Meeting Topic for August?
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for sort of "rushing" you out of the meeting last night. Normally I could hang around for how ever long the meeting may run over, but I really had to get going by 9:00. Anyway, I would have liked to chat longer with you guys & was really glad to see some new faces. Also great talk on SNMP and MRTG by Mr. Hoefer last night, and we had great turn out!
Now back to the topic of a presentation for August. Ideas thrown out at the meeting:
1. Mr. Jonkman said he'd be willing to present about SPAM filters and a Bleeding Snort update. He gave a Bleeding Snort presentation in February.
2. Someone mentioned another update on Linux Gaming? The last presentation on this was by Mr. Lesh last August I think.
I thought I'd search through the posts on this forum and summarize the interest on other presentations:
3. All newbies session? There were 3 people who said YES this would be good. Perhaps we could select a few basic topics like how to setup basic services on a couple different distros and/or Linux Bash scripting and/or basic commands? There was also a request to explain distro differences, maybe we could tie this in to this topic as well. If we had a few different presenters doing the same set of talks on the same tools from different distros like an RPM one (Fedora? SuSE?), a source one (Gentoo?), a tgz one (Slackware?), and of course the Debian packages.
4. I've thrown out a request for programming related discussions. I could maybe give a C programming intro, but probably not at the next meeting.
5. LTSP - We've been waiting for a presentation on this one for a while! :wink: There has been other posts on using Linux as an X-terminal as well.
6. Any experts on Linux Cerification programs to give a little chit-chat?
Anyway, more discussion on this would be nice. I really like idea #3, have like 3 or 4 people giving the same basic demo on different distros. I might be able to get a KVM switch or something and we could bounce between the 4 presenters as you go. Like have an outline of installing and setting up ssh, one guy/gal could give the bulk of the common stuff and then all four could show the steps on their specific distro to do it. Then move on to another item and the next guy/gal could give the bulk of the details, then jump through how it is done on the 3 or 4 different distros, etc.
I could do Fedora, Michael could do Debian, anyone else think this would be cool? It would take some pre-planning to coordinate the presentations and presenters.