Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 26, 2001
Wired: Microsoft Crashes: The Fallout; MS DNS may be running on at least one Linux server (Jan 26, 2001, 23:16)
"It also appears that Microsoft has now handed over the
management of its DNS routing systems to Akamai, and may be running
Linux on at least one of its servers."
PoliTechBot.com: Friend of Court Brief: News Orgs Say DeCSS Ruling Infringes Freedom of Press (Jan 26, 2001, 22:20)
"Amici curiae are keenly aware that this case presents the issue
of linking liability for the first time and that this holding may
be the model for how future courts consider freedom of the online
press hereafter. The importance of this case to amici curiae and
the entire online journalism community cannot be overstated."
e-smith releases beta 4 (Jan 26, 2001, 21:15)
"e-smith 4.1 contains several new features, including SSL,
SSL-enabled Webmail, OpenSSH, Tape Backup support, better anti-spam
protection, and improved packet filtering on the external
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: MySQL update (Jan 26, 2001, 21:12)
"Previous versions of MySQL also suffered from a buffer overflow
problem that has been corrected in the recent releases. This update
fixes the buffer overflow problem in the MySQL packages provided
with Linux- Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1."
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: exmh update (Jan 26, 2001, 20:47)
"All versions of exmh prior to 2.3.1 use the /tmp directory for
storing temporary files. This was done in an insecure manner as
exmh did not check to ensure that nobody placed a symlink with the
same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a
Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Open Sources Java API For Accessing UDDI Business Registry (Jan 26, 2001, 19:07)
Major support for UDDI, an industry initiative to enable
businesses to discover each other and define how they interact over
Amsterdam Linux Expo pictures (Jan 26, 2001, 18:41)
The first Edition of Linux Expo Amsterdam is over on a very
positive note. During two days 50 companies had the pleasure to
welcome more than 2000 attendees.
Internet Week: Settlement Makes Java Just Another Language (Jan 26, 2001, 16:00)
"The settlement of Sun's lawsuit against Microsoft over Java
this week ends any hope that the programming language will act as a
platform allowing software to be written once and run anywhere, as
Sun chairman Scott McNealy once envisioned."
LinuxProgramming.com: Highlight Project: VPython by David Scherer, et al. (Jan 26, 2001, 15:56)
"VPython is a module for Python programmers that greatly
simplifies 3D graphics programming."
ASPSeek 1.0.1 Open Source Search Engine Code Available (Jan 26, 2001, 15:39)
Second stable version of search engine code, developed by
SWsoft, released under GPL.
The Guardian: Giving it all away [Free Software backgrounder]
(Jan 26, 2001, 15:19)
"In contrast to the hype and self-promotion of the e-commerce
sector, thousands of selfless individuals have been quietly working
away, steadily putting together the internet's best-kept secret and
greatest gift: free software."
osOpinion: .NET: Microsoft's New Platform Monopoly (Jan 26, 2001, 08:25)
"In my opinion, a .NET for Linux didn't seem like such a good
idea in the first place. If Linux had .NET, then the OS would
become a much more viable competitor to Windows as it would be able
to run the company's Office software."
osOpinion: Concerns for a Growing Linux Community (Jan 26, 2001, 07:31)
"Without trying to sound overly corny, I realized that ours is a
community that aims for a brighter future for all computer users
LinuxPR: Progeny and Maximum Linux Stage LinuxWorld Raffle for Debian
(Jan 26, 2001, 01:19)
"In recognition of the importance of the open source community,
Progeny Linux Systems and Maximum Linux magazine are holding a
raffle for Debian GNU/Linux at LinuxWorld in New York. The raffle
will cost $3for each entry or $5 for three entries."
Debian based Telemetry Box Distribution released (Jan 26, 2001, 00:51)
"A telemetry box allows remote management and diagnostics. It
uses a customized version of netsaint to gather data. Netsaint has
been enhanced so that the configuration is possible via the Tbox
Webinterface through SQL structures."