Next Meeting: 26 January 2023

Topic: Manuel
Presenter: Remote desktop

The Edmonton Linux User Group (ELUG) Meetup 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

Examples of topics that may be discussed or presented include (but not limited to):
– Exposure to different distributions
– Workshops on various tools and commands
– User-level and system-level 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.

Standard Agenda:

6:00pm – Arrival, mingling, setting up techno-stuff
6:30pm – Welcome & introductions, presentation begins
7:30pm – Announcements, open discussions
8:00pm – Event conclusion (officially, but we usually hang around for as long as we feel like)

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

ELUG Meetup: 25 August 2022

Containers are a convenient way of isolating applications from the operating system without having to support the overhead of one or more virtual machines.

A container is like a “slimmed down” version of a virtual machine, in that it contains only enough binaries to support the application(s) that you want to run.

Manuel showed us how to build and manage and publish your own container using buildah.

ELUG Meetup: 28 July 2022

Topic: Repositories
Presenter: Manuel (with help from David and others)

Manuel highlighted the different repository managers for several distributions. The purpose of repositories was discussed. In a small demonstration he walked us through managing the sources and lists that make these repositories work.

During the demonstration of apt, Manuel showed how to install a package and the different ways of removing or purging packages. He added a separate repository and showed how to manage the keys as well as installing software from that repository.

ELUG Meetup: 23 June 2022

Topic: Jupyter notebook
Presenter: Josemar

Josemar showed us the wonders and marvels of Jupyter notebook, an open-source, interactive and extensible data science and scientific computing tool.

ELUG Meetup: May 26, 2022

This month we had a bit of a round table to think of some ideas of what to talk about in future meetings.

Some of the ideas include:
> Repository management
> Hardware issues: tools and utilities for managing devices
> Security: SSH, GPG, securing your home network, using networked/wireless cameras
> Network: setup, vlans, remote desktops/admin
> Other: how to build a container, user’s personal projects, desktop customization

ELUG Meetup: April 28, 2022

David showed us how to set up a NextCloud instance. Nextcloud is your own personal cloud offering a myriad of features and functions. You want to setup your own, private iCloud? Nextcloud makes sure your data never leaves your control. You want to be able to edit office documents on in the cloud? Nextcloud offers a full fledged office solution. You want to synchronize your phone’s data with your Nextcloud instance? Install the iPhone or Android app, connect to your server and you are good to go.

If you want to have a quick look at what was covered in our last meeting please feel free to review the video here: