3rd thursday - 7pm @ f5 Networks
Next MeetingMeetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Interested in presenting? Let us know.
When and WhereMeetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
Location: F5 Networks on Seattle. The address is 401 Elliott Avenue West.
Use the NORTH entrance of the building off the courtyard, look for f5 and SeaBUG signs. The building is secured (locked) so do not hesitate to knock loudly to gain entrance.
Important newcomer tip...Neither the SOUTH entrance nor the parking garage at f5 should be used. Be sure and come around to the NORTH entrance off the courtyard and knock loudly to gain entry.
On-street parking is free and (usually) plentiful on Elliott and the adjacent side streets east of the building.
Detailed directions are available.
6:30 - early setup for machines and speakers.
May 19, 2005
Network Security Monitoring -by- James Affeld
March 17, 2005
Advanced SSH Usage -by- Brooks Davis
January 20, 2005
Unix Documentation Formats -by- Jeremy Reed
November 18, 2004
Applied DNS -by- Mark Foster
October 21, 2004
A Technical Introduction to Mac OS X -by- Leon Towns-von Stauber
September 16, 2004
X Window Managers
August 19, 2004
Firewalling with IPFilter -by- Mark Rosnick
July 15, 2004
Grid Computing With FreeBSD
June 17, 2004
Jeremy C. Reed, a NetBSD developer, showed us some of the features of pkgsrc. pkgsrc is a portable package building system for Linux, NetBSD, Darwin, Mac OS X, Irix, SunOS/Solaris, AIX, HPUX, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, Windows and other operating systems for managing nearly 5000 software suites. It provides:
May 20th, 2004
April 15th, 2004
Jonathan Mini, a FreeBSD developer, discussed how the Perforce software-configuration management (SCM) / version control system "helps alleviate problems with sub-projects that are larger than a few simple changes (e.g. weeks or months of work that remains uncommitted to the main tree and is the collaborative work of more than one developer) and how it improves the efficiency of the equivalents of 'cvs update'."
March 18th, 2004
Mark Foster gave a presentation on Exim which covered installation, configuration and using various mechanisms like DNSBL, spam & virus filtering and STARTTLS. The slides are available here
February 19th, 2004
Informal discussion. No presentation.
January 15th, 2004
Phil Nelson spoke about Coda and demonstrated its use.
December 18th, 2003
Brooks Davis gave a presentation about building a high-performance computing cluster using FreeBSD. The paper the presentation is based on and the presentation itself are available at:
November 20th, 2003
FreeBSD committer Jeff Roberson gave an excellent off-the-cuff presentation on the FreeBSD kernel, including architecture and some of the design roadmap. FreeBSD committer Jonathan Mini also made contributions to the presentation.
October 16th, 2003
At long last, we finally recommenced organized meetings in Seattle, at f5 Networks. Thanks to everyone who made it happen! The meeting was informal, with introductions by everyone, pizza and some lively discussion.
Our first meeting was held on February 2nd, 1999.
Here are some photos of one of the first meetings in April of 1999.
Here are photos from the bbq held in September of 2000.
The last known meeting prior to 2003 was at the SpeakEasy Cafe in November 2000. Six months later, a fire broke out that torched the Cafe