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.

August 11 Workshop: CAcert Assurer Training, GPG Keysigning, Freenet

Wed, 2012-07-18 21:58

When: Saturday, 11 August, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace 331 W. Main St - Basement, Durham, NC
Map: Google Maps To get in when you arrive, call the number on the door.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CAcert Training (Jeffrey Frederick)
Format is a lecture/slide show for about 45-60 minutes. Then an open discussion, maybe 25-30 minutes depending on the questions. The last part is a group assurance. Each person will assure other attendees as needed. Maybe 30-45 minutes. See http://www.cacert.org/ for more info.

lunch - Any time between CAcert and GPG.
Bring your own food, order a pizza, or make a run to Main Street.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GPG Keysigning (Jack Hill)
GPG intro and keysigning party.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Freenet (Evan Daniel)
Learn how to install and run a Freenet server
(note: Freenet is not the same thing as Freenode)

If you plan to attend the CAcert Training, please RSVP via Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/72595012/ or send an email to steering@trilug.org.

August 9 meeting - CACert + GPG + Freenet

Mon, 2012-07-02 11:35

Topic: Triple Play: CACert + GPG + Freenet
Presenters: Brian McCullough on CAcert + Jack Hill on GPG + Evan Daniel on Freenode
When: Thursday, August 9, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: 9Aug2012 TriLUG

This TriLUG meeting is a "Triple Play", with three related topics presented together.

  • Brian McCullough will present CAcert
  • Jack Hill will present GPG
  • Evan Daniel will present Freenet

CAcert
The first topic is an introduction to CAcert.org (www.cacert.org). CAcert is a community driven certificate authority (CA) that issues digital certificates to members free of charge. CAcert uses the Web of Trust (WoT) model to validate identities to provide more functionality to members. This presentation will introduce CAcert, it's mission, and it's services.

Freenet
Freenet (freenetproject.org) is a distributed peer-to-peer data storage network. It enables users to store and retrieve documents, and provides strong anonymity and censorship resistance. Applications exist to use the network for file sharing, publishing and viewing web pages, social networking, and mail. The talk will cover the philosophy behind Freenet; an overview of data storage, routing, and cryptography; a programmer's perspective on using the network; and installation and setup of the software.

GPG
An introduction to openPGP (rfc 4880) formatted keys and messages. After the talk, the audience should have the necessary understanding to participate in the global web of trust. To this end we will cover how to manipulate keys using the GnuPG command line interface, how to interpret portions of the web of trust to make real world decisions, and an overview of what to expect in a keysigning. I will also give motivating examples of why participating in the global web of trust is useful: authenticating email, and
distributing software free from tampering.

Jack Hill is UNC-CH student and web developer with interests in scientific and educational software and functional programming.

Sponsor: none

July 12 meeting - OpenShift

Mon, 2012-07-02 11:22

OpenShift Logo
Topic: OpenShift
Presenter: Wesley Hearn
When: Thursday, July 12, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Sponsor: BCBSNC 1-800-324-4973

Wesley Hearn will be presenting OpenShift, a cloud computing platform as a service product from Red Hat.

June 14 Meeting - OpenGL

Tue, 2012-05-29 22:18

Topic: OpenGL
Presenter: John Riselvato
When: Thursday, June 14, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Example Code: OpenGLPresentation_Linux_v1.tgz
Slides: OpenGL Presentation Slides
Video Recording: 14 June 2012 TriLUG Meeting - Opengl

This TriLUG meet is an introduction in OpenGL. OpenGL (Open Graphics
Library) is a hardware independent, cross-platform, cross-language API
for developing graphical interfaces. It takes simple points, lines and
polygons and gives the programmer the liberty to create outstanding
projects.

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May 19 Annual Spring Installfest

Fri, 2012-04-20 10:25

*Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) Annual Spring Installfest*

When: May 19, 2012, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace
331 W. Main St - Suite B02 (Basement)
Durham, NC 27701
919-704-HACK

RSVP: via meetup

Now is your chance to install that favorite Linux or UNIX distro you always wanted on your computer. At Installfest we will have workshops to help you install Linux right, and tune it properly for your intended purpose, including advice from professional sys-admins and long-time experienced Linux and UNIX users.

May 10 Meeting - OpenSource.com

Sat, 2012-04-14 21:07

Topic: OpenSource.com
Presenter: Ruth Suehle
When: Thursday, May 10, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video Recording: 10 May 2012 TriLUG Meeting - OpenSource.com

"Open source" isn't just about code anymore. It's a successful business model for selling that software — Red Hat recently became the first billion-dollar open source company. Then other businesses took notice and adopted openness principles. Now we see openness in education. In governments and laws. The principles of open source are changing everything about our lives — principles that you use in software development every day.

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April 14 Hack Day: IPv6

Fri, 2012-03-16 10:32

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever

This TriLUG Hack Day is about everything IPv6. Bring your PCs, smartphones, tablets, routers, or other interesting devices to see how they'll work in our IPv6 test lab. Come and get some hands-on experience with IPv6 on your own equipment.

This day is about preparing for World IPv6 Launch Day on 6th June. On this day, ISPs and Website operators will switch on IPv6 - permanently !

Location:
SplatSpace located at 331 W. Main Street Durham, NC.

Date:
The hack day will be on Saturday 14th April 2012. All day. 10am - 5pm

April 12 Meeting - Preparing for World IPv6 Day

Mon, 2012-03-12 11:56

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever

Topic: Preparing for World IPv6 Day
Presenter: Kevin Otte,Igor Partola, Jym Williams-Zavada, Alan Porter
When: Thursday, April 12, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video Recording: April 12 TriLUG Meeting - Preparing for World IPv6 Day

March 8 Meeting - Device Mapper Multipath

Wed, 2012-02-22 09:18

Topic: Device Mapper Multipath
Presenter: Adam Drew
When: Thursday, March 8, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Slides: adrew-trilug-multipath.tar.bz2
Video Recording: March 8 Meeting - Device Mapper Multipath

Synopsis:
In enterprise environments fault tolerance, redundancy, and high throughput are all major concerns. And there are few places where these concerns are as pressing as they are for enterprise storage. Multipath is a storage technology that fulfills all of these requirements and Device Mapper Multipath is a native multipathing solution for Linux systems. Though Device Mapper Multipath is mature, stable, and widely deployed it is often misunderstood and incorrectly deployed.

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March 10 Hack Day: OpenWRT No.2

Thu, 2012-02-09 15:42

Due to the overwhelming success of the first Hack Day, TriLUG is doing it again: Hack Day No.2.

Hack Days are kind of like an install fest, where members come together face to face to share ideas and lend a helping hand. The theme for this hack day will be on running Linux (OpenWRT) on Wireless Routers. We ran out of time at the last Hack Day, so let's do it again.

Please add your router to the table on the OpenWRT Hack Day wiki.

Location:
SplatSpace located at 331 W. Main Street Durham, NC.

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