Talks

The Call for Presentations for the 2020 AFS Technologies Workshop is open until Febraury 15, 2020.

AuriStor File System Status Report

An update on major updates to the AuriStor File System in 2019 and 2020 plus a road map of expected deliverables in 2020. This will include real world milestones achieved by end user sites.

Presented by: Jeffrey Altman, AuriStor CEO

Complying with Key Rotation Policies using AuriStorFS

Many organizations are required to perform key rotation for network services on a regular cycle with typical periods ranging from 60 to 180 days. Key rotation is relatively easy for standalone services such as a host's Kerberos keytab. However, when keys must be rotated for a distributed service a failure to update any one instance's key can result in an outage. This talk will present the techniques that can be used with AuriStorFS to rotate cell-wide rxkad_krb5 and yfs-rxgk keys without the risk of outages.

Presented by: AuriStor

NIST 800 171 considerations for storage

Organizations deploying AFS technologies may soon have internal or research data subject to NIST 800-171 security standards under executive orders from both President Obama and President Trump. Funding for U.S. government federal agencies, commercial U.S. government federal contractors, and Educational institutions both domestic and international who are receiving grants or other U.S. government federal aid will become increasingly subject to compliance. Teradactyl will discuss NIST 800-171 requirements for controlled unclassified information. Learn the requirements and how organizations can adopt a compliant backup and archive solution for AFS technologies, HPC environments, and other heterogeneous computing platforms.

Presented by: John N. Riley III, Teradactyl LLC. CEO

Interoperability of AFS and AuriStor with Backup and Restore

OpenAFS and AuriStor continue to develop and introduce new features. Backup and restore software should provide solutions designed to simultaneously recover both of these AFS technologies in the event updates result in unintended and undesired consequences. The solution should also be capable of protecting organizational data in operations running multiple cells, transitioning between the solutions, or deploying both technologies to ensure organizational data integrity and business continuity.

Presented by: Kristen J. Webb, Teradactyl LLC. CFO

Proposed RX Extensions

AuriStor RX and Linux RX_RPC have pushed the RX protocol to its limits. This talk will present several proposals for RX protocol extensions which could improve the efficiency on LANs and throughput on high throughput high latency networks. These include proposals to increase the effective size of the selective acknowledgment table, negotiate large packet sizes up to 64K, and more.

Presented by: AuriStor

Linux: kafs, where are you now?

Linux kernel afs (kafs) and AF_RXRPC have inspired the development of many Linux subsystems including keyrings, keyutils, FS-cache, file system namespaces, and the new mount api which in turn have influenced the development of NFS, CIFS, Plan9 and Ceph. This talk discusses the current state of these technologies, how kafs was added to the Fedora Core distribution, and the next steps in its development.

Presented by: David Howells, Red Hat

AuriStorFS for Microsoft Windows

The last version of OpenAFS for Windows, 1.7.33, was released by AuriStor in November 2015. This talk will describe the current status of the AuriStorFS for Windows client and the changes that have been implemented in pursuit of certification by Microsoft.

Presented by: Jeffrey Altman, AuriStor