Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 19:56:11 -0800 (PST)
From:"Marsee Henon" <>
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, February 28
O'Reilly User Group Program
February 28, 2003

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Highlights This Week:
Book News
-Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition
-MySQL Pocket Reference
-Using Samba, 2nd Edition
Upcoming Events
-Chuck Cavaness ("Programming Jakarta Struts"), Heartland
Users Group Java SIG, Kansas City, MO--March 5)
-Watch Rael Dornfest and Cory Doctorow on "The Screen Savers" talk
about the upcoming O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
-Put Up A Conference Banner, Get A Free Book-O'Reilly Emerging
Technology Conference
-User Group Members can "Go On Safari"
-Cory Doctorow's Bitchun' World: P2P Gone Wild
-Swarm Intelligence: An Interview with Eric Bonabeau
-T-shirt Slogan Contest Deadline for Submissions is March 10
-Creating an Apache Site with Public and Secure Access
-Get Your PHP Recipe of the Day
-Controlling Your Mac with AppleScript and Java
-Giving .NET-based Applications a Fast and Responsive UI with Multiple
-A Quick Guide to vi
-Running Samba on the Mac OS X Server

Book News
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***Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 3234
"Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition" is the most
up-to-date reference on today's security and networking issues. In
addition to covering the four most popular Unix variants: Solaris,
Linux, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X, the latest edition includes new sections
on embedded systems, biometrics, additional Internet protocols,
anti-theft technologies, and new authentication systems such as LDAP
and PAM. Packed with helpful scripts, tips, and warnings, this book
remains the definitive work for Unix administrators and anyone
concerned about system and network security.

Beta Chapter 11, "TCP/IP Networks," is available online:

***MySQL Pocket Reference
Order Number: 446x
Easy to take and use anywhere, this handy reference provides instant
reminders on how to use important MySQL functions in conjunction with
key parts of the LAMP open source infrastructure. The book covers how
to install MySQL, and it includes descriptions of SQL commands, data
types, operators, and functions. A complete reference to the MySQL
version of SQL, this pocket guide also serves as a convenient companion
to our large, in-depth volume, "Managing and Using MySQL."

***Using Samba, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 2564
"Using Samba, 2nd Edition" covers all versions of Samba from 2.0 to
2.2, as well as the most important features of 3.0. Updated for Windows
2000, Me, and XP, the book also explores Samba's new role as a
secondary domain controller, its support for Windows 2000 security on
host Unix systems, and its improved integration with SSL security. This
comprehensive guide to Samba administration has been officially adopted
by the Samba Team and is under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Chapter 7, "Name Resolution and Browsing," is available online:

Upcoming Events
***Chuck Cavaness at the Heartland Users Group Java SIG--
Kansas City, MO
Chuck is the author of "Programming Jakarta Struts"

Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Vatterott College
8955 E. 38th Terrace
Kansas City, MO

For more info:
(go to the March newsletter)

Programming Jakarta Struts
Order Number: 3285

Conference News
***Watch Rael Dornfest and Cory Doctorow on The Screen Savers talk
about the upcoming O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Tech TV's

Early Bird Discount--
User Group members who register before March 14th, 2003, get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and you'll get 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

For more info on the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference:

***Put Up A Conference Banner, Get A Free Book***
Ready for the next conference banner promotion? Here it is:
We are looking for user groups to display our conference banners on
their web sites. If you send me the link to your user group site with
our O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference banner, I will send
you the O'Reilly book of your choice.

Conference Banners:

Safari News
***User Group Members can "Go On Safari"
If you're not yet familiar with the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf,
it's worth a look. With Safari, you can access over 1,000 technical
books from the top technical book publishers--O'Reilly (of course),
Pearson, and Microsoft Press. There is an extremely cool search
capability that allows you to search through all 1,000+ books for the
answer you need--or even code samples--in minutes.

We have an introductory program just for user group members. To "Go on
Safari," any of your members who sign up for our Safari 14-day free
trial send comments on their experiences, or tips and tricks for how
they used Safari (it only needs to be 2 sentences long, but it may be
longer) to

Every week someone will be chosen from the tips or comments submitted
to receive fun stuff from O'Reilly (T-shirts, book bags, or other
surprises). If a member of your user group is selected, your group
receives free gifts, too. Whatever the individual member receives, your
UG will get one, too, to give away at your next meeting, or use however
you see fit. Recipients--and their comments--will be announced in the
User Group Newsletter.

**Please use this special UG URL to sign up for the 14-day trial**

For more information on Safari:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***Cory Doctorow's Bitchun' World: P2P Gone Wild
In the world of "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom," you're always on
the Net, reputation matters more than cash, and your life is on a hard
disk. Sound familiar? Richard Koman interviews the author.

***Swarm Intelligence: An Interview with Eric Bonabeau
The concept of swarm intelligence is borrowed from nature, and in this
interview with Eric Bonabeau, that's where the conversation
begins--with ants and other social insects. Dr. Bonabeau takes us from
his childhood nightmares of carnivorous wasps to applying the theories
of swarm intelligence to solving real problems in the business world.

Eric will be a keynote speaker at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging
Technology Conference.  

To register, or for more information, go to:

***T-shirt Slogan Contest Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2003
Do you think geek? Enter your slogan on our site. We'll sort through
the entries and, using our in-house panel of geek writers, editors,
programmers, and sys admins, we'll choose a winner, based on our own
biased criteria for cleverness, creativity, and general geek appeal.
The winner will receive a $50 shopping spree at ThinkGeek--and a
T-shirt with the winning slogan.
To enter:

Open Source
***Creating an Apache Site with Public and Secure Access
Peter Laurie walks through a typical configuration file for an Apache
web site that combines public access to a database with a secure back
door for maintenance.

Peter is a coauthor of "Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition."
Order Number: 2033

***Get Your PHP Recipe of the Day
Are you a programmer who's looking for useful PHP code? Look no
further, thanks to our daily PHP recipe. Today's recipe is on "Changing
File Permissions or Ownership," excerpted from O'Reilly's "PHP

PHP Cookbook
Order Number: 6811

***Controlling Your Mac with AppleScript and Java
AppleScript, while a fantastic language for running scripts locally,
has minimal support for doing anything else, like sockets or serving
web pages. This is where AppleScript and Java form a powerful team.
Scott D.W. Rankin shows you how to put this dynamic duo to work to
control your Mac from remote locations.

***Giving .NET-based Applications a Fast and Responsive UI with
Multiple Threads
Writing for "MSDN Magazine," Ian Griffiths shows how the .NET Framework
lets you take advantage of multiple threads in C# to create a snappy,
high-quality user interface.

Ian is a coauthor of O'Reilly's upcoming ".NET Windows Forms in a
Order Number: 3382

***Running Samba on the Mac OS X Server
Learn how to set up SMB file and printer shares, enable client user
access, and monitor activity, all on Mac OS X Server 10.

This is an excerpt from "Using Samba, 2nd Edition."
Order Number: 2564

***A Quick Guide to vi
Jaguar ships with a variety of text editors. Of these, many Unix users
will prefer vi (Visual Editor), which is a powerful, feature-rich
editor that is lean and mean. If you haven't had the vi experience yet,
this article will help you get off to a great start.

Until next time--