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Jun 13, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

The schedule for the rest of the year has been published.

After the April meeting, I have scheduled the rest of the year. topics are picked, people scheduled, descriptions added (subject to edit), and I still have a list for next year. I’ll be talking to people over the next couple of weeks to see who wants to cover some future topics.

Apr 19, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

April followup

After our discussion, we came up with a list of topics for future meetings. I’m going to do a talk on the environmental monitor unit I brought with me based on the Raspberry Pi and a few add-ons for May We have the following items listed, with a couple of volunteers so far: Basic firewalls - re-purposing EOL gear for ongoing use (August) OpenVPN Security, an example would be the SANS Top 20 Zabbix (maybe June) Coursera experiences talk and discussion (July) Small NAS appliances such as Synology including: Package Creation encfs sshfs deduplication NFS ipkg Third party software packages Crypto basics(using OpenSSL) Pen Testing with Metasploit (tentatively in November) Hardware simulation on different platforms Using the XBMC API for message and video injection Online learning experiences (panel type presentation) Diskless Raspberry Pi Network and Automated installs of almost everything Configuration management with current tools Screencasting/training Good looking documentation with open source tools Wordpress usage cases For anyone interested, Bruce mentioned that Udemy has their top 1500 courses on for \$10.

Apr 17, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting: Topic discussions

This is going to be more of an interactive discussion meeting. The goal is to have a list of topics and get everyone involved in sharing some knowledge. I’ll post a followup with the topic list and we will try to schedule in the right people and topics over the rest of the year. In addition, we have a couple of items: A server room environmental monitor prototype BSDCan is next month and we will be swapping the night of our meetings On our regular meeting night in May, there will be a puppet meetup at the University of Ottawa.

Mar 15, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

New event system in use

I am trying out a different event manager and while I think it is better than the prior one, it doesn’t post an article on the site. I currently need to add an item manually and the RSS feed does not see the calendar events directly. I don’t think there are too many people who look at the RSS feed, but you never know. I’ll have to ask about it at the meeting.

Feb 9, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting 2014

Git for sysadmins Talking about git: what is it, what are the components, how do you make them go? Also a look at gitk and its capabilities, looking at a large codebase (¼ million lines of code, about 8 years of development, 9,000 revisions committed). Speaker Bio Talk by Brenda J. Butler, Maker member at CREDIL. Brenda has been programming on unix/linux environments for ~20 years, doing application development, web sites, kernel programming and embedded programming, with a little system administration and teaching thrown in for good measure.

Jan 17, 2014 - 28 minute read - Comments

Building a Firewall Appliance with pfSense and ALIX2D3

Purpose I am aware that this topic has been done before and probably more times than is worth counting, however this was originally written as a HOWTO for my brother to install a replacement for his old gateway box. I wanted to include all of the stuff that is usually left out, as I felt that would reduce the number of possible phone calls until he wanted to do something interesting with the unit.