Linux, BSD and Open Source group (LBOS)
Welcome to LBOS
This group is for people interested in Linux, BSD, Unix and Open Source software and hardware.
The group is open to all and we will discuss, demonstrate, teach, learn, build systems and software.
Please familiarise yourself with LBOS Code of Conduct
Dates and location
We meet monthly on a Monday at 19:30 hrs.
Location is RML HQ: The Little House, Ham Close, Ham, TW10 7NY.
Please look here for further directions.
Topics of interest
- Containers, Jails and logical partitions on open source operating systems (e.g. LXC, LXD, Docker)
- Mail servers and their ecosystems (sendmail, qmail, postfix and the various plugins like SpamAssassin)
- Email encryption e.g prettyeasyprivacy
- OpenWRT optimisation and mesh networks
- Nextcloud, Owncloud and others
- Automation with Chef , Puppet and Ansible
- VoIP e.g. Asterisk, FreeSwitch
- Portable git repository for the local CoderDojo
- Raspberry Pi Cluster
- Open source 2-factor authentication
- Folding at Home
- Setting up Nextcloud for RML and wider community
- Parabola GNU/Linux
#8 - Running a SME Virtual Private Server company
Given by bitfolk
#7 - Devops: Infrastructure as Software
Given by Matt Copperwaite
- Devops: infrastructure as code, configuration management and automated installation tools with Ansible and Puppet"
- Slides can be found at ConfigurationManagementTools.pdf
#6 - Information theory & application
- Short presentation on information theory & applications
- Discussing about in incorporating Discourse into RML
#5 - LBOS Christmas special
- Christmas special attended by 15+ members, with food provided by the local restaurants and members.
#4 - Dynamic DNS
Given by Ian Bowden
- Explanation of static and dynamic IP with respect to DNS
- Using Dynamic DNS for running a web site without a fixed IP
- Slides can be found at Dynamic_DNS.pdf
#3 - Using a Raspberry Pi to water the house plants
Given by Matt Copperwaite
- Using a raspberry Pi to remotely control and automatically water house plants on holidays and hot days
- With Bash controlling the GPIO pins, the raspberry pi was able to control a water pump to irrigate the vegetables
- Slides can be found at AutomaticPlantFeeder.pdf
#2 - Bus countdown project using a Raspberry Pi
Given by Andrés Piniella
- The use of public API's (such as london transport):
- The use of Git Repository (Removing API key)
- Setting up a static IP
- Editing PHP and HTML
- Useful JSON structures such as dictionaries
- Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone Black
#1 - OpenVpn & password management
Given by Jeremy Emil
- Introduction to VPN and setting up OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. Please see my OpenVpn Bash Script for Ubuntu 14.04.
- General discussion about password management and open source password management. For example https://github.com/drduh/pwd.sh or http://keepass.info/
- Topical discussions
- Jupiter Broadcasting is a podcasting network for Linux, BSD, networking, open-source software and hardware
- BSD Now is a weekly podcast created by three guys who love BSD, covering the latest news, tutorials and interviews
- Arch Wiki - A great resource for Linux information
- FreeBSD Handbook - FreeBSD information resource