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MUUG Monthly Meetings for 2017-18


Please note our new meeting location: 1C16A Centenial Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

September 12, 2017: NTP

Wyatt Zacharias presented NTP, starting with a bit of theory and history of the protocol, and ending with practical information and a demo on setting up NTPD.

Wyatt has made his presentation slides, in PPTX and PDF format, available online.

RTFM: RCS Redux

Following up on his earlier presentation on Revision Control for SysAdmins, Adam Thompson presented this month's RTFM segment focused on RCS(1), the Revision Control System. Like other version control systems, RCS automates the storing, retrieval, logging, identification, and merging of revisions. This primer helped you manage your frequently-revised text, source code, programs, documentation, graphics, papers, and form letters. Adam demoed using RCS (including the ci(1), co(1), and rcsdiff(1) commands) to manage a shell script that might be modified by multiple maintainers.

October 10, 2017: VLAN Theory and Implementation

VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) allow you to partition a physical network at the data link layer, "creating the appearance and functionality of network traffic that is physically on a single network but acts as if it is split between separate networks." (Wikipedia) VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.1Q) allows traffic from multiple VLANs to travel between Ethernet switches over the same physical link.

In this presentation, Gilbert Detillieux introduced some of the basic concepts of VLAN setup, and showed how this can be implemented. Examples of implementation were given using Cisco IOS commands and typical Linux network interface configuration.

Gilbert has made (a Creative-Commons-licensed subset of) his presentation slides, in PPTX and PDF format, available online.

RTFM: Kid3

This month, Wyatt Zacharias presented and demonstrated Kid3, the KDE ID3 tag editor. Kid3 is available as open source, and as binaries for many popular platforms, including macOS and Windows. (The Windows implementation is what was shown.)

November 14, 2017: TBA

Please note our new meeting location for this month: 1C16A Centenial Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

December 12, 2017: TBA

January 9, 2018: TBA

February 13, 2018: TBA

March 13, 2018: TBA

April 10, 2018: TBA

May 8, 2018: TBA

June 12, 2018: TBA

July 2018: No meeting this month

August 2018: No meeting this month

Please note our new meeting location: 1C16A Centenial Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

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