Next ELUG Meeting: 22 Jun 2023

Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD
Physical location: TBD
Virtual location:


The Edmonton Linux User Group (ELUG) is a chance to get together with other users of Linux, GNU, and Unix-like operating systems, and open source software. Our members range from newcomers to power users to seasoned administrators and developers; so, all are welcome!

We meet as an opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences for several reasons:

  • to educate for personal and professional growth
  • to promote and advocate for the free and open source movement
  • to support and assist with Linux related challenges
  • and to socialize with peers who have a common interest

Meetings are held virtually. Now that the pandemic has become endemic, we are searching for a suitable regular location to meet in person again.

Standard Agenda:

6:00pm – Arrival, random chitchat
6:30pm – Welcome & introductions, presentation begins
7:30pm – Announcements, open discussions
8:00pm – Event conclusion

Examples of topics that may be discussed or presented include (but not limited to):

  • Exposure to different distributions
  • Workshops on various tools and commands
  • Applications, development and tuning
  • just about anything else Linux-related

We welcome anyone with an interest in Linux and/or open source software and look forward to building the Linux community in Edmonton.

ELUG Meetup: 25 May 2023

Topic: Random and sundry things
Physical location: Veterans Village Common Room

‘Twas an enjoyable evening in a different physical location.
Dave was kind enough to lend his internet bandwidth so that we could stream the meeting. Thanks Dave!

We went around the virtual table and each person talked a bit about what they were doing with Linux:
* Dave talked about proxmox and hypervisor stuff
* Norman had a question about pbx
* Sam talked about his ideas for his home lab
* Sam had a question about security for backup codes
-> the general consensus is: As much as possible, KEEP YOUR SECURITY CODES OFFLINE, i.e. not connected to internet AT ALL.

There was some general discussion around gaming on linux, as well as some talk about linux on android –

ELUG HYBRID meeting 30 March 2023

Topic: Virtualization and containerization
Presenter: Richard G
Physical location: Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Virtual location:

It was so good to see/meet people in person again!

Richard led a very well-presented discussion on Emulation, Virtualization, and Containerization.

ELUG Meetup: 26 January 2023

Topic: Remote desktop
Presenter: Manuel

Manuel walked through how to set up a remote desktop connection between Linux and any other operating system, using rdp (remote desktop protocol). rdp is Microsoft proprietary, but it has become the de-facto standard protocol.

First of all, the machine you want to connect to must provide the remote desktop service using rdp. The host OS controls how many simultaneous rdp sessions are permitted.

Second: install and configure client software:
Linux – xrdp, rdesktop / FreeRDP, Remmina, Vinagre
Win – MS RemoteDesktop
MacOS – MS RemoteDesktop

Other operating systems provide proprietary or OS-agnostic remote desktop services:
* VNC (platform independent; RFB remote frame buffer protocol = open source, not standardized)
* macos: Apple Remote Desktop (proprietary; uses RFB protocol)
* ChromeOS: Google Chrome Remote Desktop (proprietary; within Chrome browser)
* DWS (platform independent, browser-based)

If you would like to review the presentation please visit our nextcloud instance here:


ELUG Meetup: 22 December 2022

Topic: Year in review
Presenter: Everyone

This was a very informal affair, more of a hang-out and chit-chat about random Linux-related things. Some of the topics and references that were shared:

Raspberry Pi


Helm-Kubernetes, LAMP, dovecot:

Certificates, SSL


port forwarding
transmission, torrent
announce servers


micro-box for print/file server

ELUG Meetup: 24 November 2022

Topic: vlans
Presenter: David

David talked about how to set up a vlan, showed his setup for how he does so, and we discussed some of the issues around segregating networked devices and keeping your private networks private.

ELUG Meetup: 27 October 2022

Topic: None, really. Just sharing about random projects and things.
Presenter: Everyone, but mostly Rajiv because he likes to talk.

Rajiv showed us the Deezer command line script that he modified. (Deezer is an online streaming music player client.)
Rajiv also showed us some of the tricks he has up his sleeve for packet capture and analysis.
Yes, of course there was vim.

David had upgraded some Debian servers from 7 to 8 to 9 to 10 to 11. Yes, step by step, including resolving some circular dependencies. Fun fun fun for everyone. K maybe not really.

Manuel wrote a *nix-load of kubernetes container scripts, way more than his fair share.

Rick is still playing with his RaspberryPi server.

Jochen used to work at a Volkswagen factory for many years. Now he is learning linux.

Robert was just there, directing traffic. As usual. Oh, by the way, the btrfs check --repair appears to have been successful. Yay!

ELUG Meetup: 22 September 2022

Topic: SSH; Or, as Rajiv put it: “Holy SSH!!t”
Presenter: Rajiv (and yes, there was some vim as well.)

Rajiv showed us some of the more advances options and uses of SSH, including how to connect through multiple layers of networked machines… FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, of course. 😉

If you want to follow along on this educational journey follow this link and watch the video