Date: Definite

Board Meeting

When
2009/06/30 - 6:00pm
2009/06/30 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Agenda:

  • Goodies
    • Books on request?
    • Books through ML (see below)
    • Advertising
    • What have we tried?
    • What worked?
    • What didn’t?
    • What can we try in the future?
      • Increase mailing list interest
    • Advertise on newsgroups
  • Future talks


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Board Meeting

When
2009/03/12 - 5:30pm
2009/03/12 - 6:30pm

Speaker

Details

Agenda:

  • Electing officers
    • President
    • Vice-President
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Other Jobs
    • Web software updates (Troy Arnold?)
    • Web content updates (entering event data, mostly)
    • announcing upcoming meetings
    • promotion (nblug, baylisa, etc)
    • speaker coordination
  • Contact info exchange
  • @SoCoSA.org email aliases
  • mailing list moderation
  • who gets the other keycard
  • group’s future
    • disband?
    • merge?
    • keep going?
  • Low turnout
  • Meeting topic focus (too much Linux?)
  • Topics for future meetings
    • April: Ganglia (cluster monitoring; unix)
    • May: RH Directory Server (LDAP; unix)
    • June: LTSP (unix)
    • July
    • August
  • September


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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Cancelled

When
2008/05/06 - 6:00pm
2008/05/06 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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