SPUG: Update: May 8th, 2004 GSLUG Mtg: Spam, Security, Backups.

Ken Meyer kmeyer at blarg.net
Fri May 7 16:28:43 CDT 2004

The next Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG) meeting will be held on
Saturday, May 8th. It starts at 10:00 AM on the North Seattle Community
College Campus.  For detailed directions, agenda, and lecturer bios, please
visit the GSLUG monthly meetings web page at:


This month, we will be back in Instructional Building room IB 3319, where we
had met before being diverted elsewhere for the duration of the Winter
Quarter of instruction at North.  This room is on the third floor of the
West side of the Instructional building (facing College Way), about at the
middle of the building, between the elevator towers.

For a map TO the campus, see:


For directions to the room ON the campus:


N.B. The specific room may change from month to month, so please check the
web page on Fridays before the meeting to be sure that you go to the right

The topics will be as follows; the order of presentation is TBD:

  * "SMTP Filtering - Viruses, Spam, Forgery"
     by Jarod C. Wilson.

    Filtering your inbound email to keep out the "bad stuff". Integrating
    AMaViSd-new, ClamAV, SpamAssassin and SPF (Sender Policy Framework)


    with your mail server. Using a stand-alone proxy in front of your mail
    is preferred.

  * "Protecting the Root account"
     by Ian MacGregor.

    The in's and out's of the "login" and "su" commands, and how to protect
    them by utilizing the "wheel" group and changing file permissions.

  * "The Why's, What's, When's, and How's of Backups"
     by Chris Kacoroski.

      + Why backups
      + Deciding what to backup
      + Deciding how often to backup
      + Backup options (hardware)
      + Backup options (software)
      + Q&A

A preliminary introduction to the critical subjects of future GSLUG goals
and objectives, organization and leadership will also be held as time is

Of course, the normal announcements, sharing of Linux news, and afternoon
workshop session will also occur.  You are encouraged to bring your system
and solicit volunteer assistance for installation, configuration and
troubleshooting problems.


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