Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 2001
LinuxHardware.org: New NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance (Nov 30, 2001, 22:06)
"As promised, we have benchmarked the new NVIDIA drivers
released yesterday and to say the least, the results are amazing.
To find out what we're talking about, read on. We have the charts
to prove what a few good programmers are capable of."
LinuxHardware.org: KT266A Motherboards Linux Benched (Nov 30, 2001, 20:34)
"With these new chipsets a new level of performance has been
reached for Athlon DDR-based systems. The question now is how much
of a gain in performance can you actually expect? Also, which
motherboard should you choose? We look at these questions with the
latest boards in the lab, the EPoX 8KHA+ and the SOYO SY-K7V DRAGON
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: wu-ftpd (Nov 30, 2001, 19:24)
"A vulnerability in wu-ftpd's ftpglob() function was found by
the CORE ST team. This vulnerability can be exploited to obtain
root access on the FTP server."
Salon.com: The Microsoft resistance (Nov 30, 2001, 16:36)
"That's what supporters of Microsoft who dismiss such complaints
as knee-jerk whining -- or sectarian fanaticism in the religious
wars of computerdom -- don't get about the critique of Microsoft
that's widely held by many industry observers: It's not about
mindless anti-Microsoft bias; it's a sane and pragmatic response to
the negative aspects of Microsoft's monopoly that continue to warp
the computer industry's growth and development."
LinuxWorld.com: Intro to LXP, the XML/PostgreSQL Application Server (Nov 30, 2001, 11:46)
"Alternative languages such as PHP are designed for developers.
They are powerful and have their uses. Anyone who develops in C,
C++, Perl, Java, or many other languages could easily become
competent with PHP in a Sunday afternoon. LXP, on the other hand,
is designed to give more power back to the technical user without
limiting developers who choose to use it."
Linux Certification Body Releases Intermediate Level Exams (Nov 30, 2001, 10:11)
"The LPI Level 2 program consists of two exams, 201 and 202,
which test intermediate-level Linux system administration and
troubleshooting skills. They are now available worldwide through
the VUE network of more than 2,800 testing centers for $100
Samba 3.0 alpha0 Released (Nov 30, 2001, 09:23)
An alpha release designed to encourage wider testing, Samba 3.0
alpha0 includes Active Directory support, Unicode support, a new
authentication system, and more.