Welcome to BLUG

BLUG was started in 1998 by a small group of computer geeks who wanted to get off Windows and learn from local Unix gurus. We hold a presentation meeting the first Thursday of the month at Bellingham Technical College in Campus Center CC201. On the second Thursday we hold an informal organization meeting with the time and location announced on the mailing list. We also put on special events including the regional LinuxFest Northwest in the Spring.

Recent news...

Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
My company (http://www.candelatech.com) is just finishing up a VoIP call generator based on the VOCAL (http://www.vovida.org) SIP soft-switch.
Jed Reynolds will explain how to get started with GNU-PG or GNU Privacy Guard. GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP. Because it does not use the patented IDEA algorithm, it can be used without any restrictions.
Al Castle will present an overview of LDAP; what it is and how you can use it for Linux/Windows(samba) authentication and cross platform contact managment
This meeting will be a regular Linux news/events, Question and Answer, as well as an LFNW 04 planning meeting. We'll talk about LinuxFest 04 and discuss strategies for volunteers and staff.
Leland will be showing his video tape of Security Guru Brian Hatch's LFNW 2004 lecture.