Past Events

DNS Mini-Course, Sat Nov 13, 2004

The November mini-course will be presented by Aaron Joyner, who will be delving deeper into the DNS topics that he was unable to fully cover in his October presentation. The course will be held in Cary at Global Knowledge between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Directions.

Apache Mini-Course, 9:00 AM, Sat Oct 16, 2004

TriLUG is pleased to tardily announce the next Mini-Course, "Apache Configuration: Newb to l33t in Three Short Hours", presented by Joseph Tate.

Some topics for discussion include:

  • A brief history of the Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache 1.3.X or 2.0.X?
  • /etc/httpd/conf/ vs. /etc/httpd/conf.d.
  • PHP setup
  • Installing PHP applications
  • PKI basics and setting up https
  • Virtual hosting
  • Various Apache Modules

The course will be held at the Global Knowledge training center in Cary, NC from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Directions.

The presentation: Open Office or PDF.

September InstallFest, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Sat Sep 18, 2004

The next installfest will be a Saturday, September 18, starting at 9:00am at the Student Services Building (room 215) at Wake Technical Community College. If you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer for free, or maybe get a problem with your Linux computer solved, the installfest is for you. Experienced users, please come to help out and enjoy a day with Linux. A continental breakfast will be served; please bring a snack (chips, cookies, fruit etc) to share if you like. For directions, see this message or Yahoo! Maps or Mapquest, and see this
campus map.

Volunteers are asked not to bring hardware unless solicited by the Steering Committee.

Basic Shell Scripting, Sat Aug 14, 2004

TriLUG will be holding another of its famed mini-courses on Saturday August 14, 2004: Basic Shell Scripting, taught by Jeremy Portzer. This is a great introduction to common shell scripting. Some familiarity with the command line is required.

The course will be held at the Global Knowledge training center in Cary, NC from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Directions.

Cary Hamfest, Sat July 17, 2004

TriLUG will have a booth at the Cary Swapfest this Saturday, July 17, 2004. If you would like to assist: handing out distros for a small donation, answering questions, etc., please contact the Steering Committee at Steering AT trilug DOT org.

Asterisk/VoIP class, Sat. June 12, 2004

On Saturday, June 12, 2004, we will be restarting our class/seminar series with a workshop on Asterisk (Voice Over IP). The class will be held from 9am to 12noon at Global Knowledge in Cary's Regency Park (directions).

Turn your Linux box into a high-powered phone system! Learn all about the Asterisk PBX software and how you can use it to answer your phone, run scripts, and even make cheap long-distance calls over the Internet! Mark Turner from Siteseers will be teaching this introduction and basic programming class.

Raleigh Hamfest, Sunday April 4, 2004

TriLUG will have a table at the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) hamfest, this Sunday, April 4, 2004. Check out the RARSfest web site for details on the event, at the Jim Graham building at the fairgrounds. At our table, we will be demonstrating Linux and selling CDs. We'll have the latest Mandrake, Knoppix, and copies of Red Hat's Wide Open magazine. Please stop by!

Updated: See pictures from the hamfest.

Winter Installfest, Sat. Jan 24, 2004

The next installfest will be a Saturday, January 24, starting at 10:00am at the Student Services Building (room 215) at Wake Technical Community College. If you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer for free, or maybe get a problem with your Linux computer solved, the installfest is for you. Experienced users, please come to help out and enjoy a day with Linux. Pizza and drinks will be served; please bring a snack (chips, cookies, fruit etc) to share if you like. For directions, see this message or Yahoo! Maps or Mapquest, and see this
campus map.

Updated: See pictures from the installfest.

Fifth Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, November 13, 2003

TriLUG's very first meeting was November of 1998 which means that TriLUG is 5 years old. At our 5th anniversary meeting on 13/Nov/2003, 5 people out of 76 had been to the original meeting in Manning Hall on the campus of UNC. Congratulations, TriLUG, on 5 good years. Here's hoping the next 5 are just as good as the last ones.

Birthday Cake

TriLUG Surplus Sale, Thurs., July 31, 2003

On July 31, 2003, at 7pm, TriLUG will be having a special Surplus Sale. Please see this announcement email for all the details and an overview list of the available equipment.

The sale will be in Apex at Global Knowledge. Directions follow:

  • Get to US 1 South (from Durham or Chapel Hill take I-40 to exit 293); from
    Raleigh simply take the beltline to US 1 South.

  • Exit at the Ten-Ten rd exit and take a right onto Ten-Ten.
  • Take a right onto Reliance, the second right (it's just a short distance, across from a gas station)
  • Turn right onto Classic Dr, the first street on the right.
  • Global Knowledge is at 1081 Classic, adjacent to a warehouse marked "Model Home Interiors"
  • The sale will be at the loading dock around back -- do not use the front entrance.
  • Map links: Yahoo! Maps - Mapquest

The sale will be conducted by lottery, so please arrive on time to be sure you get a number. All proceeds will benefit TriLUG and Teaming for Technology, a Triangle United Way agency.

Mail Server Class, Sat., July 26, 2003

On July 26, 2003, we will be resuming our series of Linux classes. The July class will be a follow-up to our July 10th meeting. TriLUG member Jason Tower will be showing people how to set up their own mail server, discussing technologies such as postfix, imap, procmail, fetchmail, squirrelmail, spamassassin, and DNS.

If you like, bring a laptop to access your mail server or take notes; wireless (and wired) Internet access will be available.

The class will start at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 26, 2003, and well be held at the First Flight Venture Center in Research Triangle Park. This is just around the corner from our normal meeting place in RTP. If you can attend, please RSVP to steering@trilug.org so we have an idea of how many are coming. Thanks, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the class.

Directions to the First Flight Venture Center:

From I-40, take the Davis Drive exit. Turn right onto Davis, and before you get to the intersection with Cornwallis, turn left into the First Flight Venture Center (2 Davis Dr.) There's a great big granite wedge with the name on it.

From NC-147, take the Cornwallis exit, and turn Left. Turn right onto Davis Drive at the second light. Then take the first right into the First Flight Venture Center.

From elsewhere, get to Davis Drive and Cornwallis, and you'll see the granite wedge.

There's plenty of parking on the left and back sides of the building. Go to the double glass doors in the middle of the building either in the
front or the back.

Cary Hamfest, Sat., July 19, 2003

TriLUG will have a booth at the Cary Amateur Radio Club Midsummer Swapfest on Saturday, July 19, 2003. We will be distributing Linux CDs and talking to people about Linux. The hamfest will be held in the air-conditioned Cary Community Center, off Academy St. in downtown Cary. Please stop by to pick up some CDs, or just say hi!

See http://www.qsl.net/n4nc/swapfest.html for directions.

Summer Installfest, Sat., July 12, 2003

The next installfest will be Saturday, July 12, 2003, at at RTI's Dreyfus Auditorium (our normal meeting location), starting around 10:00am (directions) .

To assist us in planning installfests, we prefer (but do not require) persons who are planning of bringing hardware to pre-register online (it's free), so we know how many people and what type on systems to expect.

If you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer for free, or maybe get a problem with your Linux computer solved, the installfest is for you. Bring your computer and peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cables, power strips). Although we may have some extra peripherals, they will be limited. Also, bring blank CDs if you'd like copies of the latest distributions, and a floppy disk or two doesn't hurt if you can't boot your computer from CD.

All TriLUG members are encouraged to attend. Experienced users can help the newbies, or just hang out. Newbies can soak in the intense Linux and open source atmosphere, and learn a lot, too. There will be plenty of geekdom for all! Bring a snack to share to make this an "Eat and Geek" event; drinks will be provided. (However, please be neat and clean up after yourselves!).

Durham Hamfest, Sat., May 10, 2003

TriLUG will have a booth at the Durham Hamfest on Saturday, May 10th. We will be handing out Linux CDs and talking to people about Linux. The hamfest will be held at the N. C. National Guard Armory on North Duke Street, across from the Durham County Stadium. Please stop by to pick up some CDs, or just say hi!

Raleigh Hamfest, Sun., April 13, 2003

TriLUG will have a booth at the Raleigh Hamfest on April 13th. We will be handing out Linux CDs and talking to people about Linux. The Hamfest will be held from 8am to 4pm at the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds.

Spring Installfest, Sat., March 1, 2003

The next installfest will be Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Durham Tech Community College, Phillips Building room 308, starting around 10:30am (directions).

To assist us in planning installfests, we prefer (but do not require) persons who are planning of bringing hardware to pre-register online (it's free), so we know how many people and what type on systems to expect.

If you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer for free, or maybe get a problem with your Linux computer solved, the installfest is for you.
Bring your computer and peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cables, power strips). Although we may have some extra peripherals, they will be limited. Also, bring blank CDs if you'd like copies of the latest distributions, and a floppy disk or two doesn't hurt if you can't boot your computer from CD.

All TriLUG members are encouraged to attend. Experienced users can help the newbies, or just hang out. Newbies can soak in the intense Linux and open source atmosphere, and learn a lot, too. There will be plenty of geekdom for all! Bring a snack to share to make this an "Eat and Geek" event; drinks will be provided. (However, please be neat and clean up after yourselves!).

Eric S. Raymond Talk, Mon., Feb. 10, 2003

What: Special Talk
Who: Eric S. Raymond
Where: NC School of Science and Math Auditorium, Durham (directions)
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 7:00pm
Sponsors: Ibiblio.org and TriLUG

TriLUG is please to announce that Eric S. Raymond will be speaking to us at this special event. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Mr. Raymond will be speaking on "Freedom, Power, and Software: What the Internet teaches us about ethics and politics."

Eric S. Raymond is an observer-participant anthropologist in the Internet hacker culture. His research has helped explain the decentralized open-source model of software development that has proven so effective in the evolution of the Internet. His own software projects include one of the Internet's most widely-used email transport programs [fetchmail]. Mr. Raymond is also a science fiction fan, a musician, an activist for the First and Second Amendments, and a martial artist with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. His home page is at http://www.catb.org/~esr

Eric Raymond is on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and VA Software. He is editor of "The New Hacker's Dictionary" and author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar." Eric has been a sparing partner of Richard Stallman in the debate between "Free Software" and "Open Source" software.

Eric Raymond was also the manager of the sunsite (now ibiblio) Linux Archive for several years.

Please see here for directions to the talk. This is the same location where TriLUG met for Robin Miller's talk in February 2002 and Eben Moglen's in December 2001.

RPM class, Sat., Jan. 11, 2003

Instructor: Tanner Lovelace
Location: Dreyfus Auditorium
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Time: Class starts at 2 pm.
Audience: Some Linux experience recommended.
RSVP to: LisaB at trilug.org

Tanner will be covering the RPM package manager program, as well as how to create your own RPMs.

Mail Server Class, Sat. Nov. 9, 2002

Teacher: Jon Carnes
Place: RTI (same place as monthly meetings) (directions)
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2002
Time: Class starts at 2 pm.
Audience: Newbie (veterans feel free to come and help others!)
RSVP to: LisaB at trilug dot org

Jon will be detailing how to set up your own mail server starting from the beginning ("newbie") point-of-view. He will be talking in general terms but will also demonstrate the steps on his machine using Red Hat. You may bring your own machine to work on during the class or come just to listen and take notes. There will be a time of discussion for getting specific help with your computer if necessary.

If you bring your own machine, you will need to bring everything (monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cables, etc) for it. I recommend that you arrive around 1:30 so you can have your machine in place and ready to go by the time the class starts at 2 pm. You will need a working installation of Linux before you come to class. Jon will be going over installation and configuration of the additional programs needed to run your own mail server.

If you are bringing a computer with something other than Red Hat or Mandrake on it, please let me know so I can make sure we have some experts there to cover that distro.

Jon's lecture notes from this class are archived here: http://www.trilug.org/~jonc/mailserver/Intro.html

Fall Installfest at NCSU, Saturday, October 19, 2002

The next installfest will be Saturday, October 19, 2002, in Harrelson G108 on the campus of NC State University starting around 10:30am (directions).

This installfest is being held in conjunction with the LUG @ NCSU.

To assist us in planning installfests, we prefer (but do not require) persons who are planning of bringing hardware to pre-register online (it's free), so we know how many people and what type on systems to expect.

If you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer for free, or maybe get a problem with your Linux computer solved, the installfest is for you. Bring your computer and peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cables, power strips). Although we may have some extra peripherals, they will be limited. Also, bring blank CDs if you'd like copies of the latest distributions, and a floppy disk or two doesn't hurt if you can't boot your computer from CD.

All TriLUG members are encouraged to attend. Experienced users can help the newbies, or just hang out. Newbies can soak in the intense Linux and open source atmosphere, and learn a lot, too. There will be plenty of geekdom for all! Bring a snack to share to make this an "Eat and Geek" event; drinks will be provided. (However, please be neat and clean up after yourselves!).

Lulu Tech Circus - TriLUG Table, Friday, Sep 27 - Sunday, Sep 29, 2002

TriLUG will have a table at the Lulu Tech Circus. If you're planning on attending the Circus, please register with User Group code #ltc0330u . We're going to demonstrate Linux on multiple platforms, advertise for TriLUG, and in general have a great time with Linux. Everyone, please stop by! TriLUG members, see the recent list posting for volunteering information.