[SASAG] Next meeting is TONIGHT @ 7PM

Scott McDermott scottm at sasag.org
Thu Sep 13 06:00:00 PDT 2007

The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.


  Next meeting: Thursday September 13, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Remote Access from Trusted Clients
                with OpenVPN and Linux LiveCDs.
     Presenter: James Affeld <jamesaffeld at yahoo.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

Talk Abstract

Connecting remote users to a local network through a VPN can make all
kinds of good things possible, but can also open the gates for malware.
Typically, remote computers are less intensively managed and consequently
are less trustworthy.  The South Seattle Community College looked into
using customized LiveCDs (such as Knoppix) and OpenVPN to allow remote
users to connect securely from trusted platforms.  

Speaker Bio

James Affeld recently started at F5 Networks in the third-tier support
group.  His Unix experience started with a shell account on Eskimo North
about 15 years ago.  He no longer has any professional engagement in
network security but still finds it kind of interesting.


This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
SAGE local group and a LOPSA local affiliate, but membership in
either is not a requirement. We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to
the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 PM.

Check out our Web site for more information:

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!

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