[DLSLUG-Announce] Remote Access, Data Replication, and File Encryption with FUSE - June 5th

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Fri May 23 15:24:21 EDT 2008

               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:

                      Thursday, June 5th, 7-9PM
at:                 Dartmouth College, Room TBA

                   All are welcome, free of charge.


7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  Remote Access, Data Replication, and File Encryption with FUSE
         presented by Bill Stearns

       Filesystems used to be constrained in features by what could be
       safely accomplished within the Linux kernel. With FUSE
       (Filesystems in User SpacE) it's now possible to present almost
       any kind of vaguely hierarchical information as a mountable
       filesystem. Examples include compressed archives, database
       tables, automatic conversion of file types on access, automatic
       virus scanning on access, and much more.

       Bill Stearns will be covering 3 FUSE filesystems. SSHFS allows
       you to mount a remote machine's files using an SSH mount.
       Glusterfs replicates your files on multiple remote systems,
       providing RAID-like replication at a file level. Finally encfs
       provides file-level encryption.

       Bill is a System Administrator at Dartmouth College and
       consultant for Intelguardians. He is a content author and
       faculty member at the SANS Institute, teaching both the Linux
       System Administration and Perimeter Security tracks.

       Bill's background is in network and operating system security;
       he was the chief architect of one commercial and two open source
       firewalls and is an active contributor to multiple projects in
       the Linux development effort. His spare time is spent
       coordinating and feeding a major antispam blacklist, and
       assisting the technical community as a volunteer Incident
       Handler for the Internet Storm Center.

       Bill's articles and tools can be found in SysAdmin magazine,
       online journals, and at http://www.stearns.org.

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
         announcements or ask a linux question of the group.

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       meeting and on the website.


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