When:  THURSDAY, April 21st, 2005    (3rd Thursday)

     Where:  Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
             Downtown Center
             104 Washington Street
             South West Corner of Wall Street Area
             Downtown, New York City
             ** Please RSVP (not mandatory) **

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
             6:25 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                Answers and Current Events
             6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
             7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  The OpenAFS Distributed Filesystem

  Speaker:   Jeff Altman
             Secure Endpoints Inc.


   This Month's Meeting:

   Jeff Altman has addressed Unigroup multiple times.  He is known for
   his highly technical (and very long) meetings.  Unigroup members
   will remember that Jeff (of Kermit95, Telnet Security Working
   Group, Kerberos and OpenAFS fame) had last presented the topic
   of Kerberos at Unigroup.

   Last Month's Meeting:

   The attendees of our Solaris 10 meeting at Sun should be receiving
   their Solaris 10 DVD at any time.  We have heard a report
   that they have just started arriving.



   To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
   Registration Page:

   This will allow us to automate the registration process.
   (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
   Please avoid emailed RSVPs, if at all possible.

   Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
   registered for this meeting, please check your email for any
   last minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
   any anti-spam white-lists are updated to allow Unigroup traffic!

   Please try to RSVP as soon as possible.

   Note: RSVP is not mandatory for this location, but it does help
         us to properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
         seating, etc.).



   This month's meeting will be on AFS and the OpenAFS Project:

   - What is the Andrew File System (AFS)?

   - A History of AFS

   - Platforms

   - Strengths and Weaknesses
     - Volume Management
     - Read/Write Performance
     - Authentication and Authorization
     - Persistent Caches
     - Cache Coherency
     - File Locking

   - The Upcoming 1.4 Release
     - Linux 2.6 and Solaris 10 Support
     - Windows Support: Back from the Dead

   - New Features for the 2.0 Release
     - GSSAPI Kerberos 5 Security Class
     - Unicode Path Names
     - Disconnected Operations
     - IPV6 Support
     - TCP/IP Based RPC Mechanism

   - Q&A


   Web Resources:


     Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol


   Speaker Biography:

   Jeffrey Altman, is the President of Secure Endpoints Inc., and is
   a long time open source developer and participant in the Internet
   Engineering Task Force.  Jeffrey's current projects and roles

     * MIT Kerberos. Core team member. http;//web.mit.edu/kerberos/

       Contributor to the Kerberos 5 library and applications; and
       lead developer of the Kerberos for Windows product.

     * OpenAFS. Gatekeeper. http://www.openafs.org

       Lead developer for the Windows port of OpenAFS client
       and server.

     * C-Kermit and Kermit 95. Contributing developer.

       Kermit 95 Program author. Responsible for all security and
       network protocol stack components.

     * OpenSSL. Contributing developer. http://www.openssl.org

     * Project JXTA. Director. http://www.jxta.org


   Company Biography:

   Secure Endpoints Inc. specializes in providing support and new
   development for open source products on the Microsoft Windows
   2000/XP/2003 family of products.



   O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their
   books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our

   Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind
   enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will
   continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

   Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
   provided by their User Group programs.

   Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of
   our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway
   (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!


   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
       Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.


   Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This includes
   sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled
   vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, cole slaw, tossed,
   pasta, etc), cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.



     Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
     Downtown Center
     104 Washington Street
     Wall Street Area
     Downtown, New York City

   This building is located on the West side of the street, the
   second building north of Rector Street.  Cross Streets:
   Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

   Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown,
   North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel,
   East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street.  Walking West
   on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then
   Washington Streets.

   There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between
   Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel
   and extending North for a number of blocks.

   Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector
   Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).


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



   Our next meeting will be May 19th, 2005 (3rd Thursday).

   We have a series of meetings in the works:

   - Field Trip to CA - Invited
   - Field Trip to HP - Invited
   - Field Trip to Novell - SuSE Linux
   - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to host this!)
   - IPsec
   - Samba
   - DNS
   - Unix Clusters and Clustered Databases
   - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
   - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
   - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - PKI
   - GNU Development Environments
   - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies

   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix related technology topics
   should contact the Unigroup Board.



   March 2005: Solaris 10 Field Trip to Sun Microsystems

   Once again, Sun put on a massive show for us!  Our "Thanks!" go to Sun,
   Ambreesh Khanna, and a series of guest speakers from Sun Engineering,
   who presented various Solaris 10 and Sun Hardware topics.

   Attendees received various Solaris 10 and Sun Product White Papers,
   as well as Sun Studio 10 IDE (C,C++,Fortran) and Sun Java Studio
   Enterprise 7 Evaluation Software.  Also, the Solaris 10 Operating System
   Software should be on its way to everyone who signed up to receive it.

   A more complete "thanks and summary" will appear in the next announcement.



   a) 2005 Linux on Wall Street 3rd Annual Show & Conference
      (Flagg Management)

      Location: Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue and 45th Street.
      When:     April 20, 2005

      For information and online registration visit:

   b) SIA Technology Management Conference

      Location: The Hilton New York

      For information visit:

        Tue, June 21 12:00 pm -  6:00 pm
        Wed, June 22  9:00 am -  6:00 pm
        Thu, June 23  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      For FREE Online Exhibit Hall Registration Please Visit:



   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.

   Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
   Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have
   the ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.
   Recently, we have been holding meetings on a more monthly basis.

   Planned meeting dates are: 4/21/2005, 5/19/2005, 7/21/2005...
   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.

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director
 unilist (at) unigroup.org

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