The first half of the meeting will be about the 'sudo' administration utility. sudo is a security tool that comes pre-installed on many *NIX systems, including Mac OS X, and most distributions of Linux. sudo allows for fine grained control of privileges as an alternative to setuid programs & scripts, turning on read & write privileges on sensitive files, sharing passwords, and (gasp) giving out the root password. This presentation will begin with a quick demo for those of you who are unfamiliar with sudo, continue with an overview of the syntax of the configuration file, and end with a series of problems and solutions that will help you configure sudo to be secure and convenient.
The second half of the meeting will be an introduction to XML. The presentation will cover how an xml document is defined, along with several concepts like 'well-formed' and 'valid' (the modern definition of which uses an XML schema). Examples will be used in the presentation to help explain.
Michael has been working IT industry since 1989 when he switched from automotive embedded systems. Since that time he has been involved in projects related to moving mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using opensource technologies. Projects have included a CICS emulater written in C, a source code control and configuration system built on top of cvs, a DFSORT like set of utilities that work similar to sed/grep/sort tools on unix, and a JCL to bash conversion scheme. You can reach Mike at email@example.com.
Scott Nemec is a software developer with Computer Sciences Corp. Scott has been using XML for the last 4 years. He's also been a UniForum Chicago board member for the last 12 years.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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