August 14th, 2018 – Regular MUG Meeting

  • Protect your private keys with inexpensive crypto devices by Marlon Dutra

August 14th 2018 - MUG Meeting

Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

Protect your private keys with inexpensive crypto devices by Marlon Dutra

Hardware security modules (HSM) have existed for a long time, however they are still considered black boxes to many sysadmins all over the world. Although large HSMs can be very expensive for small setups, there's an array of small and cheaper crypto devices that are suitable for smaller organizations. Those devices can be used for many purposes, like user authentication, certificate authorities, VPNs, signing, encryption, etc, dramatically increasing the security of private keys.

During this talk, you'll learn several interesting examples about how to use $50 crypto devices for normal sysadmin operations, focusing on well known tools like OpenSSH and OpenSSL. The entire talk and examples will be around open source software.

Marlon has over 22 years of experience in distributed systems, with a strong background in infrastructure, Linux systems, network and security. Marlon has worked for Facebook since 2012, where he is a Production Engineer and serves as a technical leader for the production engineering security team.

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at the Buddy's Pizza in Novi (44225 W 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377) after the meeting. 

When
August 14th, 2018 6:30 PM through  8:45 PM
Location
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States
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May 13th 2014 Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics for this meeting include:

 Growing an Open Source Project

“If you build it, they will come” except not really. Rick describes the highs and lows of running an open source project over four years. From the awesomeness of the patch from an outsider to the feeble attempts at landing one small commit a day he’ll bring an in the trenches view on building a community, doing what you love, and the advantages of having your own pet project out there in the wild.

Rick is the creator of Bookie, an open source bookmark management web application in his spare time, and employee of Canonical doing more OSS development during his office time.

The State of Linux Gaming, 2014 edition

In 2010 Craig discussed the current state of Linux Gaming. Time passes and the Linux Gaming environment is a far different place. Craig will give a brief overview of what caused the dramatic change in the Linux Gaming environment and demo some of the more interesting games available for Linux. Come find out what the Penguin is playing today.

Plus we’ll have our usual features (Jobs Looking For People, People Looking for Jobs, news and events), and much much more.

Hope to see you there!

Next Meeting – Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

For our main presentation, we have Steve Pierce giving a presentation titled: Wireless Ypsi and why your community needs free WiFi

Steve Pierce founded HDL in 1987, an Internet and web consultancy founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now living in Ypsilanti, he came to Michigan for true love; his wife moved for a job.

After relocating to Michigan, Steve was a partner inOpAve, one of the first wireless Internet Service providers in Michigan. He relaunched ABQ.com as an email services company and for five years ran MailAndNews.com. With nearly 2 million subscribers it was the second oldest free email service provider behind Hotmail.

Steve launched Wireless Ypsi in January 2008, a free wifi Internet service in Ypsilanti. Since January, Steve has assisted the City of Dearborn, Lincoln Park, Trenton, Wayne County and a number of other communities in deploying similar free wireless networks using the Wireless Ypsi model. Today over 435,000 have used free Internet networks Steve helped design and install.

In 2006, Steve launched YpsiNews.com, an on-line news journal covering Ypsilanti and the surrounding area. He has also been involved in a number of start-ups (including US1 Internet), has been a consultant and teacher for the military, universities, Department of Energy, and NATO and has worked for a number of major corporations as a network designer and security analyst.

Steve can frequently be seen about town riding on a Segway or his Ford Escape Hybrid. In his spare time, he and his wife Maggie have restored three homes in Ypsilanti including the historically significant Glover House, which was a three year $1 million renovation. He shares his home with two German Shepherds named Dax and Ryker. Yes, he is a Trek fan too.
Elections for the Board of Directors of Mug.org
We’ll hold the elections for the board of directors at this month’s meeting.

We currently have the following nominations:

  • Jim McQuillan
  • Dave Satwicz
  • Jim Glutting
  • James Hice
  • Gibson Nichols
  • Craig Maloney
  • Will Fuqua

Nominations are open until just before the vote starts at the meeting on the 14th.

Considering the fact that the meeting will conflict with Valentines day, we are trying something new. In addition to the normal voting that will take place at the meeting, we’re also accepting votes submitted via Email.

For paid members that can’t make it to the normal meeting, you can submit your vote for the 6 people you’d like to see on the board of directors in 2012 by sending an email to: vote@mug.org

You can submit your vote anytime between now and 18:00:00 EST (That’s 6pm local time) on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012. Any votes received after 6pm on the 14th will not be counted.
And Of course we’ll have some of the other great features you’ve come to enjoy at our meetings, including current events and Job/People seekers.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012.

We are back at the Farmington Community Library (map)
We’ll be in the large auditorium upstairs.

Next Meeting – Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

For our main presentation, we have Bill Allie giving a presentation titled: “An Introduction to the Ext-JS Web Application Development Framework”

Ext-JS is a pure JavaScript application framework that will work in browsers from IE6 to Chrome 11. Using Ext-JS, you can create cross-platform applications using only a browser. It has an extensive APi that provides you with the tools and wigets you will need for your application.

This presentation will provide an introduction to Ext-JS and provide an overview of the basic framework and the core components (widgets) provided by the framework. Also, examples of using the framework as well as lessons learned while using the framework will be presented.
For the second presentation, Craig Maloney will present a command called “pv”.

pv, or “progress viewer” is one of those commands that you probably won’t use on a day-to-day basis, but is extremely handy for long-running jobs where you’re left wondering “just how far along IS it,anyway?”
Nominations
In addition to the two presentations outlined above, we’ll kick off the new year with the opening of nominations for the “Board of directors” of MUG. Every year at this time we offer members a chance to help MUG either by nominating themselves or someone they think will help lead our group through the next 12 months.
The nominations will officially open on Tuesday, Jan 10th and the election will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 (Weather permitting).
And Of course we’ll have some of the other great features you’ve come to enjoy at our meetings, including current events and Job/People seekers.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012.

We are back at the Farmington Community Library (map)
We’ll be in the large auditorium upstairs.

Next Meeting – Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

For our main presentation, we have Craig Maloney giving a presentation titled: “A Brief History of Unix”

Description

There’s an awful lot of history surrounding the UNIX operating system, and Craig will distill it to the point where it fits into a nice, neat, entertaining 40 minute period where everyone can smile and feel great about how awesome UNIX and Linux are. There may even be a little show and tell for the presentation.

So, come on out and learn something about our shared UNIX heritage.

The second presentation will cover “Troubleshooting techniques for Linux and Unix”

Description

Have you ever plugged in a USB memory stick and not been able to figure out how mount it? How about trying to figure out what kind of Video card you have installed without opening the cover? Maybe you’ve had trouble getting your wireless card working. We’ll be covering that and a whole lot more this month.

Of course we’ll have some of the other great features you’ve come to enjoy at our meetings, including current events and Job/People seekers.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 13th.

We are back at the Farmington Community Library (map)
We’ll be in the large auditorium upstairs.

Next Meeting – Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We’ve got a couple of great presentations on tap for the October 11th, 2011 Mug meeting.

For our main presentation, we have Alan Evans showing us the latest from Redhat and Fedora.

Alan will discuss the history of Red Hat based Linux distributions starting with light focus on the earlier days and increasing focus on the current distributions like Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux. Additionally he’ll focus on the technologies and software that make Red Hat based distributions different from other distributions. In particular he will talk about RHN Satellite/Spacewalk, YUM, Anaconda and in depth about RPM.

Bio – Alan Evans
In 2002, Alan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Since leaving RIT he has worked for several companies in various IT related positions: Desktop Support Technician, Network Administrator and most recently Linux Engineer. Throughout his career Alan has leveraged open source software and in particular Red Hat based Linux distributions. Alan currently works at Secure-24, Inc., a Southfield based managed hosting provider as a Sr. Linux Engineer on the Linux Architecture team.

For our 2nd presentation, we have Sean Millichamp will give a brief presentation on the Linux Logical Volume Management (LVM), including basic concepts and an overview of the key tools used to interact with it.

Bio – Sean Millichamp
Sean has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years. He began deploying Linux and other open source software in production in 1996 and has been using it since. Sean currently works at Secure-24, Inc., a Southfield based managed hosting provider as a Linux Architect. In this role he is responsible for evaluating and recommending new products, technologies, and policies for the Linux team. Sean is also an adjunct professor in the CIS department at Oakland Community College. Sean graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering in 2001. In his “spare time” Sean has contributed to a number of open source projects, most recently as maintainer of Puppet’s SELinux support. Find Sean online at http://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmillichamp

Of course we’ll have some of the other great features you’ve come to enjoy at our meetings, including current events and Job/People seekers.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 11th.

We are back at the Farmington Community Library (map)
Unless otherwise noted, we’ll be holding our meetings at the library, in the main auditorium. But, for the October and November 2011 meetings, we’ll be in the smaller meeting room upstairs, near the larger auditorium.

 

Next Meeting – Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The next MUG meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th.

The Michigan Ubuntu Loco will be sponsoring this meeting. They’ll be providing all of the presentations.

Included in this meeting will be:

  • Who we are / What we do / Why we do it – Greg Grossmeier
  • PPA’s – Personal Package Archives – Rick Harding
  • Ubuntu 11.04 – Latest release of Ubuntu – Craig Maloney
  • Ubuntu Server, Oneiric Cycle – Scott Mosher
  • Ubuntu One – Jorge Castro

And more to come!

Meeting – May 10th, 2011

The next MUG meeting is Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6:30pm at the ESD building in Southfield.

We’ll be having a series of lightning talks.

  • Google Voice
  • Android on laptop/netbook
  • watch
  • PDF Creation with PHP
  • Big Blue Button
  • IRC
  • Bookie
  • New MUG website details
  • LoONIES – League of Overambitious New Inventors Engineers & Scientists

We’re allocating 10 minutes for each session. We still have room to add a couple more, so if you have something you’d like to share with the group, please let us know so we can add it to the list.

Meeting location:

Engineering Society of Detroit
20700 Civic Center drive
Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48076
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Meeting – April 12th, 2011

Main Topic: Byobu: GNU Screen enhancement

Speaker: Scott Moser
Byobu is a Japanese term for decorative, multi-panel screens that serve as folding room dividers. As an open source project, Byobu is an elegant enhancement of the otherwise functional, plain, practical GNU Screen. Byobu includes an enhanced profile and configuration utilities for the GNU screen window manager, such as toggle-able system status notifications.

Secondary topic: Expect

Speaker: Jim McQuillan
Expect is a Unix automation and testing tool, written by Don Libes as an extension to the Tcl scripting language, for interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, ssh, and others. It uses Unix pseudo terminals to wrap up subprocesses transparently, allowing the automation of arbitrary applications that are accessed over a terminal. With Tk, interactive applications can be wrapped in X11 GUIs. Jim will show some practical examples of using Expect to automate FTP downloads.

Engineering Society of Detroit Membership

Lori Birman is the membership director for the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). This month, Lori will give us a brief presentation on the benefits of being a member of the ESD. MUG is now an affiliate member of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). As an affiliate, our members are entitled to become members of the ESD.