When:  Thursday, May 18, 2000

     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

    Topics:  Discussions about DSL
             Web Proxy Gateways: Apache, JunkBuster

             Dan Budne, SIAC,
             Robert Weiner, Programming Plus.
             We expect two other guest other speakers.

  Introduction & Description of Talks:

  Sorry for the short notice for this meeting.  We had a series
  of cancelations from our 1st, 2nd and 3rd tentative speakers.
  Given these cancelations we are going to hold an informal
  meeting in two parts.

  The first part of the meeting will be a group discussion
  entitled "Getting DSL Installed".  I have a good "war story"
  which, in affect, will be a lecture on "How to Select an
  ISP and when to Drop that ISP Cold."  I am very curious to
  hear the experiences of the membership with DSL installations.
  There seems to be many problems in general getting DSL, but if
  you can manage to get it installed, its a FAST connection!
  We also hope to have a guest speaker who is a DSL providor who
  can fill in the details of a DSL install from the providor's
  point of view.

  The second part of the meeting will be a discussion of a few
  Web Proxy Gateways for Unix.  Attention will be given to using
  Apache and JunkBuster, with a lesser amount of information
  about Squid.  Both Apache and Squid are caching proxy gateways.
  Most people know that Apache is a Web Server, but many don't
  realize that it can also act as a proxy gateway.
  The Internet Junkbuster Proxy (TM) blocks unwanted banner ads
  and protects your privacy from cookies and other threats.
  All three of these proxies are freely available.

  Web Resources:

    Apache      http://www.apache.org
    JunkBuster  http://www.junkbuster.com
    Squid       http://www.squid-cache.org
    DSLreports  http://www.dslreports.com

  Speaker Biography: 

  Dan Budne and Robert Weiner are Independent Consultants (as well as
  Unigroup Board Members) and have been working with Unix and the
  Internet for many years.


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.  This now includes salads
  and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna)!


     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.


  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!



   PC EXPO will be in NYC next month at the Javits Center.

   The exhibit dates are:
       Tue   June 27   10am - 5pm
       Wed   June 28   10am - 5pm
       Thu   June 29   10am - 4pm

   Complimentary Online Registration is available at:



   We have a couple of meetings in the works.

   First is a SPECIAL Developer's Meeting on June 15th on PERL.
   We are finalizing topics from one of these: Perl DBI and CGI Scripting.

   WestLake Internet Training, a professional training company, is opening
   up offices in NYC and has offered facilities for this session.  We will
   be finalizing the details shortly.  Keep an eye out for this special
   even-month meeting announcement and reserve the date!

   Other meetings being planned are:
   - Unix Office Tools:  Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - What's New In Data Storage Technologies: From SANs to NAS.
   - Linux Beowolf Clusters



   Our thanks go to Chris Masto of NetMonger Communications/IN-TEL-TEC
   for his great talk on FreeBSD .

   Our thanks also go to Walnut Creek, the publisher of the FreeBSD
   CD-ROM sets.  Chris had also contacted Walnut Creek and arranged for
   FreeBSD 3.4 CD-ROM giveaways for all attendees of this meeting.
   Thanks Chris!



   We are updating and reworking our membership database.  If you will be
   attending our next meeting please look up the last time you paid for
   membership, paid the single meeting fee or simply the last time you
   attended a meeting and bring that information with you to the meeting.
   We need to make sure that we have the correct renewal dates on file
   for your yearly membership.  For the most part, any joint UniForum
   memberships should be expired by now as well.  UniForum had stopped
   collecting joint memberships a long time ago.

   For those who cannot attend our next meeting, we will be sending out
   a notice and preparing a web page on which your mailing address and
   Email addresses can be updated.



   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.
   Planned meeting dates are: 5/18/2000, 7/20/2000, 9/21/2000...
   Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential meeting
   topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and content
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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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