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Next Meeting: Dec 9th: 5th Annual LISA Conference Report

Date: December 9th, 2010
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: 5th Annual LISA Conference Report
Presenter: Attendees of LISA ’10

This month we will be voting to decide if SASAG will become a local chapter of LOPSA. All attendees of the meeting will be eligible to vote.

Afterwards, we will hear from attendees of the LISA ’10 conference things they thought were noteworthy and that the rest of us might want to look into.


As alwyas, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

Next Meeting: Oct. 14: Email Delivery

Date: October 14th, 2010
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Delivering the mail on the modern net
Presenter: Benjamin Krueger


Once upon a time, email delivery was simple. You put a mail server online, gave it an MX record, and you were done. These days, the process of dealing with spam has increased the cost of maintaining email servers and forces us to jump through many hoops to make sure the mail gets delivered. This talk will introduce you to the finer points of the care and feeding of a modern email server.


Benjamin Krueger is a professional System Administrator with 12 years of experience managing Unix and Linux systems, and specializing in building and maintaining large scale internet applications. He works at Google where his most recent employer, Jambool, was acquired. He is busy integrating Jambool’s infrastructure with Google systems.

System Administrators with Active Directory Experience Wanted for Microsoft Usability Study

From Microsoft:

Microsoft is conducting a usability study to gain insight into what you would like to see in the next version of Active Directory Users and Computers and how this tool impacts your job function. We want to learn from you, the experts, to determine what needs to be improved in our software. This is a great opportunity for you to provide feedback and help ensure the features you want, make it into ADUC’s next version.

We are recruiting individuals who:

• Have experience working with Active Directory Users and Computers

• Are available for a 2 hour study session between July 28 to August 1, 2008

• Can make it to Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington

We highly value your feedback and will be offering you a gratuity option in appreciation of your time and participation.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in participating, please email us at with ADUC in the subject line.