When:  Thursday, November 16th, 1995

     Where:  Chemical Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower, 13th Floor Conference Room (follow the signs)

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation:

     Topic:  NIS, NIS+ and NFS - Protocols, Internals & Components

   Speaker:  Hal Stern,
             Sun Microsystems

	Main Presentation:

	NIS, the Network Information Service, and NIS+, Sun's enhanced
	version of NIS, are system utilities that let the System
	Administrator store network management information in a central
	administrative database for use by all clients across the network.
	This information consists typically of user passwords, user home
	directories, network drive names, mail addresses, Ethernet numbers,
	host names, and netmasks - information which otherwise would need
	to be maintained locally at each user site.   NIS has become a key
	utility for UNIX networks.

	Our speaker, Hal Stern, is a well-known authority on NIS in the UNIX
	community.  He will be discussing NIS, NIS+ and NFS protocols,
	including their components, internals, how they fit together and
	where they are going.  He'll cover transition strategies,
	implementation pitfalls, and practical choices.

	Hal "wrote the book" on NIS -- one of them, at least -- he is the
	author of "Managing NFS and NIS" published by O'Reilly & Associates.
	He is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where
	he focuses on high-end server technology, system and network
	management, and related issues.  He also writes the System
	Administration column and is a contributing editor for "SunWorld
	Online" magazine.  

	Information on Mr. Stern's book:
		Managing NFS and NIS
		Hal Stern
		O'Reilly & Associates, 1992.
		ISBN 0-937175-75-7.

Directions:	55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets
		at Old Slip...  about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and
		the South Street Seaport.
		Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
		Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
			then walk South 5 blocks;
		Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
		Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
		There is parking on the street and there is a lot right
			in the building, entrance on Old Slip.

		Room Location Specifics:
		   Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South
		   Tower of the complex, you enter the building at Old
		   Slip at the "North Tower" doors.  This entrance is
		   is immediately to the right of the main entrance,
		   towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk
		   (mentioning you are heading for Unigroup) to the
		   elevator bank and go to the 13th floor.
		   When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading
		   you to the meeting room.

		   The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set
		   of doors, then past the cafeteria.  If the entrance
		   doors near the elevator on the 13th floor are locked
		   (may happen after 6pm), call the security desk using the
		   available telephone, and they will radio the guard on
		   the 13th floor to let you in.  After the cafeteria, you
		   see another "lobby" area.  Walk past the cash machines,
		   make a left and look for a sign marking the meeting room.


	Fee Schedule:
		Yearly Membership:				$ 50.00
		Single Meeting:					$ 20.00
		Student Yearly Membership:			$ 20.00
		Student Single Meeting:				$  5.00
	==>	UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership	$125.00
		Cash, Check, American Express.

	==>	Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
		of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
		Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
		in both organizations for a discounted price.


	Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
	Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



Thanks to Chemical Bank, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for
the Third THURSDAY of Odd Months at Chemical Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
Planned meeting dates are: 11/16/95, 1/18/96 *, 3/21, 5/16, 7/25 (4th Thurs)...
* The January 1996 meeting is at Chemical Bank, 4 New York Plaza, 13th Floor.
Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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Unigroup is currently working on filling our 1996 meeting schedule.
We currently have the following topics in mind:

	- NIS+					- Hal Stern     - Nov '95
	- IP version 6				- Perry Metzger - Jan '96
	- Linux
	- Domain Name System (DNS)
	- Privacy and Encryption (including PGP)
	- Multimedia Enhanced EMail - MIME/Metamail
	- Publically Available Unix Tools
	- Unix Administration Tools: crash & fsdb
	- Kerberos
	- Object Oriented Databases
	- Fault Tolerant Unix

PLEASE let us know immediately if you:

	- Can give us a presentation on one of these topics
	- Know of a speaker for one of the these topics
	- Have another topic you think we should address
	- Can help us plan one or more meetings - be a meeting coordinator.



Unigroup's printed newsletter is sent out to people on our U.S. Mail mailing
list.  The newsletter contains information such as meeting announcements,
technical and non-technical articles and recent UNIX security advisories.
Ross Ziskind is the editor of the Unigroup newsletter.  Keep an eye out for
the next issue.

To keep the newsletter going, the two biggest problems to overcome are:
	a) Volunteers to see that it gets out
	b) Content material

If you have any ideas or can help contribute to our newsletter, please make
them known at our meetings and/or let us know by EMail.  If you know anyone
who has experience in sending out a newsletter, we can always use some good
advice.  Ross can be reached via email to editor@unigroup.org.



Unigroup will hold annual elections for its Board of Directors at our
January 1996 meeting.  Those who are interested in running for the board
should contact us at one of our meetings or send us a note via EMail to
uniboard@unigroup.org.  Unigroup is a volunteer organization and we need
your participation!



This is the current announcement from our friends at the NYSA group:

> From: "Xev Gittler" 
> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 13:42:05 -0500
> To: nysa@esm.com
> Subject: November NYSA Meeting (11/14)
> The November meeting of the New York Systems Administration group (NYSA)
> will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:15pm. The meeting will be held
> at UBS, 299 Park Ave (exact floor etc to be announced later).
> Timothy Reed will do a talk on "Intro to Windows NT for UNIX Administrators".
> This talk expands on a well-received mini-talk that Tim did at a previous
> meeting.
> As much as a lot of people are trying to deny it, NT will effect most
> of your lives in some fashion. Tim's talk will discuss the security
> model, file and printer sharing between NT and UNIX, administrative data
> sharing and NT's administrative model.  He'll also talk a little about WinDD
> and it's requirements, and integrating UNIX hosts with a WinDD servers.
> Directions to UBS:
> Westvaco Building
> 299 Park Ave
> 9th floor
> Between 48th and 49th Street
> The building is located four blocks
> north from Grand Central on Park Ave.
> You must walk through the MetLife and the Helmsley Buildings
> to get to Park Ave from Grand Central
> By Train and Subway
>         Take the following trains and subway to Grand Central
>         - Metro-North (From North of the City)
>         - 7           (From Queens )
>         - 4,5,6 S     (Bklyn and Manhattan )
> Xev Gittler

This is an edited current announcement from our friends at the DECUS group:
> Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 13:50:05 -0500 (EST)
> From: nymlug-reservation@DECUS.Org
> Subject: DECUS NY Metro LUG 11/28/95: L.Timmin, "Internet AlphaServer"
> To: nymlug-list@DECUS.Org
> Comments: Send nymlug-list subscribe/unsubscribe requests to
>  nymlug-list-request@DECUS.Org
> Date:	Tuesday, November 28, 1995
> Time:	5 pm - 9 pm			Pre-dinner discussion 5 - 6:15
> Site:	Bailey's Greenhouse Grille	Dinner 6:15 - 7:30
> 	729 3rd Avenue (near 46th St.)  Featured presentation 7:30 - 9
> 	New York, NY
> RSVP:	718-468-2983 for more information or to make a reservation
> Cost:	No charge to attend the meeting; we provide a catered dinner, 
> 	for those who want it, for $25 
> 	(full dinner, choice of entree and dessert)
> Meetings are planned for the last TUESDAY of most months.
> Please telephone 718-468-2983 to reserve your place 
> (and indicate if you plan to have dinner with us).
> Or, to reserve your place at this meeting,
> send e-mail to:
> appears as the "From:"-header in the message you are reading now,
> then you may reserve your place simply by REPLYing to this message.
> ============================================================================
> 			  	 by Larry Timmins
>                         Digital Internet Solutions Business   
>  	                     Multivendor Customer Services       
> 			     Network Services Engineering
>   Anyone familiar with Digital's UNIX offerings as well as the Alpha 
> server platforms has run into server design and configuration options
> which sometimes delay getting the server into production.  Why?  Simply
> too much choice, or a newer facility from Digital that is unfamiliar in
> terms of tradeoffs, etc.
>   The talk will appeal to those familiar with setting up an server for
> Internet services, the administration issues involved with daily operations
> and ongoing account management, and fans of Digital UNIX, StorageWorks,
> the Advanced File System (AdvFS), and of course, the AlphaServer family.
>   Ideally, if you have an Internet AlphaServer or are considering one,
> this talk will provide Digital's Internet consultants own view of how
> to tame the Internet AlphaServer solution to meet your requirements.
>   The presentation is called "Taming the Internet AlphaServer".  It
> is from my perspective as an Internet, Unix and multimedia consultant
> involved in designing reliable configurations for Internet service
> providers, customer web sites, web server rental organizations and 
> "intranetwork" communication projects at departmental and corporate
> levels.  
>   The presentation will give a quick overview (slide -- components, 
> slide - server offerings, slide - software), and web pointers for
> more information.  From there it will quickly shift into a review
> of MCS' experiences in using the Internet AlphaServer, including
> case studies, Internet service workloads, and positioning with respect
> to firewalls, point-of-presences, etc.  Finally, the heart of the 
> talk will be technical, walking through installation, design and
> configuration issues of using Alpha, Digital UNIX, StorageWorks and
> the Internet AlphaServer software together. Questions are welcomed
> and will be entertained as time allows.
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Contact information for our friends at the C++ group:

> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 13:06:20 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Saul J Rosenberg 
> Subject: C++ and C SIG: November #1 Reusable C++ Class Libr Design
>  C++ and C SIG Newsletter   (metro NY/NJ/CT)   Oct. 30, 1995
> page 7  C++ and C SIG  General info
> Affiliation   The C++ and C SIG is a Special Interest Group of NYPC
> E-Mail list   To receive future C++ and C SIG postings, send e-mail to
>               "Rosenberg@Decus.org", with your name, email, phone,
>               organization and title (if any)
> WWW info      http://www.escape.com/~dario/csig
> Note that this is a volunteer user group.  All meetings are always
> subject to change in topic/speaker/date/location etc.  Please check your
> email or the NYPC voice hotline 212-533-NYPC menu code "CSG".  Limited
> seating.  Invitation does not guarantee admission.
> Study groups: There will be some date and time changes to the November
>               study groups.  These will be announced shortly.

Contact information for our friends at $GROUPNAME:

> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 21:30:48 -0400
> From: Tom Limoncelli 
> Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday's $GROUPNAME meeting! (NEW JERSEY)
> Sender: Groupname-Announce-Owner@plts.org
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I hope to see you all at Unigroup's November 1995 meeting...

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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