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Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester
|6:30 PM||Tutorial||Introduction to TCP Wrappers - Tom Parsons|
|6:30 PM||Guru Gathering||
Mystery on the Mountain
- Jeff Grigg
|7:00 PM||Announcements||(Standard Introductions & Procedure ) |
|7:05 PM||Call For Help||(An opportunity for you to ask technical questions of the group) |
Social, off-line conversations, &
book sales |
Admittance to building may no longer be possible
See Meeting Directions |
|7:30 PM||Presentation||Unauthorized Access - A Case History by Bryan Campbell|
The recent security problems on the Internet is the theme behind this month's meeting of the St. Louis UNIX Users' Group.
The tutorial is TCP WRAPPERS, the free, popular access control facility.
A basic overview of tcp wrappers, the free popular access control facility for internet services. Purpose, availablility and a basic configuration will be presented.
Tom Parsons is an independent computer consultant with 15 years experience in SCO systems and a manager of SCO's CompuServe support forum.
For more info contact Tom Parsons by sending mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
This month a small group of those that are bored with the tutorial will meet in the secondary room, behind the main presentation area. Attend at your own risk. Subject matter will be determined by Jeff Grigg.
Please contact Jeff Grigg by sending mailto:email@example.com if you have suggestions for this session.
This month's feature presentation could just as easily be titled "The Cuckoo's Egg AGAIN? ...or The Hidden Security Problems I Found." It's a real life experience that starts with an interesting problem when unfamiliar processes are noticed running on a system.
The computer security classic "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll (STL County Library Call Number 364.168/S875C) is a must read for everyone associated with Information Technology. It is a good introduction to the questions that come to mind when there is a security problem.
Are you familiar enough with your own system to have even noticed? Would you know what to do? Have you ever though it thru? Can you even define what COMPUTER SECURITY means? How much does it cost? How do you fix something before it's broke? When are you done?
The questions just keep coming.
This presentation just might give you a realistic introduction to just what are your security needs.
Bryan Campbell, an E.I.T from the telecommunications engineering firm Monte R. Lee & Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
For more info contact Bryan Campbell by sending mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Title of the Month
The 25% discount special will be on any book with the word "Security" in the title, 10% discound on all other books. Get a free Tee Shirt with any $30 purchase.
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All regularly priced titles are 10% off retail cost at the general meeting.
(Excludes featured, or specially priced or promotional items)
The O'Reilly and Associates line of books is available at each monthly general meeting as a convenience to our members.
Each month features a book related to that month's presentation or tutorial topic.
|SLUUG General Meeting||March 8, 2000 at 6:30 PM|
7910 Manchester (at Hanley)
St. Louis, MO
[Don't forget about this stuff]
|Steering Committee||March 14, 2000 at 6:00 PM|
One City Place (2nd floor)
Creve Coeur, MO
|Linux SIG||March 16, 2000 at 7:00 PM|
( TOPIC: ) Something Really Good by Some One
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive (at Midland)
St. Louis, MO
|Perl Mongers||April 6, 2000 |
|SLUUG General Meeting||April 12, 2000 |
|Steering Committee||April 18, 2000 |
|Linux SIG||April 20, 2000 |
|ITEC||May 23-24, 2000 |
|KC Linuxfest||June 20-24, 2000 |
Overland Park, KS
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
See map at http://www.sluug.org/info/sunnen.html
(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 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.
See map at http://www.feldt.com/linux/directions/
LET'S MAKE THE LAST SHOW OF THE MILLENNIUM THE BEST ONE OF ALL!
ITEC (Information Technology Expositions and Conferences) Expo 2000:
Do you want to help us promote the benefits and contributions of SLUUG (and our SIGs) to the larger St. Louis IT community? Our Linux SIG is in the driver's seat this year with the topic that's on every IT worker's mind, and we expect interest at the show to be hotter than an overclocked Athlon!
WHEN IS IT?
This year's ITEC Expo will be at the America's Center downtown on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, the 23rd and 24th of May. The show runs from 10am to 4pm each day.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
* For the past eight (8) years SLUUG has had a presence at the annual
St. Louis ITEC Expo.
* SLUUG continues to attract new members each year who were introduced to our group by this event.
* Our O'Reilly & Associates books will be sold there. The ITEC show sales volume generated is one of the reasons we continue to be able to offer the ORA books at our meetings.
* Free tickets for the members should be available at our 10 May SLUUG general meeting.
Each year our participation at ITEC allows us to let a lot of people know of the group's existence. It is amazing how people just walk up to the booth and learn that our group is a resource here in town. (And it doesn't hurt to be the one in the booth talking to them. ;-) Ethernet isn't the only networking going on!
Did we mention the FREE tickets for the members (available at our 10 May SLUUG general meeting).
SO HOW CAN I HELP?
Glad you asked. We need volunteers to provide some time. If we get enough volunteers, we would like to make shifts as short as two or three hours. This event is a lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and a lot of planning. Time in the booth is busy, exciting, hectic and satisfying. Give yourself a chance to introduce someone else to UNIX (all flavors, but Linux will probably be asked about *a lot*), our projects, our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and our group.
But the booth is not all of where we would like your help!
We need book specialists, who will handle the operations of book sales. We need presentation assistants, who will help the presenters setup. And a special request goes out to potential presenters. We would like to establish topics and the presenters for four (4) one-hour slots that we are asking of ITEC.
PLANNERS- and even if you cann't be physically there, we still need your ideas! We have had suggestions to do an Install Fest or a Linux Laptop Clinic. Any new concepts are welcome as are people to help think thru the detailed planning of these ideas.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Getting volunteers is just the first step. There is an ITEC committee that is working very hard to plan and direct our efforts this year. You can participate (or just lurk) on the ITEC mailing list by sending 'subscribe ITEC' in the body of your message to email@example.com. The more volunteers, the lower the load on each of our shoulders.
In order to participate this year, we need NO LESS THAN twenty (20) additional volunteers lined up by 22 March. The event itself is entirely during the workday (10am-4pm) but we need help to deliver tables, books, etc the night before (i.e. Monday, 22 May) and removal after 4pm on Wednesday, 24 May). Moving the books requires some lifting, so keep this in mind if volunteering for this.
Along with these efforts general SLUUG (and Linux SIG!) member volunteers are needed to step up planning and finding tutorials and presentations for the monthly general meetings that follow. That is what we must do to keep new and old members coming back month after month.
WHAT'S THAT EMAIL ADDRESS?
Volunteers should send mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Refer to http://itec.asmcorp.com/ for general show info. If you pre-register indicate "SLUUG member" in remarks.
IF YOU'VE SAID "NO" SO FAR, PLEASE READ THIS SPECIAL MESSAGE.
We need YOU! Our booth is staffed by membership. If you can come to the show, plan an hour (or more ;-) to work our booth. Even one hour will give someone in the booth a break. And, we need those REAL STALWARTS! Each year, there have been a few people who have devoted an entire afternoon, morning, day, or even BOTH days to working our booth, getting it set up, etc. We always need a few more of you to volunteer.
We hope you can help us make this last ITEC of the millennium our greatest success to date. (As we in IT all know, the third millenium of the modern western calendar doesn't start until 2001.)
We look forward to hearing from you,
The ITEC Committee
SLUUG is incorporated as a professional association in the state of Missouri. There are a total of 5 directors that control all official business for the organization.
This year's elections were for 2 seats on the SLUUG Board of Directors. The 2 incumbents, Dave Mills and Rich Seibel, stood unapposed to be re-elected to contine in these positions. The seats have 3 year terms.
With what amounted to English style votes of confidence all current SLUUG board members and officers were asked to retain their positions.
The officers are actually appointed by the board but it is our tradition to hold this advisory vote as well.
Current SLUUG officers are:
President: Gary J. Meyer Vice Pres: Ed Wehner Sectretary: Rich Seibel Treasurer: Mike Kriz
A classic is something that everyone wants to have read
and nobody wants to read.
-- Mark Twain, "The Disappearance of Literature"
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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.feldt.com/linux/ ) for the latest meeting details.LOCATION DIRECTIONS:
Indian Trails Public Library
8400 Delport Drive
|Follow 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.feldt.com/linux/directions/ ).|
For more information on SLUUGLS refer to the WWW home page for the group at http://www.feldt.com/linux/ or contact Matthew Feldt by mailto:email@example.com
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 by mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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, send mailto:email@example.com.
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 by mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 by mailto:email@example.com, or call any of the SLUUG officers.
|BBS Questions||Jim (Knight) Ford||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Corporate Sponsors||Ed Wehner||mailto:email@example.com
|Publisher||Sanjiv Bhatia||Home: (314)519-9272
|Editor||Stan Reichardt||Home: (314)298-1183
|O'Reilly Books||Dave Mills||Work: (314)230-5151, extension 103
|Presentations||Open Position||Send info/ideas to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Gary Meyer||Home: (314)781-8644
|SLUUG Secretary||Rich Seibel||mailto:email@example.com
|SLUUG Treasurer||Mike Kriz||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Special Interest Groups (SIGs) |
|Tony Zafiropoulos||Phone: (314)878-9855
|Linux||Matthew Feldt||Home: (314)429-5433
If you would like to submit an article to the CRONicle of general interest to the members of the St. Louis UNIX Users Group,send mailto:email@example.com The deadline for article submissions is two weeks before the next general 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 411302 Creve Coeur Post Office St. Louis, MO 63141-9998