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Seeing is believing: Using network visualization for capacity planning by Julie Bort
Network visualization tools must do more than paint pretty pictures of your network. They must help you plan for its future. We give you tips for network modeling and tell you how to avoid implementation mistakes. (2,400 words)

Solaris 2.6 ushers in the millennium by Rick Cook
What's Sun's new, long-term strategy for Solaris? How will Sun improve on everything from ease of use to Solaris-on-Intel sales? (2,500 words)

Learn how to configure your disk subsystems for improved reliability and price/performance by Brian L. Wong
This excerpt from Configuration and Capacity Planning for Solaris Servers gives straightforward advice for maximizing storage capabilities. (4,000 words)

What do Internet standards bring to the table? Promise or more confusion? by Robert E. Lee
We take you through the standards process and map out the main standards categories. (1,300 words)


Top news stories

Sun jumps on LDAP bandwagon by Robert McMillan
Sun Directory Services 1.0 to ship in September, applications to follow... (600 words)

Sun targets Novell installed base with Solaris Server for Intranets by Robert McMillan
First of four Solaris modules features Syntax file and print software. (950 words)

New Ultra 30 workstations signal end of SBus by Robert McMillan
New high-performance line offers unique PCI I/O configuration. Sun promises sub-$5,000 box "this winter" to compete with Wintel. (550 words)

Eye on the competition: up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG News Service staff The Internet Files
Dell's new workstations start at $3,700. HP dumps Ingres for Unix OpenView. IDC says NT remains a long way behind Unix. (5 stories posted)

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news by IDG News Service staff SunSpots
Trusted Solaris 2.5 now available. Sun says it will sell Encore storage products within 60-90 days. CA to do Java interface for Unicenter -- Sun calls the product "a preferred enterprise management solution." (6 stories posted)


SunWorld's second anniversary: Does that make us 14 in Web years? by Michael McCarthy
The first full-fledged, Web-only computer magazine takes a moment to remember its baptism by fire. (1,600 words)

Career Advisor: Thankless jobs? by Edgar Saadi
The pro and cons of accepting a year 2000 project manager position and help for sysadmins who want to transition to software development. (1,400 words)

Bill's Bookshelf: Death March author Ed Yourdon admits he was wrong by Bill Rosenblatt Bill's Bookshelf
The man who made his fortune on software methodologies now says they are irrelevant. (3,400 words)

Unix Enterprise: Defining and achieving RAS step by step by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
How does a networked enterprise become fully reliable, available, and serviceable? We offer detailed pointers for identifying and then implementing RAS processes. (1,600 words)

Reader survey results: Is Sun too Java-centric? by SunWorld staff
SunWorld readers say whether Sun is wasting its time with this hot technology. (900 words)

Reader Letters
A critique of an HTTP server survey mentioned in our Webmaster column, plus plenty of performance questions for Adrian Cockcroft.

More news

International voting on Java standardization finished by Robert McMillan
JavaSoft to be given 60 days to respond to comments. (700 words)

SunSoft's project Speedway delivers by Robert McMillan
Sun says its Java performance rivals Microsoft's. Users just want a bug-free JVM on Solaris. (1,300 words)

The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff The Internet Files
NSI the subject of antitrust probe as iPOC starts to accept applications from new registrars. Also: Fallout from the Supreme Court's CDA ruling, NSF sets up non-profit organization to manage IP numbers. (7 stories posted)

JavaSoft to solve RMI's interoperability problem by Niall McKay
JavaSoft responds to industry confusion by integrating RMI with IIOP. (600 words)

Meta Group warns to keep year 2000 projects focused by Torsten Busse
Better to set aside integration issues until y2000 projects get done. (350 words)

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.


Webmaster: PICS demystified by Chuck Musciano
The W3C's Platform for Internet Content Selection can block smut without strangling the Internet. (2,400 words)

Security: Pete's Wicked World -- How to detect a break-in by Peter Galvin
Why worry? Because your site may be among the 98 out of 100 sites that fail to detect break-ins when they occur. Here is an exhaustive list of methods for break-in detection. (2,000 words)

Performance Q&A: Dissecting proxy Web cache performance by Adrian Cockcroft
We show you how caching proxy Web servers can relieve swamped networks and control Web traffic routing. (3,300 words)

Connectivity: Laying out the virtual network by Rawn Shah
Virtual networking takes us beyond the confines of the limited cells created over a decade ago with Ethernet, token ring, and FDDI. Our tutorial on virtual LANs describes addressing, grouping, and routing in this environment. (1,800 words)

Unix 101: Shell programming and simple menus -- part 1 by Mo Budlong
The anatomy of a menu shell script. (2,900 words)


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