Mission | Top
GVSAGE is dedicated to furthering the System Administration
Profession in the Genesee Valley Area
The goal of GVSAGE is to allow system administrators in the
New York area a chance to meet on a somewhat regular basis to exchange
tips, talk to peers, share experiences and socialize. We hope to
an informal support network for professional systems administrators,
some faces to go with names seen on the net, bring in expert speakers
topics of common interest (information security, privacy requirements,
IPv6, etc.) and perhaps just have a bit of fun (where else can you tell
a joke with the punch line "They spent the rest of the day trying to
gifs from 127.0.0.1").
Who should Join?
(Attend our Next Meeting.)
People who administer computer systems.
has focused on support of UNIX systems, but as environments have grown,
Windows NT has been thrust into many UNIX worlds, as UNIX has popped up
in Windows NT worlds. Networking provides a common thread across
(if you have a single machine with no connections to other machines,
may not be for you).... Additionally, we worry about providing support
that scales to larger quantities of machines and users. We search for
that a person running a single machine may not be interested in.
We are attempting to fill the role of a SAGE-Local group as defined by the Systems
Administrators Guild (SAGE),
as part of the USENIX
organization. USENIX is best known
for the annual USENIX conference, and
the annual Large Scale Systems Administration (LISA) conference. We
also participate in local Conferences, Digital Rochester for example.
Many computer issues (privacy, security policies, computer crime, network configuration) will
transcend operating systems and may be of interest. Many topics will
still apply to you (but some may not interest you). You might want to have
one person in your organization join. Remember, system administration
topics normally are of concern no matter what platform you primarily
How to Join | Top
Show up at a meeting! Send me an email! Join the Mailing
We (intentionally!-) have no charter, no bylaws, and no
membership dues. We decided that until/unless the running of this group
became more of an official operation, we could get along just fine
informally. Mail (Steve Tylock)
and let him know that you are interested, and if you will be coming to
the next meeting (generally held during the evening on the second
Wednesday of the month).
Subscribe on this web page
The options are to meet us during a Lunch on the Loose (LotL),
or during our monthly meetnigs.
Date: The fourth Wednesday of the month
Place: Chen's Garden
Address: 1750 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Directions: On Monroe just North of Twelve Corners
Announced through the GVSage distribution list. Join to learn where the next LOTL is being held.
Bring a topic of interest, a favorite tip or a favorite URL.
Historical Meeting Places
Bryant & Straton, Jefferson Road, Henrietta New York
Chen's Garden, Brighton, New York
Quimby's, Winton Road, Henrietta, New York
Agenda | Top
We rarely have a set agenda, and depending on the venu, some eat, some
sit, some stand, some drink, while sitting or standing...depending. We
mainly meet to talk about our jobs as system and network
Topics in the past have included. (but have not been limited to...)
- PGP Overheads
- System Monitoring
- Service Level Agreements
- System Security
- Chain Letters, Spam, and E-mail Abuse
- Storage systems
Informal, We won't try to get everyone at the same table, but sit in 3s
and 4s as able. ;)
See the list of places we have been. Join us this week at our
Belly Deli | Map
Cerame's Italian Villa
Chens Garden, 1750 Monroe Avenue
Pita Pit, The
Uncle Danny's Family
Wilshire Catering & Restaurant
Lots of other fun stuff will be happening as well.
See the article
Steve Tylock wrote for Login Magazine. Bear in mind, the article is
about 10 MB in size and in Microsoft Word format.
The GVSAGE Support Squad
Web site hosted by Durkee
Our work as sys admin's is
never really done.
Don't you just love making
things work as you pull another rabbit out of the Computers.
We find that most system
administrators live and work on this planet for some reason or
A great place to live and work.