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May 16, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDcan 2007 starting Wednesday...

It appears that I’ve managed to get myself volunteered for the wireless networking for BSDcan. That’s interesting, especially when I haven’t set up a network for a conference before. Luckily, I’ve been able to get some assistance from the previous wireless maintainer. In the past, the conference used NetBSD for the gateway machine and standard NAT and dhcp to provide the networking, so I went with the old standard. This is interesting simply because I haven’t used NetBSD before.

May 8, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

BSDcan coming up next week.

Well, the BDcan 2007 conference starts in a week. I’m looking forward to it, as I actually plan on attending a few of sessions this time. In the past it’s been a little randon if I attend a session as it’s usually a last minute decision. The first year I was taping the sessions, so I never actually managed to listen to the session. I missed the next year due to work commitments, and the year after that I was doing security (checking to see if people actually were supposed to be there), so I ended up sitting in on whatever I was closest to.

May 7, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - email configuration in postfix

The May meeting will be pushed out a week, due to the BSD Canada conference. It would be too difficult to race from the conference to the meeting, so I’m bumping the meeting a week. Don’t forget the topic for this month, configuring email. I believe we were going to look at postfix (which should be new to most of us). If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along.

Apr 26, 2007 - 3 minute read - Comments

MacBook exploit (actually java exploit)

I just saw this in my email and decided to pass it on. The original article is posted on ZDnet. It’s interesting and hopefully it will be addressed quickly. Rumors are flying that Dino Dai Zovi’s MacBook Pro exploit has been swiped and is making the rounds online. An anonymous blogger claims he/she was able to monitor the network at CanSecWest security conference and snag a full packet capture of the contest, which pitted hackers against two new MacBook Pro machines:

Apr 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Course Project - Alive and Well

Contributed by: Tim Inkpen The LPI Course Project is Alive and well. This is project is will put free on-line courses for the LPI Levels 1 & 2 exams for ovSAGE members at After several false starts, I have decided review the entire LPI exam requirements in depth before building the course. Anyone interested in assisting with this project is welcome to contact me at tinkpen at, Phone: (613) 241-7394 or Skype (ID: tinkpen).