Welcome to the

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 --
For information about upcoming weekly and monthly meetings, please check the ALE Meetup Group Calendar. We do not, and never will, require anyone to sign up with Meetup (or any other service) to attend any of our meetings; we only use it as an additional platform to connect with others in the local Atlanta area who are also interested in Linux.

ALE NW for Thursday, August 17

Filed at 6:23 pm August 17, 2006 under by Chris Farris

The ALE Meeting will be at The Weather Channel this Thursday, August 17th at 7:30PM.

This week’s presentation will be a bit shorter than usual, but is a followup to Brian MacLeod’s Kickstart presentation of a few months ago covering PXE booting.

Please remember to be on time (around 7:15) so we can move everyone upstairs together, and make the move through security easier.

As I said, this week’s presentation will be a bit shorter than usual, so bring questions you need answered, and if you have any interesting work anecdotes, we can have a mini-presentation time where we yeild the floor to your stories.

See you there!

ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006

Filed at 12:58 pm August 6, 2006 under by Ruscetta

Our presentation for August 10th will be

“The Current State of Wireless Security”

with one of ALE’s top security experts,
Michael Warfield
Internet Security Systems Inc., Atlanta

This session is an overview of the current state of
802.11* wireless standards, security profiles, developments
and practices.

As hardware costs plummet, wireless networks are proliferating
rapidly. Many are badly configured and highly insecure, in spite
of improvements in standards and default configurations. This
talk on Wireless Security will be an update on the state of the
art in 802.11 [abgix] security and security practices. Included
will be some recent developments in standards, security
incidents, and developments in the field as well as
recommendations on securing wireless infrastructure.

Michael Warfield is the Senior Researcher and Fellow on
the X-Force of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS), a leading
global provider of information protection solutions that secure
IT infrastructure and defend key online assets from attack and
misuse. He is also an active member of the Samba development
team and is a contributor to the Linux Kernel and numerous Open
Source Software projects. Mike has published articles on both
Samba and on Security and is a respected cryptographer in the
Open Source community.

Meeting time is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to ALE Central meetings at Emory
Law School are linked on the side bar.