Recent Meetings...

Meetings usually take place the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. Members should abide by the BLUG code of conduct.
Samba is the tool used for making linux look like a Windows Server in a Windows network. Not only can samba file share, but it can be a logon server, pass passwords to NT domain controlers, and Print.
Max showed how JAVA can be used with an ORACLE database to manage DNA data at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The server side portion of the application runs on Linux and talks to an Oracle database on Solaris where the genetic data is stored.
With our confirmation of using D1, D2, D5, C5 as our rooms, we started to plan out the schedule for each room. There is still room for Vendors!
Irvin and John had the BETA versions of the flyers and brouchres to show at this meeting, and we also decided on distribution spots for the flyers.
John was hoping to present this at the March meeting, but since there was too much Linuxfest things to work on, he decided to wait until April. Nessus is a commonly used tools by admins (And Hackers) to Audit servers for exploits.
LinuxFest 2001 was a HUGE success, and we estimated around 100 - 200 people attened. Presentations were stading room only, Tutorials taught many newcomers to Linux, and many people came home with a raffle item!     More Information on the Fest:
Many people showed up with thier Linux boxes in hand to recieve help of all sorts. People with windoze and Linux machines reinstalled linux or installed it for the first time.
A change from last year, we decided to have the summer party outside instead of at Boundary bay. We reserved a shelter at Fairhaven park and people brought their systems to play games and troubleshoot.
Ever since Qwest announced its DSL service will be assimilated by the Borg ..(err Microsoft)..
Just say no to Windows XP Linux installfest!! Bring your box down to BTC and get help installing or just configuring your Linux box. If you ever wanted to get on Linux, this is the time! We will also have some discussion about Wireless in Bellingham
This month will feature how Linux can be used on the Embedded front, and how normal appliances (such as an Mp3 Player or Dreamcast) can utilize the full power of the penguin.
If you ever have been interested in seeing a real Server farm / Co-location center, this is the event to attend. We will be meeting at Fibercloud at 7PM, November 15th (Thursday)

Directions to Fibercloud, here is a map:
The last meeting of 2001!!!
Come to the first BLUG meeting of the year! This presentation will be focused on how to easily setup Linux to work as a full desktop replacement to Windows using the Ximian Desktop. Features include:
Ximian Gnome
Ximian Red Carpet
An introduction to Java Server Pages and Oracle using examples from a web application.

As time permits the following subjects will be covered :

Hardware architecture of application and database servers.