When:  Thursday, July 19, 2001

     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:  NetBSD: A Freely Available and Highly Portable Unix OS

   Speaker:  Perry Metzger,
             Wabasi Systems, Inc. 

   Meeting Introduction:

   Our topic for our July 2001 meeting is NetBSD and we are very lucky
   to be able to have Perry Metzger present this topic to us.  Perry
   is a repeat Unigroup speaker, he gave us a presentation on IPv6 back
   in 1996, before most people had ever heard about that technology. 

   Some of our members will remember the great talk we had on FreeBSD
   last year.  NetBSD, like FreeBSD and OpenBSD, is another variant
   of Freely Available and Open Source Unix, based on the 4.4BSD Lite
   release from UC Berkeley.  Based on real BSD Unix, and Unix's 30
   year history, these *BSD releases provide a good Open Source
   alternative to Linux.

   One of NetBSD's greatest features is that it has been ported to
   at least 44 different architectures, and binary releases are available
   for at least 21 of them.  Some supported platforms are: alpha, amiga
   hpcmips, i386, luna68k, mac68k, macppc, mmeye, mvme68k, news68k,
   newsmips, next68k, pc532, pmax, prep, sgimips, sparc, sparc64,
   sun3, vax and x68k.  Bootable CDROM installations for many of these
   platforms are freely downloadable off the net and are also available
   in pre-packaged distributions.  NetBSD is even available
   for the MIPS based Windows CE PDA machines!

   NetBSD version 1.5.1 was just recently released on July 11, 2001.
   It is available for download from the main NetBSD site and its
   various mirror sites around the world.

   You can visit the web sites in the list below for detailed
   information about the various Open Source *BSD Projects.

   Web Resources:

   1. NetBSD                  http://www.netbsd.org
   2. FreeBSD                 http://www.freebsd.org
   3. OpenBSD                 http://www.openbsd.org
   4. Small BSD Home Page     http://www.picobsd.org

   Description of Talk:

   This will be a general presentation about NetBSD, its various features
   and functionality.

   We also hope to be able to provide meeting attendees with NetBSD CD-ROM
   distributions, but at this time we are not sure how many we will be
   able to acquire for the meeting.

   Please keep an eye on the Unigroup meeting page for a more detailed
   outline of this talk and an update regarding potential giveaways
   at this meeting.  We will post this information as it arrives.

   Speaker Biography: 

   (from http://www.wasabisystems.com/about_us/our_team.html) 

   Perry Metzger founded Wasabi Systems after five years as President and
   CEO of Piermont Information Systems, a New York based Internet and
   security consulting company.  With Piermont, Mr. Metzger specialized in
   designing, developing, and deploying networking and security applications
   for the financial community, involving the implementation of all aspects
   of network infrastructure and security, including firewall systems, global
   electronic mail systems, World Wide Web infrastructure, cryptographic
   network security systems, and automated systems administration systems. 

   A member of the Internet and security communities since the mid-1980s,
   Mr. Metzger is highly active in the work of the Internet's standardization
   body, the Internet engineering Task Force, or IETF, where he was
   instrumental in the design and standardization of several major Internet
   security protocols, including the IPSec IP security protocol, for which he
   served as co-author of the initial standards documents known as RFCs.
   Additionally, from 1996 to 1997, Mr. Metzger served as an IANA
   representative on the IAHC, a predecessor of ICANN, the organization that
   controls the domain name system and Internet address assignment. 

   Mr. Metzger has been an active NetBSD developer since 1994, and served as
   release manager for NetBSD 1.3 and 1.4.  As a key member of the NetBSD
   Project, Mr. Metzger has written large pieces of NetBSD itself. 

   Company Biography:

   (taken in part from http://www.wasabisystems.com/about_us/company_profile.html) 

   Wasabi Systems is a company founded by key members of the NetBSD Project
   (including members of NetBSD Core) and a team of experienced consultants
   and business service professionals to provide commercial-grade NetBSD
   development solutions for a wide range of high-end user needs. Wasabi's
   team of developers are among the world's foremost NetBSD developers,
   including several members of NetBSD Core and release engineers for the
   NetBSD Project. Wasabi Systems provides CD-ROM distributions, corporate
   support, service contracts and full-scale customization for NetBSD. 


  Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This now includes
  salads and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna, grilled
  eggplant, pasta salad, Caesar salad)!


     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... ie. Use the right-most side doors
     rather than walking straight ahead at the Old Slip entrance.
     Go past the guard's desk (mentioning you are heading for Unigroup,
     sometimes there is a sign-in) 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
         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 with UniForum is currently
         on hold due to circumstances at UniForum.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.


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



   We have a series of meetings in the works:
   - Unix 30th Birthday Celebration
   - Intrusion Detection
   - IPsec and IPv6
   - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
   - Unix Office Tools:  Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - Emacs
   - PKI
   - GNU Development Environments
   - Meetings on a variety of Sun/Solaris/Java topics

   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix releated technology topics
   should contact the Unigroup board at uniboard@unigroup.org.



   Our thanks go to Nick Carr of Mission Critical Linux who gave us a
   nice technical overview presentation on various High Availability Cluster
   Technologies, and in particular, the specific technologies being
   used by the Linux community.  The talk demonstrated how both a
   distributed lock manager and a cluster file system can be implemented.



   The New York Enterprise Windows User Group meeting... has a Unix
   related topic and does NOT conflict with Unigroup this month...

 # =======================================================================
 #          New York Enterprise Windows User Group News
 #                           7/13/01
 # =======================================================================
 # ******************************
 # ***** IMPORTANT NOTICE  ******
 # ******************************
 # Our July and August meetings will NOT be held at our regular location.
 # Instead they will be held at:
 #          New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
 #          It is in The Grace Building at:
 #          43 West 42nd Street at 8th Avenue (Street Level)
 # These meetings will starting promptly at 6:30 PM. Call our 24-hour voice
 # Hot Line at 212-643-NYPC for last minute changes.  Use menu code EWN.
 # Bill
 # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 # 1. July 26th meeting
 # --------------------
 # Jason Zions of Microsoft will present:
 # Microsoft Services For Unix.
 # Jason was part of the company that Microsoft acquired in order to
 # produce this product.  He is also a former member of this group.
 # Location: New Horizons, 42nd St.& 8th Avenue.
 # Note that This is also not on our regularly scheduled date either.
 # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 # 2. August 16th meeting
 # ----------------------
 # Donnie Hamlett will present Windows Xp Professional Features.
 # Location: New Horizons, 42nd St.& 8th Avenue.
 # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 # 5. Citrix Users Group meeting
 # NYC-Metro/NJ Citrix User Group Meeting
 # Citrix NYC Executive Briefing Center, Eleven Penn Plaza,
 # 20th floor, NYC NY (917) 286-4900
 # July 31st, 2001 (9:00AM -11:00AM and 3:00PM -5:00PM)
 # Topic: Enterprise Information Portals - "What's Your Web Strategy?"
 # Please direct questions to Michael Barry
 # michael.barry@citrix.com
 # 800-437-7503 x8247
 # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 # 7. General membership information
 # ---------------------------------
 # Tell your peers about our group!  All are welcome.
 # For additional information on the New York Enterprise Windows 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 Enterprise Windows User Group is also a Special Interest Group of
 # the New York PC User Group (NYPC). See http://www.nypc.org for details.
 # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


 The NYJavaSIG Meeting...

 : Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 13:26:52 -0400 (EDT)
 : From: fgreco@crossroadstech.com
 : Subject: NYJavaSIG Next Meeting - BILL DAY - 07/23/01
 : Next NYJavaSIG Meeting - 07/23/01, Monday
 : We are very lucky to get BILL DAY, Technology Evangelist for Sun
 : Microsystems on such short notice.  As most of you senior Java
 : developers know from scanning JavaWorld.com, Bill is very well
 : known in the Java technical community.
 : Bill will give us an in-depth presentation on the details of the
 : third member of the Java 2 trilogy, J2ME.
 : Please register ASAP.  It'll close real quick.
 : IMPORTANT:  Its a Monday (yeah, I know)
 :             We are NOT meeting at Sun Microsystems this time.
 : See you on Monday evening.
 : Frank G.
 :  - www.CrossroadsTech.com
 :  - www.JavaSIG.com
 :      ******************************************************
 :      Developing Wireless Applications Using Java Technology
 :      ******************************************************
 :      What: Java and Wireless - A Programmer's Perspective
 :       Who: Bill Day
 :            Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 :            www.billday.com
 :      When: MONDAY July 23, 2001 (Note: Its a Monday) 
 :            6:00pm - 8:00pm
 :     Where: Starpoint Solutions (Note: Not at Sun Microsystems)
 :            115 Broadway, 20th Floor
 :            2 blocks SE from World Trade Center
 :            Thanks to Starpoint Solutions for the room!
 :         You MUST RSVP via www.javasig.com/sigjsp/meeting/info.jsp
 :         Refreshments courtesy of BEA Systems.  Thanks!


 The Independent Computer Consultants Association NYC Metro Chapter

 > ICCA New York City Metro Chapter's Monthly Meeting:
 > July 30, 2001, 6:30 PM Pete's Tavern, 129 E. 18th Street, New York, NY
 > Speaker: Michael Brathwaite of Business Network International
 > Topic: How to develop and cultivate word-of-mouth / referral business.
 > Please visit http://www.iccanyc.org for further information.


 The next LXNY meeting...

 % The next general meeting of LXNY will take place on Tuesday 7 August 2001.
 % Thanks to support of the IBM Corporation, the 7 August 2001 meeting
 % will be in their building at 590 Madison Avenue at East 57th Street
 % on the Island of Manhattan.
 % Jay Sulzberger 
 % Corresponding Secretary LXNY
 % LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
 % http://www.lxny.org



   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.
   Chase has been a long time sponsor of Unigroup, allowing us the use of a
   meeting room and presentation equipment.

   Planned meeting dates are: 7/19/01, 9/20/01, 11/15/01, 1/17/2002...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
   as well as "field trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
   software vendors.

   = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
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   =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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