Unigroup's March 2013 meeting will continue on our Post-SuperStorm Sandy theme, and will be on Remote Access / Remote Desktop.
At past meetings, we have discussed VNC / Virtual Network Computing and its use for Remote KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) / Remote Desktop. NX is another alternative, which makes use of the existing X11 stack found on most Unix/Linux/BSD graphical systems.
We are also planning a future talk on Failover+Multipath Network Routing, which should happen given speaker availability.
We are also working on a Field-Trip meeting on Data Centers, to hopefully include a Data Center Tour. We are currently working with a local Datacenter Vendor, to hopefully hold this meeting in the upcoming months. This meeting may happen on a non-3rd Thursday too, so keep an eye out for it.
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Location: The Cooper Union (http://www.cooper.edu) School of Engineering (*** New Building ***) 41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets) East Village, Manhattan New York City, 10003 Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month) Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the new building with the non-traditional appearance. Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to Unigroup Meeeting Room. Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union), then walk 1 block East and 1 block South. 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East then 1 block South. '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. Or take the new connection to the uptown '6'! Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm. There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of) Astor Place (8th Street).
Topic: Linux Remote Desktop Access using NoMachine NX
Introduction & Description of Talk:
NX provides Remote Desktop access for Linux with the same performance as Windows Remote Desktop Client. All of the encryption used with NX may be provided with OpenSSH. NX compression reduces X11 latency and traffic, and adapts bandwith usage depending on network conditions.
Outline of the Talk::
References & Web Resources:
Unigroup Meeting Slides - Remote Desktop Access Using NX (PDF) NoMachine NX Installation http://www.nomachine.com/installation.php NoMachine NX Components http://www.nomachine.com/documents/intr-components.php NoMachine NX Sources http://www.nomachine.com/sources.php NoMachine NX Clients http://www.nomachine.com/documents/client/install.php NoMachine NX Free Edition Downloads http://www.nomachine.com/products.php http://www.nomachine.com/download.php NX Technology @ Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NX_technology FreeNX Project / Open Source NX Server http://freenx.berlios.de NeatX / Open Source NX Server http://code.google.com/p/neatx OpenNX Project / Open Source NX Client http://opennx.sourceforge.net VNC / Virtual Network Computing @ Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vnc
Robin Polak (http://robinpolak.com)
Robin Polak began his career in the academic field for 10 years, entering into IT as a Network Technician where he maintained the cabling plant for Manhattan College. From there he progressed into overseeing the network operations for two campuses as Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent joined forces. Upon the dissolution of the joint department at which point the colleges became once again separate entities he took on the role of Network Manager at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Since then, he has entered the world of High Frequency Trading with his current employer Lime Brokerage. Here he is part of a well oiled team which supports the day to day data center operations as well as supporting the staff at the NYC-based business office. Through this journey in IT, he has grown as a capable Linux Administrator and honed his skills in managing complex network environments. His preference lies in Linux Administration. He really enjoys working with free and open source software to craft enterprise class solutions to business needs. In addition to working with the software, he also enjoys taking part in the community through attending and contributing to user groups such as Unigroup, NYCBUG, and NYLUG to name a few. Like many IT workers, he also has had the pleasure of becoming intimately familiar with Microsoft Corporation's product offerings as well, including MS-Exchange, MS-Office, as well as their wide variety of Windows flavors. Robin is a Unigroup member, and also serves on Unigroup's Board of Directors.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
However, our long-time cateror is no longer in business so the food service will be changing! We may have Pizza and Soft-Drinks at this meeting instead of the catered food.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!