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  53. Posted 23-JAN-1997 - Uniforum Seminar
  54. Posted 22-JAN-1997 - LXNY Announcement

From: Mike Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 17:43:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: LXNY announcement - Please Post

Bruce Perens, leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project, will be at
Mariella's Pizza at 225 West 57-th Street in New York City at 6:30 PM on
Saturday, January 25, 1997.  Mariella's is located near Columbus Circle,
closer to Broadway (Coliseum Books) than to Seventh Avenue (Carnegie Hall)
and facing the Duane Reade drugstore across the street.

Bruce will meet with as many as possible GNU/Linux/Unix/Other hackers,
users, and enthusiasts.  Those who have never seen Linux in action are
also warmly invited to attend.  Skeptics about the possibility of
anarchy as a mode of production are particularly welcome. 

If possible rsvps from those intending to come should be sent to
jays@panix.com as soon as possible, so that we have some idea of how
many to expect.  But come, even if you do not send a response.  If you
are late, that is all right, too.

                     What is Debian GNU/Linux?

			Linux Distributions
Linux is a non-commercial variant of Unix, developed by volunteers all
over the world.  Linux proper is an operating system kernel, not an
environment.  The next layer around the kernel is called a distribution.
The distribution provides a system:  installation/bootstrapping, assign-
ment of pathnames to files, coordination of packages, e.g., with shared
library (matching versions).  There are a number of base distributions
(my terminology), including:  Yggdrasil, Unifix, Tamu, SLS, Slackware,
Red Hat, MCC, Linux-FT, Debian, Craftworks.  Some of these are sold
directly, some are sold by third party distribution companies such as
Springer Verlag, Linux Systems Labs, InfoMagic and iConnect, and some
are repackaged further, often combined with other packages and services,
e.g., Caldera and WGS. 

			The Debian Project
The Debian Project, presently under the leadership of Bruce Perens, is,
like Linux itself, a non-commercial worldwide development effort.
Debian GNU/Linux is "a complete Unix-compatible operating system".
Debian is famous for developing a method for checking the dependencies
among its diverse packages and for providing a means to upgrade the
system selectively and "in place".  The distribution is available for
free from Debian and many mirror sites, see
http://www.debian.org for further details, including a list of companies
providing the distribution (e.g., on CD-ROM).

Michael Smith, mesmith@panix.com
Jay Sulzberger, jays@panix.com
LXNY is Linux New York, New York's Linux organization.

From: Sherry Walier <sherryw@uniforum.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 00:31:10 GMT
Subject: POST: Network Computers 1-day seminar

UniForum Association, a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit announces 
new '97 high-quality educational IT training:

             "Network Computers: Thin Clients
       Is Thin really in.....or is Fat where IT is at?"

                THREE DATES/LOCATIONS:        
        March 17        Techmart * Santa Clara * CA
        March 26        Hyatt Regency * Cambridge * MA
        April 2         Hyatt Regency * Austin * TX    

***This informative presentation will address the issues surrounding 
network computers.  The simplicity and low cost of terminals with 
leading-edge application technologies soon will be an attractive new 
choice.  Learn how this emerging technology can change your strategic 
environment.  Leading industry speakers, analysts and customers will 
discuss the details surrounding this evolving technology.

***Created uniquely for: CIO's, System Architects/Analysts, 
Senior Programmers, Software Developers, Engineers, MIS 
Directors, System Integrators, and any IT professionals considering 
a network computing strategy. 

To REGISTER: call Karen Clapes @ 1-800-255-5620, ext. 30 -or- e-mail 
to karen@uniforum.org. Visit our Web site: http://www.uniforum.org. 
Conference & Seminars.  

On-site training is the most cost-effective and time-efficient 
option available to your organization.  We can custom design a 
course to your specific needs, email sherryw@uniforum.org. for 
more information.         

Attend any UniForum seminar and receive a one-year General 
membership in UniForum---FREE ($125.00 Value).
For more information on UniForum Association discounts and other 
membership benefits, please call 800-255-5620, ext. 26. 

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 17:29:35 -0500
From: Xev Gittler <xev@lehman.com>
To: nysa-members@nysa.org
Subject: March 11 NYSA Meeting

The next NYSA meeting will be on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:15 pm
at Box Hill Systems Corp, 161 6th Ave, 10th Floor (corner of Spring).
The topic will be "Cross Web Server Authentication" given by Steven M. Jones.

Talk Description:
Many organizations offering information and services on the Web are deploying
multiple Web servers. Sometimes this is to share the load among several hosts,
other times the servers are being deployed and run by completely separate
divisions or groups.

A problem arises in that users must frequently re-authenticate when they
follow a link from one server run by the organization to another. This is not
the ideal customer experience, and I was responsible for producing a solution.
This talk will describe the solution I came up with almost a year ago and
implemented over 2-3Q96. If time permits I'll also note some other work along
these lines, relevant commercial products I'm aware of, and how client side
certificates fit in this picture.

This talk is a preview of the talk I'll be giving at the SANS97 conference in
Baltimore. (http://www.sans.org/97conference2.html)

About the presenter:
Steve's first job was as technical backup and troubleshooter for sysadmins at
MIT between '89 and '91. Since then he's worked mostly as a network and system
administrator dealing with Unix/PC environments and the Internet. Interesting
highlights include a year as the primary firewall jockey for a Money Center
bank. Lately Steve's been working as a contractor, developing an Internet EDI
application using Nortel's Entrust crypto/security framework.

Steve can be reached at: http://www.crash.com
Subway: E or C to Spring street station. Right around the corner.

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 19:25:58 -0500 (EST)
From: "Saul J. Rosenberg" <ROSENBERG@Eisner.DECUS.Org>
Subject: ODG Mar 5,10,18: Rogue Wave, Design Patterns, C++

						 March 4, 1997
(C) Copyright 1997 by Object Developers Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Flash message:  Wednesday March 5 meeting
   Rogue Wave Libraries: Databases, Distributed Objects/CORBA,
   Internet Communications, Multithreading, etc
Short notice, but worthwhile.  We are taking advantage of a visit
to NYC by the CEO of Rogue Wave, Tom Keffer.

A message will be broadcast shortly for other March meetings:
Mon March 10  Design Patterns (joint meeting)
Tue March 18  "Gnarly New Features C++" Nathan Myers, ANSI C++ Committee
Thu March 27  Java JDBC Database Connection, AWT/Javatrain
Mon March 31  Financial Objects

In progress:  Java RMI (Remote Method Invocation) part 2, Gerry Seidman
              Databases: CORBA (Distributed Objects)


Topic:        "Rogue Wave Libraries: Databases, Multithreading,
               Distributed Objects/CORBA, Internet communications, ..."
Speakers:     Tom Keffer, CEO Rogue Wave
              James Fowler, Senior Architect, Rogue Wave

Date:         Wednesday March 5
Time:         6:30-9pm
Location:     Goldman Sachs, 125 Broad St., NY NY, 19th floor.
              Between Water St and South St
              "Johnson & Higgins" building, north of One NY Plaza
Cost:         Voluntary $5 contribution (http://www.objdev.org/contrib)
              Free to Goldman Sachs employees

RSVP:         http://www.objdev.org/register
              If you have time, this is appreciated.  Otherwise, just
              come to the meeting.  If your ISP caches this page, and
              the old February data is listed, use

Abstract:     Tom Keffer will hold a brief discussion related to the
              industry, and to issues strategic to Rogue Wave such as
              the RW product and architecture direction.

              James Fowler will cover the Rogue Wave Architecture,
              as it relates to topics frequently asked by clients:

              *  The ANSI/ISO Standard C++ Library
              *  Cross Platform Relational Database Access for C++
              *  Writing Portable, Multi-Threaded C++ Applications
              *  Object Oriented APIs for client server and
                 peer-to-peer communications
              *  Portable, thread hot classes for Internet Protocols
              *  Distributed Objects - CORBA
              *  Database Mapping and Code Generation
              *  Model View Controller and Momento Style Patterns

URL:          http://www.roguewave.com

Bio:          James Fowler is an Applications Engineer with Rogue Wave
              Software.  His background is in industrial development,
              from embedded to large scale host control systems.  He
              has worked in Windows and Motif GUI development, RDBMS
              access, distributed system control, creation of embedded
              systems development tools, and a variety of languages and
              operating systems.  He has been actively using and
              abusing C++ since 1989, joining Rogue Wave in 1995 so he
              could do so in public.

Bio:          Tom Keffer is the President and founder of Rogue Wave,
              a leading developer of C++ and Java class libraries and
              associated tools.  He is the chief architect of many of
              the company's libraries.  He has been working with C++
              since 1987, is the author of numerous articles on
              object-oriented techniques, and is well-known for his C++
              and Java expertise.

Doorprizes:   (2 copies) software JFactory // Java GUI builder, UI
              (2 copies) software JWidgets // Java interface develop
              (2 copies) software JCharts  // Java dynamic charts
              and other items :-)


Topic:        Design Patterns, roundtable discussion
Date:         Monday March 10
Time:         7-9pm
Location:     NY Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway (46th St), NY NY
              7th floor, "Empire Complex" room
              Courtesy of SIGS  http://www.sigs.com
              at their SmallTalk Solutions 97 conference
Cost:         Voluntary $5 contribution
RSVP:         http://www.objdev.org/register
              or email with your name, email, phone, organization
Group:        Joint meeting with Design Patterns Study Group

Agenda:       * UP97 conference highlights
              * Ward Cunningham's "Episodes" pattern
              * Other patterns -- tba

From our friends at the Design Patterns Study Group

Title:        "UP97" Conference
Date:         Fri-Sun March 7-9
Summary:      UP97 is a gathering of pattern enthusiasts, both newcomers
              and experts.  The focus is on "Using Patterns", effective
              use of all kinds (eg, design, analysis, management, ...)
              within your environment.  Share experiences, participate
              in reading and analysis groups.  Small, friendly sessions.
Cost:         $$$, see website
URL:          http://www.panix.com/~k2/up.html
Location:     2 hours North of NYC, Mohonk Mountain House


Title:        "Gnarly New Features of C++"
Speaker:      Nathan Myers (member ANSI/ISO C++ Committee)

Date:         Tue March 18
Time:         6:30-9pm
Location:     Morgan Stanley, 750 Seventh Ave (49th St), NY NY
              5th Floor, room 5M
Cost:         Voluntary $5 contribution (http://www.objdev.org/contrib)
              Free to Morgan Stanley employees
RSVP:         http://www.objdev.org/register
              or email with your name, email, phone, organization
Group:        OHO SIG of Object Developers Group
Leader:       Tom Holaday, tlhol@ibm.net

Good News:    The series of enhancements to C++ have reached a plateau:
              the ANSI/ISO C++ Committee approved "Committee Draft 2"
              in November 1996; the language is officially "stable".

Summary:      C++'s many new features enable you to write programs and
              libraries that cannot be written in any other language.
              This has been academic until now, because compilers that
              support the new features have not been available, but
              that has changed.  In this talk, I explore the more
              interesting of these new features and some examples of
              what can be done with them.

              Previously available
              * Multiple Inheritance
              * Templates
              * Exceptions
              * IOStream library

              Gnarly new features
              * Member Templates
              * Partial Specialization of Class Templates
              * Overloading of Function Templates
              * Template Default Arguments
              * Explicit Template Function Qualification

URL:          The above is an extract from Nathan's presentation.
              Much more info and code examples are present at:

Bio:          Nathan Myer's expertise includes the C++ Language, the
              C++ Library Architecture, Software Engineering in
              general, and Internationalization (I18N).

              He has participated in the ISO/ANSI C++ Standard
              committee since 1993, and designed the components found
              in Chapter 22, Localization. He has worked on most other
              chapters of the C++ Library as well, and was also to blame
              for one new keyword in the core language: explicit.

              // If you haven't guessed by the meeting title,
              // Nathan Myers lives in California now :-)

Enjoy the meetings
Saul Rosenberg, President
Indira Singh,   Secretary
Thomas Hobbick, Treasurer

ICCA-NYC Forming Chapter March Meeting

Announcement and further information can be found on these Web pages:

The Next ICCA-NYC forming chapter meeting will be on March 25th at
Novells NYC office located at 1177 Avenue of the Americas,
35th Floor NY NY 10036. Rsvp is a must to get through security
click here to rsvp.  The speaker is to be announced so check this page
frequently. The chapter is getting there we have the BYLAWS and
10 signatuires on the pettition everything will be submitted to
National for approval by March 7th. 

There will be a $10.00 donation for non ICCA members and a $5.00
donation for ICCA members please bring your membership number it
is on most mail from national, or you can call national at
1.800.774-ICCA and get it, you can also request membership
information to be mailed to you.

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 22:54:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Tom Limoncelli <tal@plts.org>
Reply-To: rsvp@plts.org
To: groupname-announce@plts.org
Subject: $GROUPNAME Meeting Calendar (NEW JERSEY)

              $ G R O U P N A M E   C A L E N D A R

Date:   Thursday, March 20, 7pm (social), 7:30pm (speakers)
        Topic: How to hire sysadmins and how to get hired!
	Speakers: Ralph Loura (Lucent Technologies)
		and Idajean Fisher (Pencom)
        Location: CAIP Auditorium, CoRE Building, 1st floor
                Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, New Jersey
	RSVP to rsvp@plts.org

	The speakers will talk about how to find candidates, screen and
	select candidates, how to interview them, etc. as well as what
	to do when you are job hunting yourself!  Idajean will also
	talk about why people have been experiencing difficulties
	finding systems administrators to hire.


	Cluster Groups!
	Thursday, April 17, 6:30pm (north), 7pm (south)

	Central NJ: Carousel Diner, Rt 22, North Plainfield
		Time: 6:30PM
		RSVP: rsvp@plts.org (not required, but appreciated)
		Table reserved under the name: "Tom"

	South NJ: Olga's Diner, at Marlton Circle (Rt 70 & 73)
		Time: 7PM
		RSVP: speno@swarthmore.edu (REQUIRED, and appreciated)
		Table reserved under the name: "John" 

A cluster group is when we meet at a diner and gab about whatever is on
our minds.  It is part social and plenty technical.  Please join us!
Usually there is one in South Jersey at Olga's Diner on Marlton Circle
(Rts 70 & 73) and another in Central Jersey at The Carousel Diner in
North Plainfield (Rt 22).  Having two meetings on the same night makes
it possible to "compare notes".  If you would like to host one in your
part of the state, please contact Tom Limoncelli (tal@plts.org).  We'd
love to have cluster groups in the far-north, west, and other parts of
New Jersey.

Central NJ:
	echo get groupname directions-carousel | mail majordomo@plts.org
South NJ:
	echo get groupname directions-olga | mail majordomo@plts.org



Or, for more information about $GROUPNAME:
	echo info groupname | mail majordomo@plts.org

For an update on this calendar:
	echo get groupname calendar | mail majordomo@plts.org

To subscribe to the $GROUPNAME mailing list:
	echo subscribe groupname | mail majordomo@plts.org
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case you are wondering, no, you wouldn't be the first person to think
it was funny to send email anyway.]

The above message comes from the $GROUPNAME Announce mailing list.  To stop
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Internet and Electronic Commerce Show

The Internet and Electronic Commerce Show is coming to New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this month on March 18th-20th, 1997. Check out the show web page for further information. Free Exhibit Hall admission is possible via their web page.

LXNY April Announcement

Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 23:59:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
Subject: Linux New York mtg Friday 4/11/97

Russ McManus will speak on GUILE to LXNY on Friday, April 11, 1997
at the second LXNY meeting of 1997. 

Russ McManus, serious *n*x hacker and Linux user since Before 1.0, will
speak at Mariella's Pizza at 225 West 57th Street in New York City at
6:30 pm on Friday, April 11, 1997.  Mariella's is near to Coliseum Books,
and across the street from the Duane Reade drugstore.  Columbus Circle is
near by.

Russ will speak on GUILE, the extension language of the GNU project.
GUILE is GNU's Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension.
[Description follows in a second message.]

As Richard M. Stallman has forcefully pointed out Linux owes much to
Project GNU.  Linus Torvalds, before any public statements by Stallman on
Linux, said: "The most important decision made in the design of the Linux
kernel was to place it under the GNU Public License." 

A complete working system for a computer, or a system of computers, that
actually allows for work to get done on the machine is more than just a
kernel, and more than just a kernel and some file systems, and some
compilers, and some "applications programs".  A programming language which
can control the tasks the system performs in a way similar to the way that
a human being sitting at a terminal runs the system is needed.  Such
languages are called "scripting languages".  Most Unix shells today come
equipped with their own scripting languages, each one slightly different
from the others.  Much of the success of Unix is due to the easy exercise
of the power to control that such shell scripting languages provide the
user.  But most old shell scripting languages suffer from a lack of
system.  Project GNU has proposed and with the help of many volunteers,
including Russ McManus, written the cleaner and more powerful scripting
language GUILE.

Many hacker projects are better in the dream, in the design, and even in
the coding, than in the use.  Hacking the Better is one thing.  Everyday
use is something else.  Russ McManus works today at Goldman Sachs writing
and supporting a system used for trading international equities in world
markets and uses GUILE in his work.  In addition to bug fixes for GUILE
itself, which fixes have been merged into the source tree, Russ has also
written GUILE interfaces to Sybase, Reuter's real time data distribution
library, and he is presently working on a guile-based spreadsheet. 

[Description of GUILE and interfaces follows in a second message.]

Russ writes:

> Here is a short agenda for the talk:
> * scheme : a comparison to other programming languages.
> * An introduction to GUILE
>  * GUILE as an extension language.
>  * GUILE as a programming language.
>  * GUILE as a web language?
>  * GUILE as a compiler target.
> * The future of the GUILE project.
> -russ
> -- 
> Russell D. McManus      russell.mcmanus@gs.eq.com       
> Goldman, Sachs & Co.
> Intl. Equities Technology

If possible rsvps from those intending to come should be sent to
jays@panix.com as soon as possible, so that we have some idea of how many
to expect.  But come, even if you do not send an rsvp.  If you are late
that is all right too.

Michael Smith, mesmith@panix.com
Jay Sulzberger, jays@panix.com
The Interim Committee for Visitors of Linux New York.
LXNY is Linux New York, New York's Linux organization.


From mesmith@panix.com Wed Apr  9 02:22:25 1997
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 00:01:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
To: unigroup@unigroup.org
Subject: GUILE

GUILE is the GNU Extension Language; it is a language, a library, and
other things, too.  GUILE, GNU's Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for
Extension.  GNU's announced plan is to link this library into all GNU
programs that call for extensibility.

What is an `extension language'?  An extension language is a programming
language that you can use to extend the functionality of a large appli-
cation.  Examples are Emacs Lisp, TCL, some configuration languages, and
macro languages for spreadsheets, databases and word processors.

GNU Emacs is programmed in the C and Emacs Lisp languages and provides
Emacs Lisp for extension and customization.  Similarly, GUILE is
programmed in C and Scheme, a LISP dialect.

If you are writing a program that can use an extension language to allow
customization and extension, as most large programs do, you can use
GUILE as the base extension language.  Other languages can be bridged to
that base, e.g., Tcl and Tk already can be used.  All languages and
libraries that you have tied to that base can be used.  Thus, GUILE
allows, in principle, programming language freedom of choice.

[Quotations from the GUILE User's Manual, obtainable free from the 'net.
It is also the major source for this piece. -MES ]

> The guile-r0 release also includes a method for programming and execu-
> ting applets, similar to Java applets but written in scheme and/or Tcl.
> There is at least one World Wide Web browser (SurfIt!) which will run
> these applets.

>  ... here
> you can see how Guile freely takes new commands and constructs from
> the portable scheme library slib, the Tk widget set, the goonix posix
> library (useful for UNIX systems programming), various ways you can
> program OpenGL, the regular expression library rx, and many more ...
> Here is a possible view of the sum of the parts in Guile:
> guile   =       standard scheme (R4RS)
>         PLUS    extensions to R4RS offered by SCM
>         PLUS    some extra primitives offered by Guile (catch/throw)
>         PLUS    portable scheme library (SLIB)
>         PLUS    embeddable scheme interpreter library (libguile)
>         PLUS    Tk toolkit
>         PLUS    threads
>         PLUS    Posix library (goonix)
>         PLUS    OpenGL library (mesa)
>         PLUS    OpenGL toolkit (glut)
>         PLUS    Regular expression library (rx)
>         PLUS    Applet formalism
>         PLUS    Tcl library

CTAX, a small C-like language has been added.  Other languages have been
or are being added...

[Quotations below from the Free Software Foundation site GUILE page]
> Ultimately we hope to have translators for Perl, Python, TCL, REXX and
> Emacs Lisp---plus any other languages that users like.  Users can
> write their own translators for their other languages, too.
> Version 1.0 of GUILE was released in early January, 1997.  The chief
> developer of GUILE is 
>                  Jim Blandy  (web site: http://www.cyclic.com/~jimb)
> who took over from Tom Lord in July 1996.

Here are some web sites having to do with GUILE:


Russ McManus will speak on GUILE to LXNY on Friday, April 11, 1997
at the second LXNY meeting of 1997.  Location: 
Mariella's Pizza at 225 West 57th Street in New York City at 6:30 PM.

Michael Smith, mesmith@panix.com
Jay Sulzberger, jays@panix.com
LXNY is Linux New York, New York's Linux organization.

ICCA-NYC Summer Party

Unigroup Members (including friends and family) are invited to a Summer Party hosted by the New York City Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants Association.

This event is scheduled for Sunday, July 20th, 1997 at 1:00pm at Eisenhower Park (off the Meadowbrook Parkway on Long Island, near the LIRR Westbury Station). Planned activities include a Barbecue (Burgers, Franks, Salads, Drinks), Golf and Volleyball. There will be Prizes and Giveaways.

This event is sponsored by Standard Microsystems Corporation and the cost will be $5.00 per FAMILY.

You MUST RSVP in order to attend. See the ICCA-NYC "Fun In The Sun" Web Page for further information.

July NYSA Meeting

From: "Xev Gittler" <xev@lehman.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 07:28:37 -0400
To: nysa-members@nysa.org
Subject: Tonight's NYSA Meeting

Tonight's meeting will begin at 6:15pm at BoxHill Systems Corp,
161 6th Ave, 10th Floor (corner of Spring)
[Subway directions: E or C to Spring street station, right around the corner].
The speakers tonight will be Dave Carpe and John Costa, Sr. System Engineers
for Auspex. The topic is "Contemporary Questions in Networks & Storage &
Internets", describing modern networking, topologies, scaling and optimization.

We've also got the following meetings set up:

    Date:  Tuesday, September 9, 1997, 6:15pm
 Speaker:  Marilyn Kansas, Zitel
   Topic:  Methodology to provide proactive resource planning for
              enterprise-wide client server environments

    Date:  Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 6:15pm
 Speaker:  Christopher Rouland, Lehman Brothers
   Topic:  NT Domain Engineering in the Real World

    Date:  Tuesday, November 11, 1997, 6:15pm
 Speaker:  TBA
   Topic:  High Speed, Large Cahche Storage Subystems for the UNIX and
		NT Platforms - Understanding the Details

Any additional topics you'd like to see discussed, let me know!

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August NYSA Meeting

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 15:57:56 -0400
From: Xev Gittler <xev@lehman.com>
To: nysa-members@nysa.org
Subject: August 12 NYSA Meeting

X The meeting will be held, as usual, at 6:15 pm at BoxHill,
X 161 6th Ave, 10th Floor (corner of Spring)
X Subway directions: E or C to Spring street station, right around the corner.

The specifics:

          Date:   Tuesday, August 12, 1997, 6:15pm
       Speaker:   John Checklick, Systems Engineer, Zitel Systems
         Topic:   High Speed, Large Cache Storage Subystems for the UNIX and
                        Platforms - Understanding the Details
                       The discussion will cover:
                   1.Industry trends that have led to caching disk subsystems
                         1.Denser storage means more data under each arm
                         2.Cache can be used to mask the raid 5 write penalty.
                   2.Various types of cache - and their pros and cons
                         1.Processor cache
                         2.Using main memory as a cache
                         3.Disk subsystem storage cache
                   3.How cache can be most effectively used in a disk subsystem
                         1.Eliminating the bottleneck a large cache can cause
                         2.Intelligent caching algorithms
                   4.Maintaining linear performance in a storage subsystem as
                           capacity is added
                   5.High availability considerations
                         1.Cache is volatile - can you be protected?
                         2.How power supplies and batteries can help
                         3.Parity and ECC memory considerations
                   6.Analysis of vendor offerings
                         1.The consultants viewpoint
                         2.Classifying offerings by family type

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 09:35:53 -0400
From: Charles Walenta <charlie@jpmorgan.com>
To: nysa-members@nysa.org
Subject: LOCATION CHANGE! August 12 NYSA Meeting

There has been a bit of confusion, and the room
that we usually use at Boxhill is not available this
evening, so we will have to have the meeting
at the following address at 6:15 tonight:

Zitel Systems  5th floor  Conf. Room F
11 Penn Plaza
7th Ave (between 31 and 32 on the East side of 7th Ave).
this is right across the street (7th Ave) from Penn Station 
(to the South of the Pennsylvania Hotel)

Sorry for the last minute notice.

Refreshments will be served, and the first round of drinks
afterward will be on our host Jay Miller.

Tech Expo Events around NYC

Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:53:40 +0000
From: mara@tech-expo.com
Organization: Job Expo International, Inc.

For additional
Mara Marcus or Marc Camporeale
212- 505-1780

The NorthEast's Leading Technical Hiring Event 
Continues to Make History!

NEW YORK, NY  June 25, 1997 -      TECH EXPO `97 , made history this
Spring by producing some of the largest technical career fairs ever to
appear on the East Coast.  Nearly 300 top companies and their hiring
managers attended the 4 May events that took place in New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  High tech professionals can
expect a repeat and expanded performance this Summer, as TECH EXPO '97
returns to the Northeast with a new schedule of dates. 

Tuesday, August 19  - 10 am - 6 pm
The Pennsylvania Convention Center  12th & Race St.   Philadelphia, PA
Travel directions call: (215) 418-4989

New York
Tuesday, August 26  -  9 am - 6 pm
The Sheraton New York Hotel  7th Avenue at 53rd Street  NYC, NY
Travel directions call: (212) 581-1000

New Jersey
Thursday, August 28  -  10 am - 6 pm
The DoubleTree Hotel  200 Atrium Drive  Somerset, NJ
Travel directions call: (908) 469-2600

Wednesday, September 24  -  10 am - 6 pm
The Stamford Sheraton  1 Stamford Place  Stamford, CT
Travel directions call: (203) 967-2222

TECH EXPO `97 is a response to corporate America's ravenous hunger for
the qualified technical talent needed to compete in the Information
Age.  These  events are specifically targeted to Experienced Computer
Professionals.  Candidates are able to save months of interviewing and
traveling time by attending this FREE, mega - job fair.  Applicants can
talk with the actual decision makers who have the power to open doors to
new and exciting professional opportunities in the world of computers,
internet and high technology.

Participating companies will be interviewing for positions including:
Computer Programmers, Software Developers, Analysts, Software and
Network Engineers, Systems Architects, DBA;s, Tech Support, Marketing &
Sales in Technology & much more, ranging from Junior level to Senior

ADMISSION is FREE.  Technical job candidates are strongly urged to bring
many copies of their resume. Business attire is requested. Updated
information on our events can be accessed by visiting our internet  web
site at: http://www.tech-expo.com. For more info call 212-505-1780, ask
Mara Marcus, Creative Director or  Marc Camporeale, Marketing Director.  
Our fax is: 212-505-0644. 
TECH EXPO is produced by Job Expo International,Inc.
36 East 23rd St, 8th Flr. New York, NY 10010

Below is a partial list of past companies that attended our shows.

IBM * Microsoft  * Ernst & Young * Sun Microsystems * Merrill Lynch  *
Prodigy * Compaq Computer Corp * Smith Barney * American International
Group *Prudential * Thomson Financial * Investment Dealers Digest * EDS
* Grumman Systems * Bank Of New York Bloomberg LP * Bayer Corporation *
Paine Webber * Perot Systems * Summit Bancorp * UPS Information
Technology * ACR * Advanced Computing Technology * AE Feldman Associates
* Aegis Software* Ajilon * Alternative Resources Corp. * Approach *
Arcus Data Staffing * CAP Gemini America * Certified Technical Staffing
* Chubb Computer Services * Computer Aid * Computer Generated Solutions
*Computer Managers *Context Integration * CP Interactive * CSD Of
America * CTG * DCC Systems * DIS Research LTD * DMR Trecom * Donnelley
Enterprise Solutions * Dux International/Kenda Systems * Hall Kinion *
Howard Systems International * ILX Systems * Instinet Corporation *

Sun User Group Java Internet Expo Meeting

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:31:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: fgreco@crossroads-tech.com
Subject: NYSLUG/JavaSIG (08/27/97) - Java Internet Expo Meeting


         JAVA INTERNET EXPO - User Group Megameeting!

         08/27/97, Wednesday at the Jacob Javits Center

    ARTHUR COLEMAN - Javasoft - Java and Ecommerce
        ALLAN HESS - IBM      - Java at IBM, Present and Future 
  MARIANNE MUELLER - Javasoft - Enhanced Security with Java

Our next meeting is being held during the big Java Internet Business Expo
on Wednesday August 27th (see www.javasig.com for times/room).

It will be a joint meeting in conjunction with the Object Developers Group.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.crossroads-tech.com/nyslug.com
Please REGISTER for the conference:  http://www.objdev.org/javaexpo/
 - Saves $50 for exhibits and keynotes
 - Can save 15% on conference attendance through user group affiliation

Special thanks to Sun Microsystems who is gracious enough to sponsor
refreshments for the meeting and to Softbank Forums for the room and A/V equipment.

See you there!

Frank Greco
 - If you wish to be deleted from our database or have colleagues who
   would like to be added to the JavaSIG, please email me.

Manhattan subway Java applet

|Crossroads Technologies Inc, 55 Broad Street, NYC, NY 10004         |
|Email: fgreco@crossroads-tech.com       Web: www.crossroads-tech.com|
|Voice: 212-482-5280                     Fax: 212-482-5281           |

August $GROUPNAME Meeting

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 22:29:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tom Limoncelli <tal@plts.org>
To: groupname-announce@plts.org
Subject: NEW LOCATION for $GROUPNAME Cluster

The central/north cluster group meeting is moving!  We're
no longer at the Carousel Diner.  This week's meeting (Thursday)
will be at the Sunset Diner.  It is also on Rt. 22, just west
by 7-8 miles (on the east-bound side).

Same time: 6:30pm

The above message comes from the $GROUPNAME Announce mailing list.  To stop
receiving these mailings, send email to groupname-announce-request@plts.org
with the single word "unsubscribe" on the first line of the message.
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September LXNY Meeting

Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 03:20:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
Subject: LXNY meeting: Caldera + Corel. Wed Sep 17

Bryan Sparks, chief executive officer of Caldera, will speak at the next
meeting of LXNY.  The meeting will take place at 5:00 PM on Wednesday,
September 17, 1997, in room 1E05 of the Javits Convention Center.
Todd Whittaker, Market Development Manager for Corel, will be present
and will also speak.

Both speakers will meet with as many as possible GNU/Linux/Unix/Other
hackers, users, and enthusiasts.  Those who have never seen Linux in
action are also warmly invited to attend.  Skeptics about the possibility
of commercial corporations helping in the production of good software are
particularly welcome.

At the meeting there will be some light food.  A number of copies of
OpenLinux Lite, and some other software, will be given away by Caldera.

Caldera is a privately held software company founded in 1994 by Bryan
Sparks, and backed by Ray Noorda, former CEO of Novell.  Caldera seeks
to offer a series of packages and services designed to operate smoothly
with already installed mass market proprietary business network
software.  The OpenLinux series uses GNU and other free, that is, source
available, hackable, and redistributable, software, and also including,
in some cases, software whose source code is not available.  Caldera
also sells networking suites, jumbo office suites, word processors, and
other software.  OpenDOS, the descendant of Digital Research's DR-DOS,
is a series of distributions of a radically improved source code
available DOS. A full description of the whole product line may be found
at http://www.caldera.com .

Corel is a publicly held software company whose products include
WordPerfect for Unix, a jumbo office suite, and a general input output
device.  Corel sells the WordPerfect suite at a special lower price to
those who run the suite on Linux.  The jumbo "office" suite and the
general I/O device, which is called "Barista", are written in proper Java. 
The office suite is in beta and freely downloadable.

Todd Whittaker's command includes the Corel special marketing forces 
on the Unix/Linux front.

			Linux Distributions

Linux is a non-commercial variant of Unix, developed by volunteers all
over the world.  Linux proper is an operating system kernel, not an
environment.  The next layer around the kernel is called a distribution. 
The distribution provides a system:  installation/bootstrapping,
assignment of pathnames to files, coordination of packages, e.g., with
shared library (matching versions).  There are a number of base
distributions (my terminology), including:  Yggdrasil, Unifix, Tamu, SLS,
Slackware, Red Hat, MCC, Linux-FT, Debian, Craftworks, Caldera.  Some of
these are sold directly, some are sold by third party distribution
companies such as Springer Verlag, Linux Systems Labs, InfoMagic and
iConnect, and some are repackaged further, often combined with other
packages and services, e.g., Caldera and WGS.

If you are at the IT Forum/Unix Expo, drop by the LXNY booth (#2684).
If you intend to come, an email to jays@panix.com as soon as possible,
would help us to estimate attendance.  But come, even if you do not
send a response.  If you are late, that is all right, too.

Michael Smith, mesmith@panix.com
Jay Sulzberger, jays@panix.com
LXNY is Linux New York, New York's Linux Organization.

LXNY is an organization in support of the Free Software Movement, and we
welcome all supporters of free software, whether or not you run, or even
like, Linux. 

October ICCA-NYC Dinner Meeting

Date: Monday, October 27th,1997 at 6:30pm
Where: Pete's Tavern in NYC
Speaker: Stephen A Linker Certified Public Accountant

In the beginning Steve recieved extensive training with Arthur Anderson & Co. one of the worlds largest and highest quality accounting and consulting firms. Steve has been spending the last twenty five years adding value to his clients as a profit enhancement consultant, business appraiser and creative problem solver. Today he is referred by attorneys and other CPA's to perform special projects including business appraisals for various purposes, cost containment, tax minimizationand other services all geared to maximizing the income of his clients. The ICCA discussion will include such information. at the end of the presentation Steve will answer questions and will stay safter the meeting to speak privately with everyone wishing to speak to him.

Visit the ICCA-NYC Meeting Page for further information.


SNAC '97 Product and Technology Expo
November 11-14, 1997
Exposition: November 12-13, 1997, open 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Tutorials: November 11, 1997, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Keynotes & Classes: November 12-14, 1997, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, (212) 398-1900

Sponsor: Miller Freeman and their subsidiaries including UNIX Review, Sys Admin, Network, and the Computer Security Institute. Telephone: (800) 527-0207, (972) 239-3060, (800) 789-2223, or (972) 419-7949, Fax: (972) 419-7984, e-mail: snac97@mfi.com, or web http://www.snac97.com.

"A complimentary lunch will be served every day on SNAC's Expo floor."

You can register on the website for a free exhibits-only pass.

The following are explicitly invited: "Systems managers, network managers, administrators, systems engineers, systems analysts, technical support, MIS directors/managers, computer operations managers, programmers, project leaders, consultants, and systems architects."


Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 00:25:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Mike Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
Subject: FSF & LXNY Internet World booth/meeting

		FSF/LXNY booth and LXNY meeting notice.

The 'net is built on and largely of free software.

Here is a quote from the note "Information Wants to be Valuable",
by Keith W. Porterfield, which may be found at
http://www.netaction.org/articles/freesoft.html .

  The Twilight Zone
   Presented for your consideration: a grim scenario of a world without
   free software ...
     * Over half the Web sites on the Internet would disappear. When you
       click on a link in your desktop browser, you're actually sending a
       request to server software running on the remote Web site, asking
       it to send you cool stuff to display. The software that powers the
       majority of Web sites is freeware: most commonly the Apache
     * Those sites still operating would have little or no active
       content. Despite what the Java and ActiveX evangelists would have
       you believe, most of the active content on the Web (fill-out
       forms, animations, etc.) is generated with freeware programming
       languages, and Perl is way out in front of the pack. Sun
       Microsystems' first Webmaster, Hassan Schroeder, summed up its
       importance: "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet."
     * Most electronic mailing lists would stop. The freeware Majordomo
       package is the most popular list manager on the Internet. Oh, by
       the way, it's written in Perl.
     * But that wouldn't matter, because email wouldn't be working. The
       vast majority of email handling and delivery on the Internet is
       accomplished with Eric Allman's freeware sendmail program.
     * You'll be typing "" into your browser instead of
       "www.netaction.org". The Internet's Domain Name System, which does
       the mapping between numeric and domain-style (human readable)
       addresses, is almost totally dependent on a free software package
       known as BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon).
     * Usenet newsgoups would also go away. (Though some would argue that
       this would be a good thing.) The collection and distribution of
       news articles is managed by INN, another freeware package running
       on thousands of sites worldwide.
     * Much commercial software development would grind to a halt. The
       use of core development tools (compilers, debuggers, etc.) from
       the Free Software Foundation is pervasive throughout the software
     * etc.
End quote.

The Free Software Foundation and LXNY, New York's Free Software Organization,
will have a joint booth (#4064) at the Fall Internet World '97 show. 
The booth, courtesy of Mecklermedia, will be in the Great Hall of the
Crystal Palace of New York, also known as The Javits Center.  FSF wares
will be available at the booth.  Both FSF and LXNY folk will be tending
the booth and we need volunteers, particularly for Wednesday and Friday.

The exhibit hall of Fall Internet World '97 will be open:

Wednesday December 10 1997  10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday  December 11 1997  10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday    December 12 1997  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission to the exhibit hall is regularly $25.

To get free tickets to the exhibit hall go to:


and print the page.  Then please write in heavy letters LXNY on the
printed page.  This is now a free ticket to the exhibit hall of
Internet World.  If you cannot print the page write to:


Please put the string "GIF! GIF!" in the subject line.
We will arrange to get you in for free.

                       LXNY Meeting

At 6:00 P.M. December 11, 1997, there will be a meeting of LXNY.
The meeting is Free and Open to the Public.
There will be two speakers at this meeting:

Richard M. Stallman, also known as rms, author of the GPL, and

Bob Young, president of Red Hat Software, Inc.

The meeting will be in the Marriott Marquis Hotel 1535 Broadway
and 45-th Street on the Island of Manhattan.

This convenient meeting place is provided by Red Hat.

From the Javits Center walk, take the M42 bus, or (if appropriate)
a free shuttle bus, to 42nd St. and 8th Ave.  Walk up 8th to 45th, right
to the Marriott Marquis (mid-block).  Check the monitors or the desk
for the room assignment.

The Free Software Foundation:  http://www.fsf.org
Red Hat Software, Inc.:  http://www.redhat.com

Tell anyone you please about the meeting and booth and our free ticket
offer.  You are welcome to re-post this notice to any list you like, as
long as the text body is unaltered.

Michael Smith
Jay Sulzberger
The Interim Committee for Visitors of LXNY.
LXNY is New York's Free Software Organization.

Keywords: available, hackable, freely redistributable source; GPL

May ICCA-NYC Dinner Meeting

Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 13:02:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: May Meeting THE SPA will be telling you how to protect yourself

A presentation BY the SPA

For more information go to http://www.iccanyc.org or http://iccalongislang.org.

The NYC meeting will be at Pete's Tavern on May 18th at 6:30pm The Long Island meeting will be at Computer Guys on May 21th at 7:00pm

We look foward to seeing you all there. Please RSVP to rsvp@iccanyc.org to reserve a space and have a name page preprinted or call 2122711978 make shure to spell your name and company name.

A Presentation by the Software Publishers Association


Software piracy (the unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted software) caused an estimated $11.3 billion loss to the software industry in 1996 . No other industry suffers as much loss to simple theft. Soft-ware piracy is an important issue for independent consultants who develop custom applications or resell, install and support off-the-shelf programs.

At the May meeting a Software Publishers Association representative will educate us on software piracy, software management, and the SPA^Rs programs to combat piracy and help users stay in compliance.

The presentation will define the problem, law, and liabilities,and give details of SPA enforcement initiatives such as cooperative audits, litigation, and the Inter-net Anti-Piracy campaign. This will be a great way to learn about software management and the steps you can take to ensure the SPA or other enforcement agencies don^Rt come knocking on your clients^R doors - or yours!

The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session where piracy and copyright issues specific to the consulting industry will be addressed.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

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May & June $GROUPNAME Meetings

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 19:16:30 -0400
From: Tom Reingold <tommy@bell-labs.com>
To: groupname-announce@plts.org
Subject: May and June meetings

Our next meeting: 

Thursday, May 21, 1998, 7pm (social), 7:30pm (speakers)

     Topic: "Sun Storage Products" 
     Location: CAIP Auditorium, CoRE Building, 1st floor, Rutgers
	     University, Busch Campus,
     Piscataway, New Jersey 
     RSVP to rsvp@plts.org 
     Description: In the last few years Sun has released many new
     storage systems. From the SPARC Storage array 100 and 200 to the
     new A5000 and number of new product announcements have been made.
     Michael will explain what's hot, what's happening, and what we can
     expect in the future. He will focus on the technology, not the
     marketing aspects.

     Michael Moran is a Systems Engineer at Sun covering AT&T. In the
     past he has specialized in Storage, high end Servers and High
     availability He has a degree from Rutgers College.

Directions are available on our web page: 


*or* directions will be emailed to you if you execute this shell

echo get groupname directions-rutgers-nb | mail majordomo@plts.org 


June 1998:

Our next meeting: Cluster Groups!

Thursday, June 18, 6:30pm (north)
Topic: TBA 

     Central NJ: 
          Where: Sunset Diner, Rt 22, Greenbrook 
          Time: 6:30PM 
          RSVP: rsvp@plts.org (not required, but appreciated) 
          Table reserved under the name: "Tom" 

A cluster group is when we meet at a diner and gab about whatever is on
our mind. It is part social and plenty technical. Please join us at The
Sunset Diner in Greenbrook (Rt 22).

Having more than one meeting on the same night makes it possible to
"compare notes". If you would like to host one in your part of the
state, please contact Tom Limoncelli (tal@plts.org). We'd love to have
cluster groups in the far-north, west, and other parts of New Jersey.

Direction are on-line here or you can have have them emailed to you:

        echo get groupname directions-rutgers-nb | mail majordomo@plts.org

To RSVP (not required, but greatly appreciated):

     Send email to rsvp@plts.org

Please RSVP if you are going to join us.

NY NT User Group Meetings - May/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep 1998

Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 14:17:00 -0400
From: Bill Zack <wzack@csi.com>
Subject: NY NT Group Newsletter


            New York Windows NT User Group Newsletter
                       May 4th, 1998


Survey responses are still coming in.  Please try to get them
in by the end of this week. Remember this information will help
us fine-tune the group to your needs and allow us to put you in
touch with others with common interests.

If you missed the April 21 IIS/ASP Workgroup meeting you 
missed Michael P. Levy's oust anding presentation on HTTP, 
Active Server Page State Management and Scalability  Mike 
covered how the world wide web works and how it didn't 
originally provide a mechanism for managing user session. 
He also explained how Active Server Pages provides rich session 
management features.  Finally he covered how to set up multi 
server architectures for managing user sessions across  web 
server "farms".  His presentation included live demos of real 
production Internet ASP based web sites that implement state 
management in various ways.

See you at the next meeting.
Bill Zack

Upcoming Meetings

1. May 14th

Inside Distributed COM

Guy Eddon

Guy Eddon is a freelance developer, speaker, and author who 
specializes in Windows-based technologies. His first real 
project was a game, Danny's Rooms, that won an award at the 
Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing to Assist Persons 
with Disabilities and was featured on a segment of the National 
Public Radio program All Things Considered. Guy is a regular 
contributor to Microsoft Systems Journal and Microsoft 
Interactive Developer. RPC for NT, his first book, was 
published in 1994 by R&D Publications. His two more recent 
books, Active Visual Basic 5.0 (1997) and Inside Distributed 
COM (1998), are published by Microsoft Press. He is currently 
interested in component software and can be reached at 

We will also be raffling off some books, T-Shirts, and a free 
magazine subscription donated by Windows NT Magazine at this 

2. June 10th
The Microsoft Terminal Server Edition ("Hydra") Tour Special 
General Meeting

Note that this is on a Wednesday and not on our regular date.
It will also be held at another (larger) location.

The Windows NT User Group, Microsoft, and Windows NT Magazine 
have teamed up to bring you a nationwide user group tour 
demonstrating how Terminal Server brings the Windows NT desktop
to desktops that can't run Windows today. 

A brief technical presentation will cover the Terminal Server 
multi-user architecture, scalability and deployment issues, 
RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), applications installation and 
compatibility. The product demonstration will show the Windows 
NT desktop and applications running from the server, and will 
also include a tour of the new Terminal Server administrative 
tools.  There will be prizes and giveaways,  There will also
be an exhibit area where vendors will demonstrate Hydra and
related products.

3. July 9th
Windows NT Performance
Landmark Systems

4. August 13th
No meeting scheduled

5. September 10th
Active Directory Services Update
David Chernicoff
Windows Sources magazine

Meeting Locations

o Location

All meeting unless otherwise noted will be held at Microsoft 
825 8th Avenue and 49th street) on the 18th floor starting at 
6:30 PM. 

Call our 24-hour voice hot line at 212-533-NYPC for last minute
changes.  Use menu code NT1.

Membership Information

o Contact

For additional information on the New York Windows NT User 
Group, or to be placed on the mailing list, contact: Bill Zack 
at wzack@compuserve.com or Tony Iams at tony@dhbrown.com.

o IMPORTANT mailing list information!

Please keep me up to date with any changes in your email 
address.  If email to you bounces two months in a row I will 
assume that your address is no longer valid.  If you don't hear
from me one week prior to the second Thursday of each month 
then please assume that there is a problem and contact me 
directly at the address above.

o Sponsorship

The New York Windows NT User Group is sponsored by the New York
PC User Group (NYPC).  NYPC membership is open to everyone for 
$35 a year or $65 for two years.  For an application form visit
the NYPC home page at: http://www.catalog.com/nypc/


Tech Expo Events around NYC

From: techexpo@internetmedia.com
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:42:36 -0400
Reply-to: techexpo@internetmedia.com
Subject: P.S.A. - Invitation to TECH EXPO 98

We would like to personally invite you to attend TECH EXPO 98, New
York's largest and most dynamic technical career advancement conference.

Admission is FREE to all experienced computer and engineering
professionals. Many companies have experienced an explosion in demand
for new talent in 1998.  Accordingly, this event will feature the
hottest companies, with the most lucrative and exciting career
opportunities.   As a courtesy for attending, we are also giving away a
Palm III Palm Pilot PDA, and a 5 day High Tech course from ExecuTrain as

door prizes in a raffle drawing.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday August 26th
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Place: The Sheraton New York Hotel, 7th Avenue & 53rd Street
The Imperial Ballroom
New York, NY
For travel directions call: (212) 581-1000

At TECH EXPO 98 experienced I/T and engineering professionals meet,
network and interview with over 100 high tech companies and the real
decision makers face to face. Attendees must have at least 2 years of
professional computing or engineering experience. Business attire is
requested, and we recommend that you bring several resumes. Tell your
friends who are also experienced technical professionals.

Open positions include: Programmers : Senior & Junior Level,Analysts,
Developers, Architects, Financial & Systems Analysts,Modelers, DBA's,
Project Managers & Leaders, Sys Admins, SAS, ProcessRe-Engrs &
Integrators, CAD, PCP, Sr. Specialists, Tel Com, MDF, DataCom, All Tech
Support, Internet Security, HelpDesk, Testers,TechWriters, CNE's,
LAN/WAN & Satellite Technicians, All Experts, Mechanical Engineers,
Electrical Engineers, Telecommunications Engineers and much more. & much


If you can't attend, MAIL one resume to us at:
TECH EXPO  175 Fifth Avenue  MM Suite 2390  New York, NY  10010

Following is a partial list of companies that will be attending
Wednesday's event:
Microsoft Corp. * AT&T * Canon USA * IBM Corp. * Prudential * Arthur
Andersen * Macy's East * Sun Microsystems * KPMG * Bloomberg * Warburg
Dillon Read * New York City Transit * LANcomp * The Bank of New York *
Port Authority of NY & NJ * IKON-Valinor * Prolifics * Summit Bank * PRT

Group * Keane * DMR Consulting Group * EDS * Yeshiva University * ACR *
Advanced Technologies & Svcs. * AE Feldman Assoc. * Aegis Software *
American Cyanamid * Automated Concepts * BaaN * Bond Technologies *
Charles River Computers * Chubb Computer Svcs. * Comdisco * Comtex Info
Systems * Concepts In Staffing * Context Integration * Corporate
Software & Technology * Cotelligent * Crown IT Svcs. * Design Strategy
Corp. * DIS Technologies * Execu/Search Info Technology * First American

Credco * GI Interactive Software * GoLub Technical Staffing * Grace
Technologies * Greenwich Technology Partners * Group Health * Health
Management Systems * Hire Technology * Howard Systems Int'l * ICON CMT *

ILX Systems * IMI Systems * Insurance Services Office * Integrated
Partnerships * Intera * International Network Services * J. Patrick &
Assoc. * JDA Software Group * John Wiley Svcs. * Kenda Systems *
Kinderhook Systems * Kraft Kennedy & Lesser * LinkPoint * Lloyd Computer

Staffing * Logical Design Solutions * Logistic Solutions * Madison
Consulting Resources * Mentortech * Newton Solutions * PCSI *
Periphonics Corp. * Perot Systems * Pierce Technology * Platinum
Technology * Quantum Group * Realtech Systems Corp. * Response Systems
Svcs. * RHI Consulting * RMS Computer Corp. * Rotator Svcs. * SCB
Computer Technology * Snelling Personnel * Software Corp. of America *
Source EDP/Source Consulting * Spear Technologies * Sterling Software *
Structured Logic * SUNY Brooklyn HSC * Superior Design Int'l * SysNET
Consulting Services Corp. * Technotrac/Equate/Woods Group * The
MarketNet Group * Tiger Info Systems * Volt Services Group * Winstar
Telecommunications *  *
and many more!

To view a  complete LIST OF COMPANIES attending and for more information

visit our site at http://www.tech-expo.com, or call us at (212)
655-4505, or e-mail us at techexpo@internetmedia.com.

TECH EXPO respects your Internet time and online privacy. This is a
one-time only invitation, your addresses will be removed from our files.

However, if you wish to subscribe and receive future updates on jobs in
your area you may reply and type SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Thank

Finance Technology Expo in NYC

Finance Technology Expo will be held at the Javits Center in NYC on September 15-17, 1998. Free online exhibits-only registration is available on the show's Web Site http://www.financetech.com/fintech.

Computer Telephony Expo in NYC

Computer Telephony Expo will be held at the Javits Center in NYC on September 23-25, 1998. Free online exhibits-only registration is available on the show's Web Site http://www.ctexpo.com.

Fall Internet World in NYC

The Mecklermedia Fall Internet World will be held at the Javits Center in NYC on October 5-9, 1998. Free online exhibits-only registration is available on the show's Web Site http://events.internet.com/fall98/index.html.

NY Java Sig Meeting

From: fgreco@crossroadstech.com
Subject: 01/21/99 NYJavaSIG Mtg at NYSIA Summit


The next meeting of the NY Java Users Group will be held 
on the evening of the New York Software Summit/East Coast
Summit for Java Technology conference on Thursday, January 21.
The meeting will be held at FIT in midtown Manhattan (see
below for specifics).

Our speaker is Jim Russell, a member of IBM's Research staff
who will be presenting an overview of the cutting-edge 
Java-centric research work from the reknown IBM labs.


IBM is a big believer in Java Technology.  Their alphaWorks
site won best component site in the recent JavaWorld Editors'
Choice Awards at JBE.  Jim will be discussing some of these
components and will delve into some very interesting Java
work done in the hush-hush of IBM Research.  Should be


In addition to our meeting, this all-day NYSIA conference 
(see www.nysia.org) has some well-known experts in the software 
development community presenting very informative and 
provocative presentations, e.g., Richard Stallman, David Gee,
Jason Woodard, Rinaldo DiGiorgio, Rodney Ryan, Alex Chaffee.

Java Sessions include: Java Servers, Enterprise JavaBeans, JINI,
Java for C++ Programmers, Design Patterns in Java, Enhancing 
Java Performance, JDK 1.2 Overview, etc.   

Email "nysiainc@aol.com" to register for the conference.  Mention 
that you are a member of the NYJavaSIG and the cost will only be 
$95 (instead of $140).   

Of course, as usual, our Java User Group meeting that evening is free.

Frank G.
 - www.javasig.com


                    Java Research at IBM

     What: Java Technology at IBM Research

      Who: Jim Russell, IBM Alphworks

     When: Thursday January 21, 1999
           6:15pm - 8:00pm

    Where: NYSIA East Coast Summit for Java
           Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
           27th St and 7th Avenue
	   Room will be posted
           NY, NY (its a helluva town)

Image is Everything

Swing Once, Slice Everwhere 

Java and Artificial Life

Java in the NeWS

For the Subway-Impaired

|Crossroads Technologies Inc, 55 Broad Street, NYC, NY 10004         |
|Email: fgreco@crossroadstech.com        Web: www.crossroadstech.com |
|Voice: 212-482-5280                     Fax: 212-482-5281           |

$GROUPNAME January 1999 Meeting

Subject: NJ Sysadmins: $GROUPNAME meeting Thursday, January 21, 1999
From: Tom Reingold <tommy@bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 16:45:57 -0500

              $ G R O U P N A M E   C A L E N D A R
Thursday, January 21, 1999, 7pm (social), 7:30pm (speakers)

    Topic: "Y2K Discussions" 

    Discussion Leader: Jon Meek, American Cyanimid Company 

    Location: CAIP Auditorium, CoRE Building, 1st floor, Rutgers
	    University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, New Jersey 

    RSVP to rsvp@plts.org 

    Description: Worried about the "Y2K Problem"? Is your boss saying
    "Test Everything!, We know it's ALL going to break!"?

    The January meeting will be a panel/group discussion of Y2K testing
    and problem resolution. The discussion will include "funny
    stories", "useful tools & techniques", and whatever else the group
    is interested in related to Y2K (well, maybe not survivalist
    techniques). This will be a chance to compare notes with other
    System Administrators (programmers and others are also welcome).

    See you there! 

Directions are available on our web page:


*or* directions will be emailed to you if you execute this shell command:

echo get groupname directions-rutgers-nb | mail majordomo@plts.org 

Tom Reingold
tommy@bell-labs.com                 http://www.bell-labs.com/~tommy
The problem with this world is that there's too much apathy.  But I
don't really care.

DECUS NY Metro LUG Meeting

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 21:56:30 -0500 (EST)
From: nymlug-reservation@DECUS.Org
Subject: DECUS NY Metro Local meeting
Sender: Chris Thorn
To: nymlug-list@DECUS.Org
Comments: Send nymlug-list subscribe/unsubscribe requests to nymlug-list-request@DECUS.Org

The local chapter of DECUS (Digital Equipment Corp. Users Society)
will hold a (free!) seminar and lunch meeting:

     Next Generation Routing:
     A Roadmap for Technology and Management Success

     Wednesday January 20, 1998
     10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (seminar presentation)
     Lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

     RSVP (Reservations are required, we need your name for
     the building-access list): please call or send e-mail, to

     Gary McCready, 212-916-5807  / Gary@McCready.com

Thanks to Cabletron and Avnet Computer Co. for sponsoring this meeting.

Join us for a frank discussion of today's network routing technologies
and how their differences affect your business. 

How does the corporate network - the core of developing Intranets - 
respond to the mounting pressure for more connections, higher 
bandwidth, and absolute integrity?  

Learn about these new technologies (e.g., ATM, Gigabit, and
Fast Ethernet) and new techniques (e.g., IP Switching, Layer-3 and
Layer-4 switch/routing) that will give LANs and virtual LANs a 
fighting chance in the Internet/Intranet Age. 

 o What are the fundamental differences between hardware
   and software routing?

 o High speed backbone connections (ATM, Gigabit, Fast Ethernet)
   Why? When?

 o What is IP switching and how does it differ from Layer 3 routing? 
   Layer 4 routing?

 o Which type of VLANs (Virtual LANs) make the most sense for you?

 o What are the voice applications in an IP network?

Don't miss this valuable seminar!

NYPC Cold Fusion SIG Meeting

Subject: CFSIG Meeting 1/12 Tues
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 01:19:15 -0500

CF Tips and Tricks
Second Tuesday, January 12  

Planned topics include:
  an easy SHOPPING CART,
	basic SQL,
	how to implement CALL BY NAME/reference in CFMODULEs.
Email me any suggestions you have.
Bring your questions. 

We have a few Macromedia demo disks from the last meeting.
If you would like to reserve one, Email me. 

 Time Warner 3rd floor
 75 Rockefeller Plaza
 (51st between 6th and 5th Aves)
 New York City, NY 10019
 Tues, January 12, 1999 6:30 pm

To update your personal CFSIG database entry, or to remove it, go to
We invite you to enter your SKILLS.

NYSA Meeting

Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 20:48:28 -0500
From: "Michael C. Ibarra" <ibarra@hawk.com>
Subject: This Months Meeting (postponed one week...)


	This months meeting will be held on Wednesday Jan 20 as opposed to 
Jan 13. This months topic and speaker information will be coming shortly.
Our speaker this month comes from BoxHill, however the complete topic and 
speakers name is not yet available. As soon as I receive more information
I will make it available ASAP to all of you.

	I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year.


Michael C. Ibarra
Hawk Technologies, Inc

For administrivia or questions about NYSA, send mail to nysa-cc@nysa.org.
Check out the NYSA web page at www.nysa.org.

ICCA-NYC Dinner Meeting

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 21:58:59 -0500
From: President ICCANYC <president@iccanyc.org>
To: members@iccanyc.org
Subject: ICCANYC January Meeting

Dear ICCANYC Member.

This is a special offer for the January meeting.If you RSVP with payment
( no credit cards) by January 15th to ICCANYC, PO BOX 7177, Garden City
NY 11530, you can take $5.00 of the cost of the meeting. Payment MUST be
received by the 15th at noon.

Please go the iccanyc.org for more details!

I have seen Marylyn speak and she does a fabulous job!!!
January 25, 1999  at 6:30pm
Pete's Tavern
129 East 18th Street & Irving Place --Upstairs Room

If you have ever been frustrated by making a sales call, doing the
needed prep, asking all the "right" questions and leaving without the
"siggy," then this seminar is for YOU! As a result of this seminar you
Learn what makes people really listen to what you have to say.
Why the benefits and features of your products/services are meaningless
to the client without first being sure you understand the most important

principal of selling...
How to use questions to get them wanting and needing what you're
selling, AND  Have Fun!

Marylyn B. Schwartz, CSP Candidate
President Teamweavers

Marylyn is a national speaker/trainer and an expert in the field of
sales,management coaching and mentoring, diversity training and real
estate salestraining. She speaks and trains nationally and has been
published in numerousnational magazines and newspapers, and is a regular

guest on severalsyndicated radio shows.

Checkout http://www.iccanyc.org
Hope to see you at our next meeting at the World Famous Pete's Tavern

Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: listmaster@iccanyc.org
For help send a message to:  help@iccanyc.org

LXNY January 2001 Meeting

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 05:24:07 -0500
From: secretary@lxny.org
Subject: Tuesday 2 January 2001 LXNY General Meeting: Michael Smith on shell programming and the peril of a secret takeover of Earth by the 4C Entity in alliance with T13

LXNY will have a general meeting Tuesday 2 January 2001.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  After the meeting full and
precise instructions on how to get to our traditional place of refreshment
will be given in clear.

Thanks to support of the IBM Corporation, the meeting is at their building
at 590 Madison Avenue at East 57th Street on the Island of Manhattan.
Enter the building at the corner of Madison and 57th and ask at the desk
for the floor and room number.

Recently, LXNY members have been getting more and more questions from
people who have heard about free software and want to know more.  Two sorts
of questions come up:

1. How do I do thus and such using free software?

2. Why use free software?

At this meeting we will start to answer questions of both sorts.

Michael Smith, General Manager of LXNY, will present an introduction to the
*n*x shell.  Part of the reason for *n*x's extraordinary success is that
the shell presents to the user a radically object oriented view of just
about everything going on in a running system.  The question of whether the
crudity of the view presented is an advantage or an impediment has
exercised flamers on Usenet for twenty years.  But one thing is certain:
today, if you know the shell, and you run a free OS, you are master of
your own box.


But by this summer, knowing a free shell may not guarantee you control
over your own box.

Today one of our most important rights, the right to own a computer, stands
in grave peril.  Vastly stupid but immensely wealthy and powerful secret
conspiracies stand poised to seize the hard disks of each and every home
and small office computer on the planet.


The plan is simple: require each ATA hard drive to contain secret hardware
and software under sole control of the Directorates of Infotainment.  This
hardware and software will be impossible to control by the putative owner
of the hard drive.  If four large corporations agree to the proposal, by
the summer of 2001, all new ATA hard drives will be required to contain
such machinery of surveillance and control.  ATA hard drives are the most
popular drives in computers used by individuals for private purposes.

We will hear reports on the correlation of forces from members who have
gathered information from official and unofficial sources.

LXNY needs volunteers for the hard work of education and propaganda ahead
of us.  If you want to help come to this meeting.

Jay Sulzberger
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

ICCA-NYC Dinner Meeting

The next meeting of the ICCA NYC Chapter is on January 29th, 2001.

See http://www.iccanyc.org for details.

NYLUG Meeting

        *** New York Linux Users Group January Meeting ***
			   - NYLUG.org -

			   David G. Korn
		The AT&T AST OpenSource Collection

IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
Check in at lobby for badge and room number

Please join us for an evening with our special guest David Korn, probably
best known to many as the creator of the KornShell.


Over the last twenty years the former Advanced Software Technologies
Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories, now part of the AT&T Network
Services Research Laboratory, developed a collection of software tools
and libraries which were referred to as the AST collection.

Some of the tools such as the KornShell, nmake, and Graphviz are in wide
use and are part of the Foundation Architecture. Some of the libraries are
widely used as well. However, until recently, the source for most of this
software was not available outside of AT&T without a special license.

This talk will describe the AST software collection, the OpenSource license
in which this software is now distributed, and the reasons and benefits of
making this software OpenSource.


More about David G. Korn:

David Korn received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from RPI in
1965 and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from NYU's Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences in 1969. After working on computer simulations of
transsonic air foils, he switched fields to computer science and became a
member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories in 1976.  He is the creator
of the KornShell, a command language for the UNIX environment, as well as
UWIN, an X-Open library for Windows NT and Windows 95. In 1984, he was
inducted as a Bell Labs fellow. He currently works for AT&T Research in
Florham Park, NJ and resides in New York City.

David presented an interesting USENIX paper on porting from Unix to NT 4.0,
in which he concludes "There appear to be few if any technical reasons to
move from UNIX to Windows NT. The performance of Linux exceeds that of NT
4.0 and Linux appears to be more reliable."

Preparing for January LinuxWorld Expo:
NYLUG is pleased to announce it will again have a booth in the .org
pavilion at this year's LinuxWorld Expo.  We need volunteers to help
staff the booth and promote NYLUG, its causes, Linux, and other open
source initiatives.  Please post your ideas for the booth to the
nylug-talk mailing list (you must join the list before posting) and we
can discuss them at the meeting. A signup sheet will be available at
the January meeting for all interested parties to volunteer their
services in the booth.

Be sure to visit our booth in the .org pavillion at the Expo!
Free passes for the exhibit floor are available, signup by January
15 to be sure your pass arrives in the mail!

The December 2000 Holiday Party:
Many thanks to Jim Gleason, our master of ceremonies at the December 2000
NYLUG.ORG Holiday Party.  Congratulations are in order to our raffle
winners, who went home with a VA Linux 420 Workstation, and a NYHRC Party
Cruise for two.

NYLUG.ORG 2001 Officers:
Also unveiled at the party was our 2001 slate of officers:
 * Jim Gleason, President
 * Ari Jort, Vice President
 * Peter Norton, Network Director
 * Monjay Settro, Software Director

Congratulations and best of luck to our new and returning officers.
Hard work is its own reward. (*grin*)

February 2001 Meeting Preview:
Have you ever wondered just how those stories on Slashdot make it to
the home page? Please join us for our February meeting,
"A Day in the Life of a Slashdot Poster", with guest speakers michael
(Michael Simms) and timothy (Timothy Lord) of one of the
open source/Linux world's busiest web sites.

Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, complete with graphics and additional
hyperlinks to related information.

Tech Expo 2001 in Midtown NYC

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:08:05 -0500
Subject: TECHEXPO 2001 Kickoff Invitation

Thank you for attending one of our past events or visiting TechexpoUSA.com, TECHEXPO's online career center.

You're invited to TECHEXPO's 1st high-level recruiting event of 2001 for 
I/T, systems, new media, telecom and engineering technologists & high tech 
and new media sales professionals.  A not-to-be missed opportunity to 
network and interview face to face with great companies (Vindigo, America 
Online, McGraw-Hill Companies, Sybase, IBM among them)! Discover your true 
worth in the job marketplace.  

Tuesday, January 23 - 10 am to 6 pm 
Sheraton New York 
7th avenue and 53rd street, NYC
travel directions: 212.581.1000
Free admission

Pre-register for the events, search job listings on http://www.techexpoUSA.com

Bring many resumes to the event and spread the word that plenty of companies 
are strong and growing!  Please note: 2 years minimum industry experience 

If you can't make it to the expo, simply submit your resume on 
http://www.techexpoUSA.com so participating companies can preview your 

Don't miss this chance to upgrade your career and earn a higher income at 

If your company is recruiting and interested in exhibiting, please call 
212.655.4505 extension 221.

Best regards, 
Nancy Shear 
Events Coordinator

C++ and Java SIG Meeting

Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 18:58:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: C++ and Java SIG January 2001 Newsletter

                C++ and Java SIG  January 2001 Newsletter

~~~Monthly General Meeting: Thurs, January 4th at  6:30 -9:00pm~~~
          at IBM, 590 Madison Ave. at 57th Street

Topic: Project Management for Application Developers: How to keep your
project on time and within budget without massive overtime and chronic
 This session discusses the phases of a software project from inception
and up to, but not including, marketing. It touches on:

         Initial phases: Figuring out what you need to do when you dont
know what it is

         Politics: Knowing how to identify enemies while regarding
everyone as friends

         Dreamwork: Getting the prototype up and running

         Reality: Fixing the prototype

         The Crunch: Going from the prototype to the finished application

         QA: Caring for your watchdogs so they guard your butt

 Speaker:  Karen Little has been in the computer
and software business since 1978 when she and a partner founded Words
Unlimited in Milwaukee, WI. As a consultant, she helped design and
implement applications for major corporations, education, the banking
industry, and hospitals.

 She was the President of Office Technology Academy (1984-1990), one of
the first computer-training schools in the Midwest, where she developed
quick-learn training programs that helped underemployed high school
educated adults get high paying jobs with the minimum amount of in-school
downtime.She left that position due to a lower back injury and severe
computer-related injuries in her right arm. During her recovery, she
founded Clear Concepts, a Milwaukee-area consulting group that managed a
wide range of projects related to the software applications.

She moved to Manhattan in 1998 where she developed, coded and launched a
web-based information distribution system (ColdFusion, Sybase) for Imagine
Software. Karen is currently Project Manager of Web Application
Development for RetailClick (Manhattan). She specializes project
management, ColdFusion programming, database design, application design,
and all phases of writing, including publication and web construction.  In
mid-January, Karen will personally launch www.LittleViews.com, a
ColdFusion/data-driven site designed to help people identify and
participate in stimulating New York-area activities.She is currently a
board member of our SIG.

Among her  nationally known accomplishments are:

         working with late Phil Katz of PKware in helping rollout PKzip

         the book Security, ID Systems and Locks: The Book on Electronic
Access Control

         numerous articles in major trade magazines

         ClipFind, a DOS-based software product she co-created that helped
organizations better manage their information.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Study Groups ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Meetings change sometimes. Our web, http://www.cppsig.org is the
best source for updates. Also call our hotline: (212)533-NYPC

.NET  --New Study Group--       2nd Monday, Jan. 8, 6:30pm
Microsoft, 825 Eighth Avenue  18th Floor Shea Room
Leader:  Dean Davis
Topic:  ASP+

-Intermediate C++               1st Tuesday, Jan 2,   6:15pm
IBM, 590 Madison Ave at 57th Street, 9th floor
Leader: Dennis Lee
Topic:    Finish discussion of iterators using examples of Bruce Eckel's
online book "Thinking in C++" , volume 2, 2nd edition  from

- Advanced Java                 3rd Tuesday Jan. 16th
Location to be announced
Leader: Dario Laverde
See web page for confirmation and  details
For announcements and discussions, subscribe to the
java@cppsig.org mailing list as follows:
Send an email message to majordomo@cppsig.org with
"subscribe java" in the message body (without the quotes).

- Object Data Knowledge         2nd  and 4th Thursdays    6:15 - 9:15
Jan  11th at  IBM at 590 Madison
Jan 25th at Le Boulangere, 49 East 21st St.
Leader: Carlos Jerome
See web page for confirmation and details.

Board Meeting:
Meets at Le Boulangere  Restaurant   49  East 21st Street
7  pm  Monday Jan 22nd
Please come if you are interested in volunteering or just seeing what goes
on. If you wish to be put on the agenda, please email Dean Davis.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Newsletter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you do not wish to receive these newsletters, email
majordomo@cppsig.org with "unsubscribe newsletter" in the
message body.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SIG Information ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The C++ and Java SIG is a Special Interest Group of the New York
Personal Computer Users Group. For general information on NYPC call
(212)984-0626 or visit http://www.nypc.org

For info on current SIG events, call the NYPC voice hot line:
(212)533-NYPC and enter the menu code CSG, or visit our web site

C++ and Java SIG Board:
Chair: Dean Davis
Vice Chair: Dario Laverde
Secretary: Melinda Chin
Treasurer: Joanna Frank
Past Chair: Bruce Ingalls
Members at large:
 Bruce Ingalls
 Rick Brockman
 Jack Kamis
 Bogdan Blusewicz
 Karen Little
 Tom Osbeck

We thank the following sponsors:
Panix for our web and e-mail.
IBM http://www.ibm.com/, Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/ and NYU
for meeting space.
SIGS Publications, John Wiley & Sons and O'Reilly provide copies of
their publications.

Like to get involved?
Contact us at info@cppsig.org or http://www.cppsig.org/

NY Java SIG Meeting

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:34:03 -0500 (EST)
From: fgreco@crossroadstech.com
Subject: NYJavaSIG - 1/30/01 Peer-to-Peer Programming with Java Technology

                    1/30/01 NYJavaSIG Meeting

         Peer to Peer Programming with Java Technology

     What: "P2P Programming with Java"

      Who: Lucas Gonze, WorldOS Corporation 

     When: TUESDAY January 30, 2001 (Note: TUESDAY)
           6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where: Sun Microsystems
           2 World Trade Center - 25th Floor
           [tower facing Liberty Street]
           NY, NY (its a helluva town)

        Refreshments courtesy of Crossroads Technologies, Inc.

Peer to Peer Programming with Java Technology

This talk will cover the basics of peer to peer (P2P), then help you
evaluate the suitability of Java for a particular P2P application.  The
character of projects that use Java, such as Magi and OpenCola, is very
different from that of projects that use native APIs, such as Napster
and Groove.  The differences are most visible in the case of Gnutella,
which exists in both Java and native versions.  These differences will
be discussed in detail.

Issues to be discussed include: 

	Why Java and P2P fit 
	XML support 
	Network centric coding 
	OS integration 
	Desktop web servers 
	Remote services 
	Devices as peers 
	Hub-and-spoke architectures 

SPEAKER BIO - Lucas Gonze

Lucas Gonze is Cofounder and CEO of WorldOS Corp., a decentralized
infrastructure provider and P2P consulting group.  His work prior to
WorldOS includes a communications engine for online multiplayer games,
an encrypting proxy, a multiplexing socket proxy, a real time SQL
gateway, two web banks, two web bookstores, and numerous other
e-commerce sites.  He is a regular commentator on P2P and founded the
decentralization list.

See you at the meeting,

Frank G.
 - www.javasig.com

New York Windows NT/2000 User Group Meeting

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 10:16:43 -0500
From: Bill Zack <wzack@compuserve.com>
Subject: Windows NT/2000 Users Group


         New York Windows NT/2000 User Group Newsletter


Requested Topics Survey Results

My thanks to all of you who responded to my recent request for topics.
I guess you are out there after all :-)

The following is the results of the survey.  Clearly Active Directory
and Exchange 2000 are the hottest topics.  We will work on scheduling
them soon. If you have practical experience in these areas and would
be willing to present, or know of someone good, let us know.

Although the subject of Certification only received one request it keeps
coming up periodically.  Other NYPC group, such as the C++/Java SIG have
an interesting concept called a Workgroup that meets independently of
the main SIG. It meets either monthly or (in some cases weekly) to study
a specific topic. I don't have time to do this but if any of you want
to take it on I can help you get started.


5 requests for Active directory

The more on Active Directory, the better.
All or any subject about AD are welcome.

Designing and Implementation of Active Directory.

Design issues in Active directory.

Designing the Windows 2000 Active Directory.

Group Policy with Active Directory and without.

4 requests for Exchange 2000

Disaster Recovery for Exchange 5.5/2000 Offline/Online restores for the
Information Stores. (or one of the stores in Exchange 2k.)

Windows 2000 and various 3rd party backups .... Specifically Exchange
and mailbox level backups and restores.

Exchange 2000 Exchange 2000, upgrade and migration

3 requests for W2K/Back Office Deployment

BackOffice 2000/SBS 2000 deployment


Best practices others are putting in place based on
their experiences with Windows 2000.
I wonder if you could get someone who's completed a large deployment
to speak? ?

2 requests for Clustering

Windows 2000 clustering

Application Clustering eg Exchange 2000, SQL 2000, etc

2 requests for IIS

Internet security (locking down ports, services, and policies) for
Win2k Server running IIS and FTP

Pros and cons to running software vs. hardware firewalls (and ones with
monthly subscriptions)

Also, IIs integration with Office 2000 for office productivity would be
great too.

2 requests for Scripting

ADSI Scripting


2 requests for Security

Windows Security.

Improving Server security

2 requests for ISA

ISA Server

I'd like to see something on Microsoft's new Server products:
Internet Security & Acceleration Server

The rest all received 1 request

How Win98, Win98SE, WinME, and WinNT interact differently (network
features) with Win 2k Server. (what is possible with some of the OSes and
not others [i.e. running the more secure NTLM 2.0 is possible with only
Win2k clients?])

Pros and cons in soft-RAID vs. hard-RAID and SCSI vs. ATA66 RAID cards
(examples on best practices for RAID-ing an Exchange, IIS, and SQL Server.)

Windows 2000 - Capacity Planning for Domain Controllers.

DDNS, DHCP, Relay Agents & WINS integration.

Windows 2000 Licensing

Windows Streaming Media Server

Integrating with Linux with common authentication

SQL 2000/7.0 comparison

Windows 2000 (anything)

Troubleshooting windows 2000 Pro and Server.

Things we know we can do in NT 4 but can't seem to figure out in Win 2000

An ongoing associated  study group for people who want Win 2000

January 18th meeting

Migrating from Windows NT to Windows 2000 by Donnie Hamlett (Microsoft).

We will also have some software, t-shirts, and other stuff to give away
at this meeting.

February 15th meeting

Speaker: BMC Software
Topic: Maximizing Windows 2000 / Exchange Performance and Availability

BMC Software will be presenting on Maximizing Windows 2000 / Exchange
Performance and Availability at this month's meeting.  The discussion
will include availability demands and enterprise management
complexities, core Microsoft technology, how to maximize performance,
root-cause technology, and how to prepare for changes like Exchange
2000.  It will also include technical demos to give you more insight.

Join in and get your chance to win a Microsoft Windows 2000 training
kit, BMC Software merchandise (backpack or polo), or CD Cases if you
register.  (Send RSVP to Bill Zack at wzack@compuserve.com since space
is limited.)

BMC Software is a Windows 2000 leader with solutions that help you take
control of your enterprise and manage critical Windows 2000
applications. These include new solutions that assist you in
proactively managing Microsoft Windows 2000 Servers and critical
applications, optimizing performance, predicting business changes, and
diagnosing and preventing problems - ensuring your business
availability.   To learn more about BMC Software, visit
www.bmc.com/windows2000   .

You can download a free IntelliStart CD which will allow you to take a
quick look at your environment and see what BMC Software offers in the
above areas as well as Microsoft SQL Server data management, backup and
recovery, storage, and security management.   www.bmc.com/windows2000


Meeting Logistics
All meetings are held at Microsoft,  825 8th Avenue (49th street)
on the 18th floor starting at 6:30 PM. Call our 24-hour voice hot line
at 212-643-NYPC for last minute changes.  Use menu code NT1.

Membership Information
Tell your peers about our group!  All are welcome.
For additional information on the New York Windows NT/2000 User
Group, or to be placed on the mailing list, contact Bill Zack at
wzack@compuserve.com or Tony Iams at tony@dhbrown.com.

The New York Windows NT/2000 User Group is also a Special Interest
Group of the New York PC User Group (NYPC).
See http://www.nypc.org for details.

NYSA January 2001 Meeting

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:34:11 -0500
From: "Michael C. Ibarra"
Subject: [NYSA] Linux Expo (Jacob Javits Jan 30 - Feb 2)


First, I would like to thank everyone for their patience in 
my handling of this list. Lots has happened since our last
mailing and I have many announcements to make, most of which
will go out in separate messages. Secondly, I would like to
invite all of you to attend the upcoming Linux Expo in NYC
at the Jacob Javits from 30 Jan to 2 Feb 2001. Please submit
the online application as soon as possible.
Lastly, as promised, NYSA has a booth at this show and I am
searching for volunteers to help staff it.


For more info on the show visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.com

Upcoming Announcements:

Jan 2001 Meeting (Squid, given by yours truly)

LinuxExpo Meeting (Big Brother, given by the authors themselves)


Michael C. Ibarra

LinuxWorld Expo 2001

Date: 5 Jan 2001 16:54:18 -0500
From: LinuxWorld <J9259-R23124@iqmailer.net>
Subject: Last Chance to Pre-Register and Save for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo!

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the world's largest leading Linux event focusing
on Linux and Open Source solutions.

The Ultimate Stage for the Ultimate Platform

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
Conference: January 30 - February 2, 2001
Expo: January 31 - February 2, 2001
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

Register on or before January 15th to receive this SPECIAL OFFER!
To register visit: http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/register.html.

Pre-Register today!!!  Network with over 200 exhibitors on our
interactive show floor and attend our educational conference programs
featuring nearly 50 conference sessions and 14 tutorials. Our exciting
keynote line-up includes...


* Samuel J. Palmisano, President and Chief Operating Officer, IBM
   Corporation, Wednesday, January 31st 10:45am - 11:45am

*William A. Swope, Vice President of the Intel Architecture Group and
  General Manager, Intel Architecture Solutions Enabling Group (SEG), Intel
  Thursday, February 1st 10:45am - 11:45am

* Larry Augustin, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, VA
   Linux Systems, Thursday, February 1st 1:00pm - 2:00pm

* Dirk Hohndel, Chief Technology Officer, SuSE Linux AG Presentation:
   Open Source and Enterprise Computing, Friday, February 2nd 10:45am-11:45am


The Golden Penguin Bowl: Hosted by: Nick Petreley, Linux Evangelist for
Caldera Systems, Contributing Editor for LinuxWorld and InfoWorld Magazines
Wednesday, January 31st 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

Immediately following the opening keynote, Linux icon Linus Torvalds will present
the prestigious $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award. The prestigious
$25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award is given to an association,
organization, or individual that has shown exceptional dedication to the open
source movement in the first ever programming contest.

Linux Certification Program - Sponsored by: SAIR Linux/GNU Certification
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be offering FREE review sessions and
testing for the Sair Linux and GNU Certified Administrator (LCA) Level.
(A value of $5100).  Open to conference attendees who register by
January 15th. http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/highlights.html

Show Favorites - Presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association,
a panel of industry experts will recognize product and service innovation
and solutions in open computing being offered by exhibitors.


IBM Reception Party - Don't forget to attend the IBM Reception Party,
Wednesday Night, January 31st. For invitations, please visit the IBM
Booth (booth #329) on the exhibit show floor.

Caldera Systems Learning Lab - The Linux Learning Center is a free Linux
training area on the exhibit floor. In this interactive educational setting,
Caldera and its partners offer hands-on training sessions to help you learn
to install, configure, and manage Linux-based solutions. The Linux Learning
Center offers continuous training sessions throughout the show's three days
of exhibits.

Cornerstone Sponsor: VA Linux Systems

Platinum Sponsors: AMD; BSDI; Compaq Computer Corporation; Corel
Corporation; Covalent Technologies; Hewlett-Packard; IBM; Intel
Corporation; KX Systems; Penguin Computing; Red Hat, Inc.; Serve Linux
Network, Inc.; SGI; Sun Microsystems; Stormix Technologies, Inc.

Exclusive Flagship Media Sponsor: LinuxWorld.com

Media Sponsors: CLiCK Magazine; COMPU-MART; Enterprise Linux Magazine;
EC Technology News; Linux Insider; Linux Journal; Linux Magazine; Open
Source Developers Magazine; NetworkWorld; MAXIMUM Linux; SD Times;
Server/Workstation Expert; SOFTWARE Magazine; SysAdmin Magazine; Dr.
Dobb's Journal; 32BitsOnLine, Perl Journal

Webcasting Sponsor:
Dr. Dobb's Technetcast

ETMI, the Official Travel Company for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Book
your reservations now! For travel details:

LinuxWorld is a trademark or registered trademark of Linus Torvalds and
is used under license to IDG Communications.

ICCA-NYC February 2001 Meeting - Linux Security


Meeting announcement for the The Independent Computer Consultants
Association, NYC Chapter...

When:     TONIGHT, Monday February 26, 2001
          6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:    Pete's Tavern (near Union Square)
          129 E18th St at Irving Place.

Speakers: Doug Brooks, District Sales Engineer (Technical Presentation)
          Paul Kaplan, District Sales Manager
          Bob  Quirk , District Sales Manager

Company:  Argus Systems Group

Topic:    Intrusion Prevention for Servers and Clients
          (concentrating on Linux Security)

Summary:  Operating System based Computer Security without the need
          for Firewalls.

          PitBull (available for Solaris, Linux and AIX) is a commercial
          product for enhanced security and is freely available for
          non-commercial use.  This product is said to provide features
          similar to HP Virtual Vault and that of the NSA's
          Security-Enhanced Linux project .

          PitBull is a B1 certified added value enhancement to your
          operating system.

Costs:    Members and first time guests: $30
          Non-Members                  : $45
          This meeting is open to the public.

          The costs covers both the networking and main presentation
          parts of the meeting.  Dinner, dessert and coffee/tea are
          included with the meeting.  You have your choice of entree
          and dessert from a special ICCA-NYC menu.  Drinks are not
          included.  Fish dinner has an extra charge.

Travel:   Take the N,R,4,5,6 trains to Union Square/14th Street.
          Walk east to Irving Place and North to 18th St.
          There is both parking lot and street parking available.
          After certain times, it is possible to park on the street
          for free, a few blocks away from Pete's.

Details:  http://www.iccanyc.org

-Rob Weiner

Internet World Fall 2001

See http://www.internetworld.com/events/fall2001 for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are December 11-13, 2001.

Telecom Business World 2001

See http://www.telecombusinessworld.com for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are October 10-12, 2001.

InfoSecurity Conference and Exhibition 2001

See http://www.infosecurityevent.com for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are December 4-6, 2001.

LinuxWorld Conference and Exhibition

See http://www.linuxworldexpo.com for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are January 30, 2001 - February 1, 2002.

CeBIT America

See http://www.cebitamerica.com for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are June 18, 2003 - June 20, 2003. The TECHX/PCExpo was moved to September 2003.

SIA Technology Management Exhibition 2003

Tuesday, June 17 - Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 19  - 9:00 a.m. - Noon

The Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
(6th Avenue between 53rd & 54th Streets)
New York City

Visit http://www.sia.com/tmc2003/ for more information about this show.

ICCA-NYC May 2003 Meeting - MARKETING


Meeting announcement for the The Independent Computer Consultants
Association, NYC Chapter...

** REMINDER: We now meet on the last TUESDAY of the month
             at our new meeting location!

          TUESDAY, May 27, 2003
          6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

          The Village Crown Restaurant
          96 Third Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
          (2 blocks from Union Square Station, 4/5/N/R trains)
          Tel: 212-674-2061

          A Members Forum for getting more clients

          Roundtable Discussion, led by Walt Sloan from
          Tillinger Associates and the ICCA-NYC Board.

          Come to our meeting to:
            * Network With Other Consultants and Peers
            * Create New Alliances
            * Expand Your Offerings for Customers
            * Find New Opportunities for Business
            * Find Out More about the ICCA NYC-Metro Chapter
            * Hear Business-Enhancing Advice/Suggestions
            * Grow Your Business by Expanding Your Resources
            * Learn Proven Techniques for Increasing Prospects

          To help our chapter prosper, PLEASE speak up and
          volunteer to help now!  Our local ICCA NYC-Metro
          chapter needs YOU!  Please contact the board if
          you can help us out.

Meeting Outline:
          Are you or your business trying to "get the word out"?

          Whether you market yourself to head-hunters, personnel
          agencies, or to one to fifty user organizations, do
          you have the most effective means for making sure
          prospective employers know about you?

          At this meeting we will have a roundtable discussion on:

          - Advertising:
              Anything from the Yellow Pages to trade journals

          - Marketing:
              Do you need more than a business card?

          - Joint Marketing Efforts:
              Can someone else benefit from helping to market 
              you or your business?

Other Meeting Activities:
          - Member and Non-Member Networking
          - Planning for the upcoming year

          6:30 - 7:15 Networking and Round Table
          7:20 - 8:00 Dinner
          8:00 - 8:45 Presentation
          8:45 - 9:00 Questions and Answers

          ICCA-NYC Members              with dinner: $30
          ICCA-NYC Members           without dinner: $ 5
          Non-Members                   with dinner: $45
          Non-Members                without dinner: $15

          This meeting is open to the public.

          The cost covers both the networking and main presentation
          parts of the meeting.  If paying for dinner, dessert,
          assorted soda, and coffee/tea are all included.
          You have your choice of 3 entrees and dessert from a
          special ICCA-NYC menu.  The meeting and dinner are held
          in a private room.  Tax and Tip are included.

          The menu will have the following offerings:
            beef, chicken and vegetarian (K*)
          (*Restaurant Certified Glatt Kosher by Chaf-K)

          Take the N,R,4,5,6 trains to Union Square/14th Street.
          Walk 2 blocks south east to the restaurant.
          Both parking lot and street parking is available.
          After certain times (6:30pm-7:00pm), it is possible to
          park on the street for free, a few blocks away from the
          restaurant.  The meeting is in a private room in the
          rear of the restaurant.

Prior Meeting:
          In our April 2003 meeting, we heard the following
          talks and had lively discussions about these topics:

          1) Differentiating Your Business From The Pack
             by Walt Sloan, Tillinger Associates

          2) Internet Marketing For Your Business
             by Will Rico, Common Mind Consulting

          3) Increasing Your Business by Referral
             by Dana Friedman, Dragonfly Technologies

          ICCA NYC-Metro Chapter Phone/Fax: (212) 271-1978
          Email: info@iccanyc.org
          Web:   http://www.iccanyc.org

Tell your friends about the ICCA-NYC!
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner

NYSA July 2003 Meeting

Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 15:21:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [NYSA] Meeting - Wednesday, July 9th - Internet Mailers


Please see below for complete information, and make sure to send an RSVP
e-mail as instructed if you plan to attend.




	Wednesday, July 9th
	6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Announcements
	6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - Main Presentation
        7:45 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Floor


        "Internet Mailers"

        E-mail has become one of the most important applications in
        almost every company everywhere, and the ability to send and
        receive Internet e-mail is a must.  There are several popular,
        public domain mail transfer agents (MTAs) to choose from.  We will
        present three of these, "sendmail", "postfix" and "qmail".  The
        merits of each will be discussed in a panel forum, and
        interaction from the audience is encouraged.


	Morgan Stanley
	1585 Broadway	(SW corner of Broadway and 48th Street)
	6th Floor Auditorium


	Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to rsvp@nysa.org with a subject
	line of "AUTO RSVP NYSA firstname lastname".  The RSVP list will
	be given to building security.  If yo do not RSVP, you will not be
	able to attend this event.  Please RSVP no later than July 7th.


	The N,R and W lines' 49th street station is in the 750 7th Avenue
	building which is nearby to 1585 Broadway.  The 1 and 9 lines can
	be taken to the 50th street station which is a very short walk to
	1585 Broadway.  A large number of buses will also get you there
	including the 6, 7, 10, 20, 27, 50 and 104.


        Sendmail will be presented by David Feldman.  Dave studied
        Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania
        and then went to work for ATX Telecommunications.  From there Dave
        moved to the financial industry working for such firms as D.E.
	Shaw, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank.  Dave is
	now Vice President of Systems Architecture at Tudor Investment
	Corp. and is Vice President of NYSA.  Dave has extensive
	experience with sendmail, having set up systems at Merrill,
	Deutsche and Tudor.  Dave has also given presentations on e-mail
	to both Unigroup and NYSA.

	Postfix will be presented by Perry Metzger.  Perry is a
	managing partner at Metzger, Dowdeswell &  Co., a consulting
	company.  Previously he ran Piermont Information Systems, also a
	consulting company, and then Wasabi Systems, an embedded systems
	software company. He's active in the IETF and the NetBSD project,
	runs a well known cryptography mailing list, teaches cryptography
	occasionally at Stevens, and is on the NYSA board.  Perry also
	owns a geranium.

	Also presenting Postfix will be Viktor Duchovni.  Viktor is a UNIX
	systems programmer, architect, and system administrator. He has
	been involved with UNIX systems and network applications since the
	mid 80's starting at Princeton University.  He architected a
	global systems management environment at Lehman Brothers in the
	early 90's, and designed and implemented a sophisticated name
	space management tool called UName*It for a consulting firm.  He
	then returned to Wall St., working at D.E. Shaw and is now a
	member of the Security Engineering/Architecture team at Morgan
	Stanley where he has developed a proprietary MIME filter.  Viktor
	has contributed code to multiple open source projects including
	Emacs, Popper, Tcl/Tk, and Postfix.

	Qmail will be presented by George Georgalis.  George began his
	system admin career in 1998 in San Diego, and recently relocated
	to the East Coast. He has designed or re-engineered small offices,
	ISP facilities and a top level domain registrar. George is a NYSA
	Board member and is experienced with sendmail but decided to
	make the switch to qmail over a year ago.

NYNMA July 2003 Meeting

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 16:42:09 -0400
From: George Hunt / Regional Sales Manager / EqualLogic, Inc

Intel, Cisco, JPMorganChase and EqualLogic team up with NYNMA for an
inside look at...  iSCSI: A Game-Changing Storage Technology 

Dear Colleague, 

You are cordially invited to join NYNMA as a VIP guest for "iSCSI: The
Technology, The Applications, The ROI" on July 22nd for an exploration
of this transforming technology for networked storage.

Experts from Cisco, Intel, JPMorganChase and EqualLogic will address: 

Which organizations are poised to utilize iSCSI? Why? 
How can your company benefit using iSCSI? 
How compelling is iSCSI's pricing and ease of use? 
What are the systems, hardware and security requirements of iSCSI? 

Date:     Tuesday, July 22 
Time:     8:00AM Registration & coffee
          8:30AM Panel & breakfast
          10:00AM Program concludes 
Location: JPMorganChase, 270 Park Ave @ 47th St, 49th Floor 
RSVP:     Reply by Friday, July 18 to receive complimentary registration. 

Thanks to JPMorganChase for hosting NYNMA's Executive Roundtable series!

NYNMA's Executive Roundtable breakfast series continues with a
presentation by David Neeleman, CEO JetBlue Airways Corp., on "Flying
High with Technology" on July 30.  

InfoSecurity 2003

The InfoSecurity 2003 show will be at the Javits Center on December 8th - 11th.

Exhibit hall hours:
  Dec 10th  10am-5pm
  Dec 11th  10am-4pm

For more information, or for complimentary online registration,

LinuxWorld Conference and Exhibition

See http://www.linuxworldexpo.com for Free Exhibit Hall Online Registration. Show dates are January 21-23, 200.

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