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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 28, 2001

  • SuSE Gets a New CEO, Launches SuSE 7.3 for SPARC (Nov 28, 2001, 23:38)
    "On December 1st 2001, Gerhard Burtscher, an experienced IT manager, assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer and the responsibility for the five newly created Business Units of SuSE."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: apache (Nov 28, 2001, 22:01)
    "A problem exists with all Apache servers prior to version 1.3.19. The vulnerablity could allow directory indexing and path discovery on the vulnerable servers with a custom crafted request consisting of a long path name created artificially by using numerous slashes. This can cause modules to misbehave and return a listing of the directory contents by avoiding the error page."

  • IBM developerWorks: Using the xinetd program for system administration (Nov 28, 2001, 15:15)
    "Xinetd does all the things inetd can do, and a lot more. TCP wrapping, modular configuration, connection redirection, and load limits on incoming connections are just a few of the features that make xinetd a nice choice for system administrators. This article is meant for the beginner to intermediate system administrator and the explanations and examples will try not to assume that you are already familiar with inetd."

  • A developer's review of Red Hat's Embedded Linux Developer Suite (Nov 28, 2001, 14:28)
    "Like most other Embedded Linux toolkits, ELDS provides support for the x86, ARM/StrongARM/XScale, MIPS, PowerPC, and SuperH architectures. It requires 1.2 GB of hard disk space on the development host, installing itself at /opt/redhat -- giving you no opportunity to install elsewhere. It is very specific in its host distribution requirements; you must use Red Hat Linux, either 7.1 or 7.2, running only under x86. ELDS also requires specific versions of Perl and Python, installing them for you if needed."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Other Agendas (Nov 28, 2001, 13:05)
    Alternate agendas, ulterior motives, conspiracy theories, and inappropriate advocacy -- all have permeated Linux, says Dennis E. Powell, and they can end up harming those things they are intended to help.

  • Network Computing: Special Report: SuSE Queues Up for a Clean Sweep (Nov 28, 2001, 12:05)
    "Bottom line, SuSE impressed us enough to walk away with the Editor's Choice award in both the server and workstation categories. However, none of the other distributions was particularly shabby, especially on the workstation side, where the margin of victory was less than a point -- just 0.15."

  • O'Reilly Network: An Intro to Qt 3.0 (Nov 28, 2001, 11:01)
    "Rainer Goebel, general manager of medical imaging specialists Brain Innovation of Maastricht, summarizes his company's view: "We ended up choosing Qt due to its consistent object-oriented approach, combined with its elegant signal-slot mechanism. The knowledge that Qt was used to develop KDE, one of the two major modern Linux/Unix desktops, also helped in the decision process."

  • Linux Documentation Project Weekly News for 2001-11-27 (Nov 28, 2001, 09:39)
    "Big news is a new server and url for the LDP Database, and the release of ScrollServer 0.6."