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Filter spam out! by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Protect yourself from spam: A practical guide to procmail. (2,500 words)

What will stop spam? by Robert McMillan
Paul Vixie hopes his Realtime Blackhole List will at least be a start. (3,300 words)

IBM bets on Java by Rick Cook
One of Sun's biggest competitors is on an all-out Java campaign. Why? (3,000 words)

What's the state of xDSL? by Robert E. Lee
xDSL was supposedly destined to crush ISDN. Where does it stand now? What's the holdup? (1,900 words)


Top news stories

Sun, Intel to pool resources on Merced by Nancy Weil
Sun welcomes use of Intel's upcoming chip. (800 words)

Java Activator gets thumbs up from Java community by Stephanie Steenbergen and Robert McMillan
But some express concern with technical details of the software (750 words)

What you need to know about the new Tcl/Tk consortium by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Sun-sponsored group may prove useful, despite its shaky start. (1,400 words)

SunSpotsSunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news IDG News Service staff
New low-end Ultra workstations to be launched next month. JavaSoft's Baratz keynotes at Internet World. Sun Targets ISPs with Netra Proxy Cache Server. Sun makes deal with Nasdaq, Chilean exchange. Java QuickStart program for developers launched. (6 stories posted)

New server-side Java benchmark puts NT ahead of Solaris -- on Intel by Stephanie Steenbergen
VolanoMark shows disparity in different JVMs. (650 words)

The Internet Files The Internet Files: news on the latest Internet standards and struggles by IDG News Service staff
International crack down on cyber crime pledged. Clinton urged to allow free flow of scientific info on 'Net. Microsoft submits "buddy list" spec to IETF. New Internet group formed to fight censorship. (6 stories posted)


Reader Survey results: Microsoft is wrong; Sun is right by Robert McMillan
After listening to months of Sun-Microsoft bickering, SunWorld readers speak out on the Java dispute. (1,000 words)

Career Advisor: Major career moves, bad career moves, contracting, and certification by Edgar Saadi
This month, answers to the questions: How do I make a career change? How do I broaden my knowledge range? And how much is certification worth? (1,200 words)

Bill's Bookshelf Bill's Bookshelf: Why did we build cyberspace like that? by Bill Rosenblatt
Stefik's collection of essays on the Internet are good for your brain. (3,500 words)

Unix Enterprise: The most common IT organizational problems, continued by Harris Kern
Last month, we listed the basic complications -- here we break down the IT organizational structure layer by layer and delve further into the responsibilities of each group and tell you why conflicts often crop up. (1,700 words)

Readers Speak Out
Readers have their say on Tcl: Is it really just a "toy language"? Also, amendments to Musciano's Web site checklist, technical Q&A with Cockcroft and Mauro, and much more.

More news

Eye on the competitionEye on the competition: Up-to the-minute news on Sun's rivals by IDG News Service staff
NCR buys U of Wisconson database technology. Fujitsu will announce its first U.S. UltraSPARC server. SGI target of class action lawsuit. (5 stories posted)

Tera set to ship new MTA system by Stephanie Steenbergen
How does it address high-performance parallel systems' two major problems? (800 words)

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.


Webmaster: Webmaster Ph.D. revisited: More thoughts on the Webmaster's professional education by Chuck Musciano
Readers were quick to point out the holes in our initial curriculum. Here's how we've filled the gaps. (1,700 words)

Inside Solaris: Swap space implementation, part one by Jim Mauro
We take an inside look at how Solaris implements swap space, including discussions on swap configuration and allocation. (1,900 words)

Security: Pete's Wicked World -- Solaris 2.6 looks to cure the ol' security blues by Peter Galvin
If you care about security, you should know what's new in the latest version of Sun's OS. (1,500 words)

Performance Q&A: At last! The updated SE release has arrived by Adrian Cockcroft
Learn all about the latest improvements. (1,000 words)

Connectivity: More on the new communications technologies: ISDN by Rawn Shah
We define the two forms of ISDN and examine how each works. (1,500 words)

Real World Perspectives: VLANs: A reexamination by Frank Henderson and Dave Koehler
How is the virtual LAN architecture being extended? (2,200 words)

Unix 101: A simple method of logging by Mo Budlong
Using the cron daemon to create a shared script log file. (1,200 words)


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