The UNIX® CRONicle

June 1998

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Next Meeting Details

Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester

6:30 PM Tutorial Introduction to the Domino Server by Charlie Cler, IBM Corporation
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 Domino Server & Electronic Commerce by Charlie Cler, IBM Corporation


Domino Server & Electronic Commerce by Charlie Cler, IBM Corporation

The courtship and marriage between Lotus Notes and the Internet will be discussed, including a brief history on what the Lotus Notes Server was and what Domino Server is. Deployment strategies for Domino Server will also be discussed. This includes, server/application content, client access, and server availability.

Electronic Commerce concepts and strategies will also be presented.

Charlie Cler is currently employed by IBM. He is an IBM Certified RS/6000 Technical Marketing Specialist, serving clients in the St. Louis and Central Illinois areas. He has been working with Unix workstations, servers, and software since 1988. Charlie has a masters degree from Purdue University, specialized in Robotic Controls and CAD/CAM software development. Previous work assignments with IBM include automated manufacturing line design and implementation and plant floor software implementation.

[Editor's note: IBM has donated Lotus Notes and Domino Server to the SLUUG. They should be available for use by members in about a month.]


Introduction to the Domino Server by Charlie Cler, IBM Corporation

IBM had a webserver product called ICSS - Internet Connection Secure Server. When Lotus needed to add internet capabilities to Lotus Notes Server, IBM gave the ICSS product to Lotus. Lotus then created Domino Server, which is really a combination of the ICSS+Notes Server products.

Lotus than added the capability to ICSS to read NSF (notes native) databases as well as HTML files. This allows web browsers to access both HTML and Notes databases. The conversion from NSF to HTML is done on the fly as the information is requested from a user with no webmaster intervention.

The tutorial will provide an introduction to Domino Server and will provide a basis for the main presentation.

Upcoming Meetings

Main Meeting June 10, 1998 at 6:30 PM

Sunnen Products
7910 Manchester
St. Louis, MO

Steering Committee June 16, 1998 at 6:00 PM

Daugherty Systems
One City Place (2nd floor)
Creve Coeur, MO

Linux SIG June 18, 1998 at 7:00 PM

Topic and speaker to be announced...
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
(at Midland)

CTI SIG June 3, 1998 at 6:30 PM

PC-Based PBX Comparison And Doorprizes
by Tony Zafiropoulos
Bridgeton Trails Library - 3455 McKelvey Road
St. Louis, MO
(one block south of St. Charles Rock Road)

Meeting Directions

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

  1. Take 40 West to the Hanley exit.
  2. Turn left (south) onto Hanley.
  3. Turn left (east) onto Manchester, then turn right ASAP into the Sunnen Products driveway.

(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.

The SLUUG CTI SIG (SLUUG CiTI) meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Bridgeton Trails Public Library.

Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

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.

St. Louis Unix Users Group - Linux SIG (SLUUGLS)

Topic and speaker to be announced...

Visit the Linux SIG home page ( for the latest meeting details.

Indian Trails Public Library
8400 Delport Drive
(at Midland)

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

For more information on SLUUGLS refer to the WWW home page for the group at or contact Matthew Feldt at

Computer Telephony Integration User's Group (SLUUG CiTI)


A comparison of Artisoft's TeleVantage versus Netphone, Interactive Intelligence, and other PC-PBX's will be discussed by Group Manager, Tony Zafiropoulos. TeleVantage is an Artisoft product released at the March Computer Telephony Expo and received "Best of Show" honors. Netphone, Inc. has developed CT systems since 1994. Interactive Intelligence won "Best of Show" honors in 1997. Further discussion will include how Nortel, Lucent, and other PBX switches can be augmented with PC-Based PBX applications.

Door prizes to be awarded include Excetel TeleTools Express 3.0 Windows-based Telephony Development Tools. 30-day evaluation copies are available for download at

Note: There will be no meeting for Wednesday, July 1. Next meeting will be Wednesday, August 5.

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.

Meeting date/time: Wednesday, June 3, 1998; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (approx)
Location: Bridgeton Trails Library (Rm #1) - 3455 McKelvey Road
St. Louis, MO (one block south of St. Charles Rock Road)
(see map at
Cost: None. New members welcomed monthly free of charge.

For more information on SLUUG CiTI contact Tony Zafiropoulos at or (314)878-9855.

Digital Alpha SIG

The Digital Alpha SIG is for those interested in Digital UNIX and the DEC Alpha architecture. Visit the Digital Alpha SIG's home at for more information.

St. Louis UNIX Users Group Steering Committee

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.


The following information was forwarded by Rich Seibel. It originated from The Open Group (which controls the name UNIX and the UNIX brand):


These products are the first to guarantee compliance to the UNIX 98 Product Standard.

Today, 20 May 1998, three companies registered products: International Business Machines Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc., & NCR Corporation.

IBM registered the following: IBM POWER, POWER2 and PowerPC(TM) Systems with IBM AIX(R) Version 4.3.1 or later and C for AIX Version 4.3 or later.

Sun registered their Solaris 2.7 and on, on 32-bit and 64-bit SPARC based systems and Solaris 2.7 and on, on X86 based systems.

NCR registered Solaris 2.7 and on, on NCR World Mark and 'S' series (X86 based systems).

For more information please refer to the Directory of Registered Products section of our WWW server

USENIX Conference Announcement

This notice originated from Cynthia Deno, USENIX, routed through Dave Mills.

Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman will participate in the USENIX Annual Conference, June 15-19, 1998, at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year the conference includes a special track showcasing the latest developments and interesting applications in FreeBSD, GNU, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Samba, and more. FREENIX offers 28 talks, plus evening BoF sessions. Share ideas and actual code with developers and avid users of freely redistributable software.

Other highlights of the USENIX Conference:

Full program and on-line registration:

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association FREENIX is co-sponsored by The FreeBSD Project, Linux International, TheNetBSD Foundation, Inc., and The OpenBSD Project

by Steve Totten

I recently discovered a cool UNIX/Linux/Anti-Redmond, WA oriented web site: Their by-line is "News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." Check it out...


For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact Ed Wehner

SLUUG on the World Wide Web

The St. Louis UNIX Users Group maintains a WWW page at 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.


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, or call any of the SLUUG officers.

St. Louis Java SIG

Next meeting details:

  When:     Thursday, June 11, 1998, 6:30 PM
  Where:    Novell, Inc., 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203
  Speaker:  Brian Gilstrap, State Farm Insurance

Brian Gilstrap, a Java developer with State Farm Insurance, will speak about the new Java Collections API. The collections API will be a standard part of JDK 1.2, and can be downloaded now in a prerelease format that works with JDK 1.1. The API includes classes such as Map, Set, SortedMap, LinkedList, and many others. This meeting will be held at Novell from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Be sure to visit the Java SIG's Web site at for the latest news about the Java SIG and an updated schedule of events. The Web site also includes presentation slides from previous meetings, a form for subscribing to the Java SIG mailing list, and a map to the meeting location. You may direct any questions about the Java SIG to

St. Louis Perl Mongers ( is a new Perl-oriented user group forming in St. Louis. Check out their web site at

St. Louis Perl Mongers' first meeting has been set:

Where:  Blueberry Hill, in University City
When:   Thursday, June 4th at 6:30 pm.
Agenda: Eat, drink, and get to know each other.
        Possibly come up with appropriate times/dates for Randal to come visit us,
        because he has expressed interest. 

St. Louis Internet Users Group

The June 2, 1998 meeting of the St. Louis Internet User's Group has been cancelled because of the conflict with TechEd. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 7, 1998.


Address Changes
and Membership
Klaus Mueller Home: +1 (573) 334-6477
331 S Spring Ave
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

BBS Questions Jim (Knight) Ford

Corporate Sponsors Ed Wehner

Editorial team:

Publisher: Sanjiv Bhatia Home: (314)519-9272
Work: (314)516-6520
FAX: (314)516-5400

Editor: Steve Totten Home: (618)931-0037

O'Reilly Books Fred Govier Work: (314)342-7846

Presentations Open Position

Steering Committee
Gary Meyer Home: (314)781-8644

SLUUG Treasurer Steve Pautz

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Computer Telephone
Integration (CTI)
Tony Zafiropoulos Phone: (314)878-9855

Linux Matthew Feldt Home: (314)429-5433

Submitting Articles to the SLUUG CRONicle

If you would like to submit an article to the CRONicle of general interest to the members of the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, email it to The deadline for article submissions is two weeks before the next main meeting.


The St. Louis UNIX Users Group has a P.O. box. All official correspondence with SLUUG should now be sent to:

    St. Louis UNIX Users Group
    P.O. Box 1184
    Fenton, MO  63026-1184