KLUG: July 10, 2018 – Virtualization Servers

Special thanks to Kareem S who led the group through an overview of virtualization servers including hardware considerations, hypervisors, real-world usage, and the consideration of budgets when meeting purposes. More »

July 25 2017 KLUG Meeting with R Wolf

Rafael Wolf of Express IT Solutions, LLC gave the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group a very technical and enlightening presentation in the use of the Raspberry Pi as a secure remote access solution.  Using his creative solution only port 80 need be open for establishing an SSH connection. www.eitsonline.com More »

Computing, Freedom and Privacy

Kalamazoo College Departments of Physics and Mathematics/Computer Science sponsored a discussion on computing, freedom and privacy led by world renown “Free Software” activist and a member of the Internet Hall of Fame Dr. Richard Stallman.  http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/richard-stallman Dr. Stallman gave an articulate and passionate talk on GNU (GNU is Not Unix), GPL (General Public License), and More »

Home Built NAS Server Presentation

Kevin Quiggle gave a great presentation on his “Home Built” NAS server at our Jan. 24th Meeting.  The system featured an AMD motherboard with 16 Gb of RAM, three sets of mirrored SATA hard drives, NAS4Free and the ZFS file system. For more details of this build goto: https://sites.google.com/site/ More »

KLUG Annual Holiday Party 2016

The Kalamazoo Linux User Group was very pleased to welcome Kalamazoo’s native son, Matt Crampton, to our holiday party.  Matt co-founded KLUG in 1998, and as a rising star in the Silicone Valley, he co-founded Gigwalk in 2010.  He currently serves as Gigwalk’s CTO. Gigwalk is an innovative addition to the “Sharing Economy” where Gigwalkers More »

KLUG Meeting Dec. 13th 2016

The group remoted into the ClearOS server that we are setting up for our network lab.  Working from a terminal on a Linux laptop we used the SSH protocol and learned the how to login remotely.  We then created group and user accounts using command line tools.  We will be expanding the network in future More »

Security Risk Assessment

Scott Mischke has arranged for a presentation by the Director of Information Security at MPI Research, Randy Slain, on security risk assessment “best practices”, especially as a precursor to qualification in the pharmaceutical industry;  common challenges they face with security. identifying vulnerabilities and conducting due diligence audits to mitigate risks. The presentation will begin at More »

FLOSS Presentation

Scot Henderson made another great presentation at our weekly KLUG meeting.  The topic, FLOSS or Free Libre Open Source software was very interesting and informative.  We learned the difference between Free and non-free software in the GNU/Linux world.  Scot introduced us to vrms (virtual Richard M Stallman); https://scottlinux.com/2014/02/19/find-non-free-software-installed-on-your-debian-machine/ … an apt that will detect any More »

KLUG Jan 5 2016 Meeting

Scott #3 demonstrated is big drone and flying skills at our first meeting of the new year.  He also demonstrated that he is as equally proficient at flying a mini drone that our group intends to print in the future using the 3D printer we are building. More »

May 5th Klug Meeting

IMG_20150505_195207At our Weekly KLUG meeting we checked out a great new Linux distribution of Chromixium and a few members learned the basics of a publishing program for Linux called Scribus. We also held elections for our board and the results were: Lynden Kirk – President; Bill Lindemann – Secretary and Director; Paul Moreno – Treasurer and Director; Jerry Prevatte – Director.

Next week at the May 12th meeting we will have pizza and beverage and discuss the upcoming study group for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the May 14th combined meeting with the South West Michigan WordPress Meetup Group, and ideas for the future growth of KLUG. We will also have several workstations setup with a variety of Linux distributions for everyone to checkout, so invite a guest that might be interested in joining our group. Please RSVP on the “Meetings Page” so we can right size our pizza order!

KLUG Meeting Feb 10th

IMG_20150210_193839We had a very lively meeting this week and discussed Linux commands and creating a duel boot Linux on a Windows 8 machine.

Jan. 20th KLUG Meeting

Charles Stemaly presented and demonstrated a “Honey Pot” he created with Artillery.  Artillery allows an adminstrator to set a trap to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.  KLUG will continue exploring security exploits counter measures at future meeting, so let us know what topics you would like to discuss and we will make an effort to get informed on your interest.

http://www.linuxdrops.com/how-to-set-up-a-honeypot-using-smart-and-simple-artillery-debian-6-0/

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, December 16, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

KLUG 12-16-14

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Jerry Prevatte, George Meier, David Runstrom and Bill Lindemann.

Installed sysinfo for Linux on two machines.

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, December 9, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

KLUG 12-09-14Attendees: Paul Moreno, Jerry Prevatte, Lynden B. Kirk, Phillip Adkins and Bill Lindemann.

We discussed and demonstrated ownCloud and Raspberry Pi

Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control!

ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

 http://owncloud.org/

 

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