HokieTux, the VTLUUG Mascot

The Linux and Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech (VTLUUG or "the LUUG") is dedicated to improving the computing skills of its members, supporting Linux and Unix use on campus, and serving the community through Free Software and open data.

Facebook Twitter


VTLUUG runs a number of services to support the Virginia Tech community. Since we don't charge dues, our hardware is funded entirely through any student organization funding we can get, so we are significantly limited in the services we can provide. However, we accept server and hard drive donations through departmental transfers; the process for doing so is documented on our wiki.

Current services

Services we currently provide include:
  • Installfests each semester
  • Debian shell accounts
  • Email services
  • Functional LDAP for vtluug services
  • VT Bash, a Virginia Tech QDB
  • A wiki for Virginia Tech, Gobblerpedia
  • A wiki for technical information about Virginia Tech and our own work
  • Hokie Privacy, an outreach project documenting surveillance on-campus
  • User web hosting

Planned services

Services we plan to expand or begin to provide in the near future include:
  • An expanded Tahoe-LAFS grid
  • A mirror with more distributions
  • Diaspora* Pod

Unmaintained services

We currently have a number of unmaintained services that are broken and in need of adoption. If you're interested in volunteering as a maintainer for one, please contact officers@vtluug.org or reach out to us via IRC.

Current broken or out-of-date services include:

  • A detailed map of campus, Blacksburg, and the surrounding area
  • Mirroring Linux and Unix distributions
  • Git hosting
  • A Tor intermediate relay
  • Full IPv6 support
  • A finger server for Kerberos accounts (on acidburn)