Our FreeBSD Networking Stack presentation is finally happening this month!
Our Field Trip to Novell on The SuSE Real-Time Linux Kernel is scheduled for the 3rd Thursday in March... 19-MAR-2009.
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Location: The Cooper Union (http://www.cooper.edu) School of Engineering 51 Astor Place (8th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave) East Village, Manhattan New York City Meeting Room: The Driscoll Room: 136E (1st Floor) Located on the North side of Astor Place (8th Street), between 3rd & 4th Avenues. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to the room. From the main entrance, keep going straight beyond the guard till the end of the hall, make a left, pass the elevators (on your left), keep going, and Room 136E will be on your right. Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union). 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East. '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. Free street parking becomes available at 6pm. There are also parking lots on Broadway at Astor Place.
Topic: The FreeBSD Networking Stack
This talk will be an introductory tutorial to network device drivers in FreeBSD. We plan to cover the Intel Gigabit Ethernet interface, aka the igb, as well as to talk in general about how drivers are hooked into the system, and how the standard kernel APIs are used to work with them.
More details to be announced soon.
FreeBSD 7 Links: http://www.FreeBSD.org/ http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/7.1R/announce.html http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/7.1R/relnotes.html http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/7.1R/errata.html http://torrents.freebsd.org:8080/ ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/
George Neville-Neil is a member of the FreeBSD project, its core, release engineering and security teams as well as co-author with Kirk McKusick of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System". He is also a member of the ACM Queue editorial board and the columnist Kode Vicious. His research interests include operating systems, real-time and embedded programming, and networking. He is also an avid cyclist and traveler who has made his home in Tokyo, Japan for the last 4 years.
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon, and EM64T), UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development. For information about FreeBSD, visit http://www.freebsd.org.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!
As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!