Welcome to the Lawrence Linux User Group!

Whether you are a seasoned Linux enthusiast or just starting your journey into the world of open-source software, this user group is the perfect place for you. We are a diverse community of Linux users, system administrators, developers, and enthusiasts who come together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and support each other in our Linux endeavors.

Our group aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where members can learn, grow, and connect with like-minded individuals. Here are some of the things you can expect as a member of our Linux User Group:

  1. Regular Meetups: We organize meetups on a regular basis, where members can gather to discuss various topics related to Linux. These meetups may include presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. It’s a great opportunity to learn from experts and share your own experiences.

  2. Technical Discussions: Our online discussion forum provides a platform for members to engage in technical discussions, ask questions, and seek assistance. Whether you need help troubleshooting a Linux issue, want to explore new technologies, or simply want to share your latest Linux discoveries, our community is here to support you.

  3. Networking Opportunities: Our user group is a great place to expand your professional network and connect with Linux enthusiasts, experts, and potential collaborators. Through our events and online platforms, you’ll have the chance to meet like-minded individuals, share ideas, and build lasting relationships.

  4. Linux Advocacy: We believe in the power of open-source software and the Linux community. As a user group, we actively promote Linux and open-source principles. We organize outreach programs, participate in conferences, and engage with the broader tech community to spread awareness and advocate for the use of Linux.

Join us today and become part of our vibrant Linux User Group! Whether you are here to learn, share, or contribute, we are excited to have you on board. Let’s explore the limitless possibilities of Linux together!

Happy Linux-ing!

The Lawrence Linux User Group Team


Lawrence Linux User Group Meeting Notes - Saturday, Oct 21 2023


  • Matt L.

Invited additional groups

We reached out to the KCLUG, Wichita LUG, and K-State LUG to invite them to join us virtually (or in person if they want to drive).


Cancelled due to the KU/KSU football game. Nobody wanted to be nerds when there is tailgating/sportsball.


Lawrence Linux User Group Meeting Notes - Saturday, Oct 21 2023 Attendees Matt L. Ray+1 Monitoring Matt was going to demo a couple monitoring packages that I’ve been testing, but my home SSH port wasn’t listening. D’oh. I’ll demo Netdata and Healthchecks.io in a future meeting. SSH Matt presented about SSH and some of the useful features that aren’t always well known. Some of these features were the config file, tunneling, SSH keys for additional security or ease of use, etc. [Read More]


Lawrence Linux User Group Meeting Notes - Saturday, Sep 16 2023 Attendees Matt L. Ray+1 Tyler Crowdsec Matt has been using Crowdsec to help secure public servers. It works like fail2ban by watching log files and triggering a corrective action when identifying troublesome activity (usually a four hour block in the firewall). This has been helpful to site stability, reducing resource consumption, and of course security. An interesting note is that they crowdsource the blocklists so that you can take advantage of IPs that have been blocked elsewhere before they hit your servers. [Read More]


Lawrence Linux User Group Meeting Notes - Saturday, Aug 19 2023


  • Matt L
  • Ray+1?
  • Tyler?


I didn’t take good notes and am filling this in months after the fact. I believe this was the month that Tyler discussed a new Framework laptop that was ordered but hadn’t arrived. Maybe.

Meeting Notes - 20230715

Lawrence Linux User Group Meeting Notes - Saturday, July 15 2023 Attendees Matt L. Nick A. Added a calendar for the LUG meetings Linked to ical on the website meetup page. Missouri and Kansas Cyber Alliance Network A relatively new meetup group that promotes free expression, security, privacy, creativity, and access to knowledge in the Sunflower and Show Me states. Matt attended the most recent meeting on 2023-07-09[fn:1]. Attendance is better when held in Lawrence so the group plans to hold future meetups at the Lawrence Public Library for the foreseeable future. [Read More]