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Next Free Meeting: Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Next Free Installfest: The First Saturday of Each Month. Really. We never skip a month.

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::Our Next Meeting: Thursday, March 21st, 2013::

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:: LEAP NEWS ::

Linux: From Power Up to Bash Prompt

The presentation "Linux: From Power On to Bash Prompt" has been made available online by Phil Barnett. The presentation covers the power on sequence of Linux, what actions occur and which files control those actions. Any comments should go to Phil Barnett <philb@philb.us>.   Download ...


Kerberos - The Network Authentication Protocol

Derek Konigsberg's presentation on Kerberos, December 2005   Kerberos - The Network Authentication Protocol ...


Security Primer

This presentation is an introduction to security concepts and cryptography. Presented by Aaron Morrison in December 2008   Download the PDF slides of the presentation ...


SysDirector - An open source configuration management framework

Andrew Anderson and Phil D'Amore July 2008 presentation on a template driven configuration management system that allows administrators to deliver content to machines in a protocol independent fashon ... it simply makes managing groups of systems simpler.   Notes on Sysdirector ...


Network Primer

Presented by Aaron Morrison, this presentation covers the basics of TCP/IP networks. Topics include Protocols, NAT, Routin   Download the PDF slides of the presentation ...


Getting the CRUD out of the way

Hale Pringle has written a code generator to create screens for doing CRUD. Watch the screencast yourself from the Home Page off of SourceForge at http://jguigen.sf.net/ ... presented by Vernon Singleton ... May 2006   JGuiGen on SourceForge ...


Introduction to RPM

The presentation "Introduction to RPM" has been made available online by Chris Young. The presentation covers the basics of using RPM for software installation, upgrading, and removal. Any comments should go to Chris Young <cyoung@linuxnetworker.com>. March 2001   View the slides! ...


Introduction to Practical XML

HTML-based slides for Steve Litt's presentation titled "Introduction to Practical XML" are available on the Troubleshooters.com website. This is the presentation given by Steve at our December 2000 meeting. Enjoy!   View the slides ...


Linux in a Business Environment

This is the presentation that Phil Barnett gave at the May 2001 Computer & Technology Showcase. This presentation covers many of the most useful Linux applications that are highly useful in a business environment. December 2004.   View the presentation! ...


Anatomy of a Crack: Findings from the HoneyNet Forensic Challenge

The presentation "Anatomy of a Crack:" has been made available online by Brian Coyle. This is the information that Brian presented at the May 2001 meeeting. Any comments should go to Brian Coyle <brian@linuxwidows.com>.   View the presentation! ...


PHP and Postgres

A few handy links and source PHP pages from the 3-21-2002 presentation.   Links ...


Blogs and Wikis and Tags, Oh my!

Vernon Singleton's notes on the state of social software in August 2005   on Social Software by Vernon Singleton ...


CoLinux notes

Vernon Singleton's notes on setting up CoLinux are available on-line. June 2005.   View the cheat sheet ...


Gary Miller's Florida Linux Show presentation

This is the presentation Gary Miller gave at the Florida Linux Show. October 24, 2009.   Download the ODP ...


Linux Desktop Apps

The PDF-based slides from Bryan Smith's November 2001 presentation on Linux desktop applications are now available online in three formats: full, no graphics, and links only.   Click here to download your choice of slides ...


Burning CDs in Linux

This is the presentation that Zelic Jones gave at our April 2003 meeting.   View the presentation! ...


Using SELinux

This is a presentation that Steve Grubb from RedHat gave at the September 2007 meeting. It goes over theory of operation and how to use many of the utilities.   Get the presentation! ...


Links from GUIs over the wire

A list of links related to SSH and running VNC and XWindows over a network and a small table comparing the various technologies   View the links ...


Troubleshooting Samba

HTML-based slides for Steve Litt's presentation titled "Troubleshooting Samba" are available on the Troubleshooters.com website. This is the presentation given by Steve at our September 1999 meeting. Enjoy!   View the slides ...


Stupid Linux Tricks

Various tips and tricks presented by Aaron Morrison. This presentation covers mostly command-line tricks from the "Stupid Easy" to the "Stupid Cool" including the just plain "Stupid"   Download the PDF slides of the presentation ...


Introduction to Ubuntu 10.04 basics, season 2

Max Williams continues his series on Ubuntu basics telling us about configuring your browser using FireFox, configuring ubuntu firewalls with UFW, a couple of command line tutorials, and how to burn a ISO file to CD. Enjoy.   

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episode 2
episode 3
episode 4
episode 5

UPDATE: SELinux part 2

Here is the release of the security guide Steve Grubb sent to NIST and the NSA that everyone was asking about in the Nov 2007 meeting.   Get the security guide from the NSA ... they moved it and updated it here ...


Linux in a Security Environment

This is the presentation that Phil Barnett gave at the February 2002 Association of Information Technology Professionals meeting. Feb 2002.   View the presentation! ...


Phil Barnett's Florida Linux Show presentation

This is the presentation Phil Barnett gave at the Florida Linux Show. October 24, 2009.   Download the ODP ...


Building a MailScanner Appliance, January 2007

Phil Barnett covers the steps to build a highly effective virus and spam detecting appliance that can be used in front of another mail server with a change to the MX record. January 2007.   View the presentation! ...


Bryan Smith's CTS presentation on Gnome

This is the PDF presentation Bryan Smith gave at CTS. May 2002.   Download the PDF ...


Introduction to Ubuntu 10.04 basics, season 1

Max Williams tells us about basic use and updating of the Long Term Support version of Ubuntu, creating documents and Installing software, creating PDF files, how to use the browser, and surf the Internet on your Ubuntu machine.   

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episode 2
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episode 4

SELinux part 2

Here is the presentation that Steve Grubb from RedHat gave at the September 2007 meeting. It goes over booleans, SeTroubleshooter, Improved roles with "confined users" available now in Fedora 8, the new Xguest package, new tools for policy writing in fc8, the community's choice of Rsyslog with its better logging features and some great examples of its use. Steve also discussed the upcoming release of the security guide for NIST and the NSA. Look for a link to that here in the near future. Wow. Great presentation. Thanks again, Steve. How often do you learn the newest security tips and tricks from the very folks who teach the NSA how to lock down a box.   Get the slides and examples ...


Building a VServer installation, April 2007

Roland Cruse's VServer Presentation. April 2007.   View the presentation! ...


Regex: Lifeboat and Speedboat

HTML-based slides for Steve Litt's presentation titled "Regular Expressions: Lifeboat and Speedboat" are available on the Troubleshooters.com website. This is the presentation given by Steve at our July 2001 meeting. Enjoy!   View the slides ...


Evolution of an Open Source Project

Derek Konigsberg's presentation on the evolution of an open source project, around April 2008   Evo. of an OS Project Notes ...


High Availability Linux ... Part 1 of 3

This began a multi-part series where Kevin Inscoe from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt showed us how to configure boxes for high availability. This first part covered heatbeat (Linux ha project) and Keepalive (VRRP) in detail (failing over networks). Part II will and cover deadman detection (STONITH) and failing over storage (LVM and HA-NFS). Part III will be advanced topics like application failover.   Linux HA - High Availability ...


UPDATE: SELinux update from the discussion back in 2007 with Steve Grubb

The new SNAC guide for RHEL6 is being created as an open source project linked next. And its based on our openscap tool. Not sure if you've been exposed to SCAP or not, but its a set of standards that security scanners or continuous monitoring tools can use to describe the configuration policy.   The open source project is here ...


A OpenSUSE Summit

LEAP, Golug, LMARS, FAMILAB, Members and friends of all things Tech: The OpenSUSE Summit will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,September 21-23, 2012 in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida - Many of us will be there for the great news, special "swag"and more! The summit will be in Orlando at the Caribe Royal Hotel, for more information and directions, go to the link -->   more about Orlando OpenSUSE Summit ...


Building a Nutch Web Crawler, April 2010

Phil Barnett's Nutch Presentation. April 2010.   View the presentation! ...


January 2001 Meeting Highlights

For those of you who missed this year's January meeting, here's your chance to find out what went on. We're hoping to get into the habit of providing these highlights every month (complete with pictures!). Enjoy!   Read the highlights! ...


Event: Orlando Hamcation

The annual event is in February at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.   more about Orlando Hamcation ...


"vi: Lifeboat and Speedboat"

HTML-based slides for Steve Litt's presentation titled "vi: Lifeboat and Speedboat" are available on the Troubleshooters.com website. This is the presentation given by Steve at our March 2000 meeting. Enjoy!   View the slides ...


Build a Mail Appliance to Reduce Viruses and Spam

Phil Barnett presented a recipe for building a spam and virus with a minimum of configuration. January 2005.   Click here to download presentation documents ...


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