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General Meeting Basics (starts at 6:30pm) Main Presentation
September 13, 2017
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by Joe B.
Cryptocurrency Management with DAO
by Dave Forrest
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General Meeting on Wednesday - 13 September 2017
The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of each month.

We start the general meeting with a basic session (usually focused on personal commputing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space. Then we will have our usual quick welcome, introduction, administrative announcements, and a Questions and Answers Period. After all that, we take a break before our main event (usually focused on enterprise commputing).

Basic Session

The BASIC portion for September will be a tutorial on Zabbix by Joe B.

Zabbix is enterprise open source monitoring software for networks and applications, created by Alexei Vladishev. It is designed to monitor and track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware.

Zabbix offers several monitoring options: Simple checks can verify the availability and responsiveness of standard services such as SMTP or HTTP without installing any software on the monitored host. A Zabbix agent can also be installed on UNIX and Windows hosts to monitor statistics such as CPU load, network utilization, disk space, etc. As an alternative to installing an agent on hosts, Zabbix includes support for monitoring via SNMP, TCP and ICMP checks, as well as over IPMI, JMX, SSH, Telnet and using custom parameters. Zabbix supports a variety of near-real-time notification mechanisms, including XMPP. Released under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2, Zabbix is free software.

Zabbix uses MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle or IBM DB2 to store data. Its backend is written in C and the web frontend is written in PHP. Zabbix started as an internal software project in 1998. After three years, in 2001, it was released to the public under GPL. It took three more years until the first stable version, 1.0, was released in 2004.

This tutorial might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.


Joe Bohnenstiehl is interesting and informative.

Main Event

The MAIN presentation for September will cover Cryptocurrency Management with DAO by Dave Forrest

Dave will explain how Cryptocurrency Management is done with DAO ( Decentralized Autonomous Organization ).

Abstract/Background/Details/History/Outline/Summary/Walk-through will be listed when available.

This is all magic smoke and mirrors. Dave will also wave a rubber chicken.

This is too much technology for normal human beings. So, send a robot to take notes. There will be a test afterwards.


David Forrest is interesting and informative.

++ Posted 10 September 2017


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