Start: Jul 20 2019 12:30
End: Jul 20 2019 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Celebrating the release of Debian 10 "Buster":
* In this release, GNOME defaults to using the Wayland display server
instead of Xorg.
* For those in security-sensitive environments AppArmor, a mandatory
access control framework for restricting programs' capabilities, is
installed and enabled by default.
* Network filtering is based on the nftables framework by default.
* Secure Boot support is included in this release for amd64, i386 and
arm64 architectures and should work out of the box on most Secure
Boot-enabled machines. This means users should no longer need to
disable Secure Boot support in the firmware configuration.
* The cups and cups-filters packages are installed by default in
Debian 10 "buster", giving users everything that is needed to take
advantage of driverless printing.
We will be trying it out and copies will be available for people who
can't or don't want to download it.
There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux
installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop
if you need help with a particular issue. This will now occur *BEFORE*
the talks from 12:30 to 14:00. The talks will commence at 14:00 (2pm) so
there is time for people to have lunch nearby.
The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121
Late arrivals please call *(0421) 775 358* for access to the venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange
<https://www.infoxchange.org/au/> for the venue.
Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia.
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Subject: [Announce] 2019 Linux Australia Grants Program
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 21:45:27 +1000
From: Linux Australia President <president(a)linux.org.au>
To: linux-aus <linux-aus(a)lists.linux.org.au>,
CC: president(a)linux.org.au, council(a)linux.org.au
Linux Australia is pleased and very proud to announce the opening of the
2019 Linux Australia Grants program. Up to $AUD 35,000 is available for
distribution to open source, open data, open government, open education,
open hardware and open culture projects as part of the organisation's
support of free and open source systems and communities in the region.
In 2018, the Linux Australia Grants program supported Drupal, Code Club,
CiviCRM and a hackathon. Details about these grants can be found in our
2017-2018 Annual Report.
More information about the grants process can be found on our Grants
webpage at https://linux.org.au/projects/grants after logging in as a
member. To submit an application use the form provided at the bottom of
the Grants page. If you are not a member of Linux Australia please apply
As in 2018, grant submissions will be discussed on a separate mailing
list rather than the general linux-aus mailing list. If you are
interested in following along with the grant process or providing
feedback about grant submissions, please subscribe to the mailing list
Please share this announcement with colleagues, projects and community
members who may find it of interest. Feel free to contact the Linux
Australia Council or myself if you have any questions or would like to
privately discuss anything related to the grants process.
Looking forward to seeing the submissions!
Sae Ra Germaine
Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001
ABN 56 987 117 479
Apologies for the late announcement.
PLEASE NOTE LATER START TIME
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053
* Adrian Close: Automated Linux Firewall Failover
Automated Linux Firewall Failover
OK, so you've built a firewall out of a Linux box and it works great.
But what happens when you need to install a kernel update, or do some
hardware maintenance, or the cosmic rays hit that particular part of
your motherboard and cause a failure? You'd like your network to keep
on ticking of course, so you need a backup firewall, and ideally it
would just kick into gear without any human encouragement.
Adrian will talk about some ways to build such a beast [ab]using Linux
tools you probably already have.
Adrian Close has worked in the local Internet industry for the last 25
years or so, doing *nix sysadmin, security and networking, and generally
just trying to make stuff work. He has a particular fascination with
redundant network setups with automatic failover, possibly because he
also likes to sleep.
Many of us like to go for dinner nearby after the meeting, typically at
Brunetti's or Trotters Bistro in Lygon St. Please let us know if you'd
like to join us!
Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia