Monday, September 19, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context, and PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XVI

When: September 21, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context, and PGP/GnuPG
Keysigning Party XVI
Moderators: Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315

Note: The Hayward Parking lot that we use for overflow is under
construction. In general we can all park in the E-51 lot.

Summary:

Bill's annual crypto talk, plus our annual PGP keysigning party.
Register your key in advance to participate!


Abstract:

Bill gives an update on recent crypto news, plus a talk on historical
use of transpositional cyphers. After the talk, we hold our annual
keysigning party.

A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP
encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each
others keys. Key signing parties serve to extend the web of trust to a
great degree. Key signing parties also serve as great opportunities to
discuss the political and social issues surrounding strong cryptography,
individual liberties, individual sovereignty, and even implementing
encryption technologies or perhaps future work on free encryption software.

The basic workflow of signing someone's key is as follows:

Verify that the person actually is who they claim to be;
Have them verify their key ID and fingerprint;
Sign their key;
Send the signed key back to them

At the meeting, we go through the first two steps. Each person who
preregistered their key will announce their presence and then read off
their key ID and fingerprint, so everyone can verify that their copy of
the list of keys is correct. Once we've run down the list, we line up,
and each of us examines everyone else's photo IDs to verify that they
are who they claim to be. After the meeting is over, each participant
can then retrieve the keys that they've personally verified, sign those
keys, and send the signed keys back to their respective owners.

In order to complete the keysigning in the allotted time, we follow a
formal procedure as seen in V. Alex Brennen's "GnuPG Keysigning Party
HOWTO", attached below. It is strongly advised that if you have not been
to a keysigning party before, you read this document. We're using the
List-based method for this keysigning party, and the keyserver at
subkeys.pgp.net.

It is essential that, before the meeting, you register on the signup
form listed in the attachments. You should bring at least one picture ID
with you. You must also bring your own printout of the report on that
page, so you can check off the names/keys of the people you have
personally verified.

The list will be printed on Wednesday afternoon, the day of the meeting;
be sure to register your key for the keysigning before that. The
official cutoff time is 3:00 pm.

Please see
Key Signing Reg: http://blu.org/keysignings/keypartyregister.php

http://cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html

https://www.gnupg.org/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context, and PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XVI

When: September 21, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context, and PGP/GnuPG
Keysigning Party XVI
Moderators: Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:

Bill's annual crypto talk, plus our annual PGP keysigning party.
Register your key in advance to participate!


Abstract:

Bill gives an update on recent crypto news, plus a talk on historical
use of transpositional cyphers. After the talk, we hold our annual
keysigning party.

A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP
encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each
others keys. Key signing parties serve to extend the web of trust to a
great degree. Key signing parties also serve as great opportunities to
discuss the political and social issues surrounding strong cryptography,
individual liberties, individual sovereignty, and even implementing
encryption technologies or perhaps future work on free encryption software.

The basic workflow of signing someone's key is as follows:

Verify that the person actually is who they claim to be;
Have them verify their key ID and fingerprint;
Sign their key;
Send the signed key back to them

At the meeting, we go through the first two steps. Each person who
preregistered their key will announce their presence and then read off
their key ID and fingerprint, so everyone can verify that their copy of
the list of keys is correct. Once we've run down the list, we line up,
and each of us examines everyone else's photo IDs to verify that they
are who they claim to be. After the meeting is over, each participant
can then retrieve the keys that they've personally verified, sign those
keys, and send the signed keys back to their respective owners.

In order to complete the keysigning in the allotted time, we follow a
formal procedure as seen in V. Alex Brennen's "GnuPG Keysigning Party
HOWTO", attached below. It is strongly advised that if you have not been
to a keysigning party before, you read this document. We're using the
List-based method for this keysigning party, and the keyserver at
subkeys.pgp.net.

It is essential that, before the meeting, you register on the signup
form listed in the attachments. You should bring at least one picture ID
with you. You must also bring your own printout of the report on that
page, so you can check off the names/keys of the people you have
personally verified.

The list will be printed on Wednesday afternoon, the day of the meeting;
be sure to register your key for the keysigning before that. The
official cutoff time is 3:00 pm.

Please see
Key Signing Reg: http://blu.org/keysignings/keypartyregister.php

http://cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html

https://www.gnupg.org/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXI reminder Saturday August 20, 2016

Boston Linux Installfest LXI
When: Saturday August 20, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm

What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
distros are using Live CDs that you can try out and then install.
Additionally, CD images can be pushed onto USB sticks using various USB
creators.

COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.

Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
distros, our volunteers will normally have

Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.

Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
Ubuntu distributions:
* Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 23 Live DVD/USB and
fedora 24 beta)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04 LTS DVD/USB)
* other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest

We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
distros. LiveCD images required under 1GB, full DVD images for Fedora
require about 4GB, and OpenSuSE needs 8GB. I usually have some USBs
prepared.

We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT".


In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.2
(http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.

Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
and Ron Thibeau


Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
your left down 1 floor. Room 061 is opposite the elevator.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846






















































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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

BLU meeting relocated to E51-325

Due to a rack of equipment blocking the door to E51-315, we're meeting
in the next room over, E51-325.


--
John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix
Email: abreauj@gmail.com / WWW http://www.abreau.net / PGP-Key-ID 0x920063C6
PGP-Key-Fingerprint A5AD 6BE1 FEFE 8E4F 5C23 C2D0 E885 E17C 9200 63C6
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Raspberry Pi Programming Workshop

When: August 17, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Raspberry Pi Programming Workshop
Moderators: Michael McMahon
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:

Presenting the Raspberry Pi to others as a programming platform


Abstract:

Details to Follow

Note: Next Installfest, Saturday August 20,2016

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90





























































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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXI Saturday August 20, 2016

Boston Linux Installfest LXI
When: Saturday August 20, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
2 Amherst St, Cambridge
Plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of E-51.
http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm

What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
distros are using Live CDs that you can try out and then install.
Additionally, CD images can be pushed onto USB sticks using various USB
creators.

COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.

Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
distros, our volunteers will normally have

Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.

Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
Ubuntu distributions:
* Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 23 Live DVD/USB and
fedora 24 beta)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04 LTS DVD/USB)
* other distros can be downloaded at the Installfest

We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
distros. LiveCD images required under 1GB, full DVD images for Fedora
require about 4GB, and OpenSuSE needs 8GB. I usually have some USBs
prepared.

We generally have both a Wired and Wireless network available. The
wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT".


In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
machine and run Windows as a guest. VirtualBox 5.1.2
(http://www.virtualbox.org.) is free and is available for Linux, Windows
10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.

Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
information and directions. Parking is free and available in front of
the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator to
your left down 1 floor. Room 061 is opposite the elevator.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846






















































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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Raspberry Pi Programming Workshop

When: August 17, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Raspberry Pi Programming Workshop
Moderators: Michael McMahon
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:

Presenting the Raspberry Pi to others as a programming platform


Abstract:

Details to Follow

Note: Next Installfest, Saturday August 20,2016

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90






























































--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id:B7F14F2F
PGP Key fingerprint: D937 A424 4836 E052 2E1B 8DC6 24D7 000F B7F1 4F2F
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