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Apr 4, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

ovSAGE April Meeting

Title: ovSAGE April Meeting Location: The Pythian Group (St. Laurent Mall) Link out: Click here Description: The next step in our mock SMB server. email and email web services will be enabled during this session. Feel free to do this in advance and bring any questions to the meeting. In addition, we will look at which direction we wish to go next. What services should be added, what else would be useful?

Mar 19, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Forums are now live

Before anyone points it out to me: Yes, I am aware the font size is a little small in the forums. I’ll fix it up sometime on Saturday when I feel up with wrestling with CSS and fixing the lines where the designer decided that 85% of any font size is appropriate. I ran across this before, but I have to go searching several sets of CSS files before I find the right one.

Mar 19, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments

March Post Meeting Commentary

This was the first evening where we started the virtual server configuration for our mythical SMB type environment. We went over the text based install of CentOS 5.4 and initial package selection, as well as running services on the box. After a few technical difficulties while looking up some packages (trousers and fipscheck) that were installed that had not been selected, the rest of the install was reviewed. During the ‘firstboot’ process, we went through the list of services, which was rather enlightening for all involved.

Mar 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

OCUUG meeting on Wedneday

We had an average turnout at the OCUUG meeting on Wednesday night. It was a good time and for those who do not know, it’s more of a social group than a technology group. Having said that, tech topics do come up. For those who were, Dru just launched her latest book: The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD. This one is published under the Apress banner. There were copies for all at the meeting and DVDs to go with it.

Mar 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Old data being added slowly...

Very slowly. I finally got around to importing the userids from the old system tonight (last night?), but the old passwords will not work, as the storage methods are different. It would be interesting if I had spent time trying to crack them and then install them, but it’s not worth the effort. You can get a password if you had a prior ID by clicking on the forgot password link.

Mar 10, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

ovSAGE Meeting

Title: ovSAGE Meeting Location: The Pythian Group, St. Laurent Mall, Ottawa Link out: Click here Description: This is the March meeting for Ottawa Valley SAGE. This month we will be continuing the setup and install of a virtualized system to act as a mail, web, pop, imap, webmail server. We will also be looking at kickstart, PXE boot for installation and once we have finished all of this, puppet and nagios for configuration management and monitoring

Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

And the fun continues...

Something I had noticed a couple of posts ago was bothering me today and I decided to search out the problem and see if there was a fix for it. The problem being the tags for a post were no longer working. I had used them for the first post, but when I decided to use them a couple of posts ago, no luck. I ignored it as something to look at later and when I posted my HDD woes, the tags were still broken.

Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Ottawa Area Security Klatch

Title: Ottawa Area Security Klatch Location: Microsoft Canada, 100-152 Queen St., Ottawa, ON, Canada Link out: Click here Description: Talk #1: DNS Security: The Seven Deadliest Sins Speaker: Derrick Webber A vulnerable DNS allows attackers to compromise everything else in the organization: your web sites, servers, SSL, VPNs, even desktops. This short presentation covers the very worst mistakes in the design and operation of the Domain Name Service and how to fix them.