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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 --

Reminder regarding ALE NW Weekly Linux sessions – Sundays 3pm-6pm

Filed at 8:30 pm under by TxSparky

ALE NW Weekly Linux sessions are moving in January 2018 to Schlotzsky’s near Windy Hill and Powers Ferry.  Specifically, 3000 Windy Hill Rd., Ste.A-10,  Marietta, GA 30067. Same day and time, Sundays from 3pm-6pm.

The next ALE NW meeting will be January 7th 2018.  The Schlotzsky’s manager has graciously agreed to provide per-arranged table setup, good wifi, plenty of power and food discounts. I’m excited about our new venue and a new host that welcomes our business.

I hope you will join us in the New Year at our New Meetup location with New menu choices and New insights into Linux. Schlotzsky’s on Windy Hill, Sundays 3pm-6pm.

The ALE Meetup site has the new location information at https://www.meetup.com/ALE-Atlanta-Linux-Enthusiasts/events/

— Mark Ulmer

ale server status

Filed at 5:31 pm under by jkinney

It seems the IP address block I got from Comcast has been a problem one that is listed in spamhous.


if your not getting ALE mail it’s because the ALE mail server is being blacklisted by IP address. I’ve put in the request that this is a clean machine but that will take time to rattle through the interwebs,

*$^!#)* spammers!

ALE (mostly) Back UP

Filed at 3:56 pm under by jkinney

The migration is mostly working. The mailman list server is still being a monster, though.

The mail ALE list is up. The ale-jobs and ale-study are still being tested.

I have a prior engagement out of town and have to stop swearing at mailman now.

Really now. Missed the ride. Gotta go drive somewhere.


ALE Central Meeting Thursday Feb 16 7:30 pm

Filed at 4:50 pm under by jkinney

The last meeting of ALE Central at Emory is tomorrow night. A bit of reminiscing will occur as well as an introduction to the new process and a switchboard help session.
If you have any old bits of Linux memorabilia, bring it for a quick show and tell.

ALE Central Meeting Sept 15, 2016 7:30pm

Filed at 3:48 pm under by jkinney

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.

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