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About The Meetings

Meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month from 8-9:30 PM and are held at Free IT Athens. Please join the Facebook group (link above) or the Mailing list (link at left in sidebar) if you would like to join discussions about the meetings. See below for general notes about the meetings.

Frita Noob-Hour presentations sometimes occur a week or two before the CHUGALUG meeting, at 7 PM, at Free I. T. Athens. They will last a half-hour to 45 minutes. They will cover topics relevant to the CHUGALUG meeting, but are designed for those very new to the topics.

If you would like to help out during Free IT Athens' open hours (great fun and experience introducing new people to Linux!), you need only attend their very helpful and low-stress new volunteer orientation. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer at Free IT Athens.

New! We're trying streaming. Starting with this meeting, whenever we have a presentation, we will attempt to stream the presentation on YouTube. This is a new thing for us, so we would love it if you would try it out and give us feedback.
Click here for the CHUGALUG YouTube channel.

This Month's Meeting

Functional SSH, the basics and beyond

Wed., 7 March, 2018, 8 - 9:30 PM
Bob Belnap

ssh is one of the most useful tools in the linux toolkit, but it is often not used to its full potential. Bob will start with the basics, and move through to more advanced usage, focusing on the practical uses of ssh. Including:
  • basic usage and configuration
  • key/agent management
  • port forwarding and proxying
  • remote execution and control
This is targeted for people that have a basic knowledge of ssh, but veteran users might be surprised to find a new trick here and there. Some things you may learn:
  • how to stop typing passwords
  • how to securely automate backups
  • how to circumvent annoying firewalls
  • how to speed up multiple persistent connections

General notes about meetings

Frita open hours are from 6-8 PM. Feel free to show up in that window if you want to check them out. The meeting opens at 8 PM, but actually begins at 8:15 (this allows the Frita staff to close down from open hours). If there is a presentation, it will begin promptly at 8:15 and should take about an hour. Questions during the presentation are encouraged. The meeting ends at 9:30.