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 Outreach Brainstorm Mtg., Sat. 3/28/2009, 1pm at Twains Tavern

Filed at 3:28 pm March 24, 2009 under by Ruscetta

Recognizing the desire of many of our members to revitalize
our ALE users group and improve our organization’s visibility,
services and outreach, we have scheduled an organizational
and outreach brainstorming meeting for

Saturday, March 28th, 1:00pm at
Twains Billiards & Tap

211 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 373-0063

Google Maps URL: http://tinyurl.com/aletwains090329

This is an OPEN Invitation to participate in an OPEN Discussion
and volunteer your support for ideas in promoting OPEN Source
Software and GNU Linux throughout our local community, city
and State regions.

Since anyone who participates in an ALE meeting is welcomed
as a member of the group, anyone is welcome to participate,
though the members who can participate as actively involved
volunteers will be the most welcome!

Some of the topics already on the agenda include ways to
improve cooperation and coordination with other OSS groups
in Georgia and the Southeast, expanding and better utilizing
our online facilities, finishing a deliverable OSPREX package
and providing better new user installation and information
support with small, regional “Linux Clinux” offerings.

We hope everyone interested in participating can be there in
person, but if you are unable to attend the meeting and have
ideas or information you want to share, please contact me by
email or phone before Saturday:

Aaron Ruscetta
ALE Event Coordinator (etc.)
arxaaron [at] gmail.com
404.315.0406 (10a-10p any day)

ALE Central Mtg. for Thurs., March 19, 2009

Filed at 12:04 pm March 12, 2009 under by Ruscetta

Our feature presentation for the
Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7:30pm
ALE Central Meeting will be

“The Brave New World of IPv6”

presented by Michael Warfield

— This presentation is an introduction to the Internet Protocol
version 6, IPv6, a topic of interest to everyone involved in
growing or supporting Internet delivery technologies, as well
as to anyone involved in designing, authoring or accessing
Internet content.
— IPv6 is the newer, widely available, version of the Internet
Protocol that carries a number of significant performance and
security advantages over earlier versions. IPv4 administrators
may be unaware that IPv6 is available nearly anywhere IPv4 is
available and that IPv6 traffic can pass through their networks
and firewalls without their awareness. Because they have
ignored IPv6 as something to worry about in the future, they
frequently lack the expertise to manage it and they assume it
is not present on their networks. But IPv6 and IPv6 transitional
mechanisms offer new security issues and open new avenues
of attack even on IPv4 based networks.

— Michael Warfield is a Senior Researcher and Analyst for the X-Force
Managed Security Services of IBM Internet Security Systems.
— With computer security experience dating back to the early 1970s and
Unix experience dating back to the early 1980s, Mike is responsible for
doing research into security vulnerabilities and intrusion protection
techniques for IBM-ISS X-Force.
— Prior to joining ISS, now IBM-ISS, Mike has held positions such as, a
Unix systems engineer, Unix consultant, security consultant and network
administrator on the Internet. He is one of the resident Unix gurus at
the Atlanta UNIX Users Group and is one of the founding members of the
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. 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.

Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).