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October 2013 Meeting Details

October 31st, 2013

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on Octobber 27th 2013

Date: 27-10-2013

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor,
AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
Broadway, Ernakulam

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction. People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.30pm

FreeIPA is a Red Hat sponsored open source project which aims to provide an easily managed Identity, Policy and Audit (IPA) suite primarily targeted towards networks of Linux and Unix computers. FreeIPA can be compared to Novell’s Identity Manager or Microsoft’s Active Directory in that the goals and mechanisms used are similar.

FreeIPA currently uses 389 Directory Server for its LDAP implementation, MIT’s Kerberos 5 for authentication and single sign-on, the Apache HTTP Server and Python for the management framework and Web UI, and (optionally) Dogtag for the integrated CA and BIND with a custom plugin for the integrated DNS. Development versions also use Samba to integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory by way of Cross Forest Trusts.

While each of the major components of FreeIPA is a pre-existing open source project, it is the bundling of these components into a single manageable suite with a Comprehensive Management Interface that make FreeIPA more comparable to its proprietary software cousins, Identity Manager and Active Directory.
FreeIPA aims to provide support not just for Linux and Unix based computers but ultimately Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers also.

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Tea break

Concluding Session

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings

The next user meet is on 24th November 2013

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ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 27th October 2013

October 25th, 2013

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community

Indian Libre User Group is spreading Free Software awareness in society through its regular monthly meetings ( 4th Sunday of every month ),conducted since 1997. ILUG Cochin (www.ilug-cochin.org) is holding its regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 27th October 2013.

The Details are as follows

Date : 27/10/2013, 27th October, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue :Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave,Broadway,
Kochi-682031
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
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1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : freeIPA
3. Technical Presentation : Miniature Computing Device
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at : http://www.ilug-cochin.org/content/view/31/

Directions to reach venue: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/meetings/directions-to-meeting-venue/

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/faq/

For further information contact :
Tel:+91 9447111771 – JayJacob
Tel:+91 9895068235 – Ananthan
Tel:+91 9747173432 – Sreenadh
Tel:+91 9496449969 – SanalKumar
Tel:+91 484 2374862 (Venue)
Tel:+91 484 4025077 (Venue)

Details

1. Introduction to Free Software

We start of with our regular discussion on the concepts and philosophy of the Free Software Movement and related topics.

2. Agenda : freeIPA

FreeIPA currently uses 389 Directory Server for its LDAP implementation, MIT’s Kerberos 5 for authentication and single sign-on, the Apache HTTP Server and Python for the management framework and Web UI, and (optionally) Dogtag for the integrated CA and BIND with a custom plugin for the integrated DNS. Development versions also use Samba to integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory by way of Cross Forest Trusts.

3. Technical Discussions

Attendees will discuss and/or present topics of interest. They will share their knowledge by handling small sessions to make up the Technical Session part of the Meeting.

4. Q&A Session

This would be used to answer doubts that users have concerning Free Software.

We look forward to your participation for this exciting meeting. Hope to meet you all on Sunday.

Thank You

Regards
Co-ordinator
Indian Libre User Group, Cochin

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September 2013 Meeting Details

October 2nd, 2013

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on September 22nd 2013

Date: 22-09-2013

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor,
AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
Broadway, Ernakulam

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction. People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.30pm

PowerDNS is a DNS server, written in C++ and licensed under the GPL. It runs on most Unix derivatives. PowerDNS features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is also included as a separate program.

PowerDNS Authoritative Server (pdns_server) consists of a single core, and multiple dynamically loadable backends that run multi-threaded. The core handles all packet processing and DNS intelligence, while one or more backends deliver DNS records using arbitrary storage methods. Zone transfers and update notifications are supported, and the processes can run unprivileged and chrooted. Various caches are maintained to speed up query processing. Run-time control is available through the pdns_control command, which allows reloading of separate zones, cache purges, zone notifications and dumps statistics in Multi Router Traffic Grapher / rrdtool format. Realtime information can also be obtained through the optional built-in web server.
There are many independent projects to create management interfaces for PowerDNS, including PowerAdmin, PDNSOps, PowerDNS on rails and JPower Admin and even a drupal module called PowerAdmin.

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Tea break

Concluding Session

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings

The next user meet is on 27th October 2013

Meetings