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April 1996 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

Old Hand Summary: 4pm Thursday April 18 ACS Rm 123 - Web Setup Experiences


This Month's Meeting: Web Setup Experiences

At the next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group we will have two speakers talk about web site setup.

Pete Siemsen will talk about his experience with WebMaker, a program that converts FrameMaker documents into HTML. It's cheap (99$), it converts everything, and it does a better job than similar programs, including the one built into FrameMaker. Using it, you can make high quality printed documents, with tables of contents, indexes, figures, cross-references, etc., and have the same information appear on the World Wide Web. FrameMaker users can create decent Web pages without having to learn HTML.

He'll discuss how the program works, how it evolved, some known bugs, and the ramifications of using it as a documentation standard. He will supply printed copies of the NCAR network group's book, authored using the system. He will also show how the equivalent Web pages produced by WebMaker look. Pete Siemsen is a Network Engineer at NCAR.

Bryan Buus will describe his experiences in getting together a successful web server running Netscape's Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). He'll run down the key application process and the installation process for both the Netscape Commerce server and the Apache SSL server.

Bryan Buus is the Manager of Web Services at XOR Network Engineering in Boulder Colorado, where he manages and develops their Web hosting product, aXXess(tm). He regularly instructs classes about managing Web services for companies such as CERFnet and Hewlett Packard's PSO division. Before coming to XOR, Bryan kickstarted O'Reilly & Associate's online efforts in 1992. He received his Master's degree from Boston University in Computer Science, specializing in Internet information services. He is a coauthor of Managing Internet Information Services, published by O'Reilly and Associates.

Meeting Location

The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.


Our Last Meeting

At our January and February meetings, Tom Cargill gave a short, in-depth technical tour of the JAVA programming language.

If you are looking for further Java training, Tom Cargill will be presenting a one-day Java technical overview at CU on Saturday April 20th. In June, and in the fall, he will be presenting a 6 session (once a week) Java Programming class at CU. For more information contact CU Division of Continuing Education at 492-5148 regarding course CCA330(April 20) or CACS 446(summer).

Additionally, Tom presents on-site Java training through .profile Consulting Inc., (303) 499-5940.

Upcoming Meetings

We are working on the following future meetings:
  • We are looking for someone to do a presentation on the Be-Box. Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at fruug at if you know anyone who is able to participate.

FRUUG Library Notes

This month we'd like to thank the USENIX Association for donating a copy of the USENIX 1996 Annual Technical Conference Proceedings.

We'd also like to thank Addison-Wesley for the following books:

  • Active Java, Object-Oriented Programming for the World Wide Web
  • TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3 which covers TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX Domain Protocols

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 meeting following the one in which they are checked out.

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