General Meeting on Wednesday - 8 August 2018
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).
The BASIC portion for August will be
An openVPN server with an on-the-road Windows client
by Andrew St. Clair
Most VPN services seem to cost money or search your packets for data.
So it may be safer to roll your own VPN to work while you are on the
road. This talk will give a step by step on how I set up an openVPN
server in a jail on a FreeNAS server so an openVPN client on a Windows
laptop can access files from afar.
Read ahead, from Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit, about
How to Protect your Internet Anonymity and Privacy/Type of Proxy Servers, with
Virtual Private Networks
Read ahead, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, about
This tutorial might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.
The MAIN presentation for August is
Tor ~ Onion Services
by Lee Lammert and Chuck Doolittle
The Tor network is used by all kinds of people around the world;
anyone with a need or desire to protect their online privacy. Regular
Internet users who want to keep their emails private or protect their
children from online predators use Tor to retain their anonymity. Citizens
of countries who censor the Internet use Tor to access blocked news or
social media sites, or research sensitive information on topics like AIDs
or birth control that may not be available elsewhere. Journalists,
bloggers, and human rights activists use Tor to protect themselves from
retaliation from governments or employers. And whistleblowers use Tor to
keep safe when reporting corruption.
So,. . since Tor is so great, why would anyone want to LEAVE the Tor
Read ahead, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, about the
software and anonymity network.
Lee Lammert is interesting and informative.
++ Posted 7 August 2018