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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --

ALE Central Meeting Sept 15, 2016 7:30pm

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L3 networking throughout the datacenter

Routing on the host refers to the notion of running a routing daemon on your host to directly advertise reachability from the host into the network fabric. Traditionally, this is done using Layer 2 technologies (VLANs, VXLANs) to segment L2 domains and put hosts in a specific VLAN with the ToR advertising subnet reachability. With software such as Quagga users can free users from the lock in of MLAG, help server load balancing via Anycast, and make VMs and Containers dynamically migratable across Datacenters without changing IP addresses.

Speaker Scott Suehle

Community Manager, Cumulus Networks
Scott Suehle is currently the Community Manager for Cumulus Networks. He is a member of the Fedora Project community. Previously worked in support with Eucalyptus Systems and assisted in testing, systems analyst at Duke University and at Yardi Systems, Scott has taught classes on server configuration and SQL.

ALE July 30 cookout meeting

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July 30 starting around 4pm

Bring something to grill and the family (kids very welcome). I’ll (JimK) be making some sides. Adult beverages with responsibility are certainly welcome. Note the preponderance of “beer snobs” in ALE these days – so that Bud Light you were thinking about bringing will go home with you afterwards.

Note: my house is also inhabited by 4 cats. If you have allergies, you’ve been warned.

Email Jim Kinney off list for the address.

ALE Central Meeting, March 17, 2016 7:30 pm

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Lightning Talks!

So how about the meeting attendees come with their own 1-2 minute topic of how Linux is used by them to get something done. Maybe the first project you did using Linux that convinced you Linux was a tool that you wanted to know more about.

As Thursday is St. Patrick’s day, we will certainly adjourn to Melton’s for libations. The crowd there may be larger than normal.

Please email Jim or JD off list ASAP if you want to present.

ALE Central Meeting Jan 21 7:30pm “LVM”

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The ALE Central meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the usual location at Emory. The topic will be “LVM – A modern tool for laptops and servers.”

Check the ALE-Central location link for how to get to the room.

The slide deck is now available.
ALE LVM talk PDF version
ALE LVM talk ODP version

ALE-Central November meeting 11-19-2015 7:30pm

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November’s topic will be LVM, Logical Volume Management. What it is, how it works, how to use it and when not to use it will be discussed. Additionally some “gotcha’s” that cause heartburn will be covered as well.
We will meet at 7:30 at the ALE-Central location.

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