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Wordpress and etckeeper

November Meeting: Wordpress and etckeeper

Date: November 4, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T117


Speaker: Michael Richardson

etckeeper is a tool which keeps track of your /etc configuration files using git (or other revision control system).
In this talk, I describe how I used etckeeper along with git and some Debian packaging tools to accurately maintain and replicate many production systems at SIMtone.

15 - 20 minutes

About the Speaker

Michael Richardson is a self-taught programmer and consultant, and has been involved with network security systems since 1988. After working in nearly every aspect of Ottawa hightech, Michael was a founding employee at Milkyway Networks in 1994, and Solidum Systems Corporation in 1998. While at Milkyway Networks, Michael was responsible for developing the VPN components of the BlackHole firewall, the policy engine, and all kernel components. Solidum designed and sold hardware - IPsec being an important target. Michael is a system software designer and protocol designer. Michael is involved on a daily basis with at the IETF. He is an author on RFC3586, RFC4025 and RFC4322.

Michael has architected a number of IPsec systems, including closed source systems at SSH, work on KAME code in BSD, and work on the Linux FreeS/WAN project. In 2003, Michael founded Xelerance Corporation to support Linux open source security products, including Openswan. In 2009, Michael joined as a Founding Maker.

Michael received a B.Sc. Physics from Carleton University.

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Speaker: Jean-Francois Messier

WordPress is an open source blog publishing application.

The speaker will cover the following topics:

  • What is a blog / Web 2.0
  • Wordpress components
  • Built-in features
  • Use of themes
  • Possible extensions, such as backup, etc…
  • Multiple accesses to a single database

30 - 60 minutes

About the Speaker

I work in IT Security in the Federal Government. I've been heavily involved in firewall management, DNS maintenance and upgrade for Canadian Goverment-owned domains. I have been managing BIND-based DNS servers since 1998. I'm doing less right now, although I now manage my own domain using a web interface, which I will demonstrate. I was also involved in PKI since 1998, and cryptography. I'm rather limited in the level of details I can disclose, of course, by the nature of security.

I'm using Linux for several years now, mostly Ubuntu. I'm a big fan of Linux, although I'm not an expert.

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