Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Red Hat OCID and Container Security

When: January 18, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Red Hat OCID and Container Security
Moderator: Daniel J Walsh , Lead SELinux Engineer , Red Hat Software

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:
Red Hat's new OCID container system, an alternative to Docker

Abstract:
OCID (CRI-O) is a container runtime to be used with the Kubernetes
Kublet. Specifically, it implements the Kubelet Container Runtime
Interface (CRI) using OCI conformant runtimes. The goal of the OCID is
to optimize running of containers in production, via Kubernetes and
OpenShift.

At a high level, we expect the scope of OCID:

Support multiple image formats including the existing Docker image format
Support for multiple means to download images including trust & image
verification
Container image management (managing image layers, overlay filesystems, etc)
Container process lifecycle management
Monitoring and logging required to satisfy the CRI
Resource isolation as required by the CRI

Second part of the talk will cover Container Security. We will cover all
parts of container security from the importance of the kernel, to where
you should run your containers, container separation and what you should
run inside

Red Hat's OCID is a Docker Alternative, But Not a Fork :
http://containerjournal.com/2016/10/04/red-hats-ocid-docker-alternative-not-fork/
Running production applications in containers: Introducing OCID :
https://www.redhat.com/en/about/blog/running-production-applications-containers-introducing-ocid



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
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Red Hat OCID and Container Security

When: January 18, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Red Hat OCID and Container Security
Moderator: Daniel J Walsh , Lead SELinux Engineer , Red Hat Software

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:
Red Hat's new OCID container system, an alternative to Docker

Abstract:
OCID (CRI-O) is a container runtime to be used with the Kubernetes
Kublet. Specifically, it implements the Kubelet Container Runtime
Interface (CRI) using OCI conformant runtimes. The goal of the OCID is
to optimize running of containers in production, via Kubernetes and
OpenShift.

At a high level, we expect the scope of OCID:

Support multiple image formats including the existing Docker image format
Support for multiple means to download images including trust & image
verification
Container image management (managing image layers, overlay filesystems, etc)
Container process lifecycle management
Monitoring and logging required to satisfy the CRI
Resource isolation as required by the CRI

Second part of the talk will cover Container Security. We will cover all
parts of container security from the importance of the kernel, to where
you should run your containers, container separation and what you should
run inside

Red Hat's OCID is a Docker Alternative, But Not a Fork :
http://containerjournal.com/2016/10/04/red-hats-ocid-docker-alternative-not-fork/
Running production applications in containers: Introducing OCID :
https://www.redhat.com/en/about/blog/running-production-applications-containers-introducing-ocid



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
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting reminder Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Microsoft and Linux... Better Together

When: December 21, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Microsoft and Linux... Better Together
Moderator: Dan Stolts , Chief Technology Strategist and Technical
Evangelist , Microsoft

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:
A deep dive into Linux capabilities and integrations with the Microsoft
Azure Cloud

Abstract:
Join us for this very special look at the Microsoft Linux Story. Dan
Stolts (ITProGuru) will teach us about Microsoft joining the Linux
Foundation, how this changes Microsoft internally as well in the open
source community.

We will also dive into the Microsoft, Docker, GitHub and other
Linux/open source communities to understand the buzz. This is not death
by PowerPoint.

We will take a deep dive into Linux capabilities and integrations with
the Microsoft Azure Cloud. We will also dive into running Docker
containers on Linux and how the same EXACT commands are run in the new
Windows Containers.

Everything we talk about is new so this is a must attend event!

Bio
Dan Stolts is a technology expert who is a master of systems management
and security. He is Chief Technology Strategist for Microsoft, owns
several businesses and is a published author. Reach him on his primary
blog http://itproguru.com [itproguru.com] or twitter @ITProGuru. He is
proficient in many datacenter technologies (Windows Server, System
Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Etc) and holds many certifications
including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in
system management, virtualization and cloud technologies. Dan is and has
been a very active member of the user group community. Dan is an
enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping
others. See more at: http://itproguru.com/about [itproguru.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
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Microsoft and Linux... Better Together

When: December 21, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Microsoft and Linux... Better Together
Moderator: Dan Stolts , Chief Technology Strategist and Technical
Evangelist , Microsoft

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:
A deep dive into Linux capabilities and integrations with the Microsoft
Azure Cloud

Abstract:
Join us for this very special look at the Microsoft Linux Story. Dan
Stolts (ITProGuru) will teach us about Microsoft joining the Linux
Foundation, how this changes Microsoft internally as well in the open
source community.

We will also dive into the Microsoft, Docker, GitHub and other
Linux/open source communities to understand the buzz. This is not death
by PowerPoint.

We will take a deep dive into Linux capabilities and integrations with
the Microsoft Azure Cloud. We will also dive into running Docker
containers on Linux and how the same EXACT commands are run in the new
Windows Containers.

Everything we talk about is new so this is a must attend event!

Bio
Dan Stolts is a technology expert who is a master of systems management
and security. He is Chief Technology Strategist for Microsoft, owns
several businesses and is a published author. Reach him on his primary
blog http://itproguru.com [itproguru.com] or twitter @ITProGuru. He is
proficient in many datacenter technologies (Windows Server, System
Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Etc) and holds many certifications
including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in
system management, virtualization and cloud technologies. Dan is and has
been a very active member of the user group community. Dan is an
enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping
others. See more at: http://itproguru.com/about [itproguru.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, December 1, 2016

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXII reminder Saturday December 3, 2016

Boston Linux Installfest LXII
When: Saturday December 3, 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 images that you can try out and then install.
This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.

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 25 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
* 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. Live images require about 1.5GB. 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 John does set
up a local wifi.


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 5.1.10
(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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Friday, November 25, 2016

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXII reminder Saturday December 3, 2016

Boston Linux Installfest LXII
When: Saturday December 3, 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 images that you can try out and then install.
This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.

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 25 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 16.10)
* 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. Live images require about 1.5GB. 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 John does set
up a local wifi.


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 5.1.10
(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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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Reproducible Builds for a Better Future

When: November 16, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Reproducible Builds for a Better Future
Moderator: Valerie R. Young
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Summary:
Debian's Reproducible Builds project

Abstract:
Many free software projects (Tor, Debian, Fedora and more) have
dedicated a great deal of time and effort toward the reproducible builds
goal: anyone can download the source code and generate identical
binaries. This technical goal has a massive impact on delivering free
software's promised freedoms. Our vision:

Anyone can verify that the binary program they are running came from the
source code they separately downloaded.
Anyone can reliably modify their software without fear it will not build
on their system.

This talk will begin with the story of the Tor browser bundle becoming
entirely reproducible. You will learn how the technical success of Tor
inspired the Debian project's ongoing efforts, resulting in an 85%
reproducible operating system so far, and other parallel efforts. After
laying down this technical and historical background, the talk will
focus on concrete ways that achieving reproducible builds will change
our relationship with software in the future.

The intended audience is anyone who cares about free software, no matter
your technical experience.
https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/About
http://blu.org/meetings/2016/11/valery-young-cached-blogpost.txt

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.

Note that the Hayward St parking lot is under construction and some of
the overflow is affecting the MIT-E51 lot. There is a second lot on
Hayward St that may be available if you are unable tro park in E51.

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
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