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Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester
|6:30 PM||Tutorial||Programming a communication linkby Rich Seibel|
|7:00 PM||Call For Help||(An opportunity for you to ask technical questions of the group)|
|7:15 PM||Social, off-line conversations, & book sales|
|7:30 PM||Presentation||Network Communications by Gary Meyer & Rich Seibel|
Network Communications by Gary Meyer & Rich Seibel
Have you ever wondered what all that communications stuff was about?What exactly is Ethernet, TCP/IP, and ATM (hint: its _not_ Automatic TellerMachine)?
This month Rich and Gary will team up to try to explain some of it. Theywill look at computer communications starting from the physical wiresand cables up to the applications that use the communication system.Concentation will be on the Internet protocols and current technologies,but some history and future technologies will be discussed as well.
Gary Meyer is a consultant with University Consulting. Gary has beenintegral member since prior to the incorporation of SLUUG. He has servedas an officer including Vice President and is currently serving as President.He has also served as a director for the organization.
Gary has been involved with data communications and Unix for 20 years.He was Department Leader of Network Services at Edward Jones and formerlyworked building the Network Control Center for Concentric Network (Quicken/Intuit, Web TV, etc.)
Rich Seibel is a consultant for Advanced Resources, Inc. Rich has beenan integral member of SLUUG since its inception. He currently holdsthe officer position of Secretary as well as being a director.Rich has been involvedwith computer communications for over 20 years and has used Unix forover 10 years. Currently, Rich is a software developer for client serversystems.
Programming a communication link by Rich Seibel
Rich will explain programming a communication link using the TCPprotocol and the sockets programming interface.
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The O'Reilly and Associates line of books is available at each monthly meeting as a convenience to our members.
Each month features a book related to that month's presentation topic.
|Main Meeting||December 09, 1998 at 6:30 PM|
St. Louis, MO
|Steering Committee||December 15, 1998 at 6:00 PM|
One City Place (2nd floor)
Creve Coeur, MO
|Linux SIG||December 17, 1998 at 7:00 PM|
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
|CTI SIG||Currently they have moved to a webboard format.|
The STL!/unix/usr/group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester Blvd, just east of Hanley on Manchester.
Directions From Downtown
(NOTE: A security guard from Sunnen is scheduled to be at the door from 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM to allow entry. After 7:20, the door will be unattended and attendees may not be able to enter.)
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur.
The SLUUG Linux SIG (SLUUGLS) meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Indian Trails Public Library.
Stan Riechart pointed out that there is something calledthe Halloween document available at www.slashdot.org (or was it.net?). This document is supposedly an internal Microsoft documentdesribing thier fears about the Linux operating system being a strongcompetitor to Microft's OSes (and would-be OSes).
In the Oct 28 issue of Time magazine there is an article onLinus Torvalds, the originator of the Linux version of UNIX.This shows the growing popularity of Linux.
Also check the 23 Nov '98 issue of U.S. News & World Report.On pages 45-48 "How to trip Microsoft" gives a glowing recommendationfor Linux and open solutions. The Red Hat boys are pictured as well asLinus Torvalds.
The comments are great such as, "NT is not a reliable solution right now,Linux is." spoken by a fashion retailer customer. Another was,"I no longer dream of...Microsoft's post-crash...blus screen of death".
There is also a side article about the "Halloween document" from the currentMicrosoft trial.
Dan Gilmore in the Mercury News suggests IBM make the Lotus SmartSuite an Open Source product and make it run on Linux.For more about this look up the Monday 23 Nov '98 issue of thePost Dispatch, see p BP14 in the business section. They reprintDan Gilmore's column from the Mercury News in San Jose.
Therefore:1. Re-write it to run on UNIX, particularly Linux. 2. Make the source code publicly available. 3. Only worry about licensing it for business use...or....more exactly, just charge people for maintainence & support.His only "down side" is increasing the similar competition with the German StarOffice and Corels' WordPerfect. That may not be a problem as more people move to UNIX.
As our membership grows, we have had some inquiries about the possibility of having Special Interest Groups in several areas. If you are interested in starting or participating in a SIG for System Administration, Networking, C, Object Oriented Programming, a specific vendor, etc., please call Dave Mills at 230-5151, extension 103, or contact any officer of the group.
Visit the Linux SIG home page (http://www.stllinux.org//) for the latest meeting details.
Indian Trails Public Library
8400 Delport Drive
|From 170:||Exit Page east to North-South Rd., go left on North-South Rd. to Midland, go left on Midland one block to Delport, the Library is on your left (see map at http://www.stllinux.org/directions/).|
For more information on SLUUGLS refer to the WWW home page for the group at http://www.stllinux.org/ or contact Matthew Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CTI SIG is no longer having regular meetings and is currently using a webboard format.
The Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Users Group is a non-profit organization open to developers, end-users, sales people, and others who share the common interest of melding the telecommunications and computing worlds.
For more information on SLUUG CiTI contact Tony Zafiropoulos at email@example.com or (314)878-9855.
The Digital Alpha SIG is for those interested in Digital UNIX and the DEC Alpha architecture. Visit the Digital Alpha SIG's home at http://www.sluug.org/~newton/asighome.html for more information.
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur. The guard can direct you to the meeting location. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to become more involved in the planning of SLUUG, feel free to join us at the next Steering Committee meeting. Meetings usually last 1.5 to 2 hours.
For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact Ed Wehner firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group maintains a WWW page at http://www.sluug.org/. Visit us to learn more about who we are and what we do, visit other UNIX user groups' WWW pages, sign up for a SIG, or just to browse.
SLUUG is looking for volunteers to help with presentations, web page development, managing corporate sponsorships, and many other tasks. If you would like to help out, contact Chris Wanta at email@example.com or visit http://www.sluug.org/~cfw1/help.html.
We publish other user group meeting schedules on a reciprocal basis. If you are a member of another non-profit group, please inform them of our policy and invite them to exchange meeting information with firstname.lastname@example.org, or call any of the SLUUG officers.
Next meeting(s) details:
When: Thursday, December 10, 1998, 6:30 PM Where: Novell, 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203 Speaker: Topic:
For more information about the St. Louis Java SIG, visit their home page at http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/.
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