[conspire] BayLISA TONIGHT - Feb 17, 2005 ("Building Your Own Spam Firewall")

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 17 14:07:01 PST 2005

BayLISA Monthly Technical Talk & General Meeting

Where: Apple Computer, Town Hall auditorium
Addr:  Four Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014
Date:  TONIGHT, Thursday, February 17, 2005
Time:  7:30pm - 9:30pm PST

Building your own Spam Firewall
Zach Levow, co-founder and Vice President of Engineering, Barracuda 

Is it possible to create your dedicated spam-filtering system using 
open-source and free packages? The answer is yes. This session will 
provide attendees with a cookbook solution, including all of the software, 
scripts, and configuration files required to deploy and an anti-spam e-mail 
relay system in less than one day using a standard Linux system, Postfix, 
and SpamAssassin.

In addition, Zach will cover more advanced topics including Bayesian 
Analysis, per-user quarantine/settings, and more. Please be prepared with 
all your in-depth questions about fighting spam!
Please RSVP to rsvp at baylisa.org, so that we can get an idea of how many 
will be attending.  This event is open to the general public. You do not 
need to be a member to attend, and there is no fee.

Thanks to Barracuda Networks for sponsoring tonight's meeting!  Please 
join us for pizza and drinks!

BayLISA will also be giving out 2 free network/security training spots 
this evening with KwangNet Network Training (http://www.kwangnet.com). 
The choice of classes are available here 
http://www.kwangnet.com/Classes.htm.  All that we ask in exchange for this 
opportunity is that the two lucky winners give us a review of the quality 
of the training, and the overall experience.  KwangNet is also giving 
BayLISA members a 15% discount off.  (When signing up for a class, just 
mention BayLISA to get the discount.)

Books!  We have more Books from O'Reilly and Prentice Hall PTR/Addison 
Wesley to distribute!

About Zach Levow
Zach Levow, VP of Engineering, Co-founder of Barracuda Networks

Zach Levow is a pioneer in mail server development, remote access, and the 
free Internet space. As Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of 
Barracuda Networks, Zach leads the continued development of the Barracuda 
Spam Firewall Family of solutions. Prior to Barracuda Networks, Zach was 
Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Affinity Path, a 
self-service, private label and profitable DSL/dial-up ISP with over 4,000 
partners. Prior to Affinity Path, Zach was co-founder and CTO of Spinway, 
Inc., the fastest growing ISP in history reaching eight million customers 
in just eight months before being acquired by Kmart Corporation in 
November 2001.

During his tenure at Spinway, Zach was the lead developer of the Spinway 
architecture, one of the world's largest client server applications at 
that time. He has also worked as a software development and architectural 
software design consultant for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Computer 
Sciences Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, and Motorola, Inc. Zach 
received his Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science from 
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh.

BayLISA meets every month on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  A short
period of announcements of general interest to the sysadmin community
is presented, followed by a technical talk.  Anyone may make an
announcement; typical are upcoming presentations, user group meetings,
employment offers, etc.

For further information on BayLISA, check out our web site:

Directions and details about the current meeting and future events:

BayLISA makes video tapes of the meetings available to members.  Tape 
library is often available at the general meeting, or for more information 
on available videos, please send email to "video at baylisa.org". If you know 
that you will miss a meeting that you'd like to see, send a request prior 
to the meeting to have a copy of the meeting sent out.

If you have suggestions for speakers, or would like to volunteer, please 
email the Board at "blw at baylisa.org".  Thanks!

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