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[activities] June SLUG Monthly Meeting: this Friday!
- To: SLUG Announcements <announce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [activities] June SLUG Monthly Meeting: this Friday!
- From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <president@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:07:46 +1000
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Please note the following:
* We have a new venue for this meeting!
* Dinner will be held somewhere locally - details TBA
Read on for details.
== June SLUG Monthly Meeting ==
You can read the full version of this announcement on the Web at
18.30 - 20.30, Friday, 26 June, 2009
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive 15 minutes early so we
can all get into the building and start on time. Please do not arrive
before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our host!
Appropriate signage and directions will be posted on the building.
We are trialling a new venue for this meeting! Our venue for this
meeting is Google, Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.
It's across the road from Star City Casino. A map of the area can be
found here. Appropriate signage and directions will be posted
around the building.
You will need to sign-in to enter the venue. This can be performed
when you arrive, but to save time we recommend that you do so online
If you are unsure, please sign up as a 'maybe'. This allows us to
organise adequate meeting space and facilities. You do not need to
create an account to indicate your attendance.
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive at least 15 minutes
early so we an all get into the building and start on time. Please do
not arrive before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our
= Talks =
** General Talk **
Paul Wayper: SELinux for Everyday People
Much has been written on SELinux, and a lot of it seems confusing.
It's buzzword heavy, involves locking your computer up, has a strange
new set of permissions that are obscure in architecture and silently
fails where things used to just work. Why use it?
Well, for most people, it's not actually that hard to understand. In
this talk, Paul Wayper talks about how to make sense of what SELinux
does, and how to keep it out of the way and get on with using your
computer. In the process Paul will deal with the background to
SELinux, what it's main aims are, and how you really do want it turned
** In-Depth Talk **
Paul Wayper: SELinux for Sysadmins
In his previous talk, Paul talked about getting your system to work
with SELinux. This involved setting the security on your files and
directories so that they worked with SELinux. However, many people
have customised their Linux installs and want SELinux to do what they
say, not the other way around. Sysadmins in particular are not 'run
of the mill' users, and they have different requirements to what
typically comes out of the box. Situations such as serving web pages
from NFS shares or non-standard directories, or installing
applications in custom locations, need specialised configuration of
SELinux in order to make it work with your needs.
This talk will deal with those situations. Fortunately for Sysadmins,
much of the work in developing SELinux policies for Linux has focussed
on their requirements. Paul will show you a few of the things behind
the scenes that make your job as a Sysadmin much easier and safer with
** SLUGlets **
General discussion and Q&A about Linux, free software and open source.
= Meeting Schedule =
See here for an explanation of the segments.
* 18.15: Open Doors
* 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
* 18.45: General Talk
* 19.30: Intermission
* 19.45: Split into two groups for:
o In-Depth Talk
* 20.30: Dinner
Dinner this month will be held locally, not at Golden Harbour as
originally planned. Details are TBA.
We will be taking numbers at the beginning of the meeting. If you have
any particular dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian), let us know
beforehand. Dinner is a great way to socialise and learn in a relaxed
We hope to see you there!