Friday, July 21, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIII reminder, tomorrow, Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIII
When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-third annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, July 22, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2017-bbq23
Long range weather forecast calls for low to mid-80s and dry.

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











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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Quick Hits Redux: Updates on Solar-Powered Linux Projects

When: July 19, 2017 7:30PM (7:00PM for Q&A) *** Note time change ***
Topic: Quick Hits Redux: Updates on Solar-Powered Linux Projects
Moderators: Ed Rohmer, Kurt Keville, Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315 **Note room change
*** Note Time change ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below. Future meetings may be moved to 8PM.

Summary:
Updates on solar Linux projects including Ronan II

Abstract:

Kurt and Ed tells us the current status of several solar-powered Linux
projects that they've been working on.

Brian will discuss a project code-named "Ronan II", which uses a
Raspberry Pi as a single node of a DC-energized, water-cooled, solar
powered supercomputer.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options.

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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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIII Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXIII
When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-third annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, July 22, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.

http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2017-bbq23
Long range weather forecast calls for low to mid-80s and dry.

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











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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Quick Hits Redux: Updates on Solar-Powered Linux Projects

When: July 19, 2017 7:30PM (7:00PM for Q&A) *** Note time change ***
Topic: Quick Hits Redux: Updates on Solar-Powered Linux Projects
Moderators: Ed Rohmer, Kurt Keville, Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315 **Note room change
*** Note Time change ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below. Future meetings may be moved to 8PM.

Summary:
Updates on solar Linux projects including Ronan II

Abstract:

Kurt and Ed tells us the current status of several solar-powered Linux
projects that they've been working on.

Brian will discuss a project code-named "Ronan II", which uses a
Raspberry Pi as a single node of a DC-energized, water-cooled, solar
powered supercomputer.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options.

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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Introduction to Buildah

When: June 21, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Introduction to Buildah
Moderators: Nalin Dahyabhai, Daniel J Walsh
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
Note room change from last month
Note: The data center that hosts BLU is currently down due to some fallen
poles. Hopefully it will be back up shortly.

Summary:
Buildah is a command line tool which facilitates building OCI container
images

Abstract:

The buildah package provides a command line tool which can be used to create
a working container, either from scratch or using an image as a starting
point create an image, either from a working container or via the
instructions in a Dockerfile images can be built in either the OCI image
format or the traditional upstream docker image format
mount a working container's root filesystem for manipulation
unmount a working container's root filesystem
use the updated contents of a container's root filesystem as a filesystem
layer to create a new image
delete a working container or an image

https://github.com/projectatomic/buildah

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will be
subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only allowed
in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after 2:30;
previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in reality
after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and the pay lots
and garages are the only safe options.

E51 ceases to be extra awesome, now merely great (T) and A/V. ​
http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/

The parking lot on the corner of vassar St and Mass Ave is available

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.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id: B7F14F2F
Key fingerprint: D937 A424 4836 E052 2E1B 8DC6 24D7 000F B7F1 4F2F
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Introduction to Buildah

When: June 21, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Introduction to Buildah
Moderators: Nalin Dahyabhai, Daniel J Walsh
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
Note room change from last monnth
Summary:
Buildah is a command line tool which facilitates building OCI container
images

Abstract:

The buildah package provides a command line tool which can be used to

create a working container, either from scratch or using an image as a
starting point
create an image, either from a working container or via the instructions
in a Dockerfile
images can be built in either the OCI image format or the traditional
upstream docker image format
mount a working container's root filesystem for manipulation
unmount a working container's root filesystem
use the updated contents of a container's root filesystem as a
filesystem layer to create a new image
delete a working container or an image

https://github.com/projectatomic/buildah

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options.

E51 ceases to be extra awesome, now merely great (T) and A/V. ​
http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/

The parking lot on the corner of vassar St and Mass Ave is available

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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Friday, June 2, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIV reminder Saturday June 3, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIV
When: Saturday June 3, 2017, 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 ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 17.04)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

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 5.1.22
(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, May 30, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIV Saturday June 3, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIV
When: Saturday June 3, 2017, 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 ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 17.04)
* 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 or can easily burn a USB.

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 5.1.18
(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 up to the 3rd floor. Take left out of the elevator and another
left to get to Room 335.

--
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, May 16, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Fotoxx Update 2017

When: May 17, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx Update 2017
Moderators: Dick and Jill Miller
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Summary:
Dick and Jill Miller return to demonstrate what's been added to Fotoxx,
his favorite photo editor and manager, since January 2015

Abstract:

Fotoxx is a free, open-source Linux application for editing photos and
managing a large image collection. The goal of Fotoxx is to meet the
needs of serious photographers while remaining fast and easy to use.
Fotoxx is standards compliant and does nothing to compromise use of
other photo apps. Fotoxx has a rich set of editing, repair, and special
effects functions. Image adjustments are displayed instantly in a
full-size image, allowing interactive optimization. Fotoxx has a rich
set of functions to organize and index a large image collection so that
finding desired images is easy and fast.
Attachments

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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Friday, May 12, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Fotoxx Update 2017

When: May 17, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx Update 2017
Moderators: Dick and Jill Miller
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Summary:
Dick and Jill Miller return to demonstrate what's been added to Fotoxx,
his favorite photo editor and manager, since January 2015

Abstract:

Fotoxx is a free, open-source Linux application for editing photos and
managing a large image collection. The goal of Fotoxx is to meet the
needs of serious photographers while remaining fast and easy to use.
Fotoxx is standards compliant and does nothing to compromise use of
other photo apps. Fotoxx has a rich set of editing, repair, and special
effects functions. Image adjustments are displayed instantly in a
full-size image, allowing interactive optimization. Fotoxx has a rich
set of functions to organize and index a large image collection so that
finding desired images is easy and fast.
Attachments

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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, Reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and related matters

When: April 19, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and
related matters
Moderators: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Summary:
An examination of IoT security in the wake of the 2016-10-21 DDoS attack

Abstract:
We'll review technologies, techniques and practices to address IoT and
cloud-based security. We'll focus on digital data privacy concerns and
Linux tools that help. We'll review recent breaches, leaks, phishing and
malware attacks, as well as known exploits and vulnerabilities. (We'll
recap the Linux Kernel's "Dirty Cow" story and the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug.)

The meeting will include demonstrations and a deep dive into the new $10
Raspberry Pi Zero W, with sample software in Python and Go running with
Jessie.


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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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, April 13, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and related matters

When: April 19, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and
related matters
Moderators: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Summary:
An examination of IoT security in the wake of the 2016-10-21 DDoS attack

Abstract:
We'll review technologies, techniques and practices to address IoT and
cloud-based security. We'll focus on digital data privacy concerns and
Linux tools that help. We'll review recent breaches, leaks, phishing and
malware attacks, as well as known exploits and vulnerabilities. (We'll
recap the Linux Kernel's "Dirty Cow" story and the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug.)


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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Friday, March 17, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
When: Saturday March 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 335 *** Note room change.
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 ( 16.04.2 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 5.1.18
(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 up to the 3rd floor. Take left out of the elevator and another
left to get to Room 335.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting, reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3 security with ProtonMail

When: March 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3
security with ProtonMail
Moderators: Kurt Keville, V. Alex Brennen
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325

Summary:
Updates on several local community projects


Abstract:
Details to follow later


Also, don't forget our next Linux InstallFest LXIII next Saturday, March 18.

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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Thursday, March 9, 2017

CORRECTION: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

CORRECTION: The BLU InstallFest is in a different room this time: E51-335.

Our regular room, E51-061, was not available for March 18.


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org> wrote:

> Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
> When: Saturday March 18, 2017, 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 ( 16.04.2 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
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> PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXIII reminder Saturday March 18, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXIII
When: Saturday March 18, 2017, 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 ( 16.04.2 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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Boston Linux Meeting, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3 security with ProtonMail

When: March 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3
security with ProtonMail
Moderators: Kurt Keville, V. Alex Brennen
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325

Summary:
Updates on several local community projects


Abstract:
Details to follow later


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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting reminder moderator change, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Linux Backups

When: February 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux Backups
Moderator: BLU Staff
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Note: Room change - next door to previous room.


Summary:
Managing Encrypted Linux Backups


Abstract:
Three tiny tutorials: rsync, duplicity, and boxbackup. Demonstrations:
pros and cons, tips and tricks. Discussion, Case studies / audience
participation.

performance
media
security
backup disasters (if anyone is brave enough to share)



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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Linux Backups

When: February 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux Backups
Moderator: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Note: Room change - next door to previous room.


Summary:
Managing Encrypted Linux Backups


Abstract:
Three tiny tutorials: rsync, duplicity, and boxbackup. Demonstrations:
pros and cons, tips and tricks. Discussion, Case studies / audience
participation.

performance
media
security
backup disasters (if anyone is brave enough to share)



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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Linux Backups

When: February 15, 2017 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux Backups
Moderator: Brian DeLacey
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 325
Note: Room change - next door to previous room.


Summary:
Managing Encrypted Linux Backups


Abstract:
Three tiny tutorials: rsync, duplicity, and boxbackup. Demonstrations:
pros and cons, tips and tricks. Discussion, Case studies / audience
participation.

performance
media
security
backup disasters (if anyone is brave enough to share)



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: The Hayward St. lot has been closed affecting the MIT-E51 lot.
They have opened up another lot on Hayward Street that was usually
restricted.

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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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
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