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May 22, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

New Additions

We now have the Forum software installed. This should allow for a better flow of information, as well as add some flexibility. Suggestions, contributions, or anything should be accepted. I have put in a couple of general topics, but no content yet. I’m hoping to get some stuff posted this weekend..

May 17, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

Meeting this Thursday

Monthly Meeting this Thursday at AlteraI just spent the weekend at BSDcan 2004, the first BSD conference in Canada. Turnout was considerably higher than expected (something like 175 vs 75), making it a complete success. There were some very interesting presentations, and we even managed to tape about 1/3 of them. I’ll be bringing one copy of freeBSD 4.8 and one copy of netBSD 1.5.3 to the meeting to give away.

Apr 27, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments


I finally got around to getting the newer version installed.Of course, the backup I did from the previous server (e-smith based) was considered lost, as the default backups only include a limited subset of the system, and I thought I had forgotten to use the built-in backup tool. I found the backup, but I’m not sure where the corruption happened last time, and this version is currently working. I think I’ll hold off on screwing with it until it’s soaked overnight.

Apr 13, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

Broken sections of the site

I have been rather emiss in the maintenance of the site. I had made an attempt to upgrade the system, and it resulted in major corruption of the back end database. Attempts to recover and go back were not completely successful. A new version will be installed next week, along with a different server machine. It will be a clean install, and I will be attempting to copy over data from the current database.

Apr 13, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting

If you didn’t notice the block on the left, there is a meeting this Thursday at Altera, same as usual. Paul Garrett (N-Able Technologies) is planning on presenting on extending the AD schema. Please try to be there by 19:00, and there should be a sign with a number to call.

Mar 17, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

March Meeting

If you didn’t notice the calendar icon, the meeting for this month is this Thursday.We even have a prepared topic this time around. Paul Garrett is willing to talk about extending the active directory schema and display specifiers if it would be of any interest. I think so, as Active Directory appears to be part of most of our lives. At least we could get some useful info into it.

Jan 20, 2004 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting

For those who can make it, There will be a meeting this Thursday at Altera in Kanata.I’m blaming a busy schedule, a lousy software upgrade, and oncall for this one. For those interested, there will be an O’Reilley book up for grabs as an incentive. Topics can include sendmail, webmin, and why do we have those exchange servers anyway?

Nov 28, 2003 - 1 minute read - Comments

November Meeting

It’s the best turnout we’ve had in years.It’s sad when 5 people attending are the best you can show. Thanks to Kelly for hosting at Altera, and to Walt, Bruce, and Ed for attending. It was sort of like old homecoming week, given that four of us have worked together at various times in the past. We did discuss the concept of topics for future meetings, as well as to how we can increase the attendance.