Linux News for Jul 30, 2001
InternetNews.com: Legal Battle Brewing Over Release of Telnet Exploit? (Jul 30, 2001, 23:29)
On Tuesday, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued
an advisory that servers running the Berkeley Software Design (BSD)
operating system were vulnerable to the flaw. But less attention
has been paid to a possible legal battle brewing behind the scenes
between TESO and a prominent security mailing list owned by
security firm SecurityFocus.com.
AllLinuxDevices: Evans Data Study Finds Increase in Embedded Systems Projects Based On Linux
(Jul 30, 2001, 22:34)
"Embedded Linux has captured the attention of the development
community like few other phenomena," said Tom Williams, Evans
Data's Embedded Systems analyst. "Developers are open to new
technical approaches and are willing to move to them once they are
convinced that they will satisfy key demands for performance, cost
effectiveness and time-to-market."
Kernel Traffic #128 by Adam Buchbinder and Zack Brown (Jul 30, 2001, 21:49)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.
Java.Sun.com: May the Best Code Win: Reaction to OSCON's Microsoft-Red Hat Debate (Jul 30, 2001, 19:28)
Sun's manager of its Open Source Program Office speaks out on
Microsoft's "shared source": "When you lie down with a snake, you
can't cry about getting bitten, because a snake is a snake by its
nature. I'm not saying that Microsoft is bad people, I'm saying
that the kind of business they have engaged in for so long has made
it more of a challenge for them to make the switch, and they are
not there yet. And I question whether or not they are ever going to
LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 30) (Jul 30, 2001, 18:53)
All that's new in the Python world.
Enterprise Linux Today: FileMaker Database Hosting Software Now Available for Red Hat Linux
(Jul 30, 2001, 18:23)
"Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of
workgroups, FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker
Server 5.5. Linux is growing rapidly as a server platform,
especially for workgroup deployments."
Updated VCR-HOWTO: A Quick Guide to Using Your Linux Machine as a VCR( (Jul 30, 2001, 17:30)
The VCR-HOWTO document has been updated to include instructions
on creating VCD's. A VCD can be played on virtually any DVD player,
so you can record your favorite programs under GNU/Linux and play
it on your TV.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.7-ac3 (Jul 30, 2001, 15:28)
A new collection of patches, including a "make rpm" target.
KOffice Suite Release Candidate Available for Linux/Unix (Jul 30, 2001, 14:39)
"The KDE Project today announced the release of KOffice 1.1
Release Candidate 1 (RC1)."
New York Times: Jail Time in the Digital Age (Jul 30, 2001, 12:00)
Lawrence Lessig has written a column for the New York Times
about the Sklyarov case that introduces the background of the case
to readers who may not be very familiar with the current issue or
the DMCA itself.
SANS Security Alert: Code Red Is Set to Come Storming Back! (Jul 30, 2001, 07:50)
File under "general public service announcement." Primarily
aimed at Windows 2000/NT with IIS running, this security alert says
round two of Code Red is coming up. It has an impact that exceeds
the target platform because of the traffic congestion it causes,
and the way in which it can cause other, untargeted platforms to
respond (Cisco 67x DSL modems, for instance, hardlock in some