The SLUUG Cronicle

October 2003

St. Louis UNIX Users Group

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Calendar of Events

Oct  1 Mon SLUUG - Steering Committee 6:00pm-8:30pm
Oct  2 Thu SILUG - O'Fallon 7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct  7 Tue Gateway JUG 6:00pm-8:00pm
Oct  7 Tue MOSLUG 7:00pm-11:00pm
Oct  8 Wed SLUUG 6:30pm-9:00pm
  TOPIC: IPv4 and CIDR
Oct  9 Thu St. Louis Java Users Group 6:30pm-8:00pm
Oct 13 Mon Columbus Day -
Oct 14 Tue CCSL Dinner Meeting ($ - RSVP) 5:30pm-
Oct 14 Tue LUCI - Newbie Night 7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct 14 Tue GAMUG 7:00pm-
Oct 16 Thu St. Louis LUG 7:00pm-9:00pm
  TOPIC: DVD Video Editing
Oct 19 Sun CWE-LUG 1:00pm-5:00pm
Oct 20 Mon SILUG - Carbondale 7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct 21 Tue STLWEBDEV 6:30pm-9:00pm
Oct 23 Thu St. Charles LUG 6:30pm-9:00pm
Oct 26 Sun Time Change - Fall Back -
Oct 28 Tue Hazelwood LUG 6:30pm-9:00pm
Oct 28 Tue LUCI 7:00pm-9:00pm
Oct 31 Fri Halloween -

NOTE: More information on these groups, including locations and web sites, can be found in the "Meeting Locations" section below.

Next General Meeting is Wednesday, Oct 8

6:30 pm Tutorial IPv6 and Security Concepts by Rick Dudeck of Cisco
7:00 pm Announcements Standard Introductions & Procedures
7:05 pm Q & A An opportunity to ask technical questions
7:15 pm Break Social, off-line conversations, book sales
7:30 pm Presentation IPv4 and CIDR by John House


IPv6 and Security Concepts
by Rick Dudeck of Cisco


This tutorial will be a two-part look at security. The first part will highlight technical essentials for the newbie, terminology of the basics areas of security, network, system, and physical environments. Christine will attempt to cover the components that make up a system and highlight primary areas of concern. The second part will look at prevention and what to do when you've been hacked.


Christine Wanta has been in the IT industry over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of positions, including creating a consulting firm. She has worked with a variety of systems including VMS, Windows and UNIX platforms, and heterogenous networked environments, and has supported a variety of applications including object-oriented designs, databases, proprietary software support, performance analysis and more. She was recruited as a certification writer for the Usenix/SAGE certification program in 2000.

Christine has been an active member of SLUUG for over a decade and currently acts as president. If you are 'impressed' into a project or positions within SLUUG, you probably have Christine nudging you.


IPv4 and CIDR
by John House


Heard about LDAP, but not sure what is was or how to set it up? Do you keep address books on more than one machine? Are you tired of going through hoops to synchronize them? Then LDAP is the answer. Unfortunately, LDAP can sometimes be tricky to set up. We will talk about the history and goals of LDAP, walk through a typical setup, including the all-important LDIF files, and show you how to use LDAP to synchronize your Mozilla Address Book, Evolution Contacts, and KAddressBook.


Scott Granneman is a consultant, specializing in helping schools, non-profits, and businesses harness emerging technologies. He currently teaches college courses at Washington University and St. Louis Community College. While he is very technology-oriented, he is also interested in the arts, and concerned with civil liberties.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Education and his Masters in English degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Scott's personal web site is at

Ideas, questions and suggestions are welcome; please contact Scott Granneman (

Book Sales

The O'Reilly and Associates line of books is available at each monthly general meeting as a convenience to our members. Proceeds from the book sales go toward running the organization. Most months we feature special offers on titles related to that month's presentation or tutorial topic. Discounts off retail prices are offered to all attendees.

Books that are not available at the meetings may be ordered to be picked up at the next SLUUG general meeting. Contact Sue Hurst (

October Special:

Books with a red sticker
(discontinued titles and older editions)
- 70% off
Books on special - 30% off
All other books - 25% off

Next St. Louis LUG Meeting Is Oct 16

DVD Video Editing
by James Pattie


This will be a presentation followed by an interactive discussion. Come prepared to think, talk, and question!

Is technology being used fairly throughout the globe? Do all people have access to technology? What technologies do people have access to, and how are they using these technologies to solve age-old human problems: hunger, housing, hatred? Join us as we view a presentation about Technology, Equity, & Ethics, and then engage in an interactive discussion about the topics raised by the presentation.

Comments, questions, and ideas for the St. Louis Linux Users Group are welcome; please send email to

Meeting Locations

SLUUG - St. Louis UNIX Users Group (
General Meeting

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Free and open to the public. For the year 2003, we are meeting at:

Graybar Electric Co, Inc.
11885 Lackland Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Directions: Take I-270 to Page east. Take first exit (Concourse). Turn right at stop light (Lackland). Turn right at stop light into Graybar parking lot. Enter building at main entrance and sign in with security guard. Proceed down 1 level to lake level and cafateria training room.


SLUUG - St. Louis UNIX Users Group (
Steering Committee

Meets the Monday following the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:15pm to 8:30pm. Open to the public. This is where we make decisions on what topics to cover and other administration of the group. If you want to get involved, this is a good place to start. We now meet at:

11660 Administration Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146


St. Louis Linux Users Group (STLLUG) (

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The room is reserved starting at 6:00pm. (Ask a librarian to let you in if it is locked.) Members are encouraged to come early to mingle and/or give informal demos or presentations. Free and open to the public. (Formerly known as the Linux SIG.)

Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive (at Midland)
St. Louis, MO
Directions:   Take I-170 to Page east. Turn left at North-South. Turn left at Midland. Drive 2 blocks and turn left on Delport. The library is on your left.


St. Charles LUG (

We expect that meetings will usually be held at 6:30pm to 9:00pm on the 4th Thursday of each month, except during December, which will probably not have a meeting.
This is a SIG of SLUUG, intended for all Linux users in the Western and Northern parts of the greater metro area.

513 South Main St. (just north of I-70)
O'Fallon, MO

Hazelwood LUG (

Generally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Free and open to the public. This is a SIG of SLUUG, intended for Linux newbies.

Prairie Commons Library
915 Utz Lane (between Howdershell and Dunn)
Hazelwood, MO

CWE-LUG - Central West End LUG (

Generally meets on the third Sunday of the month from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Meetings are now held at the ACLU building.

4557 Laclede (just east of Euclid)
St Louis, MO 63108

Advanced LUG (

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. This group is intended to be a venue for advanced topics as well as a time to work on Open Source projects as a group. Free and open to the public.

WDT Solutions
9450 Manchester, Suite 204
Rock Hill, MO

MOSLUG - MO Open Source LUG (

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone. This is a Linux Users Group (LUG) for all levels, from new beginners to the more advanced users.

Culpeppers Restaurant (basement)
312 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122

STLBSD - St. Louis BSD Users (

Just started holding official meetings, but no regular schedule yet. Also look for guys with little red daemons on their shirts at SLUUG and LUG meetings.

St. Louis Java Users Group (

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Attendance is free, and you do not need to sign up -- just show up.

CityPlace One Auditorium
One City Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Gateway JUG (Java Users Group) (

Meets 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Maryville Technologies
540 Maryville Centre Dr., Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141

STLWEBDEV - St. Louis Web Developers (

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone. This is an open group to facilitate communications between diverse professions involved in Internet/Intranet design and development. STLWEBDEV is also the St. Louis chapter of the International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild (IWA-HWG).

CityPlace One Auditorium
One City Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

GAMUG - Gateway Area Macintosh Users Group (

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. GAMUG has a number of active SIGs, so be sure to check out their web site. Of special interest is the Mac OS X SIG (which meets in Fenton). Membership is $30 a year for individuals.

Parkway Central High School
369 N. Woods Mill Rd. (Hwy. 141, between Olive and Ladue) Chesterfield, MO 63017

CCSL - Computer Consultants of St. Louis (
Monthly Dinner Meeting

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at Cheshire Inn. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Call 314-995-4652 (by the previous Friday) or email for reservations. Social hour starts at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Cheshire Inn
6306 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO

SILUG - Southern Illinois LUG (
O'Fallon meeting

The SILUG O'Fallon meeting is generally on the 1st Thursday of the month. It runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

O'Fallon City Library
120 Civic Plaza
O'Fallon, IL 62269

SILUG - Southern Illinois LUG (
Carbondale meeting

The SILUG Carbondale meeting is the 3rd Monday of the month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The location can vary due to scheduling issues, so be sure to double-check their web site.

Morris Library, Room 325
Carbondale, IL

LUCI - Linux Users of Central Illinois (

All LUCI meetings are held at the same location, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. General meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and Newbie night is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center
1011 East Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62703

CORCC - County Older Residents Computer Club (

Meets (almost) every Friday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Provides free classes for seniors 55 or older. For info, contact Tom Kimber ( or Arthur Hollman (

Prairie Commons Library
915 Utz Lane (between Howdershell and Dunn)
Hazelwood, MO

We publish meeting schedules of groups in the St. Louis region that may be of interest to our members. If you would like to have info added about your group, please mail the newsletter editor ( or call any of the SLUUG officers.


For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact Frank Lipski (


CIOs who don't come to terms with this [Open Source] revolution in 
2003 will be paying too much for IT in 2004.
 --, on Open Source

This is the stuff of which nasty flamewars and misspelled 
Slashdot headlines are made.
 -- G. Branden Robinson

Applications which need to address vast amounts of memory (e.g., big 
scientific crankers, large databases, emacs) will benefit from 64-bit 
 -- Linux Weekly News, April 24, 2003

Actually, Buying drugs does *NOT* support terrorism. Ever since 
Afghanistan was liberated, Opium has been the only source of income 
for Afghans. Actually, by buying drugs you *SUPPORT* freedom and 
democracy in the middle east!
 -- rehabdoll on Slashdot

The "answer" to these questions is really the process involved: 
ask questions, state assumptions, propose design. That's all you 
need to know about them. If you are wondering why Microsoft did 
not use this logical procedure when confronted with the question 
"Design a response to the open source movement," but instead 
seems to have spouted off the first five things that popped into 
its collective head--that's just more proof that performance in 
interviews is not necessarily a great indicator of future job 
 -- adamba on Slashdot, on Microsoft interview logic questions

NT admins know
the only way to fix it:
cuss, shrug, and reboot
 -- haiku by James McMurry seen on DISCUSS list

I would argue that our customers have seen a lot more innovation 
from us than they have seen from that [Linux] community.
 -- Steve Balmer,

I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think 
it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have 
answers that might be wrong.
 -- Richard Feynman

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18. 
 -- Albert Einstein 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny...".
 -- Isaac Asimov

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 contact any officer of the group.


SLUUG administration is volunteer based. We're always 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 Christine Wanta (


  President Christine Wanta
  Vice-President Scott Granneman
  Secretary Buck Pyland 
  Treasurer Mike Kriz 
  Linux Users Group Chair Frank Lipski
  Board of Directors Ed Wehner
Craig Buchek
Robert Citek
Stan Reichardt
Christine Wanta
  Presentations Scott Granneman
  Corporate Sponsors Frank Lipski
  O'Reilly Book Sales Susan Hurst
  Newsletter Editor Craig Buchek
  PR Stan Reichardt
  Steering Committee Info Gary Meyer
  BBS Questions Gary Meyer
  Official Correspondence SLUUG Mailing Address PO Box 411302
St. Louis, MO 63141

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