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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 October 2006 UNIGROUP: Steve Bellovin on Internet

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 October 2006 UNIGROUP: Steve Bellovin on Internet Security
Date: 18 Oct 2006 19:08:39 -0400

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 Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:59:03 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <>
 Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP Meeting 19-OCT-2006: Steven Bellovin on Internet 

 Reminder announcement... Steve Bellovin at Unigroup tomorrow evening,
 Thursday 19-OCT-2006.  Please RSVP so we can judge the amount of
 food to order.

 Also, our November meeting, Field Trip to Sun on Solaris 10,
 will be on Thursday 09-NOV-2006 (_2nd_ Tuesday).



       When:  THURSDAY, October 19th, 2006    (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:  Internet Security: TCP/IP Security Retrospective

   Speaker:   Steven M. Bellovin


    Unigroup is pleased to have Steven Bellovin as our speaker for
    this month's presentation on Internet Security.  It has been
    over 10 years since Steve has addressed Unigroup, so we have
    a lot to catch up on :-).

    (Note: We are still fine-tuning the meeting topic).



    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.).



    A look back at TCP/IP Security over the past 10 years.  We hope
    to address how the art of security has changed in recent years
    (between the publication of the first and second edition of
    "Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker"),
    and review current threats and mitigations.

    One of Steve's papers:
    will form the outline for this talk.

    For a complete listing of all of Steve's papers, see:


    Speaker Biography:


      - Unigroup Speaker back on 18-MAY-1995,
          Topic: "Firewalls and Internet Security."
      - Co-Author of "Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the
          Wily Hacker" (1st and 2nd Editions).
      - Professor at Columbia University.
      - Researcher at AT&T Labs and Bell Labs.
      - Recipient of the 1995 Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award
          for his work helping to create UseNET and NetNews.
      - Active in the IETF, was a member of the Internet Architecture
          Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).
      - Member of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee of
          the Department of Homeland Security.
      - Patent holder on several cryptographic and network protocols.
      - Well known Net Personality, Author and Researcher.



    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
    "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled
    vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, 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!



    We have a series of meetings in the works:

    - Internet Security (Oct06)
    - Field Trip to Sun - Solaris 10 Update and/or Networking Stack 
    - Asterix / VoIP
    - NO SPAM!  (know any speakers on SPF and DNSrbl?)
    - LAMP Part 2 - PHP
    - Field Trip to HP - Invited
    - Are there too many Linux Distributions?
    - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to host this!)
    - IPsec and IPv6
    - 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.



    July 2006: AJAX and other Advanced JavaScript Techniques

    Unigroup would like to thank Dan Phiffer, from ShiftSpace, for
    his presentation talk about AJAX and JavsScript Techniques.
    The discussion was lively and contained various interactive
    demonstrations.  It seems that AJAX can be found on many popular
    web sites, particularly where increased "interactive-ness" and
    responsiveness is needed.



    InfoSecurity 2006

    When:   October 24-25, 2006.
    Where:  Javits Center

    For show information 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/was 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.

    Planned regular meeting dates are: 10/19/2006, 11/16/2006, 1/8/2007...
    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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    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    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
  unilist (-at-)

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LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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