oct. 26-31, San Diego

Bob Kleemann rkleeman at
Thu Sep 11 18:10:34 CDT 2003

In case any of you are interested, Peter Mui of the USENIX
Association asked me to forward this on.  If you have any
questions about this, please ask Peter, as he is more likely
to have good answers than I.

Invitation to attend:
The 17th Annual Large Installation System Administration Conference 

LISA returns to San Diego for October 26-31, 2003.  As always, the 
breadth and quality of this year?s tutorials, refereed papers, invited 
talks, and participants is excellent. Some highlights:

o Building Linux clusters for large data centers
o A Spam Mini-Symposium demonstrating new, effective tools and with Q&A 
by the experts
o "Best of Breed" audit, management, operations and security practices, 
with examples as implemented in large organizations
o Outsourcing: trends and pitfalls

Professional TRAINING: experts such as Marcus Ranum, Trent Hein, Ned 
McClain, Gerald Carter, David Skoll, Mike DeGraw Bertsch and David 
Rhoades will give you the information, techniques, tools, and 
strategies you need to practice effective system administration today 
and tomorrow.

PAPERS and INVITED TALKS: luminaries such as Gene Kim, kc claffy, Remy 
Evard and Moshe Bar will present cutting-edge issues in topics such as:

o improving computer security without loss of services
o real-world analysis of commercial backup and recovery tools
o designing and deploying a configuration and monitoring system at a 
global bank
o the theory and practice of large-scale configuration management
o automating switch and port configuration
o easy configuration of IPsec remote access
o security without firewalls

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and Work-in-Progress reports give you a 
preview of next year's news, or present fledgling work of your own and 
get feedback from the audience.

KEYNOTE: eBay's Director of Availability and Performance Engineering, 
Paul Kilmartin, will discuss the challenges of the auction site's 
highly complex real-time computing demands.

WHAT:   Usenix's 17th Large Installation System Administration 
        Conference (LISA)
WHEN:   October 26-31, 2003
WHERE:  San Diego, CA, Town & Country Resort Hotel
WHO:    System Administrators, Network Administrators, CIOs,
        CTOs, Researchers, Tool Providers, Support and Help
        Desk personnel, etc.
WHY:    To get to and stay on the cutting edge of computer
        system administration

Multiple Employee Discount: Usenix offers a $195 per-person discount to 
organizations sending 5 or more employees to LISA: email 
lisa03_reg at to get this discount for your group.

Register now for the best pricing!  Feel free to contact me anytime 
with questions.

Cheers, -Peter

Peter Mui
USENIX Association
2560 9th Street STE 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
510 548 8649 ext. 28
pmui at

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