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Will NC traffic kill your intranet? Find out in our NC World supplement

SKIP your way to security by Ken Masica
How does Sun's Simple Key Management for IP provide 3 levels of network security? We show you how to install SKIP and build an encrypted channel between Solaris hosts. (3,500 words)

Finding value in NCs by Dave Kosiur
How much money can you really save? What should you consider before implementation? We give you the figures and the deciding factors. (2,000 words)

The emerging model of the Internet by Robert E. Lee
In the first of a series on the Internet's infrastructure, we outline the players and hear about the problems straight from the mouths of users. (2,000 words)

A candid interview with Sun Chief Science Officer John Gage by Rob Guth
Gage doesn't mince words as he explains why the rumored Newton acquisition will not happen, why NT, like Unix is "dead" in the long term, and how Apple's top brass is ruining the company. (1,700 words)


Microsoft's J/Direct called death of Java by Robert McMillan
New virtual machine feature may prevent Java from turning into full-blown platform. (700 words)

Compaq to acquire Tandem Computers for $3 billion by Kristi Essick and Marc Ferranti
Analysts say the merger will give Compaq credibility in the enterprise. (900 words)

It's official! Sun goes public with Solaris 2.6 by Robert McMillan
SunSoft pushes subscription model, ease of use and focuses on new markets. (1,500 words)

Ross Technology emerges from reorg with new workstation line by Robert McMillan
Ross is promising high performance for 32-bit SunOS users, but is it what they want? (500 words)

SUG East: Solaris 2.6 due August 18 by Sari Kalin
Sun to drop PowerPC support, encourage SCO migration. (500 words)

Cisco throws its support behind Microsoft's directory service vaporware by Robert E. Lee
What about Novell's NDS and Sun's Java Naming and Directory Interface? (900 words)

New Tcl scripting product group spun out of Sun Labs by Robert McMillan
SunScript group makes beta code of new Tcl core platforms and Tk toolkit available, plans Web server as alternative to SNMP. (700 words)

Sun looking to acquire Encore storage technology by Robert McMillan
The $185 million deal could save Encore and give Sun a foot in the door to the data center. (600 words)

The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff
Senate committee approves encryption bill as 56-bit DES is cracked by programmers. W3C announces Platform for Privacy Preferences project. (4 stories posted)

SunSpots: the latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news by IDG News Service staff
McNealy calls $500 NC "insulting." Also, Sun's DiskSuite-Volume Manager migration service is now available, and CORBA partners put pressure on JavaSoft to scrap RMI. (6 stories posted)

Eye on the competition: up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG News Service staff
The Windows NT workstation market is growing at 25 times the Unix workstation market. Compaq leads the fray with two new workstations aimed at Sun's low end. (5 stories posted)

SunWorld's Net News Central compiled by Craig Knudsen
Your quick resource for Sun-related headlines on the World Wide Web -- including links to full-length articles.

New products
If it runs on, plugs into, or talks to Sun, SPARC, or Solaris, it's here in the industry's most comprehensive and timely new product listing.


Career Advisor: Sysadmins, sharpen your people skills! by Edgar Saadi
It takes way more than technical genius to be a successful sysadmin -- experts offer their tips for earning respect from your users and your boss. (1,200 words)

Webmaster: Controlling Web robots by Chuck Musciano
Ever had a spider bombard your Web site with page requests? Want to stop it? Want to keep parts of your site from being indexed by search engine robots? Read on. (1,900 words)

Security: Pete's Wicked World -- Avoid firewall pitfalls by Peter Galvin
Poor planning can result in nonfunctional firewalls and broken networks. We give you a firewall implementation checklist and tell you how to stay clear of common mistakes.
Plus...The Bookstore has links to Web security resources; Bug of the Month features two buffer overflow bugs in Solaris; and The Toolbox covers a new secure telnet tool. (2,700 words)

Performance Q&A: Analysis of TCP transfer characteristics for Web servers made easier by Adrian Cockcroft
Secret weapon now available as a free download! We tell you how a tool for visualizing TCP transfer sequences can pinpoint problems that might go unnoticed in a snoop listing or packet analyzer. (2,500 words, with 100 kilobytes of images)

Connectivity: Unraveling asynchronous transfer mode, part 3 by Rawn Shah
ATM switches aren't all created equal. Learn how to differentiate them and pick what suits you best. (2,500 words)

Real World Perspectives: Support your TCP/IP global enterprise properly by Frank Henderson and Dave Koehler
Administering a rapidly expanding TCP/IP environment can be a nightmare. We show you how one company chose the right management tools and developed the right processes to dynamically assign and track IP addresses, names, and configuration files. (2,800 words)

Bill's Bookshelf: Po Bronson's bitter cup of Java by Bill Rosenblatt
Wired alumnus sets his sights on Silicon Valley with his retelling of the Java story. (1,500 words)

Unix 101: Using find to locate files by Mo Budlong
Mastering the find command can open the door to some powerful and nifty utilities. (2,600 words)

Unix Enterprise: What will be the death of networked computing? by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
Will it be the technology? Support costs or security concerns? Nope. (1,000 words)

Reader Letters
Networking predictions for the year 2007 and answers to your questions on DNS, swap files, reclaim memory, and more.


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