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LinuxPR: Timely Topics And Security Issues Top Sysadmin Conference Program

Oct 27, 2001, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
"Berkeley, CA, October 25, 2001 -- The USENIX Association and The System Administrators Guild (SAGE) today announced the addition of speaker William LeFebvre of CNN to their LISA, the 15th System Administration Conference in San Diego, California in December. "CNN.com: Facing a World in Crisis" will examine the need for vigilance in system administration and discuss the trials CNN system administrators faced when their internet site failed during the news deluge of the September 11th tragedy.

"Complacency during easy times can turn the unexpected event into a calamity," LeFebvre said. "Our site was brought back up by talented administrators whose work is vital to the health of the web site."

The LISA 2001 conference has always been a popular learning and networking venue for system administrators internationally. Its program addresses technical problems and diverse levels of experience combined with discussion on political, legal, and business aspects of computing. It regularly attracts a stellar list of industry luminaries such as Keynote Speaker and Science Fiction Writer Greg Bear, Security gurus Avi Rubin and Marcus Ranum, Sendmail creator Eric Allman, Perl expert Tom Christiansen, and Evi Nemeth, co-author of the sysadmin's bible "The UNIX System Administration Handbook."

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