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.

Oct 11 Meeting: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine

Topic: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine
Presenter: Jim Salter and Todd Lewis
When: Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Slides:http://jrs-s.net/presentations/intro-kvm/
Video:YouTube

Jim Salter - This talk will start with an intro to KVM then will move to a focus on mixed-source environments, aka using Linux to take some of the pain and agony out of managing Windows servers that we just can't get away from. I am very passionate about KVM, especially in regards to mixed-source environments. My day-to-day business largely involves system administration in businesses that are open to OSS, but still can't get away from applications that require a Windows environment - so taking a lot of the sting out by virtualizing Windows Server under Linux is near and dear to me, and is a pretty exciting field in my opinion. =) I have administered and managed and designed the infrastructure for a couple of Alexa Top 1000 sites, generating upwards of 60GB of Apache logfiles per day for a single site using off-the-shelf open source apps, filesystems, and kernels.

Special Guest
For the October 11th meeting, we also will have a special guest! The founder of POSSCON, Todd Lewis, will be speaking to the group briefly before the presentation begins. The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference has brought world-class speakers and content to the Southeast to discuss the latest open and open source issues for technologists, business and government IT leaders, and educators. See for yourself at http://www.posscon.org

Jim Salter - Bio
Jim is a voracious open source advocate, technologist and author. He first chose open source in 1999 when he ran Apache on FreeBSD, set up his first FreeBSD server from scratch in 2001 and first installed an open source product professionally, FreeBSD 4.5 and Samba over an old Windows NT 3.5 Server, in 2002. In 2004 he founded FreeBSDwiki.net, subtitled "FreeBSD For The Impatient", as an open documentation project available to the public. It now has over 500 articles, over 30,000 edits, and 10,000+ unique visitors per month with 65% of content being self-authored. For many years it was one of the top 1,000 top/busiest wikis on the planet as measured by number of edits. Since 2003 he has operated his own system administration and application development company implementing hundreds of open source solutions for a wide variety of clients.

Todd Lewis - Bio
Todd started the Open IT Lab in January 2011 to promote open source awareness, education and application. He also founded and serves as Chair of POSSCON, one of the largest open source conferences in the Southeast, and serves as managing partner of Palmetto Computer Labs, an open source consulting firm. His focus on open source started after reading David Wheeler's "Why Open Source Software/Free Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!". He continues because of the numerous opportunities open source creates for anyone interested.

TriLUG Kids
Children are welcome to bring their parents to TriLUG with them! While we can't provide any official childcare, coöperation between parents is encouraged so that all people who would like to attend can do so without worrying about the little ones. The current primary contact is Cristóbal Palmer, who is best reached by email at cmp@cmpalmer.org with "TriLUG Childcare" as the subject line.

September 15 Workshop: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security


Topic: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security
When: Saturday, September 15, 10am-5pm
Where: Design Box 307 W Martin Street, Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free
Map: Google Maps

Schedule:
11am - 12pm:- Explore Bluetooth tools provided by your Distro
12pm - 1pm:- Lunch
1pm - 3pm:- Bluetooth Security Workshop
3pm - 4pm: Hacking

SPARKCon
This workshop is part of the GeekSPARK activities for Raleigh's SPARKCon celebration downtown.

Parking:
Parking meters are free on the weekends: Go Downtown Raleigh

What to Bring
Laptop
Bluetooth USB adapters (recommended dongle is the Sena UD100)
Bluetooth gadgets - phones, keyboards, hands free car kits, headsets, mice, wii controllers

Information:

Gathering:

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.

Information:

Gathering:

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.

Information:

Gathering:

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

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