Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 29, 2001
Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Linux Presents Enhanced DB Solutuion for Enterprise Applications
"Apart from SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, the "Workgroup
Edition" of SuSE Linux Database Server comes with a
multiple-workstation version of the DB2 database for applications
and data that are jointly used by a workgroup or department over a
PC-based LAN. The "Internet Edition" delivers stored information
available to an unlimited number of users over the Internet. The
respective Open Source and Linux program packages were specifically
adapted and optimized for operation with IBM's DB2."
TechTarget.com: Managing the Windows-Linux enterprise (2001-08-29 22:03:33)
"As IT budgets contract, many Windows administrators are being
asked to manage mixed-mode environments. Often, they have to make
antagonistic operating systems, such as Linux and Windows, play
well together. In search of tips that would help administrators
avoid common heterogeneous infrastructure and standards
administration blunders, searchWindowsManageability recently
interviewed Mike Wilkinson, director of product management for
Orem, UT-based Caldera's Volution management software suite."
eWeek: Banking on Linux: Financial services companies slowly opening their doors
to open source (2001-08-29 19:13:46)
"The decision certainly has paid off in nitty-gritty cost
savings: Prast said that using the existing equipment and Linux
software, RoTech has cut the cost of running its network down to
one-third of what it would have been using new hardware and a
typical commercial operating system."
Mandrake 8.1 Beta 2 Released (2001-08-29 18:02:26)
"DiskDrake reworked, new Mandrake Wizards, Prelude 0.4.2...
There are a lot of new features and bug fixes to test in Mandrake
8.1 Beta 2." Package highlights and download links within.
Xandros Announces Strategic Licensing Agreement with Corel
Corporation (2001-08-29 15:06:46)
"Xandros Corporation today announced that it has signed a
strategic licensing agreement with Corel Corporation, giving it
access to Corel's Linux desktop OS and related technologies. The
newly formed company will focus on developing the desktop and
server markets with assistance from its founding parent, Linux
Global Partners." The distribution Xandros releases will be based
on Corel Linux 3, and will continue to be Debian-based, according
to the company.
Cryptome: Press Release: Department of Justice on Sklyarov/Elcom Indictment (2001-08-29 09:35:39)
"This is the first indictment under the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act ("DMCA"), enacted by Congress in 1998. The DMCA
requires that the government prove a defendant offered to the
public, provided, or trafficked in technology that was primarily
designed to circumvent copyright protections, or was marketed for
use in circumventing copyright protections. The statute provides
criminal penalties where the copyright violations are perpetrated
for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain. The
DMCA also contains certain exemptions for nonprofit libraries,
archives, and educational institutions, as well as for reverse
engineering and encryption research."
AllLinuxDevices: Century Software Delivers Fully Integrated PDA Solution
"PIXIL provides a complete suite of embedded software for
advanced Internet appliances that are proven across multiple form
factors and includes full support for wireless communications,
networking, web browsing, power management and GUIs. PIXIL's
modular framework offers fully optimized, pre-defined components
for ready-to-use and easily customized applications, while
eliminating the costly and time-consuming need to combine
individual components into one integrated solution."
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: kernel 2.4 update (2001-08-29 07:20:20)
"A security hole was found in the earlier Linux 2.4 kernels
dealing with iptables RELATED connection tracking. The iptables
ip_conntrack_ftp module, which is used for stateful inspection of
FTP traffic, does not validate parameters passed to it in an FTP
PORT command. Due to this flaw, carefully constructed PORT commands
could open arbitrary holes in the firewall. This hole has been
fixed, as well as a number of other bugs for the 2.4 kernel shipped
with Mandrake Linux 8.0"