Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Jun 8, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

LPI Preparation Review

This may be the first time any of you see of this topic. If it is successful, we’ll be offering it again in the future. First some background. With a little urging from Tim Inkpen (who has gotten involved with the OTI), Andrea Vieira and I will be presenting a rapid get up to speed course for people who wish to get their LPIC-Level 1 certification. The initial offering starts June 18th and yesterday (I was over there to attend a session on how to bid on government contracts) there was 1 seat available in a class of 25.

May 27, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

May ovsage meeting notes

At the last ovsage meeting, two of us installed Linux into virtual machines, then installed postfix into those virtual machines. One of us managed to get his postfix working, so that someone else present could send him an email. In my case, I had already installed DSL (Damn Small Linux) into VirtualBox. During the meeting, I upgraded DSL to Debian and installed postfix. But, I was using NAT for networking, and that did not allow for external machines to talk to my mail server.

May 27, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

I (finally) joined new ovSAGE website

From Alan Fields: Hi, Yes I’ve finally joined ovSAGE. I attended meeting at Fidus this month. It was good but we need to work on recruiting members. Thanks to all those who keep these user groups going. afields

May 22, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDcan 2007 Photos

This post contains a lot of photos from bsdcan 2007. 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bcc6e4cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bcc704cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bcc7e4cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccb44cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccd74cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccda4cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccdc4cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccf04cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bccf14cd5 6a00c2252017b3f21900cd972bcd2a4cd5

May 19, 2007 - 6 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2007 - Day 4

Wow! It took me long enough to get back to this. I started to write this on May 19th and just got it finished. I’ll blame being involved in too much :) Day 4 - started later, 10:00 - much easier to get to. As it’s a long weekend and a Saturday, the traffic was light getting down here and there was parking on the street instead of the parking structure.

May 18, 2007 - 5 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2007 - Day 3

Day 3 - New toys, short(er) presentations Opening keynote/opening session Dan has gotten quite informal with this and it goes pretty fast. The keynote started late (people still registering), so it was brief and just welcomed everyone, mentioned some evening activities (including the BSDcert beta tonight), what to after the conference on Sunday, and the fact that pgcon is on next week. First session - Coverity Code audit and testing software.

May 18, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2007 - Day 2

Day 2 - much quieter. No interruptions from work, just my own distractions from filming the talks. Morning: Bacula - network aware backups It’s amazing that I have never seen Dan’s talk before, given how long I’ve known him. I always skipped it as “I know this stuff,” so it was interesting to go over it from a fresh point of view. I’m now going to implement it internally on my home network.

May 17, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

All about ovSAGE (well, the old about)

This was originally the About page for the site. A few things have changed over time, as I have adapted to meet the changes. You should see the original from the first web page. What is ovSAGE? ovSAGE is a recognized local affiliate of the System Administrator’s Guild (SAGE) and the League of Professional Systems Administrators (LOPSA), founded in 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario. We are primarily a group of system administrators from around the National Capital region that meet once a month to be social, get a heads up on new ideas, technology, and to have a little fun.