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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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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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RT: Request Tracker

When
2009/02/03 - 7:00pm
2009/02/03 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson
Details

RT: Request Tracker is a powerful trouble ticket and support system written entirely in perl.


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Meeting: Demystifying Data Recovery

When
2007/12/04 - 7:00pm
2007/12/04 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Mark Baird from Drivesavers
Details

Mark will talk about what you need to know about getting data off failed drives, and other related topics in data recovery.

We all want to have good backups, but sometimes something fails; an important file on a system that wasn’t supposed to have important files, or files that got created before your backups had a chance to run. This talk is all about the things that happen when you don’t have good backups.

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Meeting: Virtual Networks w/Untangle

When
2008/03/04 - 7:00pm
2008/03/04 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Dirk Morris, CTO at Untangle
Details

Topic: “Trade-Offs in Building Entire Networks in Software”

Topic Summary:

Untangle, an open source software company, has developed a virtualization platform for packaging and delivering networking applications that make it easier for businesses to adopt open source software. In this presentation, Untangle’s Founder/CTO, Dirk Morris, will lay out a new model for deploying software at the network gateway to overcome the challenges of running multiple applications (firewall, IPS, VPN, Spam Blocker, Spyware Blocker, Web Filter, etc.) on standard x86 based hardware. Dirk will present an insider’s look at the tradeoffs Untangle made when designing a virtual network and tricks learned in
maintaining high performance between competing applications running on the same system.

About the Presenter:

Dirk Morris, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer


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Meeting: computer recycling

When
2008/04/01 - 7:00pm
2008/04/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

James Burgett of Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Details

James Burgett, Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC):
“Free Software, The Environment, Social Welfare, and the Digital Divide”

James will recount the path ACCRC has taken as it’s grown in the last five years to reclaim and reuse computers, peripherals, and other electronic devices people donate. In general, ACCRC gives computers to individuals and worthy organizations without charge or strings. ACCRC uses Linux on the systems it gives away and has developed quite a bit of expertise in installing various Linux distros on various (old) hardware.


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Meeting: PowerDNS

When
2007/01/03 - 6:00pm
2007/01/03 - 8:15pm

Speaker

August Schwer
Details

The PowerDNS Nameserver is a modern, advanced and high performance authoritative-only nameserver. It is written from scratch and conforms to all relevant DNS standards documents. Furthermore, PowerDNS interfaces with almost any database.

In this talk August will discuss how PowerDNS can serve your Name Serving needs, some of its advantages and disadvantages, how it can play well with other Name Servers and how you can migrate to it.

August is the Senior System Administrator at Sonic.net; more information about him can be found at his personal website: www.schwer.us .

Note: The time has been adjusted slightly for this meeting to accomodate the Sebastopol fireworks.


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Meeting: Networking & Security; Cobia

When
2007/05/01 - 7:00pm
2007/05/01 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Martin McKeay
Details

Come learn from security expert Martin McKeay about the new convergence paradigm for networking and security. Cobia™ is a Unified Network Platform™ that delivers critical network and security functions through open, flexible software. Cobia operates on off-the-shelf hardware and takes advantage of the latest in virtualization capabilities. Learn about the growing Cobia community of users and open source contributors, and how your network can benefit from Cobia.

StillSecure will be providing free pizza and beverages.

Martin McKeay is a well known security industry expert, speaker, blogger and podcaster. He is a regular contributor to Computerworld, and he recently launched the security channel for PodTech. Mr. McKeay has 15 years of IT experience, including over 7 years of experience in network security. He holds both CISSP and GIAC-GSNA certifications. Martin can be contacted at mmckeay@stillsecure.com.


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Meeting: Ruby on Rails

When
2007/03/06 - 7:00pm
2007/03/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Rob Orsini, author of the Rails Cookbook
Details

Rob will give a 1 hour overview of Rails including server setup, admin issues and templating.

What is Ruby on Rails? "Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern." What that means, basically, is that it lets programmers write applications without needing to worry too much about the boring details. Alternately, it's a a new, very popular way to create dynamic websites quickly and easily. Even if you're not a programmer you'll eventually want to deploy some cool new Rails application, and maybe even customize it a little for your site's needs.


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Meeting: MySQL Backup

2006/10/04 - 7:00pm
2006/10/04 - 8:30pm


Backup and Recovery manager for MySQL


Food starts at 6pm.
Speaker starts at 7pm.
Show up by 6:10 if you want in on a pizza (or other food) order.

As MySQL gets used in increasingly critical and 24/7 applications, its live backup has become increasingly important for administrators. Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL is a simple to use tool to do MySQL backups and recovery. It provides enterprise level backup features such as scheduling, reporting and notification. The talk will cover the details of project (code is available under GPL), product features and roadmap. We will also talk about choices and challenges while backing up a MySQL based environment.




Paddy Sreenivasan of zmanda.


Paddy has worked on multiple open source projects in areas of system availability, backup and recovery. Currently he’s focussed on database as well as system backup and recovery projects.