Layman & Advanced - Third Annual Xmas Beer Bash!
Everyone (even Windows Users) is invited to share a beverage and food with us at the Market Street Pub (120 SW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL). The "meeting" starts at about 7:30PM, but come by whenever you want to. I hope to see everyone there!
Layman/Advanced - GPG/Darkstar
GPG -- Gnu Privacy Guard, This topic has been canceled for this month due to illustration problems. So we are getting a talk on...
Darkstar -- a CVS-based OS development and distribution system using Linux. The idea is to put sources for base Linux packages up on CVS so that any updates to the base system are compiled from a known good source tree. This was talked about on the FLU list and tonight we get a demo.
Layman/Advanced - Netpliance I-Opener, Hacked
Layman/Advanced - Novell Directory Services (NDS) on Linux
Layman/Advanced - FreeBSD, a Linux User's Point of View
Layman/Advanced - Building Custom PHP4 Modules
The Internet as well as business increasingly rely on databases, yet interfacing your data to a website isn't always easy. PHP makes the job easier. PHP is an application server as well as a programming language. PHP was created by Rasmus Lerdor as a simple Perl program to track visitors but because of contributions by the OpenSource community it quickly grew with features and was eventually rewritten in C. Local FreeBSD developer, Chris Faulhaber, will provide an introductory as well as an advanced treatment of the power of PHP in website development.
Layman/Advanced - Using the Palm Pilot with Linux
The Palm Pilot, or Palm, made by 3Com Corp has quickly become the standard by which most Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs are judged. We'll have a show and tell presentation that will demonstrate how easy it is to interface the Palm with Linux as well as show off several useful utilities including the Pilot-tools suit and J-pilot.
Layman/Advanced - DNS Configuration - Donald Cowart
Domain Name Service, or DNS, forms the basis through which names are resolved on a TCP/IP based network such as the Internet. Smaller networks such as those that make up a corporate WAN or LAN can also benefit from DNS. This month Donald Cowart, System Administrator for the Alachua County Public Library will present the steps needed to setup a simple DNS server under Linux.
Slides from the meeting are here.
Layman/Advanced - Building an RPM from Scratch
The challenge of building an RPM was a topic that was recently presented on our mailing list, the linux-l. The discussion created such an interest that Eli Ben-Shoshan generously decided to share his knowledge of the subject with us this month as well as talk about his efforts with Mesa and OpenGL. This presentation will be somewhat advanced but as always, all are welcome to attend.
Layman Linux - Basic Security