Next Meeting: November 26, 2020

Topic: Fedora Silverblue – From a user’s persepctive
Presenter: Bernard

UPDATE We had some trouble with our original meeting room so we had to move to an alternate address. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

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

– Exposure to different distributions
– Workshops on various tools and commands
– Kernel 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
6:30pm – Welcome & introductions, presentation begins
7:30pm – Announcements, open discussions
8:00pm – Event conclusion

If you would like to help with the operations of this group, or even just make suggestions, please contact Robert Salomons or Manuel Eller.

Also check out our Meetup page @

ELUG Meetup: October 22, 2020

Topic: Reverse Proxies – David

Many home users like to run services off of their residential ISP but are limited by a single IP address. Using an nginx reverse proxy we can run multiple services, running on the same port, point to the same address and have them function properly. For those who are interested in HTTPS support we suggest you look at certbot.

ELUG Meetup: September 24, 2020

Topic: Catching up with the group

General chit chat with the group members about their current projects and problems. We talked about future goals and what we’ve got coming up. It was great to see the usual crowd as well as a couple new faces. If you have any specific interests in upcoming meeting topics please reach out to

ELUG Meetup: August 27, 2020

Rick ran through a Pi-hole demo for the group, showing us to implement a simple network level block for advertisements and trackers. Now you can explore the internet without the nuisance and distractions. If you’d like to follow along you can run through the notes that Rick provided as well some videos that he thinks you should check out!

Install Raspbian
---- make sure the Micro Card is blank----
I use Gparted and ;  Delete all partitions   # There can be some weird stuff hanging around.
Then  'Create partition table' under the Device tab.  #  This messed me up a few times too .
Das Geek Video
Pi-Hole - Setup Network-wide Ad Blocking w_ Raspberry Pi
The Link :
Timestamp ;  2:45 ==== Note of how it Does Not Download Adds to Save D/L bandwidth --Neat
Timestamp :  4:15 run the curl script below
curl -sSL | bash
Timestamp 7:25 Note the Assigned IP address of the Pi-Hole
Timestamp  9:50  # Note the http://pi.hole/admin or   # My Pi IP is 43
+++++++  note the Login password
Timestamp 12:00 Router setup

ELUG Meetup: July 23, 2020


Are you confused about nftables and iptables? So am i! Manuel walked us through some of the differences between the two toolsets and lead us through examples of how you could implement firewall rules using both of them. Included in the presentation are some code examples as well as additional sources for a nice long read in front of the fire this winter. Afterwords you can read up on UFW and explain to the group how it fits in.