Open Networking Summit North America Program Now Available, Featuring Topics for the Enterprise, Cloud and Service Providers

  • Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the premier open networking event includes over 75 sessions across Business & Architecture, Technical and General Interest Tracks, Developer Forums, Tutorials, Keynotes and more

    SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the full schedule of sessions, speakers and activities for Open Networking Summit North America, taking place March 26-29 in Los Angeles. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Integrate. Automate. Accelerate.’

    Open Networking Summit (ONS) is the industry’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking, including software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.

    Keynote speakers come from companies representing the growing networking ecosystem including Alibaba, Arm, Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Ciena, Dell EMC, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, Intel, LF Networking, Nokia, ONF, Uber and VMware.

    Session highlights include:

    • Automate or Die: 5 Network Automation Things You Have to Do – Eric Hanselman, 451 Research
    • Platform Approach for SDN Predictive Management Using AI and ML – David Lu & George Sultana, AT&T
    • Colt’s Evolution: From MPLS to Cloud Networking – Javier Benitez, Colt Technology Services
    • Containers and Clusters for Customer Success – Balasubramaniyan Kannan, Equinix
    • K8Guard an Auditing System for Kubernetes – Medya Ghazizadeh, Google
    • Intelligence Driven Network: The “Next Hop” of Internet – David Meyer & Zhibo Gong, Huawei
    • Creating a Safer, Smart Ride – NFV for Automotive – Steven Furr & Trinath Somanchi, NXP
    • Istio and Envoy: Enabling Sidecars for Microservices – Angela Chin, Pivotal
    • 5G and Open Source Networking – Jamil Chawki, Orange
    • A New Software Engineering Methodology for creating Resilient Microservices – Pethuru Raj, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

    The full agenda can be viewed here.

    Co-located events and onsite activities at ONS include:

    • Open Networking Innovation Forum (ONIF) – An invitation-only think tank gathering leaders from across the networking ecosystem to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and the open source business model.
    • Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) – The premier venue for research publications on SDN.
    • Developer Forums – LF Networking, Open Networking Foundation, and Acumos Project will be holding developer forums on Monday, March 26 and the morning of Tuesday, March 27, prior to ONS, to provide developers an opportunity for deep technical discussions, cross-project collaboration, hacking and more.
    • Evening Events – ONS offers an invitation-only Partner Reception on Tuesday evening at the Grammy Museum, in addition to all-attendee receptions onsite Wednesday and at The Majestic on Thursday.
    • Solutions & Demo Showcase – Expo floor featuring a combination of hand-picked demonstrations of collaborative multi-organization solutions at the cutting edge of open source networking, along with demos from leading networking organizations.
    • Morning Activities – Attendees can participate in a 5K Fun Run or a Morning Meditation session.
    • Child Care – To make the conference more accessible for parents, complimentary child care is provided onsite (RSVP required no later than March 2).

    Registration is discounted to $1195 through February 11. Members of The Linux Foundation and the LF Networking Fund receive a 20% discount. Discounted academic and student rates are also available. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

    The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

    Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at

    This event is made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Arm; Platinum Sponsors Alibaba Cloud, Dell EMC, Ericsson and Huawei; Gold Sponsors Ciena and Nokia; and Silver Sponsors ADTRAN, Fujitsu, Inocybe, and Lumina Networks.

    Additional Resources

    YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (

    Open Networking Summit 2017 Event Recap (

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Tmux Commands

screen and tmux

A comparison of the features (or more-so just a table of notes for accessing some of those features) for GNU screen and BSD-licensed tmux.

The formatting here is simple enough to understand (I would hope). ^ means ctrl+, so ^x is ctrl+x. M- means meta (generally left-alt or escape)+, so M-x is left-alt+x

It should be noted that this is no where near a full feature-set of either group. This - being a cheat-sheet - is just to point out the most very basic features to get you on the road.

Trust the developers and manpage writers more than me. This document is originally from 2009 when tmux was still new - since then both of these programs have had many updates and features added (not all of which have been dutifully noted here).

Action tmux screen
start a new session tmux OR
tmux new OR
tmux new-session
re-attach a detached session tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
re-attach an attached session (detaching it from elsewhere) tmux attach -d OR
tmux attach-session -d
screen -dr
re-attach an attached session (keeping it attached elsewhere) tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
screen -x
detach from currently attached session ^b d OR
^b :detach
^a ^d OR
^a :detach
rename-window to newname ^b , <newname> OR
^b :rename-window <newn>
^a A <newname>
list windows ^b w ^a w
list windows in chooseable menu ^a "
go to window # ^b # ^a #
go to last-active window ^b l ^a ^a
go to next window ^b n ^a n
go to previous window ^b p ^a p
see keybindings ^b ? ^a ?
list sessions ^b s OR
tmux ls OR
tmux list-sessions
screen -ls
toggle visual bell ^a ^g
create another window ^b c ^a c
exit current shell/window ^d ^d
split window/pane horizontally ^b " ^a S
split window/pane vertically ^b % ^a |
switch to other pane ^b o ^a <tab>
kill the current pane ^b x OR (logout/^D)
collapse the current pane/split (but leave processes running) ^a X
cycle location of panes ^b ^o
swap current pane with previous ^b {
swap current pane with next ^b }
show time ^b t
show numeric values of panes ^b q
toggle zoom-state of current pane (maximize/return current pane) ^b z
break the current pane out of its window (to form new window) ^b !
re-arrange current panels within same window (different layouts) ^b [space]
Kill the current window (and all panes within) ^b killw [target-window]
  • Use the same script for updating/ upgrading

    Make sure to change the versions to the latest releases:

    #!/bin/bash set -e bpcver=4.2.1 bpcxsver=0.57 rsyncbpcver=

    Scroll through the script, know what you are doing.

    Uncomment the upgrade section(s) and comment out the install section(s)

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  • Again running smartctl after all is said and done:

    smartctl --all /dev/sda

    ddrescue-smartctl-after-rescue.png ddrescue-smartctl-2.png

    Yet an old drive in itself, I run the wheels off of them, and monitor regularly as anyone should.

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