Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

Feb 7 Meeting: Wireshark

Topic: Wireshark
Presenter: Nathan Flowers
When: Thursday, February 7, 7pm (NOTE - 1st Thursday, NOT our usual 2nd Thursday)
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
Slides: PDF

Wireshark :
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

Nathan Flowers :
Nathan Flowers is a Network Engineer and has been with IBM for 23 years. He started his career in the National Support Center in Atlanta, GA, providing dealer support for PC, XT, AT, PS/2s, and Thinkpad systems. After moving to IBM in Raleigh, he joined the development group of the Network Hardware Division as an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Ethernet network engineer in 1998. Nathan has had many roles in the networking environment including IBM BladeCenter(r) networking solutions and BladeCenter and System x networking education. He is currently in the IBM Network Traffic Analysis group which provides network diagnostic and performance services. He is also a member of the SAN Central and Solutions support group, where he provides product engineering and solutions support for IBM Data Center Networking products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Kennesaw State University.



new mail server certificates

It's that time of year again... time to renew our SSL certificates.

For the truly paranoid, here are the fingerprints of the new SSL certificates for mail.trilug.org.

  • SHA1 Fingerprint=2E:C7:8D:5A:BF:80:48:2B:FB:C8:78:EA:DA:E3:44:08:4E:45:DB:60
  • MD5 Fingerprint=9C:67:D3:55:53:06:F2:8C:0E:1E:30:A8:1A:50:38:5D


Jan 12 Workshop: Raspberry Pi

Topic: Raspberry Pi
When: Saturday, January 12, 9am - 5pm
Where: 331 W. Main St - Basement, Durham, NC
Map: Google Maps
Meetup Page: RaspPi Meetup

* "Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation"

This workshop is a follow-up to the Triangle Linux Group's January 10th meeting, which will be all about Raspberry Pi, and may also interest you: http://www.trilug.org/2013-01-10/Raspberry_Pi

At least some of us SplatSpacers who will present at TriLug will be present for this workshop. There isn't an agenda beyond sharing knowledge, helping one another out, and showing off what's possible with the Pi. If you're doing something cool with your Pi, please come and show it off! If you have a Raspberry Pi but want to know more about what it can do, or how to set it up, come on down!

If you don't yet have a Raspberry Pi, the distributor we recommend is Newark: http://www.newark.com/ Their inventory is in South Carolina and tends to ship very quickly for Triangle residents.

See you soon!


Jan 10 Meeting: Raspberry Pi

Topic: Raspberry Pi
Presenter: Main Speaker Pete Soper coordinating with a group of Splat Space hackers of Durham NC
When: Thursday, January 10, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Slides: PDF
Video: YouTube

* "Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation"

Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pi is a very inexpensive, richly capable single board computer (SBC) designed for educational settings. It features a modest speed ARM chip, a half gigabyte of RAM, flash SD, USB, ethernet, graphic and direct digital I/O interfaces that work together with a highly capable port of Debian Linux as a general purpose computing system that can as easily host your home web server or LAN engine as it can keep an eye on your thermostat or dispense cat food while you're away.


In this introduction to Raspberry Pi attendees will get up close and personal with the hardware and software combination that is setting a new high water mark for price, performance, and useability. Multiple RPi demos in the main and conference rooms will be in operation during the meeting to provide the best opportunity for hands on experience. Traditional slide presentations will cover where RPi came from, what its capabilities are, and its charter for driving a wide range of educational opportunities while serving as an "instant platform" for a wide range of applications in hobby and light commercial settings. The bulk of the meeting will offer demos that go from "close to the metal," low level apps encroaching on the traditional domain of the Arduino family of SBCs to high level tools such as Clojure (Lisp implemented with the Java virtual machine).
Join a group of Splat Space hackers coordinated by the main speaker as they and other volunteers provide a rich introduction to this remarkable $35 device.


Alan Dipert is a Clojure programmer working for LonoCloud, Inc. Clojure is a Lisp for the JVM that runs nicely on the Raspberry Pi, and in his spare time Alan enjoys writing Clojure programs on his Pi to do mostly useless but occasionally entertaining things.

Inspired by electronic music to study Electronics, Physics, and Computer Science in the 1970's. Peter Reintjes currently uses his skills to make interactive music and video projects for SparkCon and to develop and maintain exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. He works with Arduino, PIC, and a few micro-controllers you haven't heard of, but now keeps a Raspberry PI in his toolbag.

Pete Soper is an underemployed software engineer who wrote and worked on system software like OS kernels, virtual machines, data communication protocols, compilers and runtime environments for five OEMs, three of which he helped start from scratch and saw bought by bigger fish. Recently he's looped back to embedded development to make data loggers and other gadgets out of off the shelf boards and custom PCBs.

Dec 13: Holiday Party - Open Source Showcase

Topic: Open Source Showcase and Holiday Social
Presenter: You!
When: Thursday, December 13, 7pm
Where: SplatSpace, 331 W. Main St., Durham, NC
Map: http://splatspace.org/location/
Photos: Cristobal Palmer's photos
Video: Youtube 1 & Youtube 2

Like last year, LUG members will be showcasing open source stuff (hardware, software or data) that they find interesting.

Sign up for a show-n-tell, or sign up to bring some food, snacks, goodies or beverages (adult or otherwise). You can also list ideas that you would like someone else to present.

The sign-up sheet is on the wiki: http://trilug.org/wiki/Meeting:2012_December_13

NOTE - The wiki contains the world's cheesiest spam protection. When you get the HTTP Authentication pop-up enter TRI in the username field and LUG in the password field.
To edit the page, you'll need to log in to this wiki... this is not your shell account password. There's a link on the left to log in or create a new account.

In previous years, we've seen a wide variety of stuff in the showcase: music tools, 3D-printing, Arduino projects, BackupPC, a local distro mirror, pfSense, Rockbox, Bluetooth tools, ShairPort, networking tools.

Take a chance to geek out with the LUG, see what others are up to, and mingle a little, jingle a little.


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