This presentation was insanely ambitious. I thought it'd be cool to talk about how Linux is a secureable operating system.
Nothing is secure, of course, but unlike closed source systems, I believe Linux can be secured to an unparalleled degree, because you have ultimate control over everything.
So, I wanted to talk, purely in Linux kernel space, about any system calls that had security functions or reprecussions. Now this is for a 60 minute presentation. It took days longer to write the thing than it should have, because I kept finding more things I could add. At 120+ slides, I'd need to do a slide every 30 seconds to get through it, assuming no time was left for questions.
I made it through 98.
I had a blast. I think others had a blast too. I think others think I'm nuts. And they're probably right.
Anyway, here it is in it's entirety, so you can view it at a reasonable pace. If you prefer to view it as plain text, then the whole thing is concatenated into lfnw-2003.txt.
Also, thanks to all the folks who suggested I try MagicPoint - this
is a Linux geeks dream presentation tool. Write the damned thing in
/usr/bin/vi and run
in X11, print to HTML.
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