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Are you... Splunky? - OK, Last time I was looking for a unix security engineer (for my employer, very large bank corp.) and we found and hired a member of the Dallas Unix User Group. He is working out as I hear, and so they have asked me to see if there is anyon John F. May 18, 2015 11:08 AM
Re: [opensource-62] middlegeek - Hmm mind if we defer the timing gun session to next month? I've an appt @ 1300 today so no time for timing hehe mowgli May 2, 2015 9:11 AM
IRC chat - Hi All, At this moment I do not live in Texas. I wanted to know if I can't physically appear at a meeting, is there an IRC chat or bigblue button that is used to display the meetings? I am planning a visit I just need the money and time when I can Stephen M. Apr 18, 2015 4:27 PM
Re: middlegeek - Not sure if I'm breaking protocol by not includi Hanz Apr 14, 2015 9:29 AM
Re: [opensource-62] middlegeek - I have a timing gun. I have found it but will need to check to make sure it still works, as it may have been dropped in all this time. If it doesn't I can probably figure out what is wrong and fix it.  You will need t Joel Apr 13, 2015 2:16 PM
middlegeek - who was the one i talked with about timing gun for my chevy?  i know the email is middlegeek smth, but the rest of my memory is working as well as federal monetary system. asking b/c i can bring the SUV out to ftw on apr mowgli Apr 13, 2015 8:31 AM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - I'm a big Ansible fan. Biased as I have not used the other tools extensively, but I really like the agentless native communication approach for both linux and windows (ssh and winrm respectively), easy install (python based), readabilit John Paul H. Apr 8, 2015 5:35 PM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - Salt is good if you have a centralized management view point with users not allowed to changing systems.  Basically config drift has always plagued SaltStack.   Over the last 3+ years in talking to large Enterprises and SMB& Robert M. Apr 8, 2015 3:35 PM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - Saltstack is another option for this sort of thing. On Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM, John Fields < wigthft@gmail Kevin H. Apr 5, 2015 9:47 PM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - I'm about to do a really big Chef deployment.  I'll do a presentation with schwag(!) sometime in the future...  But config management, especially in the cloud is a really hot topic in the job market at the moment. John F. Apr 4, 2015 10:17 AM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - Also check out puppet. At work I've seen a few places where puppet is used. -gabe On Apr 4,[masked]:55 AM, OldManRiver <[address removed]> wrote: Gabriel B. Apr 4, 2015 9:54 AM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - Puppet and Ansible are also available, Puppet probably being the more popular.  For Ruby, Capistrano David C. Apr 4, 2015 9:41 AM
Re: [opensource-62] CHEF OpenSource cloud solution! - Do not know if the group has looked at Chef, but one of the firms I subcontract to asked me to look at it for a client, and I found it very interesting! First it is a Ruby implementation running under Linux so can be clustered. Next OldManRiver Apr 4, 2015 7:55 AM
Meetup details changed: Open Source Saturday - When : Saturday, April 4,[masked]:00 AM Where : Dallas Makerspace 1825 Monetary Ln. #104 Carrollton , TX 75006 Due to a glut in the market, April Fools jokes are grossly overval John F. Apr 2, 2015 5:52 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - Burrito?  Dude, you should've offered that sooner.  :) As a twofer/threefer - I'm using CentOS7 for the demo, so we'll get some systemd and firewalld action as a bonus.  :) Jeff B. Mar 31, 2015 7:27 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - Eeek pressure! Make mine a quinoa burrito please mowgli Mar 31, 2015 5:56 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - OK you're on.  Gluster this weekend, geo-fencing next month. Your presentation comes with free burrito! :) On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 3:47 John F. Mar 31, 2015 4:27 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - The basics of Gluster don't take very long.  An hour would cover it. On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:31 PM, John Fields < Jeff B. Mar 31, 2015 3:47 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - I dunno, this is coming awfully close to some kind of planning.. ;) Aji needs another month, Gluster is good (especially since I mis-categorized it last month).  If I can get into the beta, I'll show LibreOffice onli John F. Mar 31, 2015 2:31 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - I could probably do a quick gluster setup/show and tell if nothing else is on the plate. On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:26 PM, mowgli < Jeff B. Mar 31, 2015 9:21 AM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - This wknd too rush for me with tons of work stuff. Tho I can wing it if need be. mowgli Mar 30, 2015 10:26 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - Well, we have one this weekend!  Or in May....  Maybe while it is fresh in your head, or later when you've had time to make stuff up. :) JF On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 9 John F. Mar 30, 2015 5:12 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - cool tell me which mtg & i'll prep for it. On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 8:55 AM, John Fields < wigthft@gmail. mowgli Mar 28, 2015 9:07 AM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - I think geo-fencing a mail server using static IP subnet lists (per country) would be a good presentation.  Yes please! On Mar 26,[masked]:03 PM, "mowgli" < mowg John F. Mar 28, 2015 8:54 AM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - ok i think i'll buy these:­ducts-Bluetooth-diagnostics-An­droi mowgli Mar 26, 2015 7:02 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - Here's an Instructable on doing that. David C. Mar 26, 2015 12:57 PM
Re: [opensource-62] OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - ELM328 On Mar 26,[masked]:53 AM, "mowgli" < [address removed] > wrote: John F. Mar 26, 2015 12:41 PM
OBD II adapter or whatevtf its called - after the last mtg 3 of us did some auto shop talk in the parking lot.  talked about timing guns & old pickups etc.  someone (which shouldnt be hard to discern since there were only 3 of us & i recuse myself from any claim to usef mowgli Mar 26, 2015 10:52 AM
Re: [opensource-62] custom ROM query - well get this, this phone is so china that it doesnt have FCC ID anywhere!  nope.  no labels behind battery, nothing on box. nada!  i do have IMEI & build # & other data via the software, but thats it. hopeless mowgli Mar 24, 2015 12:28 PM
Re: [opensource-62] custom ROM query - I'll look up FCC. But that's my question: how do I roll my own custom ROM for this? Or where can I learn ab that? mowgli Mar 22, 2015 5:50 PM
Re: [opensource-62] custom ROM query - There should be an FCC number on it somewhere.   If you have that, you can backtrack to what it is.  I know there has been some querys on XDA about some of these, since about a year ago I was checking on what it would take to flash one s Jeff B. Mar 22, 2015 4:01 PM
RE: [opensourcde-62] custom ROM query - ROM is read only memory Motorola allows flashing, dell d. Mar 22, 2015 3:21 PM
custom ROM query - so i have this phone straight from china.  is there any hope of installing any custom ROM on it, considering its not branded & no one is distributing a ROM specific to it (whatever "it" is)? what mowgli Mar 22, 2015 2:35 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - P, That is because the average Win machine has a minimum of 200, usually 300 or mo OldManRiver Mar 18, 2015 9:09 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - Thanx guys. All good info & suggestions. In the end I'm going to grab a $150ish Chromebook off woot or somewhere & enjoy the current decade w rest of society. Its browser consuming CPU. Not ram or other apps or mowgli Mar 14, 2015 11:57 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - Preview not available Gabriel B. Mar 14, 2015 4:57 PM
geofencing advise - i want to geofence out all IPs outside of USA on my mail server. decided best way is to use iptables + ipset.  (since hosts.deny wont work due to imap & http not using tcp wrappers - is this right?) mowgli Mar 12, 2015 5:53 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - Hi mowgli, I couple thoughts. U Pablo P. Mar 12, 2015 1:05 PM
RE: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - Low power distros are drying up. I think crunchbang went unmaintained recently. :( You may need to roll your own with gentoo to get the most performance possible. But I hope you have extra free time.. John F. Mar 12, 2015 11:11 AM
RE: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - Eric M. M. Mar 12, 2015 8:57 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Low CPU distro? - You could try­/  or­rview%20and Tim A. Mar 12, 2015 8:22 AM
Low CPU distro? - I've older netbook w 1.6 GHz CPU. Current distros like sparky, Debian, bodhi, Ubuntu using xfce or openbox or mate all take 100% cpu just to use browser. Huge lags. Older bodhi ran fine tho. Know any mowgli Mar 12, 2015 8:12 AM
Re: [opensource-62] 2 network queries - If your workloads are already virtualized, ie: linodes, then they are already "vlan"d in software by the cloud infrastructure.  You can have linode do the simple firewall to the external world, hide things behind a load balancer John F. Mar 4, 2015 11:10 AM
Re: [opensource-62] 2 network queries - Physical separation is "more secure", however depending on your needs VLANs will work just as fine. If you want you even make the default gateway f hhernandez Mar 4, 2015 7:26 AM
2 network queries - are VLANs as secure as using 2 separate switches for each LAN?  the LANs in this case are a wired, internal LAN & a wireless, public LAN. you guys once told me to use a separate box as my firewall from the server itself mowgli Mar 4, 2015 2:23 AM
The Game Of Love - <?php $what=array('this','­that'); foreach ($what as $thisOrThat) { echo 'A little bit of Jared D. Feb 3, 2015 12:56 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Contact info - No. Inc! Internet nefarious chat. Or is that redundant? Sum of us r looser than others. Move to pdx. Or Norway. My vote. NZ too. mowgli Feb 1, 2015 12:54 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Contact info - You mean IRC, right? :). Nope, we are a loose social group that primarily meets in person. We specialize in a camaraderie that is harder to find than straight technical resources. As for DFW... Great place John F. Jan 31, 2015 9:01 PM
Re: [opensource-62] voip-ish solution - Thanx ian! I don't need local #s or txt. I have toll frees & voice only. I'll peruse nexmo! mowgli Jan 31, 2015 2:58 PM
Contact info - Hi all, I joined this group because I wanted to know how the open source community in the Dallas area.  At this moment I live in Arizona but hoping to move to Texas within a years time.  But I would like to know does this Stephen M. Jan 31, 2015 11:26 AM
Re: [opensource-62] voip-ish solution - Twillos api a breeze to use. I've only used then for text messaging. Slightly cheaper alternative is nexmo. It's restful api is also easy to use. I believe they are slightly cheaper than twillio,but, the ran Ian Jan 31, 2015 11:09 AM
Re: [opensource-62] voip-ish solution - BIN. GO! tho i still want a temp turnkey outbound solution for near future until i learn twilio better. mowgli Jan 31, 2015 1:03 AM
Re: [opensource-62] voip-ish solution - Twilio... And code it yourself. They are sub-penny per month.  Have toll free at 2x per min.  Phone numbers are $1/no, get as many as you want. All you need to host is a website that is the ruleset. You p John F. Jan 30, 2015 8:46 PM
voip-ish solution - i want to toss my pbx & phone solution/system.  if u have suggestions/ideas/feedback/cav­eats for the following, pls send em over. i'd like: outbound calls: make outbound calls on smartphones ove mowgli Jan 30, 2015 7:26 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - ahh eric that tool only runs on that which name we do not speak of.  no linux ver? On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:54 PM, Eric M. McQuaid < mowgli Jan 22, 2015 3:08 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - didnt even know they could fail ... no moving parts what what! On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:37 AM, John Fields < wi mowgli Jan 22, 2015 3:06 PM
Unix-y position: Are you UNIX enough? :) - Hello everyone! As you may know I'm getting married in June, and if you feel like it, you can help me out hugely by getting a new job. This job! (Yes I get a hiring bonus if you work out...) This is at Citi Group, in John F. Jan 22, 2015 2:41 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - I'm sorry to tell you, you have been visited by the Thumb Drive faerie.  Sometimes she gives, sometimes she takes away... Sounds like a hardware failure of the drive itself.  You are actually quite lucky it didn' John F. Jan 22, 2015 9:37 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Other USB stick works fine. All ports. not kernel update. It hap during failed interrupted format of USB. mowgli Jan 22, 2015 1:37 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Sorry to hear that. Got any kernel updates lately? Pablo P. Jan 21, 2015 4:31 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Other USB sticks work fine in the same port? Shaun On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 2:18 PM, mowgli < mowg Shaun D. Jan 21, 2015 4:27 PM
RE: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Pablo I did all that. No msgs. Eric I'll try the tool but no data to recover. It failed during a format. Will the tool work although systems don't even see it plugged in? mowgli Jan 21, 2015 4:18 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Hi mowgli, Try to see if you can get the error message Pablo P. Jan 21, 2015 4:14 PM
RE: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Eric M. M. Jan 21, 2015 3:54 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Nah I can toss. Just curious how software failure can brick hw like that. Shouldn't it still be salvageable somehow? & yup did all that u proposed. mowgli Jan 21, 2015 3:53 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Bad USB drive? - Steamy!  I suppose you unplugged and replugged, tried different ports, etc. Well. If there isn't an entry at lsusb (device) level, then you can't expect to partition it's blocks. :( Sentimental John F. Jan 21, 2015 3:47 PM
Re: Bad USB drive? - I meant no /dev/sdx!!  Though devs & sex do make me think of the word no. Autocorrect is clairvoyant! mowgli Jan 21, 2015 3:05 PM
Bad USB drive? - I was formatting a USB thumb drive. Failed midway. Program just died. Now USB isnt accessible at all. Meaning it doesn't even appear in lsusb, there's no /dev/sdx for it, doesnt appear as boot option in bios even when plugged in, Nada mowgli Jan 21, 2015 3:03 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Member closing Dallas office - Doh! strips the CC, etc.  Contact him aaattttt.....   John F. Jan 14, 2015 10:33 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Member closing Dallas office - I don't see Tomas' email but I have a great deal of interest in the lounge chairs, stool, and white board.   Also in the desk and chair here Dave G. Jan 14, 2015 8:46 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Member closing Dallas office - Tomas I am in desperate need of a Mac for my nonprofit. A donation would be tax deductible since we are a registered 501c3. Or we can discuss a price (not tax deductible if I pay you however). I'm building an iPad app to be used in publ Katie P. Jan 14, 2015 8:16 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Member closing Dallas office - Where's tomas email? Tomas I'm interested in the fridges, VoIP phones, PC/LAN eqmt esp the mac, black filling cabinets. mowgli Jan 14, 2015 2:06 AM
Member closing Dallas office - Deals to be had!  Tomas is consolidating his business to California and needs to clear out his North Dallas office. See anything you like? Make him an offer, but be quick cause Craigslist is coming. John F. Jan 14, 2015 1:35 AM
Re: google domains - (aka tucows, etc.) includes private registration as part of their registration service. -- mailto:[address removed] Oz; POB 93167; Southlake, TX 76092 (Near DFW Airport) If electricity comes from electrons, does m Rich O. Jan 5, 2015 5:10 AM
Re: [opensource-62] google domains - You can never hide your registration details from your registrar, at the very least they will know yo David C. Jan 3, 2015 7:15 PM
Re: [opensource-62] google domains - Yes please and thank you!  1 for me. On Jan 3,[masked]:33 PM, "mowgli" < [address removed] > wrote: John F. Jan 3, 2015 6:42 PM
Re: [opensource-62] google domains - VERY interesting. The thing that jumped out at me was the private registration at no extra charge. Wait.... WHAT? Private registration is something that most folks like me want to get in order to hide the Lion Howard H. Jan 3, 2015 2:41 PM
google domains - i have 8 extra invites for anyone who wants to use google domains as their registrar.  $12/yr, extends any remaining period on your current reg.  has all features i want: dns mgmt, pvt reg, tons of subdomains, custom TTLs, flying monkeys mowgli Jan 3, 2015 2:32 PM
Meetup details changed: Open Source Saturday - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ce-62/events/219019245/ When : Saturday, January 3,[masked] John F. Jan 2, 2015 3:21 PM
Re: [opensource-62] 1 Topic for today - btw how much did the DIY PC u made w/ gigabyte board end up costing total?  what specs? On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM, mowgli < mowgli Nov 6, 2014 12:25 PM
Re: [opensource-62] 1 Topic for today - why do u think apache oo > lo? thanx for other tips. On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Ogwu < mowgli Nov 6, 2014 12:24 PM
Re: [opensource-62] 1 Topic for today - To assemble, look for a Gigabyte mobo. They are rock solid. I built a desktop using one of them and an Intel Core i5 about 4 years ago that's been running 24/7/365. I don't even hibernate the thing. Microcenter tends to be cheaper and if you're pat Sunday O. Nov 1, 2014 10:12 AM
1 Topic for today - I want to either buy or assemble ab 12 PCs. Obviously running Linux. What r good resellers for either entire unit or for components which I then assemble, from your experience. I want very sff. Core 2 duo or better. 4 GB ra mowgli Nov 1, 2014 9:39 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Open Source Saturday is so on. - your flair is far from usual.  thankfully. On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:11 AM, John Fields < [address removed] mowgli Oct 31, 2014 1:16 AM
Open Source Saturday is so on. - Recruiter will be onsite for this one. Got mobile dev experience? Any Phonegap? Looking to make a move?  Come on out. I've updated this Meetup with my usual "flair". For more details, see the full listing: John F. Oct 31, 2014 1:11 AM
Meetup details changed: Open Source Saturday - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ce-62/events/195195652/ When : Saturday, September 6, 2014 John F. Sep 4, 2014 10:06 PM
Re: apache security question - & you can add /etc/apache2 /etc/mysql & /etc/php to the symlink list.  so is it secure to symlink all those into /var/www in a publicly accessible web server w/ the sites stored in /var/www/html.  the owner:group of all files in h mowgli Aug 24, 2014 3:15 PM
apache security question - i'm using AWS for a webserver/crm server.  i want to store all my data & configs on an EBS volume (so its preserved if i switch EC2 instances).  my plan is mount /var/www from EBS volume.  EBS will contain: html/ mowgli Aug 24, 2014 3:03 PM
Topic for future mtg - How ab presentation on containers. Like how to roll out an apache web host as a container, or a joomla install, or zimbra, etc. mowgli Aug 7, 2014 7:38 PM
Open Source Saturday is so on. - 1)  Summer break is OVER, better get OK with that. 2)  We aren't where we were, so don't drive there this time. 3)  I am gonna rant about Microsoft, so bring your Mac. (see what I did there?) D) New places for lunch.  Bring you John F. Jul 30, 2014 11:38 PM
July 24 – Plano: free IoT coding workshops on the AT&T RESTful M2X Data Service APIs - Preview not available Ruplekha Jul 11, 2014 7:29 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Fwd: [DMS] Move starting - Ugh I got crazy fever & pains & aches. Wanted to help. mowgli Jun 28, 2014 3:01 PM
Fwd: [DMS] Move starting - All welcome!  I'm not coming out,  prior commitments, but there is pizza and drinks for helpers. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Robert Davidson" < John F. Jun 28, 2014 1:34 PM
Re: [opensource-62] Schedule for MakerSpace move, volunteer opportunities. - If you come out Saturday or Sunday I am confident that we can find a job for you. There are TVs and more sensitive tools t Robert D. Jun 24, 2014 7:48 AM
Re: [opensource-62] Schedule for MakerSpace move, volunteer opportunities. - i have a tahoe but i dont see where to signup to help move/drive/haul/etc.  looks more like admin type tasks. On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM, John Fields < mowgli Jun 24, 2014 1:10 AM
Schedule for MakerSpace move, volunteer opportunities. - As you may have noticed, the makerspace is very busy and very packed as we prepare for the upcoming move. Our new home is going to awesome, if you haven't seen it already, we have video tour on YouTube: John F. Jun 19, 2014 6:51 PM
Re: [opensource-62] TXLF ride? - Yup. Mbus & here now. mowgli Jun 13, 2014 1:06 AM
Re: [opensource-62] TXLF ride? - I'm out of state that weekend, gonna miss it!  Did you check out megabus? ☺ On Jun 12,[masked]:53 AM, "mowgli" < [address removed] > wrote: John F. Jun 12, 2014 6:27 PM
TXLF ride? - anyone driving to austin for TXLF on fri morn with space for 1 little indian (the other kind)?  i want to get there in time for the session on privacy/mixer at 1300. [masked] mowgli Jun 12, 2014 7:53 AM
Pictures of the new space... - The board has made a decision and the paperwork is being pushed through.  The move is a few months away.. 1825 Monetary Ln., Ste 104 Carrollton, TX 75006 John F. May 5, 2014 3:06 PM

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