[svlug] [svlug-announce] REMINDER: SVLUG Jul 02: David Bryson: Strong Cryptography in the Linux Kernel
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Tue Jul 1 12:00:30 PDT 2003
We're pleased to announce the next meeting of the Silicon Valley Linux
Strong Cryptography in the Linux Kernel
Wednesday, 02 Jul, 7pm-9pm or so.
David Bryson, Embedded Linux Engineer
In 2.5, strong cryptography was incorporated into the kernel. This
inclusion was a result of several motivating factors: remove
duplicated code, harmonize IPv6/IPSec, and the usual
crypto-paranoia. This talk will cover the history of the
Cryptographic API, its current state, what kernel facilities are
currently using it, which ones should be using it, plus future
applications including: hardware and assembly cryptography drivers,
hardware random number generation, and filesystem encryption.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
David is a Bay Area native and a Linux user since kernel
2.0.32(1998). He has written documentation and contributed code to
the 'International Kernel Patch'(also known as CryptoAPI) as well as
a widely used HOWTO 'The Linux CryptoAPI: A Users Perspective.'
David has also spoken at several academic and technical conferences
about cryptography on Linux. Currently he works as an embedded
Linux engineer in the Bay Area while writing drivers for the 2.5
kernel Cryptographic API.
Cisco Building 9. The land of NUMBERS. The VINEYARDS conference
center. The side we are on is the Silver Oak/Jordan conference rooms,
where a large Cisco fountain is usually not turned on. Directions on
how to get there are listed at:
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It's best if you arrive close to on time, as otherwise there may not
be someone posted at the door to let you in. After the speakers end
their presentation there is usually a Q&A session, time for job
seekers and employers to meet, and often a few door prizes. When the
meeting is over people are encouraged to chat a bit, but also to exit
the building so Cisco can lock up. Don't worry, a lot of us go to
dinner afterward so there's plenty of time to chat outdoors or
We look forward to seeing you there!
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