Unigroup of NY will hold annual elections for its Board of Directors at
our January 1996 meeting.  Our board consists of 13 elected members.

Those who are interested in running for the board should contact us
immediately by voice or EMail (uniboard@unigroup.org) so we can get you
on the ballot.  Elections will be held at the January '96 meeting (see
below for meeting announcement).

Unigroup is a volunteer organization and we need your participation!

  Board members are expected to be in regular attendance at our monthly
  board meetings (Downtown NYC, Wall St Area) and at our general meetings.
  Some activities board members typically perform are: finding speakers for
  our meetings, setting up and running Unigroup meetings, planning/discussing
  meeting topics and other Unigroup activities, helping out (as time permits)
  with Expo Show booth staffing, helping out with the Unigroup Newsletter.

If you can donate some time to Unigroup and you don't want to become a
board member- that's ok too.  Please let us know how you can help.



      When:  Thursday, January 18th, 1995

     Where:  Chemical Bank/Manufacturers Hanover Bank (Red Brick Building)
             4 New York Plaza
             ***** 2nd Floor Auditorium ***** NOT 13th Floor *****
             (Building is south of our normal 55 Water St. location,
              see below for directions)

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation:

     Topic:  IPv6 - Including New Security Proposals for IPv6 & IPv4

   Speaker:  Perry Metzger,
             Piermont Information Systems

Special Event:
             Annual Unigroup Board of Director Elections

Main Presentation:

  IPv4, the Internet Protocol Version 4 that has served our industry well
  for more than 15 years, is coming to the end of its useful life -- for
  one thing, its limited address space is almost used up. Industry groups
  are now actively designing its designated successor, IPv6 (also called
  IPNG for IP Next Generation), under the auspices of the IETF, Internet
  Engineering Task Force.

  Our January speaker, Perry Metzger, will report to us on what is new and
  different about IPv6 - with special reference to addressing and security
  enhancements in the new protocol.  Among other features, IPv6 will expand
  the address space from 32 to 128 bits -- enough, as Perry says, to allow
  us to "individually address every atom on the planet"!

  Perry Metzger is a well-known authority in the field of network
  communications protocols.  He is the President of his own consulting
  company, Piermont Information Systems, and is the co-author of several
  IETF RFC's dealing with Internet security.  He has worked for Bellcore,
  IBM, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers, among others, and currently
  specializes in Systems Security and Cryptographic Protocols.

Directions to the January 1996 meeting only:

  Please note our special location for this meeting!  This meeting will be
  at Chemical Bank, 4 New York Plaza, which is the "Red Brick Building"
  south of our normal meeting location at 55 Water St.  It is the old
  Manufacturer's Hanover Bank building.  It is located on the same side of
  the street as 55 Water, across from a small park, at the intersection of
  Water St. and Broad St.  The meeting will be in the Auditorium, on the
  2nd floor.  The best directions we have at this time are from Richard
  Safran below.  Ask the guards for help if you need it.  Please check our
  various electronic mail systems for updated information.

  Richard Safran just wrote us providing these directions to 4 NYP
  (Thanks Richard!):

    From:    Richard Safran
    Date:    Tue, 9 Jan 1996 17:01:53 -0500 (EST)
    Subject: Directions to Jan 18 meeting

    To the best of my knowledge, using the tunnel between 55 Water and 4NYP
    requires a Chemical ID card.  Directions to 4NYP:

    From Lex IRT:
      Goto Bowling Green, walk south on Whitehall or State St to Water, turn
      left.  4NYP is at the corner of Water and Broad.

    From 7th Ave IRT:
      Goto Wall Street, walk south on William to Water, turn right to Broad St.

    From N/R:
      Goto Whitehall St. exit at south end of train at Water St., Broad St
      is one block north.

Direction for our usual meeting location:
(Room specifics do not apply for Jan'96)

Directions:     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 and there is a lot right
                        in the building, entrance on Old Slip.

                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, then past the cafeteria.  If the entrance
                   doors near the elevator on the 13th floor are locked
                    (may happen after 6pm), call the security desk using the
                   available telephone, and they will radio the guard on
                   the 13th floor to let you in.  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.


        Fee Schedule:
                Yearly Membership:                              $ 50.00
                Single Meeting:                                 $ 20.00
                Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
                Student Single Meeting:                         $  5.00
        ==>     UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $125.00
                Cash, Check, American Express.

        ==>     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.


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



Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Group serving the
Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded.  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 Chemical Bank, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for
the Third THURSDAY of Odd Months at Chemical Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
Planned meeting dates are: 1/18/96 *, 3/21, 5/16, 7/25 (4th Thurs)...
* The January 1996 meeting is at Chemical Bank, 4 New York Plaza, 2nd Floor.
Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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To renew your dues, pay your yearly membership or for general information,
 contact Unigroup of NY by USmail:
        Unigroup of New York, Inc., G.P.O. Box 1931, New York, NY 10116-1931

For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing List
 send an EMail message to:
        unilist@unigroup.org  or  uunet!unigroup.org!unilist

To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:

To contact the Newsletter Editor, send an EMail message to:



Unigroup is currently working on filling our 1996 meeting schedule.
We currently have the following topics in mind:

        - IP version 6                          - Perry Metzger - Jan '96
        - Linux
        - Domain Name System (DNS)
        - Privacy and Encryption (including PGP)
        - Multimedia Enhanced EMail - MIME/Metamail
        - Publically Available Unix Tools
        - Unix Administration Tools: crash & fsdb
        - Kerberos
        - Object Oriented Databases
        - Fault Tolerant Unix

PLEASE let us know immediately if you:

        - Can give us a presentation on one of these topics
        - Know of a speaker for one of the these topics
        - Have another topic you think we should address
        - Can help us plan one or more meetings - be a meeting coordinator.



Unigroup's printed newsletter is sent out to people on our U.S. Mail mailing
list.  The newsletter contains information such as meeting announcements,
technical and non-technical articles and recent UNIX security advisories.
Ross Ziskind is the editor of the Unigroup newsletter.  Keep an eye out for
the next issue.

To keep the newsletter going, the two biggest problems to overcome are:
        a) Volunteers to see that it gets out
        b) Content material

If you have any ideas or can help contribute to our newsletter, please make
them known at our meetings and/or let us know by EMail.  If you know anyone
who has experience in sending out a newsletter, we can always use some good
advice.  Ross can be reached via email to editor@unigroup.org.


I hope to see you all at Unigroup's January 1996 meeting...

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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