Next meeting is Thursday February 21st

Scott McDermott scottm at
Thu Feb 14 16:11:23 PST 2002


 Please take note that this month's meeting is on the third Thursday this
 month instead of the usual second. A few noticed that the second Thursday
 was Valentine's day. While we realize everyone would have come anyway, we
 moved the meeting to the third Thursday to make us all look good with
 our significant others.


The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, February 21st, 2002 at 7pm.

The UW Rosen/McWilliam Building facility is a secured building. So a
SAGE member will be at the Republican Street entrance until 7:15 P.M. to
open the door for meeting attendees. After that a phone number will be
posted on the door for the SAGE meeting specifically. There is an
"internal extensions only phone" at the Republican Street entrance to
allow you to call building extensions. The posted phone number will be
monitored until at least 7:45 P.M. However, please make every effort to
arrive by 7 P.M.

Directions can be found at:

Next meeting: Thursday February 21st, 2002 at 7:00 PM
       Topic: "Replacing NIS with Kerberos and LDAP
              (or At least we're not in the frying pan any more...)"
   Presenter: Jason Heiss <jheiss at>
    Location: Rosen (McWilliam) Building
              960 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
              (Corner of Terry & Republican)
              2nd floor LOUNGE
    Web Site:
Talk Abstract:

The primary goal of the talk is to show how to replace NIS with
Kerberos and LDAP.

I'll start by talking about possible goals for such a project,
and the pros and cons of Kerberos/LDAP and alternative technologies.
I'll then give an introduction to Kerberos and LDAP, discussing available
software, an overview of how they work, supported platforms, security
models, etc.

The second half of the talk then dives into the details of building
a secure, stable and scalable implementation.

Short Bio:

Jason Heiss is a System Administrator for the Electrical Engineering
department at the University of Washington.  He specializes in
Solaris, Linux and FreeBSD administration, security and networking.


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

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.

Check out our Web site for more information:

Scott McDermott
Executive Vice President
Hero Network LLC

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