Tuesday 3 April 2001 LXNY Meeting: Vagn Scott will speak on state, time, client-sysadmin systems, and disaster recovery of whole lans From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 04:49:29 -0400 LXNY will have a general meeting Tuesday 3 April 2001. This meeting is free and open to the public. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. After the meeting full and precise instructions on how to get to our traditional place of refreshment will be given in clear. Thanks to support of the IBM Corporation, the meeting is at their building at 590 Madison Avenue at East 57th Street on the Island of Manhattan. Enter the building at the corner of Madison and 57th and ask at the desk for the floor and room number. Both source secret and free software local area networks today suffer from a general failure to grasp that the lan is but a single device meant to provide a well defined traditional bundle of services, at a decent level of ease and reliability. Instead lans are thought of as ad hoc collections of hardware and software. Often the very specifications of the lan are treated as being too insignificant to even record. Naturally in such circumstance, costs are high, performance uncertain, and client satisfaction low, except for those few clients willing to pay the going price for very good custom systems administration. Free software is transforming every sector of the computer industry and in most cases, a big part of the change is a move to a more open and hence more competitive market. The free software forces now stand before every gate of the huge walled empire called "The Desktop". Our agents have already seized some of the internal lines of communication of The Desktop, such as some mail systems, print and file daemon systems, etc., but the final battle has not yet been joined. One of the several secret weapons of our side, now being developed in plain view, of course, is the single device lan. The single device lan still needs several standardized parts, which remain to be placed in mass production. The way-back program is one such critical part. Sometimes called a "disaster recovery system", the uses of such a flexible instrument of state recording, preservation, and impressment extend beyond insurance against the day of gross hardware/software failure. Vagn Scott will speak, in general, about his approach to systems administration, and, in particular, about his latest disaster recovery tool, which uses one or more CD(s) as the medium of state preservation. On defined hardware, this tool makes possible three stroke installs of whole working free *n*x systems. http://www.geocities.com/fcheck2000 http://integrit.sourceforge.net http://www.cs.tut.fi/~rammer/aide.html http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/99/11/11/024200.shtml http://www.angelfire.com/tn2/mondo http://mkcdrec.ota.be/project/index.html http://rescuecd.sourceforge.net http://freshmeat.net/projects/cdbackuplinux http://freshmeat.net/projects/md5backup http://freshmeat.net/projects/multicd http://freshmeat.net/projects/ozbackup http://freshmeat.net/projects/plbackitup http://freshmeat.net/projects/bootrip http://freshmeat.net/projects/install_mode http://www.enjoy.ne.jp/~gm/program/cpbk/index.html http://freshmeat.net/projects/burn_baby_burn http://freshmeat.net/projects/sise http://freshmeat.net/projects/snapfs http://freshmeat.net/projects/sysaudit http://freshmeat.net/projects/recoveryispossible! http://freshmeat.net/projects/repairlix http://www.handshake.de/user/kroening/pgppipe http://www.troubleshooters.com/tpromag/200104/200104.htm http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=01/03/22/1443259 http://www.gnusoftware.com/Emacs/Lisp/virus.el http://www.textfiles.com/100/famous.bug http://www.eff.org/pub/Legal/Cases/SJG/crime_and_puzzlement.1 Upcoming events: There will be an Install Fest within the next few weeks. We will have a decent net connection and many helpers, so if you are new to free operating systems, now is a good time to assemble your hardware. The best way to install any OS new to you is with people right there who are able and willing to help. Jay Sulzberger Corresponding Secretary LXNY LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization. http://www.lxny.org
April 2, 2001
Tuesday April 3, 2001 LXNY meeting
Author: JT Smith
LXNY will have a general meeting Tuesday 3 April 2001. This meeting is free and open to the public.