The UNIX® CRONicle

October 1998

Official Publication of the STL!/unix/usr/group

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Next Meeting Details

Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester

6:30 PM Tutorial What to do when you've been hacked by James Chapman
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 Security by Lynn Barnes


Security by Lynn Barnes of MEMC

Lynne Barnes is the Information Systems Security Manager for MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. where she is in the process of establishing a global IS security program. She is also a member of the SAP project team in charge of security and change management. She is also the Global Year 2000 Porject Manager for MEMC.

Prior experience includes work as an Information Systems auditor for 9 years at various companies including Ralston Purina, GTE and Deliotte and Touche performing numerous reviews of systems under development, application and operating system security reviews, etc. She also has international experience serving as the IS Audit Manager where she established the IS auditing function at CODETEL, the Dominican Republic Telephone Company in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ms. Barnes is a CISA and is a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and ISSA (Information Systems Security Association).

What to do when you've been hacked by James Chapman

Special Promotion(s)

Title of the Month
All Security Related books!
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    Security related books will have a 25% Discount at October 14 Meeting

    All regularly priced titles are 20% off retail cost at meeting.
    Excludes specially priced items or promotional items

  • 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.

    Discounts are offered to all members and each month's featured book(s) will be additionally discounted.

    Upcoming Meetings

    Main Meeting October 14, 1998 at 6:30 PM
    Sunnen Products
    7910 Manchester
    St. Louis, MO

    Steering Committee October 20, 1998 at 6:00 PM
    Daugherty Systems
    One City Place (2nd floor)
    Creve Coeur, MO

    Linux SIG October 15, 1998 at 7:00 PM
    Topic: X Window Desktops by Tom Wheeler, Internet Applications Developer, A.G. Edwards
    Indian Trails Library
    8400 Delport Drive
    (at Midland)

    CTI SIG Currently they have moved to a webboard format.

    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.

    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)

    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)

    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 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.


    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.

    SLUUG Administration is volunteer based.

    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 or visit


    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(s) details:

      When:     Thursday, October 8, 1998, 6:30 PM
      Where:    Novell, 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203
      Speaker:  Mark Volkmann, Principle Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. 
      Topic:    Java Native Interface (JNI) 
    This is the standard way to interface directly with native (C) code from 
    Java applications.
      When:     Thursday, November 12, 1998, 6:30 PM
      Where:    Novell, 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203
      Speaker:  Bill Li, our Director of Engineering, Internet Image, Inc. 
      Topic:    The foundation of Beyond Push (TM) Technology  
    TargetLink is a Java-based product that allows system administrators to
    distribute, install and manage any applications including upgrades and
     updates for PC, UNIX and Mac.  It is based on the foundation of Internet
    Image's Beyond Push (TM) Technology.  This is an Application Deployment and
    Management (ADM) solution in Java.  The presentation will focus on the
    foundation of Beyond Push Technology which is the combination of notification,
    Intelligent Pull and feedback.

    For more information about the St. Louis Java SIG, visit their home page at


    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 Dave Mills Work: (314)230-5151, extension 103
    Presentations Open Position
    Steering Committee
    Gary Meyer Home: (314)781-8644
    SLUUG Treasurer Steve Pautz
    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    Computer Telephony
    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.

    SLUUG PO Box

    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