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External Talks, Papers and Publications

Computing staff from the School of Informatics have presented talks and papers at a number of national, and international, conferences. What follows is a selection of these, with links where appropriate to the relevant slides and papers

Authentication, Authorisation and Account Management

Intrusion Detection using the Linux Audit System
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the FLOSS UK 2015 DevOps Conference, York, March 24th - 26th 2015
[ Paper ] [ Slides ]

Crowd-Sourcing the Detection of Compromised User Accounts
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the FLOSS UK 2014 DevOps Conference, Brighton, March 18th - 20th 2014
[ Paper ] [ Slides ]

Do bad guys work weekends?
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the FLOSS UK 2013 Spring Conference, Newcastle, March 20th - 21st 2013
[ Slides ]

How to (hopefully) avoid getting r00ted
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the FLOSSUK 2012 Spring Conference, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, March 21st - 22nd 2012
[ Slides ]

SSH Service Root Compromise 2011
Stephen Quinney
A report on the root compromise of the Informatics SSH service. [ Paper ]

Building a new model for account management
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2008, Birmingham [ Slides ]

Kerberos Tutorial
Simon Wilkinson
Given as part of the UKUUG Spring Conference 2007, Manchester

If It Moves, Kerberize It
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the 2006 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop, University of Michigan, June 12-16, 2006
[ Slides ]

Kerberizing Our Network
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2006, Durham, March 21-23 2006.
Winner of Best Paper prize.
[ Paper ]

Kerberos within Automatically Configured Systems
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the 2005 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, June 20-24 2005
[ Slides ]

Filesystems

Moving to AFS
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the 2007 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop, Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre, 7-11 May 2007
[ Slides ]

OpenSSH, PAM and AFS - an unholy trinity?
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the 2007 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop, Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre, 7-11 May 2007
[ Slides ]

Secure Filesystems
Craig Strachan & Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2007, Manchester
[ Paper ] [ Slides ]

System Configuration

System Configuration: An end to hacky scripts?
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2008, Birmingham, April 1-2 2008.
[ Slides ]

Managing Monitoring in Distributed Environments
Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2008, Birmingham, April 1-2 2008.
[ Slides ]

System Configuration and LCFG: Tutorial Workshop
Paul Anderson, Kenneth MacDonald, Stephen Quinney and Alastair Scobie
The University of Edinburgh, June 2007
[ Introduction ] [ Programme, Slides and Recordings ] [ Presenters ]

Toward Broad-Spectrum Autonomic Management
Edmund Smith and Paul Anderson
The Sixth Internation Conference on Networking (ICN 2007), April 2007
[ Paper ] [ Slides ]

System Configuration
Paul Anderson
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2007, Manchester, March 19-21 2007.
[ Slides ]

System Configuration with LCFG
Stephen Quinney
Presented at the UKUUG Spring Conference 2007, Manchester, March 19-21 2007.
[ Slides ]

System Configuration
Paul Anderson
Short Topics in Systems Administration, May 2006

Why Configuration Management is Crucial
Paul Anderson
;login: the USENIX Association Newsletter, February 2006
[ Article ]

Configuration Tools: Working Together
Paul Anderson and Edmund Smith
Proceedings of the Large Installations Systems Administration (LISA) Conference, December 2005
[ Paper ]

System Administration and CDDLM
Paul Anderson and Edmund Smith
GGF12 CDDLM Workshop 2004

LCFG: The Next Generation
Paul Anderson and Alastair Scobie
UKUUG LISA Winter conference 2002, London
[ Paper ]

Large scale Linux configuration with LCFG
Paul Anderson and Alastair Scobie
Usenix ALS 2000 Conference, October 2000
[ Paper ]

Web Indexing

Standards in the CHIC-pilot distributed indexing architecture
Peter Valkenburg, Dave Beckett, Martin Hamilton, and Simon Wilkinson
In Towards Networking and Services in the Year 2001, Proceedings of TERENA Networking Conference 1998, volume 30, pages 1571-1578, Amesterdam, The Netherlands, September 2008.

General

Free Software Infrastructure in Informatics
Stephen Quinney and Simon Wilkinson
Presented at the October 2007 meeting of EdLug
[ Slides ]


 

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