When:  Thursday, September 16, 1999

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  Cross-Platform Connectivity: SAMBA

  Speakers:  Ed Weinberg,
             Dtel, Inc. 

  ** Sorry, we were forced to postpone our Linux meeting
     due to a speaker cancelation.  We intend to reschedule that meeting!
  ** Since we were planning a Linux meeting, we were able to acquire some
     giveaways.  Red Hat and Caldera were kind enough to send us Linux
     CD-ROMs and a handful of T-Shirts.  We plan on giving some of them
     out (or raffle some of them off) depending on the number of
     attendees at our meeting.  We may save the bulk of what we
     received to give out at our rescheduled Linux meeting.


  If you just don't ever feel like touching an NT server, or if you think
  your NT file server is somewhat unreliable, you can replace much of
  the functionality of that server with Samba 
  running on your favorite Unix machine.  Using SAMBA, your Unix machine
  can act as both a client and a server for what is typically called
  Microsoft Networking.

  SAMBA is a free SMB and CIFS client and server for Unix and other
  operating systems.  It can be run on just about any Unix variant.
  It is an "open" standard and defined in IETF RFC1001 and RFC1002. 

  Samba was originally developed by IBM and called "Lan Manager"; was
  "adopted" and "extended" by Microsoft; contains clients to allow your
  Unix machine to browse shares on other WinX machines on the network;
  allows your Unix machine be part of a peer-to-peer network, workgroup
  or NT domain; and allows your Unix machine to be a PDC.

  Commercial products exist which perform similar functions as Samba.
  Some are:

  - SCO's VisionFS  provides an SMB Server
    and Client and currently ships with SCO's OpenServer 5.0.5
     and UnixWare 7.1
     products and is automatically licensed
    for the same number of users as the Unix box is.

  - SCO's Advanced File and Print Server (AFPS) provides true Windows
    NT 3.51 functionality.  SCO recommends this add-on product if you
    have other NT machines on the network.

  - Syntax TotalNet 
    is supposedly bundled with Solaris and AIX.

  - Network Appliance "Filer" Product

  - AT&T Advanced Server for Unix (ASU)
    SCO's AFPS was derived from ASU a number of years ago.

  - FacetCorp's FacetWin 
    has been reported on the SCO Newsgroups as a solid CIFS/SMB product.

  Description of Talk: 

  ** Please check the meeting web page for any updates to this description.

  Our speaker will discuss the following:

  - Samba Overview
  - File & Printer Sharing
  - Connectivity with Non-Unix machines
  - Configuring Samba
  - ** Live ** Demonstrations

  Check out Ed Weinberg's Samba Page 
  and the Samba Home Page  for more information
  about Samba.

  Speaker Biography: 

  Ed Weinberg gave a talk on "How to Configure Samba" at one of
  NYC's Linux Groups a few months ago.
  See his LinuxGuy  Web Page for details.

  Company Biography:

  Detel, Inc. offers services such as Web Page Hosting, Secure Credit
  Card Orders, Custom CGI Programming and Animation. 


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.


     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 (after 6:30-7pm) and there is a lot
          right in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  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
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  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.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $140.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  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.
         UniForum membership is currently $95.00 per year.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
         UniForum membership benefits include various discount programs as
         well as a subscription to the "Open Systems Product Directory,"
         an important resource for Unix Users.  The Directory contains
         information on Unix related hardware, software and services.


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



   Upcoming Meetings: 

   November  18, 1999 -
       Tentative Topic: Open Source / Open Source Development Tools
                        (speaker unconfirmed [Cygnus Software]) 
       Alternate Topic: Linux
                        Speaker: Jim Gleason of VA Linux Systems

   January   20, 2000 - Sendmail and Anti-SPAM Techniques
                        Speaker: Sendmail, Inc.

   If you have other suggestions or can arrange a speaker for the group,
   please contact us immediately.  We need your help!



   Jack Cate of Edmunds.com  gave an excellent
   presentation on "Building and Running a High Traffic Unix Web Site".



   We are updating and reworking our membership database.  If you will be
   attending our next meeting please look up the last time you paid for
   membership, paid the single meeting fee or simply the last time you
   attended a meeting and bring that information with you to the meeting.
   We need to make sure that we have the correct renewal dates on file
   for your yearly membership.  For the most part, any joint UniForum
   memberships should be expired by now as well.  UniForum had stopped
   collecting joint memberships a while ago.

   For those who cannot attend our next meeting, we will be sending out
   a notice and preparing a web page on which your mailing address and
   Email addresses can be updated.



   NYLUG - The New York Linux Users Group 
   September Meeting Topic: Brookhaven National Labs' Linux Supercluster 
   Wednesday 15 September 1999, 6:30-8pm, IBM Bldg., 57th & Madison 

   CT EXPO - Computer Telephony Expo Fall 99 
     Tuesday,   September 14 -- 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
     Wednesday, September 15 -- 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
     Thursday,  September,16 -- 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
   Look for online registration!

   Register for free admission to Fall Internet World Exhibit Hall!  
   October 6-8 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
   Online registration:  http://iwshows.iw.com/X?/6247-29817699/Register
   For more information about Fall Internet World visit 



   There has been a flurry of security advisories during the past weeks.
   Here are some of the most recent (and most interesting):

   Microsoft: Windows 95/98 Telnet Client executes arbitrary code.

   Microsoft: Windows NT/95/98 Fragmented IGMP Packet causes machine to crash.

   Microsoft: "Scriptlet.typlib/Eyedog" Vulnerability
              ActiveX allows a remote web page "to do anything on the
              computer that the user could do".  Yikes!

   AUSCERT: DNS Denial of Service Attack

   CIAC: http://www.ciac.org
     LAST 10 CIAC BULLETINS ISSUED (Previous bulletins available from CIAC)
       J-053: HP Current Directory Vulnerability 
       J-054: Unauthorized Access to IIS Servers via ODBC Data Access with RDS
       J-055: IBM AIX Vulnerability in ptrace() system call
       J-056: Microsoft "Encapsulated SMTP Address" Vulnerability
       J-057: Windows NT(r) Terminal Servers DOS Vulnerability
       J-058: Microsoft "Malformed HTTP Request Header" Vulnerability
       J-059: IBM AIX (pdnsd) Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
       J-060: Microsoft Office ODBC Vulnerabilities
       J-061: Lotus Notes Domino Server Denial of Service Attacks
       J-062: Netscape Enterprise and FastTrack Web Servers Buffer Overflow



   Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
   Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is a
   not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
   Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on
   technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup
   is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an
   International Unix Users Group.

   Thanks to Chase, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
   Planned meeting dates are: 9/16/99, 11/18/99, 1/20/2000, 3/16/2000,...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential meeting
   topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and content
   suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer organization and
   we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you can help!


I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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