[SASAG] Next meeting is Thursday, March 8

Scott McDermott scottm at sasag.org
Mon Mar 5 18:59:22 PST 2007


The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.

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  Next meeting: Thursday March 8, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: UNIX Process-Launching Mechanisms
    Presenters: Leon Towns-von Stauber <leonvs at occam.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

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Talk Abstract
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The days of a common UNIX init are over. New features in a variety
of operating systems are complementing or replacing not just the
traditional BSD or SysV init, but cron, inetd, and other automated
process-launching mechanisms. This talk examines several of these
mechanisms from a practical standpoint: how to start, stop, enable,
disable, and otherwise manage system services, along with discussion
of the limitations and advantages of each. Coverage includes AIX SRC,
Solaris SMF, Mac OS X launchd, and an assortment of Linux-incubated
open source projects. Come to this talk, and don't get caught
flat-footed!

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Speaker Bio
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Leon has been using and administering UNIX systems since 1990, and
been employed as a full-time sysadmin since 1995. While he's worked
extensively with AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, and too many other
flavors of UNIX, lately he's been spending a lot of time with
Solaris working for Philips Electronics. He enjoys spending his
"spare" time with his wife and daughters, sampling craft beers,
playing D&D, and writing for O'Reilly (not all at once!).

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

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
local chapter of both SAGE and LOPSA, but membership in either 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:
      http://www.sasag.org/

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Special Thanks
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Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!



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