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WLUG's Upcoming Meeting
The May meeting is canceled. Please join us in June!
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12
Location: WPI Campus Center, Mid-Century Room 331
The following talk, originally scheduled for April 10, is postponed to a future meeting. April 10 will be a general meeting.
Internet buffer bloat, by Jim Gettys (Bell Labs)
VOIP and teleconferencing often perform much more poorly on today's Internet than the Internet of a decade ago, despite great gains in bandwidth. Lots of fiber, cheap memory, smart hardware, variability of wireless goodput, changes in web browser behaviour, changes in TCP implementations, and a focus on benchmarking Internet performance solely by bandwidth, and engineer's natural reluctance to drop packets have conspired to encourage papering over problems by adding buffers; each of which may introduce latency when filled.
The mistaken quest to never drop packets has destroyed interactivity under load, and often results in actual higher packet loss, as TCP's congestion avoidance algorithms have been defeated by these buffers. The lessons of the "RED manifesto" of 1997 have been forgotten or never learned by a new generation of engineers.
Recent Meeting Topics
March 13, 2013 - Roundtable discussion of people's Favorite Android Apps
February 13, 2013 - Chuck Anderson - More Raspberry Pi
January 9, 2013 - Keith Wright - Literate Programming
December 12, 2012 - WLUG website discussion
October 10, 2012 - Tim Keller - OpenStack
September 12, 2012 - Karl Lind - Raspberry Pi
June 13, 2012 - Dan Walsh, Red Hat - Secure Virtual Containers/Multi-Tenancy
May 9, 2012 - Chuck Anderson - Fedora 17 demo and feature review
April 12, 2012 - Tim Keller - ZFS
March 14, 2012 - Chuck Anderson - FreeNAS on a HP Microserver N40L
January 11, 2012 - Henrique Polido - Java NIO, Hadoop, Map/Reduce
December 14, 2011 - Henrique Polido - XMonad
September 14, 2011 - Chuck Anderson - Intro to IPv6
August 10, 2011 - WLUG BBQ
May 11, 2011 - Chuck Anderson - Init Systems
April 13, 2011 - Geoffrey Stewart - Scratch
March 9, 2011 - Tim Keller - Virtualization Technologies
February 9, 2011 - Chuck Anerson - GNOME 3 Shell / Fedora 15 Feature Overview and Demo
August 12, 2010 - WLUG BBQ
May 12, 2010 - Jeff Moyer - A Complete Guide to SSDs
March 11, 2010 - Frank Sweetser - BtrFS
January 14, 2010 - Andy Stewart - Using libHaru
Slides from Previous Meetings
Slides from previous meetings can be found here.
Friends of WLUG
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While Linux is, in many cases, equal or superior to commercial Unix and other operating systems, it has no centralized technical support structure. This is actually a positive thing as there are many, many individuals on the Internet willing to help. Many times solutions can be found without much effort by contacting various online Linux sources and newsgroups. There are many Internet resources catering toward Linux users and WLUG was formed to assist Linux users in the Central Massachusetts area by creating a local member support system.
WLUG members come from a variety of backgrounds and their Linux experience varies from the advanced to the novice. This mixture creates an enjoyable environment that enhances everyone's enjoyment of using Linux.
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