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UNIX Users Association of Southern California - LA

This page is for the Los Angeles County chapter of the UNIX Users Association of Southern California. We welcome people who are interested in any and all forms of UNIX. The primary focus of the group is our monthly presentations, which are designed to hopefully improve technical knowledge, rather than be just sales-type presentations.

Membership is FREE. Just come to a meeting, and sign yourself up for the (e)mailing list!


Next Meeting, Thursday May 1st, 7pm-9pm

Location: Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles California, 90045

FreeNetworks: to provide symmetric broadband to the 2/3 of unconnected U. S. -- Charles Wyble

About the Presentation:

The Free Network Foundation has been working with a global coalition of partners todesign/produce/field a turnkey FLOSS access/distribution network technology stack (FreedomStack). This consists of CPE (FreedomNode), neighborhood level infrastructure (FreedomRelay/FreedomTower) and city level

The discussion will include lessons learned, existing deployments ( overbuilding Google Fiber in KC/Austin), technology decisions and questions from the audience.

The Free Network is using a mix of technologies at the media level (802.11g/n/ac, 24ghz (air fiber), 3.65ghz (802.11y). We are also using 802.1x (via Zeroshell) at the access edge (wpa2 enterprise security), OpenVPN for management, pfsense for the WAN edge, qmp.cat for the AP firmware (access/distribution).

The presentation will also cover the overall business model (FNF (ip owner), Nodal (for profit, neighborhood networking kit and professional services), gii (tier2/tier1 backbone connectivity).

Note: Charles will be presenting remotely from Austin TX via Google hangout.

About the Speaker:

Charles Wyble is cofounder and CTO of the Free Network Foundation. He is a systems engineer with 15+ years of experience. He lives in the Austin TX area.

RSVP and Livestream

If you plan to attend please RSVP at our meetup site

http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/175390532/ so we can properly scale the snacks and chairs.

The presentation will also be livestreamed, the link will be posted to the meetup site about 30 minutes before the presentation.

About the Location:

PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you're going to Q's office at suite 925.

About UUASC:

The UUASC (http://uuasc.org) is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX, including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden your skills and knowledge.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A.

Both UUASC chapters are open to everyone; there is no separate membership, we would like you to join our general mailing list at http://uuasc.org/general.html so that you can join in the conversation between meetings.




If you would like to be a speaker, or if you know someone who you think would be a legitimate speaker for us, please contact UUASC-LA Program Chairperson Jordan Schwartz


UUASC-LA is officially recognized by SAGE, the system administrators guild


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