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Friday, October 30 • 13:00 - 13:45
State of the User Namespace - Stephane Graber & Christian Brauner, Canonical

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The user namespace first started off as a way to run safer containers, preventing trivial container escapes and privilege escalations. It has since evolved into a versatile tool used by container managers as well as a growing number of other software, ranging from network services to web browsers. In this talk we'll go over the main characteristics of the user namespace, its current uses, recent improvements and new features as well as going over some of the upcoming work on it.

Speakers
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Stephane Graber

Project leader for LXD, Canonical Ltd.
Stéphane Graber is the upstream project leader for LXC and LXD at Canonical and a frequent speaker and track leader at events related to containers and Linux. Stéphane is a longtime contributor to the Ubuntu Linux distribution as an Ubuntu core developer and previous Ubuntu technical... Read More →
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Christian Brauner

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Christian Brauner is a kernel developer and maintainer of the LXD and LXC projects currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft. He works mostly upstream on the Linux Kernel maintaining various bits and pieces. He is strongly committed to working in the open, and... Read More →



Friday October 30, 2020 13:00 - 13:45 GMT
LSS Theater
  Linux Security Summit (LSS)