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Computer underground Digest Sun Oct 15, 1995 Volume 7 : Issue 81 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow Master: Stanton McCandlish Field Agent Extraordinaire: David Smith Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Cu Digest Homepage: CONTENTS, #7.81 (Sun, Oct 15, 1995) File 1--REVISED ACM DL'96 (Conference News) File 2--O'Reilly's "Essential System Administration, 2nd Edition" File 3--Announcement: Alert Mailing List File 4--Community Democracy Online in Palo Alto File 5-- A Day in the Life of Cyberspace (fwd) File 6--New Web site on government censorship File 7--Cu Digest Header Info (unchanged since 19 Apr, 1995) CuD ADMINISTRATIVE, EDITORIAL, AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION APPEARS IN THE CONCLUDING FILE AT THE END OF EACH ISSUE. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 3 Oct 1995 16:56:23 -0700 From: inouye-a@GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU(Alan Inouye) Subject: File 1--REVISED ACM DL'96 (Conference News) NOTE--THIS HAS BEEN REVISED!! 1. Changed submission due dates 2. New address for workshop submissions Call for Participation ACM DL'96 --- Digital Libraries '96 First ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries Bethesda, MD March 20-23, 1996 ACM Digital Libraries '96 is an international conference devoted to advancing the state-of-the-art in digital libraries. The ACM DL series continues the sequence of Texas conferences: DL'94 in College Station and DL'95 in Austin. The leaders of those events are helping with DL'96 organization and program efforts. The meeting will be co- located with Hypertext '96 in 1996 and with ACM SIGIR '97 the following year. DL '96 will immediately follow Hypertext '96 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland. The site is located near the Washington D.C. Metro and provides easy access to the many attractions in the Baltimore-Washington area. The DL series is sponsored by ACM, through SIGIR and SIGLINK. Other ACM SIGs have joined in cooperation, including: SIGAda, SIGART, SIGBIO, SIGCAPH, SIGCOMM, SIGCUE, SIGDA, SIGMIS (formerly SIGBIT), and SIGOIS. In-cooperation sponsors include: ASIS (American Society for Information Science), CNI (Coalition for Networked Information), IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society) KSI (Knowledge Systems Inc.), LITA (Library and Information Technology Association), LoC (Library of Congress), NAL (National Agricultural Library), NLM (National Library of Medicine), SLA (Special Libraries Association). Three sessions at the conference have been reserved for the working groups of the Digital Library Forum. These groups are studying aspects of interoperability in digital libraries. During the sessions, members of the groups will describe the objectives of the groups, describe progress to date, and lead discussions of the issues. The exact list of topics has not been finally chosen, but will likely include open architectures for digital libraries, archiving and digital preservation, and the National Computer Science Technical Reports Library. Technical Program We seek papers, posters and videos on the one hand--and proposals for tutorials and workshops on the other hand-- on topics related to Digital Libraries, including but not limited to the following list: * architectures, reference models, standards * authoring and electronic publishing * cataloging, indexing, preserving * collaborative environments * collecting, capturing, filtering * distributed data, knowledge and information representation and systems * economic and social implications and issues * education, learning and related applications * evaluation methods and user testing * handling of graphics, GIS, multimedia information * hypertext and hypermedia systems (especially including WWW) and support * information storage and retrieval * intellectual property rights * modeling and simulation * networked information discovery * networking systems, protocols, security * publisher plans and concerns * user interfaces * visualization, browsing, searching Papers Technical papers present original reports of innovative and substantive new work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers are refereed by a pool of reviewers for the conference proceedings, published by ACM. Because of the tight time schedule, designed to ensure that the latest results will be discussed, there will be little time for revision, so submissions should be in near-final form. Important Dates: Oct. 17, 1995 --- Papers due to Program Chair Dec. 1, 1995 --- Authors notified about PC decisions Jan. 1, 1996 --- Papers due to Program Chair Submissions: Papers must be written in English and contain a maximum of 6000 words (excluding figures). If possible, use 10 point Times Roman, single-spaced, with no more than a total of 12 pages. The proceedings will be printed in typical ACM 2-column format, and articles will have a limit of 10 pages. If submissions are made with paper, 6 copies must be provided. If submissions are made electronically, the Subject line must say DL96 PDF Submission and Adobe's Portable Document Format must be used. Send submissions to arrive by October 17, 1995 to: Edward A. Fox Dept. of Computer Science 660 McBryde Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA 24061-0106 Phone +1-540-231-5113 FAX +1-540-231-6075 Email: Tutorials Tutorials will precede the conference and serve to introduce attendees to principles in the field, develop bridges between the computer science and library/information science communities, or examine advanced topics in depth. Tutorials will be scheduled for 2.5 hour slots on Wednesday afternoon and evening, March 20, 1995. Tutorials are invited on topics such as the following: Principles and practices of library science (Abstracting, Indexing and Classification) User behavior and information needs analysis (User Needs and Services) Information Retrieval and Hypertext (Searching, Browsing) Open System Design for the Internet Submissions should include a 200-word abstract, a 1-page topical outline of the course content, and describe course objectives, intended audience, and the qualifications of instructor(s). Proposers are encouraged to contact the tutorials chairperson to discuss planned proposals. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of background of the instructor(s) and the contribution of the tutorial to the overall conference program. Submit four copies of the proposal by October 17, 1995 to: Edie Rasmussen SLIS University of Pittsburgh 135 N. Bellefield Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Phone (412) 624-9459 Fax (412) 648-7001 Posters Poster presentations allow researchers to present late- breaking results or significant work in progress. Posters will be refereed. Poster sessions allow authors and conference participants to discuss the research in detail in one-on-one or small group settings. Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of at most two pages emphasizing the problem, what was done or is being done, and why the work is important. Include: title, name and affiliation of the author(s) and complete contact information. Note that the extended abstracts of the posters will be published in the conference proceedings. Submit four copies of the proposal by November 1, 1995 to: Beth Davis-Brown National Digital Library Program LIBN/O/NDL (1000) The Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540 Phone (202)-707-3301 Fax (202)-707-0815 Videos Videos allow researchers and developers to illustrate the dynamics of operational and prototype systems. Videos will be refereed and selected videos will be shown at a session during the conference so authors can verbally annotate their work. Submit videos that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length. VHS format (NTSC) is required for review, and Hi-8, SVHS, or Betacam SP are the formats required for final submissions. It is likely that an author-supplied or conference-prepared digital video version will be prepared also and made available, so be sure that suitable releases can be provided for all submissions. Also, please prepare a one-page summary of the video which will be published in the conference proceedings. Submit two copies of the videotape and written summary by October 17, 1995 to: Charles Goldstein National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20894 Phone (301) 496-1936 Fax (301) 480-6183 Workshops Workshops provide an opportunity for up to 25 participants to discuss issues in both research and applied areas for one day. Workshop attendance is normally by invitation based on attendees' response to a call for workshop participation. Organizers should draft a call describing the workshop and submit a three-page proposal containing: an outline of the theme and goals of the workshop, a description of the intended audience, an overview of activities planned for the workshop, estimates of number of participants, and a brief description of the organizer backgrounds and experience. Submit four copies of the proposal by October 17, 1995 to: Maria Zemankova c/o Ed Fox Dept. of Computer Science 660 McBryde Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA 24061-0106 Phone: (703) 306-1926 Fax: (703) 306-0599 Conference Committee General Chair Gary Marchionini (University of Maryland at College Park) Technical Program Chair Ed Fox (Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University) Tutorials Edie Rasmussen (University of Pittsburgh) Workshops Maria Zemankova (National Science Foundation) Posters Beth Davis-Brown (Library of Congress) Videos Charles Goldstein (National Library of Medicine) Treasurer Lawrence Fitzpatrick (Personal Library Software Inc.) Publicity Nancy Van House (University of California Berkeley) Registration Linda Hill (University of Maryland at College Park/CESDIS) Local Arrangements Lida Larsen (University of Maryland at College Park) Industry Liason Roberta Rand (National Agriculture Library) Technical Program Committee William Arms, CNRI, USA Robert Akscyn, Knowledge Systems, USA Robert Allen, Bellcore, USA Daniel Atkins, U. Michigan, USA Ann Bishop, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA Christine Borgman, UCLA, USA Su-Shing Chen, NSF, USA W. Bruce Croft, U. Mass. Amherst, USA Steve DeRose, Electronic Book Tech., USA Timothy Finin, U. Md. Balt. County, USA James French, U. Virginia, USA Mark Frisse, Washington U., USA Richard Furuta, Texas A&M U., USA Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford U., USA Henry Gladney, IBM Almaden Res., USA Ephraim Glinert, Rennselear Poly., USA John Guidi, U. Md. College Park, USA Thomas Hickey, OCLC, USA Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA Rob Kling, U. Ca. Irvine, USA Ron Larsen, U. Md. College Park, USA John Leggett, Texas A&M U., USA Enrica Lemut, Istituto Matematica Applicata C.N.R., Italy Michael Lesk, Bellcore, USA David Levy, Xerox PARC, USA Clifford Lynch, U. California, USA Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M U., USA Cliff McKnight, Loughbourough, UK Fran Miksa, U. Texas Austin, USA Eugene Miya, NASA Ames, USA Sung Myaeng, Chungnam National U., S. Korea A. Desai Narasimhalu, National U. of Singapore Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case W. Reserve U., USA Roy Rada, Washington State U., USA P. Venkat Rangan, U. Ca. San Diego, USA Pamela Samuelson, U. Pittsburgh, USA Bruce Schatz, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA John Schnase, Washington U., USA Terence Smith, U. Ca. Santa Barbara, USA Scott Stevens, Carnegie-Mellon U., USA Chris Welty, Vassar College, USA Terry Winograd, Stanford U., USA For further information, see ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 11:22:59 -0700 From: Sara Winge Subject: File 2--O'Reilly's "Essential System Administration, 2nd Edition" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 1995 PRESS--FOR REVIEW COPIES, CONTACT: Sara Winge 707-829-0515 O'REILLY RELEASES 2ND EDITION OF "ESSENTAIL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION" Updated Classic Covers All Major UNIX Platforms SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly & Associates has released the second edition of "Essential System Administration," its bestselling guide for UNIX system administrators. This new edition has been updated for the latest versions of all major UNIX platforms (including Sun OS 4.1, Solaris 2.3, AIX 4.1, Linux 1.1, Digital UNIX OSF/1, SCO UNIX version 3, HP/UX versions 9 and 10, and IRIX version 6), and the entire book has been thoroughly reviewed and tested on all of the platforms covered. In addition, coverage of networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration has been expanded substantially. Originally published in 1991, "Essential System Administration" was the first book to take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of UNIX system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. The book approaches UNIX systems administration from the perspective of the system administrator's job -- the routine tasks and troubleshooting that make up the sysadmin's day. When faced with the challenges of dealing with frustrated users, convincing an uncomprehending manager that new hardware is needed, rebuilding the kernel, or simply adding new users, system administrators will find help in this book. It covers back up and restore, organizing and planning file systems, TCP/IP networking, and setting up email. In addition, it explains core system administration tasks such as setting up printers, adding terminals and disk drives, and securing the system. But "Essential System Administration" is not for full-time systems administrators alone. Linux users and others who administer their own systems will benefit from its practical, hands-on approach. ABOUT THE AUTHOR AEleen Frisch has been a system administrator for 15 years. Currently, she spends some of her time looking after a very heterogeneous network of UNIX workstations and PCs. She also writes the "Systems Wrangler" column for RS/Magazine, which focuses on system administration on AIX systems. AEleen has a B.S. in literature from Caltech and a Ph.D. in cultural studies from Pitt. ABOUT O'REILLY & ASSOCIATES O'Reilly & Associates is recognized worldwide for its definitive books on the Internet and UNIX, and more recently for its development of online content and software. O'Reilly developed the Global Network Navigator (GNN), a pioneering web-based publication which it sold to America Online in June 1995. O'Reilly is a major developer of Win32 software for the Internet. WebSite, O'Reilly's web server software for Windows 95 and Windows NT, was released in May 1995. Working closely with developers of new technologies, O'Reilly's editors are "computer people" who use the software they write about. The company's planning and review cycles link together authors, software developers, computer vendors, and technical experts throughout the industry in a creative collaboration that mirrors the strengths of the open systems philosophy itself. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 18:07:28 +1494730 (PDT) From: Christopher Klaus Subject: File 3--Announcement: Alert Mailing List The Alert will be covering the following topics: - Security Product Announcements - Updates to Security Products - New Vulnerabilities found - New Security Frequently Asked Question files. - New Intruder Techniques and Awareness To join, send e-mail to and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: subscribe alert To remove, send e-mail to and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: unsubscribe alert This is a moderated list in the effort to keep the noise to a minimal and provide quality security information. If your site is interested in network security, we put out several FAQes (Frequently Asked Question) that cover the following main areas of topic: Vendor Contacts - Who is the security contacts at IBM, HP, Dec, Motorola, etc. - Web page at: Patches - List of all security related patches catergorized by OS type. - Web page at: Compromise - Check list of things to do if your machines are compromised. - Web page at: Anonymous FTP Security - How to correctly set up FTP and check for vulnerabilities. - Web page at: Sniffers - What they are. How they work. How to detect them. And solutions. - Web page: Security Mailing Lists - A comprehensive list of security mailing lists. - Web page: If possible, it might be a good idea for you to add links to the above web pages on your own Web server and point people who need to know some of the network security issues to the web page. It is possible to point to all of the FAQ pages at: -- Christopher William Klaus Voice: (770)441-2531. Fax: (770)441-2431 Internet Security Systems, Inc. "Internet Scanner lets you find 2000 Miller Court West, Norcross, GA 30071 your network security holes Web: Email: before the hackers do." ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 13:54:57 -0700 From: Marilyn Davis Subject: File 4--Community Democracy Online in Palo Alto Please repost as appropriate ============================ Announcing: The first evening meeting of the Palo Alto Community Network Topic: CREATING DEMOCRACY A Plan for Palo Alto's Electronic Communities Speaker: Marilyn Davis, Ph.D. Palo Alto Resident and Developer of eVote When: OCTOBER 10 -- Tuesday, 7:30 pm Where: Palo Alto Cultural Center Auditorium 1313 Newell Rd. at Embarcadero Contact: Marilyn Davis (415) 493-3631 "As the world grows smaller and our hierarchical systems prove increasingly inadequate, we must create new, cooperative, and more nurturing systems of human organization in cyberspace. It's our only chance to overcome the threat of environmental and social demise." ... Marilyn Davis Ms. Davis views our current democracies as futile attempts to facilitate equally shared decision-making on a large scale. She believes that all humans share a longing for a fair system and that cyberspace is unfolding as a manifestation of that longing. In cyberspace, we *can* facilitate equally distributed, broad-based decision-making --- Should we? As the developer of eVote, vote-serving software for online groups, Marilyn will demonstrate a prototype of the theoretically *perfect* community server: a web-accessible, graphical meeting package with branching discussion trees, outline support, and user-generated polling. She will describe the relatively small development task this community software requires: a synthesis of three existing software applications -- A WWW browser/server; Participate, meeting software; and eVote. * * * The Palo Alto Community Network, or PA-COMNET, is a group of Palo Alto area residents who share a common interest in using Internet-based online communications to build a better community. PA-COMNET meets continuously by means of an email list. To join, send an email message to with no subject line but a message that says: subscribe pa-comnet ++++++++++ Catch Marilyn on TV: Palo Alto Cable Channel 6 Monday Oct 2 5:30pm Monday Oct 6 5:00pm Monday Oct 9 6:30pm Marilyn Davis and Carl Loebner discuss the future of democracy as aided by technology on "The Democracy Project", a series produced for Public Access TV in San Jose. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 23:51:09 -0500 (CDT) From: David Smith Subject: File 6--New Web site on government censorship The Web sites I've seen on Exon etc. seem to be getting out of date, or just focus on one or two details. So, with help from Cyber-Rights members (a CPSR working group) and some other people, I wrote a new Web page to present the main issues in a punchy, direct way. The title is "Government Censorship Threatens the Information Infrastructure." It refers to other Web pages for details. Please let everyone who might be interested know about this URL. 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