Recent Meeting Details

November Meeting: Setting up a VPS / Krack wifi exploit

Date: November 2, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P201

Tonight's meeting is about setup and use of servers and a brief intro to the recently publicized Krack wifi exploit

NOTE: Due to picket lines apparently shutting down at 1900, the meeting start is delayed slightly to avoid OCLUG members having to deal with them.

Canning SPAM

Setting up an inexpensive VPS

Speaker: John C. Nash

Needing to be able to run Subversion to support my writing, with an existing need for static web pages and mail forwarding for two addresses, I took advice of both OCLUG members and the manager of my previous hosting (who could not support Subversion) and set up a VPS on ovh.com. I will walk through the process with the ups and downs. Some issues remain concerning hardening postfix for which discussion is welcome. While I've run a few servers over the years, this is my first time with postfix as well as some other aspects of server management, while other tasks were very straightforward for me. A lot of the information I found on the web offered multiple and different approaches to problems. My goal is to share my experiences and to write them up to streamline the job for others.

Topics for discussion relating to server setup and management are welcome. Please raise them on the list at linux@oclug.on.ca so they can be added as agenda items (and so I can hopefully find some people willing to provide advice).

Note that the Board is working on setting up a similar facility for OCLUG because our existing Tux is very old (about 15 years!) and, like all older systems, has accumulated a goodly amount of unused crud. We want to simplify while keeping useful functions for members. Ideas (and help!) welcome.


Krack Wifi exploit

Speaker: Alex Pilon

Alex has agreed to lead a brief overview and discussion of the Krack wifi exploit recently publicized. Contributions to this discussion welcome depending on time and interest of the group.



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October Meeting: GitLab services and PBX log extraction

Date: October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P201

We are back at Algonquin this month Room P201

This month we will have two talks, one from Rob Echlin on GitLab services and one from Ian Gorman on PBX log data extraction.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there typically will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken at the end of the talks.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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Git services: GitLab beats GitHub

Speaker: Robert Echlin

In some use cases, just for variety and flair

Rob has used git for 7+ years, and managed Git servers just as long. His experience with Bitbucket, and older VCSs informs this discussion . It looks like these two are the future of central repositories: others are already following.

We will look at workflows, features, ease of use, and choices.


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PBX log extraction

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Ian will be giving a short talk and demo of some work he is doing for the National Capital Freenet's phone system.



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September Meeting: Splitting Logs & Ad Hoc collaboration

Date: September 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Dymon Storage Boardroom, 110 Didsbury Road

We will not be at Algonquin this month We will be at Dymon Storage in Kanata for this meeting

As this is September and the beginning of the new year at Algonquin, we do not have an assigned room yet. This should be cleared up for October.

This month we will have two talks, one from Ian on PBX log data extraction and one from Scott on anonymous data collaboration.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there typically will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken at the end of the talks.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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PBX log extraction

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Ian will be giving a short talk and demo of some work he is doing for the National Capital Freenet's phone system.


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Ad Hoc anonymous collaboration

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This will be a talk on the PirateBox project, which is an anonymous internet-disconnected network for collaboration and file sharing. There will be a demo as well as the talk.



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August Meeting: Hybrid tablet Linux & Bookmaking

Date: August 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P216b

We will be in room P216b this meeting

This month we will have two talks, one from Scott on getting linux up and running in a useful fashion on an inexpensive hybrid tablet and the second from John on his bookmaking project (That is publishing, not betting). There will also be a discussion regarding the OCLUG Wiki.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken then.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

Quick Wiki discussion

Speaker: John C. Nash

John will be giving an update regarding the OCLUG Wiki


Bookmaking

Speaker: John C. Nash

John will be talking about his adventures in book production, tools, and recent successes


Linux on a hybrid tablet

Speaker: Scott Murphy

Scott will be going over the joy of installing on cheap hardware. Cheap in both senses of the word.



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2017 LITW: The Canada 150 Edition

Date: July 16, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Park Ottawa

This year LITW will be held at Strathcona Park on Sunday July 16 @ 13:00 (1:00pm) rain or shine.

This is a casual, family oriented event. Bring kids, significant others, devices, laptops, battery operated projects, autonomous vehicle (not a flying machine), submersible rover, camera, or whatever suits your fancy.

Bring some food to share and a fun attitude. Past experience indicates that the squirrels are friendly and the gulls are voracious.

The board will bring a cooler of pop/juice/water, some paper plates, utensils, paper towels and anything else we think would be a good idea.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to the board with a count of how many people you are bringing so we have an idea as to how much to bring.

Looking forward to another successful LITW and we will see you there!


Past Meetings

2017 November Meeting Setting up a VPS / Krack wifi exploit
2017 October Meeting GitLab services and PBX log extraction
2017 September Meeting Splitting Logs & Ad Hoc collaboration
2017 August Meeting Hybrid tablet Linux & Bookmaking
2017 LITW The Canada 150 Edition
2017 July Meeting RaspberryPi/Arduino open discussion
2017 June Meeting HTML150 + UEFI Learning Experiences
2017 May Meeting Can-It Advanced Features & Surface Pro 4 linux
2017 April Meeting AGM, Static Sites revisited and filesystem discussion
2017 March Meeting DTMF Generator on Rotary Phone & OS Agnostic Computing
2017 February Meeting Deep Neural Networks & GalliumOS on a Chromebook
2017 January Meeting Speech Synthesis & Linux on the Surface
2016 December Meeting PDF data extraction & What do we use Linux for?
2016 November Meeting Tiny Clusters & Portable Toolkits
2016 October Meeting Ransomware
2016 September Meeting Cancelled
2016 August Meeting Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Open-Source Software, ongoing projects update
2016 July Meeting LITW 2016
2016 July Meeting Rescheduled: Block box testing and short dashing presentation
2016 June Meeting Block box testing and short dashing presentation
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