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.

September 13 Meeting: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security


Topic: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security
Presenter: JP ".ronin"
When: Thursday, September 13, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: Part 1 Part 2
Slides: PDF (from CarolinaCon 2012).

This talk will start with an overview of Bluetooth technology and how to operate in a Linux environment. JP will then demonstrate various ways to test the security of your Bluetooth devices, followed by a showcase of several tools that the author has written and some new tools that he has yet to release.

JP ".ronin" Dunning is a security consultant and researcher. His research interests include wireless and portable security, and he is the primary developer of Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite. He maintains hackfromacave.com for publishing projects and research.

There will be a TriLUG workshop on bluetooth security held on Saturday, 15th September. (We hope to make this a part of GeekSPARK in Raleigh, the exact location of the workshop will be announced soon)

If you would like to participate in the Saturday workshop following the meeting, the recommended bluetooth dongle is the Sena UD100 dongle. It costs about $40 bucks. These are available at online, for example expansys-usa.com has a free shipping option.

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

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.

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August 9 meeting - CACert + GPG + Freenet

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

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.

This meeting is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest health insurance company, providing service to over 3.5 million North Carolinians. BCBSNC will have a representative at the meeting to discuss insurance plans that they offer, specifically for the self-employed.

Synopsis:
Wesley Hearn will be going over what Cloud computing is and where OpenShift is inside the Cloud stack. After everyone has a grasp on Cloud computing, he will go over how OpenShift differs from OpenShift Origin. Then it is on to the semi-fun stuff, the different components of OpenShift Origin and how they work together. Once Wesley has gone over all of this, he will show you how to set up and deploy a local install(he will be doing it in KVM) so you can develop and test your application before you push it to OpenShift.

Slides and files
Wesley's slides are available here: http://jknife.fedorapeople.org/TriLUG/

Video
Google Hangout Live recordings: Part 1 and Part 2

June 14 Meeting - OpenGL

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.

This presentation will cover the following:
- Introducing GLUT
- Creating a 2D Square
- Manipulating the Square
- OpenGL Rotation &Transform
- Adding 3D Rotation to the 2D Square
- Generating a pseudo-complex objects with a simple for loop

Although OpenGL is cross-language, the presentation code will be
displayed in C but understanding C is not needed.

Bio:
John Riselvato is a Computational Science Intern at Shodor in Durham,
North Carolina. John specializes in iOS development for Shodor, with
two apps currently on the app store. Recently he had an opportunity to
work on an OpenGL and CUDA project during his internship which sparked
a large interest in OpenGL.

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