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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, November 19, 2016 starting at 3:00pm at IBM Squirrel Hill. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

3:00pm - Doors open, set up
3:15pm - Business Meeting starts, election
3:30pm - Featured presentation
5:00pm - Meeting ends, everyone out.


At this meeting, we will elect the WPLUG Board of Directors for 2016-2017.

Votes may be cast by mail or in person at the meeting. Your vote must be received before the polls close to be counted, so show up by 3:00pm to be sure you get to cast yours.

The ballot for this election has been e-mailed to the membership and is available as a PDF on the wiki. Blank ballots will also be available at the meeting. Detailed instructions for voting are given at Election Instructions.

Those who were nominated at the October 29, 2016 nominations meeting and have agreed to be candidates are (in alphabetical order):

  • Patrick Barron
  • Terry Golightly
  • Vance Kochenderfer
  • Joseph Prostko
  • Justin Smith

Candidate Statements[edit]

Patrick Barron[edit]

To be added.

Terry Golightly[edit]

To be added.

Vance Kochenderfer[edit]

To be added.

Joseph Prostko[edit]

To be added.

Justin Smith[edit]

To be added.


Speaker: Justin Smith

Topic: Monitoring with Nagios XI

Every computing device should (A) run certain software and (B) be configured a certain way. For instance, a mail server should (A) run mail software such as Postfix and (B) have enough CPU power, RAM, and hard disk space to meet users' needs. A monitoring server watches remote devices to make sure that these conditions are met.

Nagios Core is an open source program that is widely considered an industry standard for monitoring software because of its age and straightforward design. Nagios XI is a commercially-supported version of Nagios Core that includes additional features intended for use in enterprise environments.

This presentation will related experiences implementing Nagios XI in a small business infrastructure at MIM Software, Inc. and go over how you can use Nagios XI to monitor your personal infrastructure as well.

Meeting Minutes[edit]


WPLUG held a General User Meeting at IBM Squirrel Hill on November 19th, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 3:22pm.

The minutes of the previous (October 29th) GUM were read, and were adopted as read.

Reports of Officers

Chair - Nothing to report.

Vice chair - Nothing to report.

Secretary - WPLUG currently has 13 members. One membership is due to lapse through the end of December - that member is the secretary, and he has notified himself.

Treasurer - WPLUG's checking account balance is $432.97. A debit from Linode was processed on 10/3, and there is an outstanding $20 check to deposit for a membership renewal.

Director at Large - Nothing to report

Committee Reports

Events Committee - Nothing to report

Technology Committee - Nothing to report

Investigating Committee - Nothing to report

Marketing and Communications Committee - Nothing to report

Board of Directors Election

The meeting was recessed briefly to conduct the election. After the members' ballots were cast and counted, the meeting was reconvened at 3:49pm.

The final tally of ballots showed the following results:

Pat Barron - 18 points
Justin Smith - 18 points
Terry Golightly - 17 points
Joseph Prostko - 17 points
Vance Kochenderfer - 16 points
Dan Martin (write-in) - 3 points
Jared Jennings (write-in) - 1 point

There were no illegal ballots cast.

After tallying the results, the following members were declared elected to the WPLUG Board of Directors for 2016-2017: Pat Barron, Justin Smith, Terry Golightly, Joseph Prostko, Vance Kochenderfer

New Business

The Chair asked the Vice Chair to take over the meeting in order that the Chair could offer a motion.

The Chair moved that the bylaws of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group be rescinded, and the organization's assets be placed into the care of a custodian appointed by the Board of Directors for safekeeping, until a potential future time when an individual or individuals may have interest in reconstituting the organization. After debate and amendment, the motion was adopted, and the amended proposal will be put to the membership via absentee ballot.

Their being no further business before the assembly, the meeting was adjourned at 4:10pm.


Meeting Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Your name here
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Setup: Your name here, Your name here
  • Clean Up: Your name here, Your name here


  • Vance Kochenderfer - driving in from the South Hills - e-mail me if interested
  • Your name/location here
  • Your name/location here