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

Adon Metcalfe adon.metcalfe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 13:06:17 WST 2009

Hi Steve,

Yep I can record it for you, I will have to devise a way of getting it
to you though :) (still haven't got a server setup, though if your on
waix I can give you an ftp link I'll setup for plug on one of
labyrinths servers I'll set up temporarily)

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Steve Boak <sboak at westnet.com.au> wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks
> Steve
> 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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Adon Metcalfe
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