LISA '03: 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

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