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GUUG-Frühjahrsfachgespräch 2017

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I had the honor to attend a new (for me) conference: The spring meeting of the German Unix User Group, this time hosted by the Cybersecurity department of the Darmstadt Technical University.

The conference had about 115 participants and orients itself mostly towards admins. The former emphasis on Unix is long gone, all talks except one (about Solaris) where about Linux and Linux-based technologies. Two days of tutorials where followed by 2 days of talks in 2 parallel tracks.

Noteworthy talks where the keynote about Jailbreaking WiFi Firmware by Matthias Schulz, Architecture Pattern for Container and Kubernetes by Thomas Fricke and several talks about software defined storage. Especially the ensuing discussion between the speakers representing competing approaches helped many attendees to sharpen their own opinions.

Jailbreaking WiFi Firmware Impressive walk-through of the effort it took to turn Broadcom Wifi chips into WiFi monitors suitable for WiFi hacking. The code is available on