Individual Network e.V. Convention

September 27-28th, 1997 at the 'Quellenhof' hotel in Aachen, Germany


Saturday, 27.09.1997
09:00 - 09:30 Heiko Schlichting


09:30 - 10:30 Norbert Pohlmann,


versch. Firewalltechnologien

Werner Almesberger

ATM-Driver for Linux

10:30 - 11:30 T. Zieschang

Security and chipcards

Dave Miller

Linux on Sparc

11:30 - 12:30 M.Klische, DCS AG

High Security Internetworking

Stephen R. van den Berg


12:30 - 13:30 Break
13:30 - 14:30 Jens Bitter
Mannesmann ARCOR

IT - Sicherheitsorganisation

Bruce Perens ,

Debian Proj.Leader

14:30 - 15:30 X-Link Arttu Huhtiniemi, SolidTech

Database and Java

15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Gerhard Unger
SECURE Computing
Borderware Firewall
Fritz Elfert

ISDN for Linux

17:00 - 18:00 Richard Stallman

GNU Current Projects (HURD, Guile and others)
Ethico-political issues of free software

20:00 - open end Buffet + Informal reception
Sunday, 28.09.1997
09:30 - 10:30 J�rg Ladwein

Security Dynamics

Alan Cox


10:30 - 11:30 Lutz Donnerhacke ,


K. Schr�ter, DCS AG

Biometric identification
for remote access

11:30 - 13:00 Break

(We recommend participating in the Brunch instead of lunch)

13:00 - 14:00 Thomas Hetschold, GMD


Andreas B��

Status DPN

14:00 - 15:00 Jan Vekemans,
Vasco Data Security


Progressive Networks

Live Video

15:00 - 16:00 Jim Bidzos

President of RSA



Saturday, 27.09.1997
09:00 - 09:30 Uhr Key-Note
09:30 - 10:30 Uhr    
10:30 - 11:30 Uhr Sven Rudolph

Heiko Schlittermann

Debian GNU/Linux

Package Maintenance

11:30 - 12:30 Uhr J�rg Mertin

NT vs. Linux

12:30 - 13:30 Uhr Mittagessen
13:30 - 14:30 Uhr Stefan Lanz

Ascend Produkte

Lutz Donnerhacke


14:30 - 15:30 Uhr Debian GNU/Linux

Developer's Meeting

15:30 - 16:00 Uhr Pause
16:00 - 17:00 Uhr Bernd Eckenfels


Bettina Kauth, DFN-NOC

Status des B-Win

17:00 - 18:00 Uhr Vortrag Richard Stallman
20:00 - open end Buffet + Geselliger Abend
Sunday, 28.09.1997
09:30 - 10:30 Uhr Frank Heinzius


Andreas B��



10:30 - 11:30 Uhr Marius Vollmer

Gnome und Guile

11:30 - 13:00 Uhr Break

( Wir empfehlen die Teilnahme am Brunch statt eines Mittagessens )

13:00 - 14:00 Uhr Rigo Wennig


14:00 - 15:00 Uhr PGP-Signing


15:00 - 16:00 Uhr Vortrag Jim Bidzos

UltraPenguins Moving at the Speed of Light.

New architectures are both easier, and harder, to port modern operating systems to. They are easier to port because modern machines offer more options, and thus less constraints, to the implementator of the support. They are harder to port because with all these new choices, a well tuned port requires more thought and work to obtain the absolute best performance. The port of Linux to UltraSparc based platforms will be used as a concrete example to illustrate these issues in depth.

GNU Current Projects

Richard Stallman will give a technical overview of some current GNU software projects, including the GNU Hurd (the GNU kernel) and Guile (the GNU extensibility library).

Ethico-political issues of free software

Richard Stallman will talk about the origin and philosophy of the GNU project, and how these relate to the free software community's present challenges.

IP Version 6, Why, what and how ?

Why ?

What ?

How ?


Alan Cox

Name: Alan Cox

Age: 29

Employer: Cymru.Net

Education: Degree in Computer Science from The University Of Wales, Swansea.

Linux Experience: Alan is the author of much of the Linux networking protocol code and protocol stacks. He is also the author of the original Linux SMP code, which was sponsored by Caldera Inc.

His work in the networking layers included much reviewing of the Linux IPv6 support and the RFC drafts for the protocol. Alan took an active part on the IPv6 implementors list before handing the Linux IPv6 project over to Pedro Roque.

Alan's current projects are the Linux/Mac68K port, and drivers for the IBM PC110 palmtop.

Alan writes a monthly Linux column for Boardwatch Magazine.

Other Interests:

Computer Security

Alan has a longstanding interest in computer security issues, but gave up co-operating with CERT when they failed to announce or do anything to further the fixing of a serious Solaris 2.5 security bug which is now 15 months old and still it seems unfixed.


Alan recently discovered gardening. What this will result in is a mystery. At the moment the count is an unbuilt shed, a lot of broken concrete and two patches of lawn.