We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.
Michael W. Lucas talks FreeBSD (and whatever else he wants)
Over a quarter of the Internet's traffic at any one time is served by FreeBSD. It supports many of the root nameservers that hold DNS together, and appears in devices ranging from EMC storage towers to the PlayStation 4. FreeBSD is royal blood Unix, with some components dating back nearly forty years.
If FreeBSD is in all these places, how come we don't hear more about it?
Tonight we're going to fix that.
Michael W Lucas, long-time sysadmin and author of the brand new third edition of "Absolute FreeBSD," will be talking about FreeBSD's philosophy, features, and performance. Why FreeBSD? Why not?
If time permits, he will also present a brief talk on troubleshooting terribly obscure problems using lesser-known features of common Unix tools.
Michael W. Lucas (MWL) is the author of over thirty books and has been using Unix since the late 1980s. His most recent titles include "Absolute FreeBSD 3rd ed.", "SSH Mastery, 2nd ed," "FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS," and the novel "git commit murder." Five years ago, he talked to us about OpenBSD and nearly separated poor Brian's shoulder. We make no promises as to Brian's safety tonight. MWL's writing may be found over at https://www.mwl.io
Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at the Buddy's Pizza in Novi (44225 W 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377) after the meeting.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334