New article - "How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop"

From: Phil Shapiro 

Hi Chugaluggers, 

Here is a new article I wrote that might be of interest. 

In case you know any open source enthusiasts in the Washington DC-area, I'll be teaching a free workshop about screencasting on Linux at the July 9, 2016, meeting of the NorthernVirgina Linux User Group, at the Nova Labs makerspace in Reston, Virginia. Thanks for passing along word about this. 

Details at 

I put those screencasting skills to use in the above article in creating the YouTube videos. 



Phil Shapiro, 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

OT - Geeky coworking space

From: David White 
Mike and I have corresponded a little bit over the past day, and we
actually randomly ran into each other this evening at a networking event
(not literally). He knows what I'm about to say.

I'm (possibly) looking for 2 desks. Not a private office, that's too
expensive right now. A coworking space, where I would have my own desks - 1
for me, 1 for an employee - would be just the ticket.

Downtown isn't really a good option for me, due to the nature of my
business (going in and out a lot, travelling to client offices, carrying
computers / networking / server equipment in and out all the time, etc...).
Also, Society of Work seems expensive. So that's not one I'm willing to

I've posted a part-time (to turn into a full time) job position at, which will give you an idea of what the 2nd
person would be doing.

Besides Mike's place near Signal Mountain, anyone have an office space, or
know of someone who does, that would be an idea fit for what I'm looking

Must haves are phone, internet, and desk.

Access to a private meeting room is a bonus!
David White
Founder & CEO


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Automation the Run Deck way Chadev/DevOps

From: Mike Harrison 

Automation the Run Deck way 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:00 PM

Chadev/DevOps on 5th Floor, far back meeting room.

Please RSVP via if you can make it:


April ChaDevOps meetup we'll do a hands on with Run Deck. We'll look at using Rundeck as a standalone automation tool and when used in conjunction with Ansible. 

Thanks goes out to TEKsystems for sponsoring our food and drinks for this meet up.

Echo-ing Richards Email re; Chadev + DevOps

From: Mike Harrison 
Just a reminder that the March ChaDevOps meetup is tonight.

The topic is "Docker show and tell". I'll be doing a demo of spinning up Docker containers using Ansible. If you have a Docker demo you can do please come and share.

We'll be meeting at 6:00p on floor 5 of the Edney building in the conference room. The conference room is the last room on the right after you get off the elevator.

If you plan to attend and have not RSVP'd yet please so by noon today.

See you at the meetup tonight!

Chadev DevOps Meeting about Docker on March 22nd 6pm at Edney

From: Mike Harrison 
Meeting: Docker show and tell

Richard Smith "For the March ChaDevOps meetup let's do follow up to our last meetup where Dr. Paul Brewer did a great presentation on Docker. The format will be 3 or 4 (no more than 20 mins) demos of what you are doing, or would like to do, with Docker. My demo will be using the Ansible Docker module to manage Docker containers."

• Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:00 PM

• Floor 5 at The Edney Innovation Center
1100 Market Street, Suite 500, Chattanooga, TN

This will be in the back conference room, not in the big public area. Take a right when you get off the elevators and go to the far back right room.

Please use Meetup link to sign up, but it’s not required. It helps with justifying rooms, snacks.. etc..


Richard Smith is one of the guys that.. back in the dark ages.. helped with useful advice while Dan Lyke, Aaron Spink, I and many others played with our first Linux systems to try to build an ISP (Internet Service Provider) circa 93/94. He’s a truly brilliant nice guy that likes to share. For a living, he does interesting scale things with Linux in corporate ‘Merica.

There may be a Chugalug afterwards (i.e.: late evening digressions may adjourn to the Pickle Barrel or elsewhere with lubrication)

History of chia (WAS: Chattanooga Internet Consortium)

From: Billy 
Our server at Chaco's, Erik, coined the term. When tom and everyone showed up, instead of writing the table number on the ticket, he'd write "chia" as he said the table grew to multiple tables like a chia pet.

An interesting story about Erik.

We used to hang out a bit after I discovered we had a shared interest in AD&D. He was also a cool dude. He liked cows, and the fuel tank of his bike was painted in cow spots for one thing. One day, I asked him about the cows, and he relayed this story to me.

He has a friend that was really depressed and called him one night contemplating suicide. He talked to her for hours, a roller coaster ride, bringing her back from the edge, and subsequently her edging closer to the edge again. All night this conversation continued till the sun was coming up. He felt he was losing her, and out of desperation he yelled into the phone, "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COWS?!?!"

She laughed and laughed due to the ridiculousness of the comment. His friend was going to be ok. Ever since that day, he has loved cows.


> On Mar 13, 2016, at 10:28 AM, Mike Harrison  wrote:
>> On Mar 12, 2016, at 1:22 AM, Jeremy Gault, KD4NED  wrote:
>> Anyone remember it, or being a part of it? Seems I ended up at one of their meetings, had to sit outside at a restaurant in Chattanooga drinking coffee in the cold. That was probably 1999 or 2000. The memories are kinda vague (maybe that's a good thing?) but myself and another fellow at WingNET ended up there.
>> Perhaps some of you can recall it/more details?
> I kinda remember it.. 
> It tried making Chattanooga an “Network Access Point” or “NAP”. because some of us competitors got along:   Chattanooga Online, Voyager Online, Winglet, Dayton.Net, 
> and a social group named CHIA named more about the way the table grew and later we joked it was the Chattanooga Internet Association. It still has a mailing list, but it’s just a few old friends chatting now 

Chattanooga Internet Consortium

From: "Jeremy Gault, KD4NED" 
Anyone remember it, or being a part of it? Seems I ended up at one of their
meetings, had to sit outside at a restaurant in Chattanooga drinking coffee
in the cold. That was probably 1999 or 2000. The memories are kinda vague
(maybe that's a good thing?) but myself and another fellow at WingNET ended
up there.

Perhaps some of you can recall it/more details?

Donald Trump Calls For 'Closing That Internet Up'

From: Rod-Lists 
The latest from Il Duce!

So when is the local white rose society meeting?

New guy introduction.

From: heffelfinger007 
Greetings, I am Matt Heffelfinger. I moved to Soddy from the Phoenix area the
beginning of August. I have been lurking here for a month or so, and figured
now that I am mostly settled in, it would be a good time to introduce

I'm an "Email Systems Engineer" according to title, working remotely for a
certain domain registrar based in Scottsdale ;). I have been working there
for almost 11 yrs, with most of my time spent in the Data Centers, and for
the past 3 yrs, in our email operations team. 

I currently am the guy responsible for all of our inbound, and outbound
email policies (keep the spam from going out, and in to all of our email
customers. In the email env, we pretty much run all CentOS, so I am pretty
linux focused. 

Hopefully I can start meeting some more people around here, as working from
home isn't very conducive to that sort of thing. 

View this message in context:
Sent from the Chugalug mailing list archive at

PTL Club meeting soon

From: Ed King 
when things settle down maybe we can all have a PTL (Praise the Linux) meeting (aka chugalunch) and I'll tell y'all all about my great new job :)

Google (and others?) marking my email as spam

From: David White 
Google sometimes infuriates me.

I run a Postfix mail server, whose IP address and domain name isn't listed
on any blacklists. However, often times when I send an email to a new
contact, the email gets marked as spam. I've setup SPF records indicating
the mail server's IP address is legitimate, and according to the mail
headers, the SPF record passes.

But still, Google marks the email as spam.

The following example of a mail header was a single email sent to a single
person, and was a legitimate email (i.e. it wasn't a marketing email - it
was me reaching out to that person to finalize a time for a meeting we were
in the midst of scheduling for next week).

What, if anything, can be done about this?

(I've removed the actual email addresses, but have left everything else

Delivered-To: email address removed
Received: by with SMTP id pq9csp1225016lbb;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:17 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by with SMTP id t23mr3680133oif.117.1431617236913;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:16 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [])
        by with ESMTP id u132si2146109oiu.128.2015.
        for ;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:16 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass ( domain of email-address-removed
designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
       spf=pass ( domain of email-address-removed
designates as permitted sender)
Received: from localhost (localhost [])
	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id C5BC73C74;
	Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:15 +0000 (UTC)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at
Received: from ([])
	by localhost ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
	with LMTP id kvc4Q6QGlbQ2; Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:09 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from [] (
	by (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id A2EE8C59;
	Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:09 +0000 (UTC)
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 11:27:07 -0400
From: David White 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86

Usurping the throne

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

I do hereby self-appoint myself to the office of President of Chugalug
for the month of April, 2015.

Our first meeting of the month shall be Friday, April 10th at Taco
Mamacita, Northshore location, at 11:30AM.

I will also host two workshops on weekends of this month to teach,
review, and verify proper Ethernet cabling termination.  If you don't
know how to terminate cable, or want to have a peer review of your work,
or just want to shake the rust off of your punch-down tool, please let
me know of your interest and availability.

The workshops will conclude with (or instead of, depending on interest)
a Punch Down Party.  A very special invitation to the PDP is reserved
for someone who knows WTF they are doing with RG6 termination and these
new-fangled compression ends :)  Attendees of the PDP are invited to,
and will be furnished food and beverages, at the PDP after-party.

Hope to see you there!


Version: GnuPG v2


West Side

From: gary hasty 
ok, I'm officially calling a West Side chugalug meeting in San Francisco
tonight...looks like it will be me and Dan atleast....anyone else flying
this way?

Somewhat OT: Upcoming ISSA Chattanooga chapter quarterly meeting

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

For those of you interested, information/registration link is below. Looks
to be a great event.



Register to Attend ISSA - Chattanooga Chapter 1Q2015 Meeting

There will be multiple intrusion related presentations,social time for
networking and door prizes in addition to lunch.
There will be no walk-ins this time, as we will be inside a secure
perimeter.  So please remember to register today to avoid disappointment.
Our speakers include industry specialists from FireEye, Tek Systems, and

As always we are providing lunch. Members pay nothing for the event (if you
have trouble registering as paid, choose pay at door and we will work it
out). Cost for non-members is $20, $5 for students (with valid ID)

Please remember to register early! As always ISSA Chattanooga chapter
members get in free.

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at
the meeting.

Some articles on state of infosec in the healthcare industry.

From: Rod-Lists 

Health Data Breach At Anthem Is A Blockbuster That Could Affect 80 Million

Just How Secure Are IT Networks In Healthcare?

Assessing The Financial Impact Of 4.5 Million Stolen Health Records

Next Local ISSA meeting should be interesting.

Slightly OT: Remote support tools

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

I was wondering if anyone in the group had any suggestions on remote
support tools. I am a one man shop at this point that supports a range of
customers from a single home user to small businesses with up to 100 seats
with multiple branches and everything in between. Below I have listed some
of the must haves for the product and I was wondering if you might have
some suggestions for open source products or otherwise that you are using
and would recommend.

-I would prefer owning and hosting myself to avoid ongoing monthly payments
-Multiple platform support for both the guest and host for Win, Linux, and
OS X (bonus for Android/iOS support)
-Support for multi-monitor on the guest and preferably the host as well
-Plays well with Windows UAC (a majority of my customers are Windows shops)
-Allows for remote rebooting/reconnecting of the guest from the host
-Session encryption
-Chat/VoiP support a bonus but not required
-File transfer a bonus but not required
-Extremely easy for the guest to get connected to a support session once
initiated by the host

I am looking very closely at ScreenConnect ( I spun up
their 30 day trail on a server last week and am playing with it currently.
Pretty happy with what I'm seeing so far. It also bundles remote meeting
and remote access (persistent) along with remote support tools. Thoughts or


OFFER: Avocent DSR2161 12-port KVM switch

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
I have an Avocent DSR2161 12-port KVM switch that has been laying out in my
carport for ages.

I don't need it, does anyone here want it?

I'm located near Fayetteville, so meeting up in Tullahoma or Winchester
would be necessary.

Let me know if interested.


" 'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the
first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we=E2=80=99re al=
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Huntsville, Alabama metropolitan area USA

Storage for VMs

From: Dan Lyke 
So the question came up in the SOC meeting this morning...

We've got a lot of VMs, and are going to be spinning up more of them.
Heck, we're tossing a lot of Vagrant around in git repos these days.

We need storage for those.

We're probably below SolidFire's current price range, but we don't
have infrastructure yet, and it isn't unreasonable to think that we
could be in future price ranges there.

I know nothing about the space.

Anyone want to educate me?


OT - Chattanooga Spiceworks Meetup

From: Michael Scholten 
Anyone from Chugalug going to the Spiceworks meetup next Tuesday?


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Next Tuesday: Chattanooga IT pros meet up!
Date: 	Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:01:40 +0000
From: 	Spiceworks 

Spiceworks | SpiceCorps
Mingle with fellow IT pros and share tech tips and tricks.

Spiceworks Logo

Somewhat OT: ISSA meeting coming up

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

For those of you who are security inclined (who isn't) the third quarterly
meeting of the local chapter of ISSA is coming up.



Mark Quering

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