You can read the full version of this announcement on the Web at http://www.slug.org.au/node/97 == April SLUG Monthly Meeting == NOTE: Due to a clash with ANZAC Day, the April SLUG meeting has been deferred by one week to 2 May. The official May meeting will not be affected. Also, please note that our originally-scheduled SLUGlets talk has been postponed, given its common subject matter with the In-Depth talk. When: 18.30 - 20.30, Friday, 2 May, 2008 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. Where: Atlassian, 173-185 Sussex Street, Sydney (corner of Sussex and Market Street) Entry is via the rear on Slip Street. There are stairs going down along the outside of building from Sussex St to near the entrance. A map of the area and directions can be found here. = Talks = ** General Talk ** Matthew Palmer: Deploying and Managing large scale Linux deployments ** In-Depth Talk ** Martin Visser: Wireshark — Packet Sniffing Wireshark 101 or how-can-i-figger-out-wot-the-flamin'-network-is-doing!!!!! For many system administrators, what happens on the Ethernet and beyond is quite opaque and unfathomable. However, being able to efficient examine the network is a great boon to troubleshoot system issues, understand performance issues, and the like. Developers of network-centric applications should have a good understanding of the impact of their application on the wire. Martin has used Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal), the packet sniffer and analyser, many times to objectively finger-point at configuration issues and steer sysadmins in the right direction. This talk will show how to use the important features of Wireshark, how it teaches you about networking and how it makes your life better. Martin has been involved in network engineering and consulting for nearly 20 years, working as a Network and Security Consultant with HP in Sydney for 10 years. He has been using Linux since 1992 and have been irregularly attending SLUG meetings since then. = Meeting Schedule = See here for an explanation of the segments. * 18:15 : Open Doors * 18:30 : Announcements, News, Introductions * 18:45 : General Talk (see above) * 19:30 : Intermission * 19:45 : Split into two groups for * In-depth Talk (see above) * SLUGlets: Linux Q&A and other miscellany * 20:30 : Dinner Dinner is at Golden Harbour Restaurant, in Chinatown. We will be having the $24 Banquet, but we will be collecting $25 per head for ease of accounting and to cover a tip. We will be taking numbers during the break to confirm the reservation size. If you have any particular dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian), or if you would prefer to order separately, let us know beforehand. Dinner is a great way to socialise and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :) We hope to see you there!  http://www.atlassian.com  http://tinyurl.com/35fxes  http://www.slug.org.au/meetings/meetingformat  http://www.goldenharbour.com.au/specials.html -- Sridhar Dhanapalan President Sydney Linux Users Group http://www.slug.org.au
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