ALE-NW @ SPSU MTG. for THIS Thurs., Oct 10, 7:30pm

Filed at 11:37 am October 8, 2013 under by JD P

The monthly ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday Oct 10th, 2013 at 7:30pm in room J-211 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.

Topic: Setting Up a Linux Server
Presenter: Andy Griggs
Date: 10/10 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-211

We will cover the installation of a server operating system on dedicated server hardware. There are many points to consider when setting up a server to provide services to clients: hardware compatibility, server specifications – meet the needs of your clients, configuration management, storage, virtualization, etc. The discussion will be limited to a single server installation using CentOS, foregoing any discussion about security or configuration management. Once the installation is complete, we will briefly touch on setting up a LAMP server and a database server.

Andy has been a Linux enthusiast for over 10 years, first installing in 1998 to set up a NAT box to share a DSL connection.  After taking a five year break, picked back up in 2003 and have been using Linux exclusively since 2005.  Several work projects are Linux backed, including an Asterisk server for the internal phone system, a Solaris Jumpstart server hosted on a Debian install, and several network testing servers with Linux as the base OS.  Andy is also the organizer of the GA 400 Linux user group on


ALE-NW meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting.

In November, we have a presenter lined up to secure your server too. Be certain to mark your calendars!


The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the meeting.
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
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or visit the ALE-NW webpage page at
<> for information links from prior meetings.


Learn more about GA-400 Linux Group: We informally meet most Sundays to discuss Linux.


Free parking after 7pm in non-reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best. If you park before that time, you may get a ticket, boot, or towed. Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east of the parking deck.

ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]

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