Donald Neal wrote:
At some stage a formal(ish) call for presentations
should be issued.
Before that, could people who are likely to attend please tell me what
sort of topics they'd be interested in? Volunteers to present are, of
I'd like to see a few practical type presentations from people, things
like "How we use Oracle and BitKeeper to maintain our router configs" sort
of things. A couple of people I talked to at Uniforum had some cools ways
of installing and maintaining their servers for example .
I've seen a few technical type conferences where they have 5 or 10 minute
talks on short topics. This might be a good thing for people to stand up
and give a quick talk on "p2p kazaa proxy servers " or "Trends in errors
in Herald IT articles" or something. So if you know something that other
people might be interested in but you don't want to talk for a whole hour
then you could do one of those.
Maybe something about IPV6 or Multicast telling people why they should
deploy it on their networks from a revenue perspective :)
How about someone from Telecom giving a bit of a talk on IPnet, how it's
designed, how ADSL and dialup gets from the customer to the ISP etc? Most
of us have to interact with it but I've only picked up the odd bit here
and there rather than a nice outline (including how each dept (NCC,
Netgate, CRC etc) fits in) . 
VOIP seems to be getting a bit more mature now so maybe a talk or two in
 One thing I noticed from Uniforum was that a lot of people run "Debian
everywhere except for the Oracle Servers" , Interesting trend to see
since Debian doesn't get much press.
 Someone will probably give the URL for the uptodate document that does
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