Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society
Volume 15, Number 10 - October 1999
October 21st CACTUS Meeting
September Meeting Report
December Presention from Sun MicroSystems
CACTUS Officers and Contacts
Meeting Location and Map
October 21st CACTUS Meeting
PHP--A server-side, cross-platform HTML scripting language.
Speaker: Landon Bradshaw--Currently a webmaster at Motorola, he
uses PHP to develop intranet
applications. Landon has been using PHP for about 2 years and is
currently one of the support people hanging out online at #php on efnet.
Location: Applied Research Labs, UT JJ Pickle Campus [see map]
6:30 pm for the informal get together with pizza and soda
7:00 - 9:00 pm presentations
Cost: Free (pizza and soda served at 6:30 pm.)
September Meeting Report
by Darrel Long
Six regular members and six officers were present to install Solaris
2.7 on our new Sparc 10 graciously donated by SemaTech, thanks to Michael
Shaw. The guards at ARL were kind enough to allow the installation
to complete even though it was well past our nine o'clock deadline.
The installation was a little late beginning, because Ron Roberts didn't
expect Michael Rice to bring the media and an external CDROM drive.
But he zipped home and returned with the Sparc 10 and other equipment.
One of the one gigabyte drives Ron brought wouldn't work, but Michael was
able to install the base OS on the other one.
There were no objections to appoint Michael Rice as programs officer.
Officers present for vote included: Darrel, Gil, Johnny, Lindsay,
Luis, and Ron. The elected programs officer, Brenden Corkerly, was
unfortunately transferred to Houston almost immediately after his election.
We hope we can keep Michael a little longer.
In other news, Ron was able to pick up the linux.cactus.org PC and deliver
it to Lindsay in the dead of night in a parking lot in front of a hardware
store in a strip mall. Lindsay took it to Lindsay Computer
Systems [no nepotism] and got it fixed. Special thanks to Rick Lindsay--recommend
him to your friends. He's located at 8222 Jamestown Drive near 183
and Anderson Lane. Phone number is 719-5257.
Ron also picked up an external drive enclosure that SemaTech had donated
some time ago. Except for qmail, the new system is ready to go.
We have to make an appointment with Bob Guswick of Realtime.Net [also the
bga in bga.com] to make the conversion. Ron has backed up most of
the source packages, WEB page, named zone files, and various config files
John Ratliff of Sun Microsystems will discuss how to get from Garage.Com
to IPO.Com. He may also be able to give us additional details about Sun's
Open Source program. So tell your friends--it should be a good one.
by Luis Basto
Michael Rice has been active and supportive of CACTUS for a while.
Now we can officially welcome him as a new member not only because he just
paid his dues but also as the newly elected Program Chairman. Let's
also welcome Thomas Bodine as a new member.
This has collected over the past couple of months due to the death of
the linux system where the latest records were kept. We shall thank
B.T. Corkery, M.H. Khan, David Friedman and Michael Rayburn for renewing
their membership. linux.cactus.org is now mostly back in service.
See elsewhere in the newsletter for full details.
While we are profusely thanking people let me especially thank Lindsay
Haisley, Gil Kloepfer, Michael Rice, and Ron Roberts for their major contribution
in resurrecting the linux machine. Yet, the fact that CACTUS has more than
one system brings up an interesting question. How do we sync up user
accounts on multiple systems? Or even should users have more than one account?
My proposal is for the user to be responsible for up his/her own data.
CACTUS sole responsibility should be to keep the systems running with as
few crashes as possible.
To renew your membership, please send check or money order payable to CACTUS
($25/yr for regular membership and $96/yr for corporate sponsorship):
PO BOX 9786
AUSTIN, TX 78766-9786
You can also pay in person at the general meetings. Please direct
any inquiries or address changes to membership [at] cactus <dot> org.
President: Jack McKinney (president [at] cactus <dot> org)
Treasurer: Johnny Long (longjy [at] thecb <dot> texas <dot> gov)
Membership: Luis Basto (membership [at] cactus <dot> org)
Programs: Michael Rice (programs [at] cactus <dot> org)
Publicity: Rodger J. Hutchins [Webmaster](roger [at] cactus <dot> org)
Newsletter: Ron Roberts (newsletter [at] cactus <dot> org)
Scribe: Darrel Long (scribe [at] cactus <dot> org)
Members at Large:
-- Lindsay Haisley (fmouse [at] cactus <dot> org)
-- Mike Cheselka (cheselka [at] cactus <dot> org)
-- Gil Kloepfer (gil [at] cactus <dot> org)
admin [at] cactus <dot> org Comments to CACTUS officers comments
membership [at] cactus <dot> org Membership questions and suggestions
newsletter [at] cactus <dot> org Newsletter submissions and comments
Applied Formal Methods, Inc. (Susan Gerhart, 794-9732, gerhart [at] cactus <dot> org)
Applied Research Laboratories/University of Texas at Austin, http://www.arlut.utexas.edu
(Gil Kloepfer, Computer Science Division (CSD), 835-3771, gil [at] arlut <dot> utexas <dot> edu)
Austin Code Works (Scott Guthery, 258-0785, info [at] acw <dot> com)
Auspex Systems (Paul Levine, plevine [at] auspex <dot> com) Fastest reliable network
CTG (Kristi Lee, 502-0190 [FAX 502-0287]) Professional recruiting, http://www.ctg.com
EDP Contract Services (Mark Grabenhorst, 346-1040) Professional recruiting.
Flametree Corporation (David Maynard, 670-4090, dpm [at] flametree <dot> com) Internet
and software consulting, http://www.flametree.com
The Kernel Group (TKG) (Ray Schafer, 433-3300) Professional services, http://www.tkg.com
Hounix (Marilyn Harper) Houston's Unix Users Group.
Multi Media Arts (MMA) (Lee Williams, 451-7191) Publisher of instructional
materials for classroom and independent study.
O'Keefe & Associates (John O'Keefe, 320-9191, jokeefe [at] okeefeassociates <dot> com)
Professional recruiting. http://www.okeefeassociates.com/
Outernet Connection Strategies, Inc. (Tracy S. Cogdill, 206-0527, extension
16, tracy [at] outer <dot> net). http://www.outer.net
Sprint Paranet (Ron Roberts, 895-2566) Consultants in Integrating Hardware,
Software, Networks and People. http://www.paranet.com/
Real/Time Communications (George Wenzel, 451-0046) Internet service provider,
Sailaway System Design (Chris J Johnson, 447-5243)
Schlumberger (Kathy O'Brien, obrien [at] asc <dot> slb <dot> com) Technical services and
products in over 100 countries, www.slb.com
Sun Microsystems (Roger Waak, 343-0293, roger <dot> waak [at] central <dot> sun <dot> com) Supplier
of Unix client-server computing solutions, www.sun.com
Silicon Graphics (Don Williams, 346-9342), www.sgi.com
Solid Systems (Pete Farrell, 442-2222)
Sterling Information Group (Darrell Hanshaw, 327-0090, dhanshaw [at] sterinfo <dot> com).
Texas Internet Consulting (Smoot Carl-Mitchell, 451-6176, smoot [at] tic <dot> com)
www.tic.com TCP/IP networking, Unix, and open systems standards.
Unison Software (Shelley St. John, 478-0611) Supplier of networked systems
UT Computer Science Department (Patti Spencer)
UT Computation Center (Mike Cerda, 471-3241, cerda [at] uts <dot> cc <dot> utexas <dot> edu)
Verio (Bob Izenberg, bei [at] verio <dot> net) DSL, Network and Hosting Services,
CACTUS Meeting Location: Applied Research Labs
CACTUS meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Applied Research
Labs (ARL) in the JJ Jake Pickle Research Campus (JJ PRC). We'll meet in
the main auditorium located directly behind the guard's desk and main lobby.
Please do not show up earlier than 6:20 pm on the specified day. Enter
through the main entrance at 10000 Burnet Road for ARL:UT. Tell the guard
that you are here for the CACTUS meeting. You will be required to sign
a log book, but not required to wear a badge. The guards will direct you
to the auditorium entrance. Limited parking in the front of the building
is available, but more extensive parking is available in the large parking
lot just north of the ARL building. After 6:30 pm, all entrances to JJ
PRC, except for the Burnet Road entrance, are closed and locked. You can
still enter the parking lot in front of the ARL building. No parking tags
are necessary after 6:00 pm. See map for further details.
Online maps are available at:
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/prc/ -- J.J. Pickle Research Campus
As always, please leave the facility as you saw it when you arrived. So
let's clean up all pizza and soda items before we leave. Thanks and hope
to see all of you there.
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/prc/areas/se.html -- South East Quadrant (ARL:UT)
Map to the Monthly CACTUS Meeting
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