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New guy introduction.

From: heffelfinger007 
Greetings, I am Matt Heffelfinger. I moved to Soddy from the Phoenix area the
beginning of August. I have been lurking here for a month or so, and figured
now that I am mostly settled in, it would be a good time to introduce

I'm an "Email Systems Engineer" according to title, working remotely for a
certain domain registrar based in Scottsdale ;). I have been working there
for almost 11 yrs, with most of my time spent in the Data Centers, and for
the past 3 yrs, in our email operations team. 

I currently am the guy responsible for all of our inbound, and outbound
email policies (keep the spam from going out, and in to all of our email
customers. In the email env, we pretty much run all CentOS, so I am pretty
linux focused. 

Hopefully I can start meeting some more people around here, as working from
home isn't very conducive to that sort of thing. 

View this message in context:
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PTL Club meeting soon

From: Ed King 
when things settle down maybe we can all have a PTL (Praise the Linux) meeting (aka chugalunch) and I'll tell y'all all about my great new job :)

Google (and others?) marking my email as spam

From: David White 
Google sometimes infuriates me.

I run a Postfix mail server, whose IP address and domain name isn't listed
on any blacklists. However, often times when I send an email to a new
contact, the email gets marked as spam. I've setup SPF records indicating
the mail server's IP address is legitimate, and according to the mail
headers, the SPF record passes.

But still, Google marks the email as spam.

The following example of a mail header was a single email sent to a single
person, and was a legitimate email (i.e. it wasn't a marketing email - it
was me reaching out to that person to finalize a time for a meeting we were
in the midst of scheduling for next week).

What, if anything, can be done about this?

(I've removed the actual email addresses, but have left everything else

Delivered-To: email address removed
Received: by with SMTP id pq9csp1225016lbb;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:17 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by with SMTP id t23mr3680133oif.117.1431617236913;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:16 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [])
        by with ESMTP id u132si2146109oiu.128.2015.
        for ;
        Thu, 14 May 2015 08:27:16 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass ( domain of email-address-removed
designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
       spf=pass ( domain of email-address-removed
designates as permitted sender)
Received: from localhost (localhost [])
	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id C5BC73C74;
	Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:15 +0000 (UTC)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at
Received: from ([])
	by localhost ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
	with LMTP id kvc4Q6QGlbQ2; Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:09 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from [] (
	by (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id A2EE8C59;
	Thu, 14 May 2015 15:27:09 +0000 (UTC)
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 11:27:07 -0400
From: David White 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86

Usurping the throne

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

I do hereby self-appoint myself to the office of President of Chugalug
for the month of April, 2015.

Our first meeting of the month shall be Friday, April 10th at Taco
Mamacita, Northshore location, at 11:30AM.

I will also host two workshops on weekends of this month to teach,
review, and verify proper Ethernet cabling termination.  If you don't
know how to terminate cable, or want to have a peer review of your work,
or just want to shake the rust off of your punch-down tool, please let
me know of your interest and availability.

The workshops will conclude with (or instead of, depending on interest)
a Punch Down Party.  A very special invitation to the PDP is reserved
for someone who knows WTF they are doing with RG6 termination and these
new-fangled compression ends :)  Attendees of the PDP are invited to,
and will be furnished food and beverages, at the PDP after-party.

Hope to see you there!


Version: GnuPG v2


West Side

From: gary hasty 
ok, I'm officially calling a West Side chugalug meeting in San Francisco
tonight...looks like it will be me and Dan atleast....anyone else flying
this way?

Somewhat OT: Upcoming ISSA Chattanooga chapter quarterly meeting

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

For those of you interested, information/registration link is below. Looks
to be a great event.



Register to Attend ISSA - Chattanooga Chapter 1Q2015 Meeting

There will be multiple intrusion related presentations,social time for
networking and door prizes in addition to lunch.
There will be no walk-ins this time, as we will be inside a secure
perimeter.  So please remember to register today to avoid disappointment.
Our speakers include industry specialists from FireEye, Tek Systems, and

As always we are providing lunch. Members pay nothing for the event (if you
have trouble registering as paid, choose pay at door and we will work it
out). Cost for non-members is $20, $5 for students (with valid ID)

Please remember to register early! As always ISSA Chattanooga chapter
members get in free.

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at
the meeting.

Some articles on state of infosec in the healthcare industry.

From: Rod-Lists 

Health Data Breach At Anthem Is A Blockbuster That Could Affect 80 Million

Just How Secure Are IT Networks In Healthcare?

Assessing The Financial Impact Of 4.5 Million Stolen Health Records

Next Local ISSA meeting should be interesting.

Slightly OT: Remote support tools

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

I was wondering if anyone in the group had any suggestions on remote
support tools. I am a one man shop at this point that supports a range of
customers from a single home user to small businesses with up to 100 seats
with multiple branches and everything in between. Below I have listed some
of the must haves for the product and I was wondering if you might have
some suggestions for open source products or otherwise that you are using
and would recommend.

-I would prefer owning and hosting myself to avoid ongoing monthly payments
-Multiple platform support for both the guest and host for Win, Linux, and
OS X (bonus for Android/iOS support)
-Support for multi-monitor on the guest and preferably the host as well
-Plays well with Windows UAC (a majority of my customers are Windows shops)
-Allows for remote rebooting/reconnecting of the guest from the host
-Session encryption
-Chat/VoiP support a bonus but not required
-File transfer a bonus but not required
-Extremely easy for the guest to get connected to a support session once
initiated by the host

I am looking very closely at ScreenConnect ( I spun up
their 30 day trail on a server last week and am playing with it currently.
Pretty happy with what I'm seeing so far. It also bundles remote meeting
and remote access (persistent) along with remote support tools. Thoughts or


OFFER: Avocent DSR2161 12-port KVM switch

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
I have an Avocent DSR2161 12-port KVM switch that has been laying out in my
carport for ages.

I don't need it, does anyone here want it?

I'm located near Fayetteville, so meeting up in Tullahoma or Winchester
would be necessary.

Let me know if interested.


" 'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the
first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we=E2=80=99re al=
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Huntsville, Alabama metropolitan area USA

Storage for VMs

From: Dan Lyke 
So the question came up in the SOC meeting this morning...

We've got a lot of VMs, and are going to be spinning up more of them.
Heck, we're tossing a lot of Vagrant around in git repos these days.

We need storage for those.

We're probably below SolidFire's current price range, but we don't
have infrastructure yet, and it isn't unreasonable to think that we
could be in future price ranges there.

I know nothing about the space.

Anyone want to educate me?


OT - Chattanooga Spiceworks Meetup

From: Michael Scholten 
Anyone from Chugalug going to the Spiceworks meetup next Tuesday?


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Next Tuesday: Chattanooga IT pros meet up!
Date: 	Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:01:40 +0000
From: 	Spiceworks 

Spiceworks | SpiceCorps
Mingle with fellow IT pros and share tech tips and tricks.

Spiceworks Logo

Somewhat OT: ISSA meeting coming up

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

For those of you who are security inclined (who isn't) the third quarterly
meeting of the local chapter of ISSA is coming up.



Mark Quering

simply reliable technology

Open Chattanooga Meeting This Wednesday

From: Sean Brewer 
We're re-starting our lunch meeting/hack nights for Open Chattanooga.

This Wednesday, we will be meeting at the Grocery Bar for lunch, which we
will provide!

If you want to find out what we're about, have a civic problem that needs
to be solved, or want to find a project to participate in, then you should
definitely come!

We will also have a special guest: Preston Rhea, the Brigade Program
Coordinator with Code for America.

You can RSVP here:

Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 

On Jul 24, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  wrote:

> I think he was trying to invoke Godwin's Law, ending any conversation before they started. ;)

Alex Got It!  

I was also testing the categorization filter on the website. 


Some of those are keywords. 

Learn about OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia of maps, at this Tuesday's Maptime on the 4th Floor!

From: Sean Brewer 
Tim Moreland, from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning
Agency, will be giving a presentation on OpenStreetMap at this Tuesday's
Maptime meetup at 5:30pm on the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library

More info here:

The local chapter of Maptime here in Chattanooga has a meeting with talks
every second Tuesday on the 4th Floor at 5:30pm and hack nights every
fourth Tuesday at the same time at the same place.

OT: job in Knoxville to be posted soon

From: Andrew Rodgers 
Bret, do you attend the LOPSA-ETENN meetings? Might be a good forum for
recruiting for that position.


Andrew Rodgers

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Bret McHone  wrote:

> I am working with my manager to get a job posted for a Windows
> server/active directory/exchange/vmware vsphere and view admin. It will b=
> a peer position to me.
> If anyone is interested then brush up your resume and we hope to have the
> job and all details posted in about a week at
> As soon as the details are finalized and the job is posted I'll send out
> another email if anyone is interested. I do not know pay range, but I do
> know we have awesome benefits and its a great place to work. 403b,
> pension,  health, vision, dental, free life insurance, lots of PTO (start
> out with 2 weeks/year) and no shortage of projects.
> -B

Chugalunch, Wednesday, 1:00

From: David White 
Here ye, here ye!

As the now-president of Chugalug, I am calling a Chugalunch meeting for
1:00pm next Wednesday (June 11) at 1:00.

Location: Taqueria Jalisco (Original location on Rossville Ave).

David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

"bragging rights"

From: Ed King 
The company I work for does Section 8 inspections.=A0=A0 LOTS of them.=A0 =
=0A=0A=0AWe had a staff meeting today and the boss says we have "bragging r=
ights" because the housing authorityof New York City has chosen us to do th=
eir inspections "because of the good things they've heard about us".=A0=A0=
=A0 NYC is the 2nd largest Section 8 area of the country.=A0 Its a BIG clie=
nt.=A0=A0 I guess our competitors could not swallow that elephant, but we c=
ould.=0A=0A=0ASo, here I am, bragging about my little team and their accomp=
lishments because those Linux servers did not install themselves and all th=
at PHP code did not write itself.=A0=A0=A0 Our in house servers are Linux/A=
pache/PHP/Posrgresql and our field units are Linux/Apache/PHP/Mysql (qemu v=
m), so there, I'm on topic.=0A=0A=0ASo why is my tip jar empty?

free devlab

From: gary hasty 
FYI, if anyone's thinking about coming down for the AT&T hackathon this
weekend we're also having a devlab session during the day at the foundry:

*Free one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech, In-App Messaging, Advertising
APIs, and Appcelerator*

Are you a *mobile application developer* with an interest in adding *voice
commands*or text-to-voice translation to your app?  Or sending *text
messages* from inside your application?  Or earning *advertising revenues*?
Join the AT&T Developer Program for a one-day workshop on the *AT&T Speech,*
 *In-App Messaging* (including SMS and MMS)*,*and* Advertising APIs*.  This
will be a day of learning and hands-on coding ("lab time").  Bring your
laptops (PC or Mac) and leave with our APIs working from your own AT&T
Developer Program account. The event will close with a session by Pratik
Patel, CTO of Triplingo and evangelist for Appcelerator, on how to leverage
Appcelerator to complete your app.

The workshop will be taught by AT&T and Appcelerator subject matter
experts, and AT&T Developer Program staff.  This also is a great
opportunity to network with AT&T and your fellow mobile developers. We will
be using Postman and cURL for the lab exercises.

The event is free and lunch is provided.  If you are an app developer
working independently or with a company planning or already producing
mobile applications then this is the event for you. Space is limited so
register now.

Find out how carrier APIs from the AT&T Developer Program can benefit you
and your app strategy. *We look forward to meeting you!*