Cndnsd Vrsn: 4:00 Thursday July 23 ACS Rm 123 - ADSL
This month's meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users' Group (FRUUG) will
present a variety of perspectives on ADSL-Asymmetric Digital Subscriber
Loop-- the new technology being offered by U S WEST that promises to
provide Internet access ranging from 256 Kbps to 768 Kbps all over an
existing phone line that can still be used for normal telephony purposes.
This meeting will provide a platform for a wide variety of service
providers and users to discuss their service offerings as well as
experiences selling, purchasing, and using ADSL services.
Once we've had a chance to hear everyone's presentation, we'll ask all of
the speakers to participate in a question-answer session that should be
Susan Davey (srdavey at uswest.com), DSL Marketing Product Manager with U S
WEST !nterprise will discuss the technology, service offerings, and the
history and challenges of delivering ADSL service. She will be joined by
Susan Chandler, an ATM engineer who will be providing us with more of the
networking architecture behind ADSL service.
Spike Ilacqua (spike at indra.com), Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of
Indra's Net, a Boulder-based ISP, will discuss their service offerings,
experiences deploying the service in Boulder, and will contrast their ISDN
service with ADSL.
Barb Dijker (barb at netrack.net) of Boulder-based Netrack, will discuss their
service offerings, and some of the interesting ways in which Netrack
provides ADSL service to both end-users, businesses, and even other ISPs.
John DeWolf (john.dewolfe at dewolfe.com) will present his experiences
ordering and using U S WEST's ISP service, including the story of his ADSL
installation, his upgrading to 512 Kbps service, and his use of static IP
Brad Owens (owenbl at seqnet.net) will discuss his experiences using ADSL ISP
service through Louisville-based SEQNET.
The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of
CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in
Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the
At the last meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group
Carl Oppedahl presented a very informative session covering various aspects
of copyright, trade secret, and patent law. See his web site, http://www.patents.com for lots of
See the previous meetings page on the Fruug web
site for more detail.
Fruug future plans are:
This fall we are working on presentations on XML, JINI, and some other
Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at
fruug at fruug.org
if you have other interesting topic ideas or are interested in presenting a
This month's library additions are:
- Linux Application Development, from Addison Wesley,
- Protecting Networks with SATAN, from O'Reilly & Associates,
- Proceedings of the USENIX 1998 Annual Technical Conference,
and Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Object-Oriented
Technologies and Systems (COOTS) , both from USENIX.
Just a reminder that O'Reilly and Associates offers FRUUG members a 20%
discount on books ordered through their 800 number. Just call them at
(800) 998-9938 and give them the code "DSUG" to get the discount.
You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you
must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the
following the one in which they are checked out. If you don't
return your library books by the next meeting, you might find
yourself on our overdue book list.
We count on you returning books on time so that other members
may have the chance to use them as well.
Last Updated: 15 July 1998.
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