Is there a tool in ubuntu that a user can start that reports the real world ip
address and configures a home router to open a port to allow remote
I have a friend or two for whom it would nice to get them to start a program,
report to me the details via MSN or Skype or telephone etc and allow me to
log in and fix or make a configuration change to their machine. I know how
to set things up using ssh etc but that relies on some initial configuration
at the their end. KDE has a nice VNC invite function but it won't do the
router config part.
It appears the likes of KTorrent and Azuereus have the ability to do some to
the router via UPnP to open ports up on the router dynamically so I am
guessing all this is possible.
Saturday 4th September SaturdayWorkshop at Te Whanau Pūtahi, the
community church at the end of Oxford Street.
We'll have the usual tables, power, various ISO's, Internet, coffee,
light lunch, etc.
If there's something you specifically want to work on please mention
it on the mailing list in advance so we can study up beforehand or
bring any necessary equipment.
Also we're paying a little extra for hall and internet now, so a gold
coin donation to help cover these costs would be greatly appreciated.
We need to update the information on softwarefreedomday.org and
We've still got a bit of organising to do regarding tables, displays,
things to hand out.
kiaora dvd is mostly done using the same system-browser autorun as the
2006 cd. I'd still like to clean up the html templates a lot and use
the k-meleon cd browser kit, but if we had to it's nearly good enough
to hand out as-is. Just a few zips still need to be converted to exe
installers and a bit of general tidy-up.
1.7GB of software, plenty of room to add more. Here's the program
list. Let me know of anything you think should be added.
The GIMP 2.6.10
DVD slideshow GUI 0.9.3.8
DVD Styler 1.8.1
VLC media player 1.1.2
Frets on Fire 1.3.110
The Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.4
Lincity NG 2.0
Yo Frankie 1.1b
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A little while ago, there was a bit of lament about the lack of dial
up modem support for modern distros.
I downloaded the latest iso for Linux Mint KDE edition a week or so
and was suprised to find that it has KPPP installed by default.
Just wondering if linuxmint might be a better option for those without
To be fair, I didn't actually try the modem since I was just running
the live CD of a USB stick.
We're still here, everyone! :)
Robert - I've sent you an email. Looks like we had a bit of dropped
> Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:35:21 +1200
> From: Robert D Davidson <robert(a)datamatrix.co.nz>
> To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Subject: [wlug] Gravity Computing gone to ground again
> Hi Bruce,
> Gravity Computing have gone all quiet again. Do you think there is any
> chance of you having a look at the Merlin Macro anytime soon?
Woohoo, The 200 openSUSE 11.3 DVDs I ordered in anticipation of SFD arrived
yesterday. I'll be at the meeting on Mon night if anyone wants one. They're
very cool, Dual sided, 64 bit one side and 32 bit the other. Two live
environments, KDE and Gnome so people can check out each DE. Of course the
DVD comes with XFCE, LXDE and Windowmaker desktops as well if the two big boys
are not your cup of tea, just not as live.
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A reminder; the WLUG Fixit Meeting is tomorrow.
Saturday Mar 6th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SaturdayWorkshop at Te Whanau Pūtahi (http://www.wlug.org.nz/TeWhanauPutahi), the community church at the end of Oxford Street.
We'll have the usual tables, power, various ISO's, Internet, coffee and light lunch, etc.
Monday night's meeting will be a social night and planning for the
upcoming "Software Freedom Day" event on
Saturday 18th September.
The WLUG website is currently down and this announcement has been make
a bit late, so of you know someone who isn't on the mailing list
please let them know about this meeting.
August 23rd 7:30pm at Waikato University, MS4.G.02
As you might have noticed the wiki has been down. The switch failed
that we have at Orcon. No one really wants to manage the equipment at
Orcon anymore anyway, and we have a VPS donated by Rimuhosting where
some backups are stored. If anyone wants to work on restoring these
backups just send me an email off list and I can get you the access
you need. I'm on holiday right now, and don't have time to look at
it. I installed the Postgres database server on the VPS but it's a
newer version than what the wiki was using before, so there may be
some issues with that. I'll be back in another week, and can look at
it more then if needed.