Unigroup's April 2005 Meeting Announcement

The OpenAFS Distributed Filesystem

Jeff Altman, President,
Secure Endpoints Inc.

Thursday, 21-APR-2005      (3rd Thursday)

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
104 Washington Street      (Between Rector and Carlisle Streets)
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
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6:15 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 - 6:35 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


Jeff Altman has addressed Unigroup multiple times. He is known for his highly technical (and very long) meetings. Unigroup members will remember that Jeff (of Kermit95, Telnet Security Working Group, Kerberos and OpenAFS fame) had last presented the topic of Kerberos at Unigroup.


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	Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
	104 Washington Street
	Wall Street Area
	Downtown, New York City

This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.

There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.

Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).


In this talk, Jeffrey Altman, from Secure Endpoints Inc., will discuss OpenAFS and its cross-platforms implementations (Unix, Linux and Windows).

The topics will include:

Web Resources


  Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol


Jeffrey Altman, is the President of Secure Endpoints Inc., and is is a long time open source developer and participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Jeffrey's current projects and roles include:


Secure Endpoints Inc. specializes in providing support and new development for open source products on the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 family of products.


O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!


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       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, cole slaw, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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