By Francois Marier

On Lanyrd

Many Debian developers find themselves providing some form of technical support to friends and family. Achieving the mystical five nines is well beyond the means of an amateur sysadmin like myself, but giving my dad reliable boxes to use can be achieved without eating all of my free time.

This talk will draw on my experience supporting and maintaining my dad's Debian-based computers. I will briefly describe the hardware setup, introduce some useful packages and share some configuration hints. Areas of focus will include system updates, reliability, monitoring and security.

About Francois

Francois is a software developer working for Mozilla.

He's been a Debian developer for a little while and has worked on commercial Open Source projects for most of his professional career.

He enjoys building software, fixing things, and is particularly interested in security, privacy and decentralized systems.