[plug] Re: [plug-announce] *** PLUG March Seminar - Demystifying VPNs ***

Steve Boak sboak at westnet.com.au
Wed Mar 4 08:43:07 WST 2009

Hi All

Apologies for the top-post:

I'm very interested in this, so can I request that the presentation be 
recorded for us long distance members please?



On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:47:50 pm Patrick Coleman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Alastair Irvine is once again presenting this month, on VPNs. Looking
> forward to seeing everyone there.
> Title: "Demystifying VPNs"
> When: Tuesday, 10th March 2009, 7:30pm - 9:00pm.
> Where: 'Futuresphere', Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drive,
> Claremont Presenter: Alastair Irvine (Warpspace IT)
> Once upon a time VPNs were difficult. You either needed to know how to
> recompile a Linux kernel to include options for PPtP security or be
> able to understand and manage IPSec. Or you needed an expensive
> appliance to do it for you.
> Now VPNs are easier than you can probably imagine. This is thanks to
> an Open Source cross-platform solution called OpenVPN that I intend to
> tell you about, including a lot of the options, gotchas and fruit that
> you need for scalability and flexibility.
> Warpspace IT is a technical IT consultancy firm that provides
> solutions based on open systems. Specialities include systems
> analysis, troubleshooting and streamlining of IT systems for SMEs and
> the education sector.
> Alastair Irvine has worked as both a Software Engineer and a system
> administrator. His professional experience lies in the fields of Linux
> and Unix system administration, network and Internet domain management
> and operating system maintenance. Alastair is passionate about a wide
> variety of technologies including Python, Debian GNU/Linux, C++ and
> XML.
> We will be ordering pizza for consumption when the talk is over, and
> possibly adjourning to a nearby pub for general discussion and drinks
> after the presentation. A gold-coin donation is requested to cover the
> costs of the pizza.
> As usual, visitors and friends are most welcome.
> Information (including a map to the venue) is also available on the
> PLUG website: http://www.plug.org.au/events/seminar/.
> See you there!
> -Patrick
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