Some of us are headed to Orlando tomorrow morning for FOSSETCON. 1   … what is it?

Fossetcon is not a GNU/Linux conference, nor is it a *BSD conference. Fossetcon can be more described as a *nix(Unix like) conference that focuses primarily on Free and Open Source Software and the systems that run it – whether it be hardware or software.

We’re especially excited to be going and supporting our fellow SWFLUGer Kris Occhipinti.kris  See you there!

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Old SWFLUG Server

This afternoon I took the old swflug.org server down and left it on the curb. It was out there for 15 minutes when someone snatched it up. I deliberately left all the RAM and HDDs in it – hopefully it will be of use to someone.  Although SWFLUG was it’s original tennant, we moved off this server years ago.  Recently, I was using this hardware as a stand-alone nagios server to keep tabs on my customer’s sites, etc … it was just grinding away in the corner of my workspace for years.


Sitting on the curb < 15 min.



I’m pretty sure this was actually SWFLUG’s second server and I think we built/installed it at CyberStreet, Inc. back in 2005.  I say that because it has some old IP Addresses scribbled on top of it from when we installed it back then.  Walt, the owner of CyberStreet (Fort Myers oldest ISP) is a member of the group and made his power & network bandwidth available gratis – for many years.


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May 15th – OpenStack v. VMware, Et. Al.

Please visit our meetup.com page for details. Chris Williams will be showing off some of the unique capabilities of the fully FLOSS OpenStack Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.


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The LUG Meets!

We’re meeting this month!  Details here.

Hope to see you there!

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Security News


February 25, 2013 05:30 ET

SPYRUS® Announces Secure Pocket Drive™ Build Your Own Linux Program

Create and Manage a Bootable Hardware Encrypting USB With Your Own Linux Operating Environment for Any Purpose

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 25, 2013) – SPYRUS announced today the availability of the Secure Pocket Drive (SPD) Build Your Own Linux Program with its award-winning Secure Pocket Drive bootable USB product line. Secure Pocket Drive is a secure trusted endpoint that augments a worker’s desktop and provides a secure computing environment on the Internet or for cloud computing applications. The SPD Build Your Own Linux Program includes a set of unique SPD Linux Builder Utilities, which gives users the ability to create and manage their own personal, portable, and secure Linux operating environment. Continue reading

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