When:  Thursday, July 15, 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:  Building and Running a High Traffic Unix Web Site

  Speakers:  Jack Cate,
             Edmund Publications (http://www.edmunds.com)


  What do the following have in common: Linux, Apache, Solaris, Oracle,
  Intel PCs, Sun SPARCs, Five Million Hits a Day, one of the highest new
  visitor ratios on the Web and the price of your neighbor's used car?
  The answer is the Edmunds Web Site and our speaker Jack Cate.

  Description of Talk: 

  ** Please check the meeting web page for any updates to this description.

  Our speaker will discuss the following:

  - Internet Hosting / Bandwidth Requirements / Co-Location
  - Performance Issues for a High Traffic Site
  - Using the Apache Web Server to get real work done
  - Using Linux and Solaris Machines to drive the Web Site
  - Dealing with Database Licensing Issues for the Web Site
  - Challenges of keeping everything working on a day-to-day basis
  - Forming strategic relationships with other web companies

  Speaker Biography: 

  Jack Cate is a Systems Administrator at Edmunds.  He is also a Unigroup
  Member and was recently elected to the Unigroup Board of Directors.

  Company Biography:

  Extracted from Edmunds's About Web Page

  Edmund's was the first site on the Internet to provide automobile pricing
  information at no cost.  Edmund's also provides extensive automobile reviews,
  consumer information, information about incentives and rebates, expert
  analysis of late-breaking developments in the automotive world.
  Edmund's Town Hall, an easy-to-scan online conversation area for feedback
  and questions from other auto shoppers, is one-of-a-kind, a unique and
  powerful resource for auto shoppers and enthusiasts. 

  Edmund's has been transformed by its move to the Internet, experiencing
  unprecedented success and growth.  Edmund's provides everything the car
  shopper needs in one place.  Its partners are Auto-by-Tel, CarFinance.com,
  Price Auto Outlet, GEICO Insurance, Warranty Gold, JC Whitney, and
  Performance Products.

  Edmund's brings deep experience to the World Wide Web. Founded in 1966,
  it is familiar as the publisher of Edmund's New Car Prices and Reviews,
  Edmund's New Truck Prices and Reviews, and Edmund's Used Car Prices and
  Reviews (distributed by St. Martin's in bookstores and Curtis on newsstands). 


  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.  The building cafeteria is open to the public.


  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!



  We are working on the following for our next meeting topics:
    Using Sendmail to fight E-mail SPAM
    Unix Software Development using Free Software (GPL) Tools
    Working with Linux

  If you have other suggestions or can arrange a speaker for the group,
  please contact us immediately.



  James Glynn of Trend Micro (http://www.antivirus.com) gave a wonderful
  presentation and demonstration about "Unix-Based Anti-Virus Solutions,
  Real-Time Protocol Scanning Performed at the Firewall".  The current state
  of this technology is very interesting.  Not only are E-mails, Web Pages,
  Active-X and Java code virus-scanned and cleaned in real-time as they pass
  through the firewall, but they are also working on a Year 2000 3rd party
  add-in.  Many companies have completed Year 2000 preparation but they
  continue to receive spreadsheets and word processor documents via E-mail
  which may contain both viruses and Y2K problems -- the new Trend products
  can warn about both of these problems automatically.



  Ultinet Internet Services (http://www.ultinet.net) has offered discounts
  to Unigroup Members for their DSL Service.  We are currently working out
  the details and they should be announced at our July Meeting and on
  our Web Site.



  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
  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: 9/16/99, 11/18/99, 1/20/2000,...
  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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