When:  Thursday, November 18, 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,
             Detel, Inc. 

  ** Note: We have some Linux giveaways from Red Hat and Caldera which
     we will give out or raffle off at this 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: 

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

   Other topics for later in the year:
     GNU Development System, Linux, Beowolf, FreeBSD.

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



   We had tried to hold the SAMBA meeting in September, but the Tropical
   Storm blew in and prevented it from happening.



   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.



> >Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 00:20:08 -0400
> >From: "Michael C. Ibarra" 
> >Subject: NOV 1999 NYSA Meeting Announcement
> Hello:
> 	I am pleased to announce this upcoming months NYSA meeting
> to be held Wed. Nov. 17th, 1999. The meeting will begin at 6:30
> for registration and our speaker will begin his presentation at 
> 7:00 PM. This months topic will be an "Providing Reliable NT Desktop
> Services by Avoiding NT Server". Our speaker will be Tom Reingold
> from Lucent Bell Labs. As always admission is free and please feel 
> free to pass the word along to some colleagues. I hope to see all 
> of you there at this meeting.
> 	Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions and
> or comments you may have. At this point I am not sure as to which 
> floor we will be using at Dot Hill, I will not have that information
> until about a week before the meeting date however signs will be 
> posted for those who do not receive that announcement on time.
> Be well,
> -mike
> Date:
> 		6:30 PM - 17 NOV 1999
> Location:
>              DotHill Systems (www.dothill.com), 161 Avenue of the Americas 
> 	      (corner of Spring Street) 10th Floor
> 	      (BoxHill Systems and Artecon have recently merged to form Dot Hill)
> Directions:
>              By Subway:  
>              E/C train to Spring Street station 
> Subway Map:
> 	      http://www.mediabridge.com/nyc/transportation/subways/
> Speaker:
> 	Tom Reingold studied Computer Science at Hunter College of 
> 	the City University of New York.  He has 14 years of computer
> 	industry experience in various programming and system admini-
> 	stration jobs.  He has worked at The Rockefeller University 
> 	(NYC), Bellcore, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies.
> 	More info on Tom can be found at:	http://www.bell-labs.com/user/tommy
> Topic:		
> 	Providing Reliable NT Desktop Services by Avoiding NT Server
> 	------------------------------------------------------------
> Tom Reingold will be providing a 1 1/2 to 2 hour presentation on the above
> material. The following is an abstract that Tom has provided to us detailing
> their reasons for, and methods of deployment.
> Authors:
>     Tom Limoncelli, Robert Fulmer, Thomas Reingold, Alex Levine, Ralph
>     Loura - Lucent Bell Labs - Murray Hill, NJ
> Abstract:
> We have developed a reliable, stable NT Desktop environment for our
> customers. The services we provide include:
> Standard Desktop Applications (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
> Access to UNIX Computer Servers
> File Storage and Backups
> Print Services
> Calendar,
> Internet Access (netnews, web, and e-mail)
> We founded our architecture by selecting open, standard protocols rather
> than specific applications. This decoupled our client application selection 
> process from our server platform selection process. We could then choose 
> the server based on our needs for reliability, scalability, and manageability
> and let customers independently choose their clients based on their needs
> of platform (NT or UNIX), features, and preferences. We can now choose 
> between competing server products rather than be locked into the (potentially
> difficult to manage) server required for a particular client application. 
> This created a ``no compromises'' environment on the desktop as well as in 
> our server room. Our customers are happy because the ``tail'' doesn't ``wag 
> the dog''. Our ability to manage this infrastructure is superior because the 
> dog doesn't wag the tail either. The resulting system gives us a strong base 
> to build new services.
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> **************************************************************************



   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: 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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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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