[KyOSS Discuss] Possible topics: VPNs, DNScrypt, blockchain, ...

JAMES Troy jetroy2 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 10 02:08:46 EDT 2017


It's never too early to start learning about computers😋

> On April 8, 2017 at 5:05 PM Britt Dodd <brittman914 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>     Topics I can talk about:
> 
>     * Ansible
>     * OpenVPN
>     * Dockerizing init.d services with supervisor (working on a QuickBooks server docker container)
>     * Consul / Nomad
>     * BackupPC
> 
>     Unfortunately my wife will be out of town next week, and I'm not sure of my two-and-a-half year old will enjoy open source presentations, but I'll be happy to do a presentation next time!
> 
>     Britt
> 
> 
>     On Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 16:58 John Hicks <johnhicks at gulfbridge.net mailto:johnhicks at gulfbridge.net > wrote:
> 
>         > > Add "encrypted DNS" to the list of possible security toppics, e.g.
> >         DNScrypt https://www.opendns.com/about/innovations/dnscrypt/
> > 
> > 
> >         On 04/08/2017 04:41 PM, John Hicks wrote:
> >         > Hi all.
> >         >
> >         > Our monthly meeting is next Wednesday (April 12, 6:30 p.m. 700 N.
> >         > Hurstbourne Pkwy. etc.)
> >         >
> >         > Time to discuss topics for the meeting.
> >         >
> >         > A couple of topics have been rolling around in my head lately:
> >         >
> >         > -- With all the brouhaha over internet privacy of late, there's been a
> >         > lot of talk about using VPNs for more privacy. That should be a pretty
> >         > straight-forward service to set up under Linux, but I've never done
> >         > it. And I'd like to learn how.
> >         >
> >         > There are probably some other privacy-related topics we could cover
> >         > too. HTTPS-everywhere, encryption in general, encrypted email,
> >         > alternate DNS services, etc.
> >         >
> >         > -- Bitcoin has been around for a while now and isn't going away. And
> >         > we sometimes hear about possible Bitcoin alternatives. More and more
> >         > lately, we hear about the use of the blockchain (a core part of
> >         > Bitcoin) being used for other purposes. I'd like to learn more about
> >         > all this.
> >         >
> >         > Anyone experienced in any of the above subjects that wants to help
> >         > guide us?
> >         >
> >         > Any other "topical" topics we might want to cover?
> >         >
> >         > Your input welcomed.
> >         >
> >         > Thanks,
> >         >
> >         > - John
> >         >
> >         >
> >         >
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