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Developer Linux News for Oct 04, 2007

  • The Story of the Very First UNIX Ping Program (Oct 04, 2007, 21:45)
    AskApache: "My original impetus for writing PING for 4.2a BSD UNIX came from an offhand remark in July 1983 by Dr. Dave Mills while we were attending a DARPA meeting in Norway..."

  • Networking 2.6.24 Merge Plans (Oct 04, 2007, 21:00)
    KernelTrap: "'I'm a bit behind after investigating the TCP performance issues that turned out to be HW specific problems...'"

  • Reactions to Microsoft's "Open" .NET (Oct 04, 2007, 16:30)
    Lots o' blogosphere chatter about yesterday's announcement from Redmond to release some of .NET's code under the not-really-open-source Microsoft Reference License. Articles within.

  • Pluggable Schedulers vs. Pluggable Security (Oct 04, 2007, 15:45)
    KernelTrap: "'Another difference is that when it comes to schedulers, I feel like I actually can make an informed decision...'"

  • Is Java Full of 'CRAP'? (Oct 04, 2007, 15:00) "Until now, however, the definition of what actually constitutes bad code has not been an exact science with a proper formula or analytics..."

  • Community Conflict Leads to Fragmentation (Oct 04, 2007, 12:45)
    #open.ended: "In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community..."

  • Are You Vulnerable To These Buffer Overflows? (Oct 04, 2007, 03:00)
    The Cyber-Janitor Chronicles: "The term buffer overflow has been around since programmers started developing software and has almost become a household word..."