March 12 Seattle SAGE Group Meeting

Leeland Artra leeland at
Wed Mar 11 17:59:31 PST 1998


This is a reminder for tomarrow's meeting (or tonights if you
are getting this in the early AM hours... ;^)

Its time for the next Seattle Sage Group meeting.

The Seattle SAGE Group (SSG) is a local group for systems & network
administrators in the Seattle and Pacific northwest areas (North Western

Washington). We are a local chapter of SAGE, but SAGE / USENIX
membership is not a requirement.  We sponsor a regular monthly meeting
open to the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.

This is a reminder & announcement of the next meeting.

Next meeting: Thursday March 12, 7:00 PM
       Topic: "Unix Security Overview
              (aka The UW is under attack!)"
   Presenter: Dave Dittrich
              CAC University of Washington
    Location: Department of Molecular Biotechnology
              University of Washington
              K-Wing room K350 (3rd floor conference room)
    Web Site:

Dave is a Software Engineer and Consultant for the University of
Washington's Computing & Communications Client Services group. He
consults mostly on UNIX system administration, security and X Window
System related issues. However, he has also expanded to deal with World
Wide Web services, including development and support of the University's

Weber service, and teach the UW Training courses.

This talk will focus on a number of recent attacks against the UW
systems and how they have been identified, traced, and dealt with.

This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

NOTE: The K-Wing (and most of the UW) is locked up tight at ~6:30. We
send someone down every 10 min or so to the SOUTH side entrance (the one

just next to the bike rack and parking attendant booth on the bay side
of the building). Also, from the meeting room we can look down on that
very doorway & part of the covered bench to see if someone is waiting
there. We generally keep checking every 10 minutes or so through 7:45.
Since the bench area with the bike racks just outside the door is
covered you may remain dry on a rainy evening. Hence, if you stand close

the building by the bench under the roof you will be dry and visible to
us from the meeting room. We also sometimes call down to see if someone
standing there is waiting for SAGE. So, you may hear a voice from above
inquiring about SAGE, don't be too alarmed.... ;^)

Of course the best solution is to get here about 6:50 along with the
majority of others.

Check out our Web site for more information:


//Leeland Artra                    University of Washington
//Senior Systems Administrator     Box 357730 Rm K343
//Dept of Molecular Biotechnology  Seattle, Washington 98195-7730
//mailto:leeland at  phone:206.616.7233 fax:206.685.7301

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