SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/06/01 - 5:00pm
2010/06/01 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/06/01 - 5:00pm
2010/06/01 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/05/04 - 5:00pm
2010/05/04 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/05/04 - 5:00pm
2010/05/04 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/04/06 - 5:00pm
2010/04/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/04/06 - 5:00pm
2010/04/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/03/02 - 7:00pm
2010/03/02 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Open Mic
Details

Day: Tuesday March 2nd
Time: 7pm
Location: Toad in the Hole Pub, 116 5th Street, Santa Rosa http://www.google.com/search?q=toad+in+the+hole+santa+rosa
Topic: The future of SoCoSA!
Speaker: Open Mic
Event Page: http://socosa.org/node/964

Everyone who has some time and interest come on down to the Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa to discuss the future of SoCoSA. We’ll be discussing whether SoCoSA will be continuing in the future, and anything else we find interesting. Even if you don’t want a say in SoCoSA’s future, come have a beer!


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/03/02 - 5:00pm
2010/03/02 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, at Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/02/02 - 7:00pm
2010/02/02 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson
Details

Unison is a file synchronization utility for UNIX and Windows that allows very easy file synchronization between two hosts (or with a slightly more complex config, more) over socket, IP, or tunneled over SSH. Supporting two way replication, Unison is ideal for situations where changes are often made to both systems that need to be synchronized.

This talk will cover general features and use cases of Unison, including a case study for using Unison as the core architecture for the files in a multi-server web cluster.


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2010/01/05 - 7:00pm
2010/01/05 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, with the presentation starting at 7pm and the doors opening at 6 or 6:30…


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SoCoSA Meeting

When
2009/12/01 - 7:00pm
2009/12/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, with the presentation starting at 7pm and the doors opening at 6 or 6:30…


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Cancelled

When
2009/11/03 - 7:00pm
2009/11/03 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

This meeting is cancelled.

SoCoSA meetings are the first tuesday of every month, with the presentation starting at 7pm and the doors opening at 6 or 6:30…


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BackupPC

When
2009/10/06 - 7:00pm
2009/10/06 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson
Details

This month at SoCoSA we'll be covering BackupPC, a popular and very full featured open source backup system. BackupPC supports backup through SMB, Tar/gz over SSH or NFS, or rsync. The killer feature of BackupPC is file pooling, which allows identical files from different backups, or even different systems, to take up only the space of a single file on the backup server. This allows moderately priced backup servers to vastly increase the number of system they can backup, the retention period of backups, or both.


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Asterisk

When
2009/09/01 - 7:00pm
2009/09/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Trevor Benson
Details

This meeting of SoCoSA will cover beginner’s Asterisk, from choosing how to run asterisk and initial configuration to setting up your first custom dial plan. This will be a crash course on the terminology of Asterisk, what you can do with it, and how you can go about doing it.


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Introduction to Forensics

When
2009/08/04 - 7:00pm
2009/08/04 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kyle Rankin
Details

In this talk Kyle Rankin will provide an introduction to performing forensics analysis on Linux machines using the popular Sleuthkit tools with their easy-to-use Autopsy web-based front-end. The talk will cover initial installation and configuration of Sleuthkit and Autopsy, basic concepts and considerations for a forensics investigation, and at the end there will be a demo with a real, compromised Linux image.

Talk starts at 7pm; show up by 6:10pm if you want to get in on the pizza order.


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GlusterFS

When
2009/07/07 - 7:00pm
2009/07/07 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson
Details

GlusterFS is a cluster file system with some unique characteristics, it has enterprise class features and is free, it uses chaining to customize it’s features to your specific needs, and it has a fast and open development team that’s very responsive to user requests. Some of these features make it very useful in high availability and load balancing environments. It’s not without it’s problems, though, and deciding when GlusterFS is feasible and when it isn’t can be a hard choice. This discussion will cover the features of GlusterFS, along with when it is and isn’t the right choice for your clustering needs.


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LTSP

When
2009/06/02 - 7:00pm
2009/06/02 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

The focus f this meeting will be LTSP implementations, how they are used, what OS components are utilized, and what happens in an LTSP boot from start to finish. There will also be discussion of LTSP’s role in centralized computing and green computing initiatives. The general steps that need to be accomplished to setup an LTSP installation will also be covered.


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RH Directory Server

When
2009/05/05 - 7:00pm
2009/05/05 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson / Trevor Benson
Details

Red Hat Directory Server / CentOS Directory Server provides an easily administered and robust solution for entities needing an enterprise class LDAP system. With support for 4 way multi-master replication, easy integration into the Red Hat suite of systems, and comprehensive documentation, it’s a good choice for both deploying a new LDAP structure and migrating from an existing one.

Covered topics will include:
Implementing redundancy through multi-master replication
Configuring clients to connect to LDAP for single sign on
Using pGina to provide LDAP auth for windows
Using Samba to provide single sign on for windows through native windows client

After attending this talk a system administrator of moderate experience with windows and Linux should be able to implement single sign on for a small heterogeneous network with little effort.


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Ganglia

When
2009/04/07 - 7:00pm
2009/04/07 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Jason Cook
Details

Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. It leverages widely used technologies such as XML for data representation, XDR for compact, portable data transport, and RRDtool for data storage and visualization. It uses carefully engineered data structures and algorithms to achieve very low per-node overheads and high concurrency. The implementation is robust, has been ported to an extensive set of operating systems and processor architectures, and is currently in use on thousands of clusters around the world. It has been used to link clusters across university campuses and around the world and can scale to handle clusters with 2000 nodes.


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Citrix + elections

When
2009/03/03 - 7:00pm
2009/03/03 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Mike Gaal
Details

In addition to Mike’s talk outlined below, we will be holding elections for SoCoSA board members. There are 5 seats and the board elects offices (like president) from amongst those elected to the board, so if you want to help out with the group, you should send an email to discuss@socosa.org nominating yourself for the board.

Mike will be mainly talking about Citrix Presentation Server (now named XenApp.)

Approximate outline:

  • Citrix and its Technology
  • The “Farm” Concept
  • Servers
  • Applications
  • Connecting

Citrix XenApp is a Windows application virtualization and delivery system that manages applications in the datacenter and delivers them as an on-demand service to users anywhere using any device.


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