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Using BIND: Don't get spoofed again by Matt Larson and Cricket Liu
Learn how to secure your Internet domain name servers. (1,700 words)

Sun turns its rays on big iron by Rick Cook
Does Sun have what it takes to take a bite out of the mainframe market? (3,300 words)

Is ISDN still a contender? by Robert E. Lee
We tell you about the latest ISDN implementations and how they work along with the challenges they face. (2,100 words)

The impact of Java standardization by Bill Day
Find out how Sun's approval as PAS submitter for Java really affects developers. (1,950 words)

[News & Views...]

Top news stories

Goodbye NEO, hello Enterprise Java Beans by Robert McMillan and Niall McKay
Sun's C++ object technology to be done in Java. OpenStep gets dumped too. (900 words)

Java to be standardized by ISO by Niall McKay
20 of 27 members vote in favor of Sun's proposal. (400 words)

Sun switches SNMP focus to Enterprise Manager by Stephanie Steenbergen
Stops development of Domain Manager. (550 words)

SunSpots SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news by IDG News Service staff
Sun completes its Encore storage unit acquisition. What are Java developers saying at Comdex? McNealy shows up at Nader's Microsoft event. (8 stories posted)

Microsoft brings Internet Explorer to your Solaris desktop by Robert McMillan
Sun's nemesis touts GUI-based alternative to Lynx. (600 words)

LISA conference thrives as Sun User Group dies by Robert McMillan
A report from LISA in San Diego where spam is on everybody's mind. (1,000 words)

Burton Group slams Sun Directory Services by Stephanie Steenbergen
Analyst calls Sun directory strategy confusing. (1,000 words)


Career Advisor: Advancement, burnout, and the love of money by Edgar Saadi
This month, we tackle dilemmas involving skills improvement, burnout battles, and the sole pursuit of more $$$ (1,200 words)

Bill's Bookshelf Bill's Bookshelf: How has the Internet changed the rules on business and economics? by Bill Rosenblatt
The Friction-Free Economy offers up some entertaining, if not enlightening, notions (2,600 words)

Unix Enterprise: What are the most common IT organizational problems? by Harris Kern
We list them here and tell you why they're causing complications. (950 words)

Readers Speak Out
This month: Adrian Cockcroft speaks to the threads vs. forking debate; international readers offer advice on working abroad; and feedback on last month's cover story, "Choosing a Scripting Language."

More news

Sun releases new Java scripting technology by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Jacl promises more power for Java. (1,000 words)

Sun's Encore acquisition threatened by Robert McMillan
Unhappy shareholders may nix deal in November 24 vote. (800 words)

Fibre Channel comes of age with Sun's new A5000 arrays by Robert McMillan
If you want software RAID, the A5000 promises 184-MB/sec throughput. (600 words)

The Internet Files The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff
Victims of Moldovian re-rout to be compensated. Registry operator selected for new domain name plan. Rockwell plans 1-MB/second modem. (4 stories posted)

Eye on the competitionEye on the competition: Up-to the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG News Service staff
Interesting times for the Unix have-nots: SGI must meet the Wintel challenge to recover, say the analysts; Intel settles with DEC. (2 stories posted)

Updated!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.

[Tech Expertise...]

Webmaster: Weeding your Web site -- part 2 by Chuck Musciano
A checklist of what to do to keep your Web site healthy and uncluttered. (2,000 words)

Inside Solaris: Demangling message queues by Jim Mauro
Up close and personal with Solaris's message queue facility. (3,800 words)

Security: Pete's Wicked World -- Should Sun be your security manager? by Peter Galvin
Sun's Security Manager Suite can add access control, centralized management, single sign-on, and auditing to your Suns and PCs. But should you let it? (2,000 words)

Performance Q&A: Got a problem? Want an answer? Where do you start? by Adrian Cockcroft
How about right here with 12 simple questions to ask yourself before you ask others for help with your performance problems. (1,900 words)

Connectivity: The next generation of communication technologies by Rawn Shah
How will you be logging on in the 21st Century? Ku-band, SONET, xDSL? Get the low-down on bandwidth. (2,000 words)

Unix 101: Search and replace with vi -- part 2 by Mo Budlong
What's in an expression? Mastering the substitute regular expressions. (3,500 words)


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