Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:59:24 -0400 (EDT)
From:"NWC Online" <nwc_online@update.networkcomputing.com> 
Subject: Network Computing Online #2.13
-- Network Computing Online #2.13 --
Your Online IT Resource
http://www.networkcomputing.com/
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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This week, Compare IT focuses on content-aware switches. Research and
get quotes on offerings from Cisco, F5, Radware and Sysmaster.

Plus, there's still time to try your hand at our business technology
optimization TechQuiz. And, if you've got a tough IT problem, post it
to our Ask the Experts or Shop Talk forums to receive real-world,
hands-on advice.

Be sure to bookmark our Weblog, the Network Computing Daily Blog,
and check back often for IT news and views.
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Enjoy Network Computing Online and please let us know how we can
better serve you (mailto:nwconline@cmp.com).

Until next week,
--The Network Computing Online Team

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In This Issue:
1)  Compare IT: Content-Aware Switches
2)  TechQuiz: Business Technology Optimization
3)  NWC Weblogs:
       Daily Blog: Time for Leftovers...Top 11 Leftovers
       NWC Inc.: Long Time No Update...
4)  Tech Library Toolkit; Editor's Webcast Pick
5)  On the Network:
       NWC Project: Web Server Monitoring
       NWC Project: Antivirus Products
       Network Design Manual: Network Management
6)  Ask the Experts and Shop Talk Forums
7)  Network Computing's Storage Pipeline: Online Backup
       Provider Expands Use of Storage Resource Management
8)  Top Stories:
       Feature: RFI: Network & Systems Management Services
       Review: Network & Systems Management Services
       Sneak Preview: Novell's NetWare 6.5
9)  Security Alert: Apache 1.3.28 Released, With Security Fixes
10) Latest IT Pro Downloads:
       Clear IE History 5.5
       Artera Turbo 3.0b
11) Subscription Information

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1) Compare IT: Content-Aware Switches
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Efficient handling of Internet traffic requires a content-aware switch
that can determine the best way to process Web traffic while also
providing increased availability and performance through load
balancing and server redundancy. Compare and get quotes now from
Cisco, F5, Radware and Sysmaster.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4tK0Aq

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2) TechQuiz: Business Technology Optimization
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There's still time to put your business technology optimization
know-how to the test with our quiz on application development best
practices. If you can outfox our editors and get all the answers
correct, we'll put your name into the hat for a truly cool TiVo
Series2 40-hour digital video recorder, complete with a TiVo lifetime
subscription, compliments of our sponsor, Mercury Interactive.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0TNs0AK

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3) NWC Weblogs
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a) Daily Blog: Time for Leftovers...Top 11 Leftovers 
Another issue, another offering of Top 11 submissions that couldn't
quite fit on our Last Mile page, but were too good to pass up. This
time, we asked folks for the "real reasons Larry Ellison wants
PeopleSoft."
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4tY0A5

b) NWC Inc.: Long Time No Update...
Bruce Boardman is currently in the throes of a review of Web SLA
managers and it's beating up hard on the NWC Inc. infrastructure. I am
working on another review of products within the infrastructure and,
of course, that means that things have gone wrong.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4tZ0A6

Be sure to check out our other blogs:

Site Content
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0Bz2D0An

NWC Goes to School
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0BkTj0Ak

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4) Tech Library Toolkit; Editor's White Paper Pick
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Visit Network Computing's Tech Library for the latest technical
information on today's key IT issues, including network security,
mobile & wireless, streaming media and more. Peruse vendor white
papers, analyst reports and Webcasts as well as the most recent
industry research findings.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0BsdA0AT

Get the latest papers via our RSS feed.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0Bu2H0Am

Here are this week's hottest white paper feeds:

a) Architectural Comparison of Enterprise Anti-Spam Solutions
This paper analyzes architectural and technology alternatives that
enterprises should take to fight spam as well as recommends the most
effective approaches.
--Tumbleweed Communications
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42n0AL

b) Deploying the Enterprise Service Bus--A Light-Weight EAI
Implementation
This case study demonstrates the advantages of choosing an ESB
(Enterprise Service Bus) platform over that of the standard EAI
solution.
--SpiritSoft
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42o0AM

c) The Intelligent IDS--Next Generation Network Intrusion Management
Revealed
The answer to the changing definition of network intrusion detection
and prevention is NFR Security's Intelligent Intrusion Management.
--NFR Security
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42p0AN

d) Reduce Complexity and Costs of Web Services Integration
This paper outlines an approach based on a service-oriented
architecture and details the benefits of this level of integration.
--Fiorano Software
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42q0AO

e) Why Corporate Leaders Should Make Project Portfolio Management a
Priority--The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management
Today's emphasis on PPM (project portfolio management) is part of a
trend toward systems thinking in organizational life.
--Primavera Systems
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42r0AP

f) Using Siebel Information to Increase Sales and Service Productivity
Listen to this Webcast to learn how Noetix empowers business users to
quickly and easily access the Siebel information needed to increase
productivity. It discusses how Siebel captures a goldmine of
information that can be used to diagnose and improve operational
effectiveness.
--Noetix
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42s0AQ

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Editor's Webcast Pick
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Listen to this Apple Computer Webcast, "Unix Power. Apple Ease of Use.
The Server You Need," to learn more about the new Xserve, an
affordable, powerful cross-platform server with a stable Unix-based
operating system that supports open standards and advanced security
options.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42t0AR

Access more white papers, case studies and product information on
server hardware in the Network Computing Tech Library.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42u0AS

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5) On the Network
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a) NWC Project: Web Server Monitoring
Help Executive Editor/Technology Bruce Boardman evaluate Web server
monitoring solutions. Submit your own Web transactions for evaluation
in this review. For your help, we'll enter your name into a drawing
for an NJ -90 network jack, compliments of our friends at 3Com.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B3bR0Ae

b) NWC Project: Antivirus Products
We invite you to work alongside Contributing Editor Jim Ryan as he
begins testing and evaluating antivirus products for our upcoming
review. This week, you can check out his test plan and product
requirements. We also invite you to share your experiences, concerns
and advice.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4tJ0Ap

c) Network Design Manual: Network Management
With our exclusive chapter excerpt from Stephen Morris' book, "MIBs,
MPLS and Network Management, Principles, Design and Implementation,"
you can learn the principles and concepts of managing large enterprise
networks. Stephen highlights important aspects of network management,
including enterprise and SP networks.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4YZ0Ae
 
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6) Ask the Experts and Shop Talk Forums
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If you've got a tough IT problem, post it to our forums to receive
real-world, hands-on advice. Also, if you've already discovered a
solution to a particularly sticky problem, be a hero and post it to
the forums below.

Ask the Experts.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0BE2v0Ak

Shop Talk.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0Boqs0AS

Here's a sampling of this week's posts:

a) Shop Talk: Cisco vs. Enterasys
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Question of the Week: We're redesigning our infrastructure to provide
a server backbone that is separate from the core distribution switch
in the corporate office and a server backbone switch in the remote
offices to separate the servers and devices from the user community.
We have been reviewing products from both Cisco (4500) and Enterasys
(E-series). Both also have new products under review.

We currently have 10 offices with Cisco routers and Enterasys
switches. We're planning on VLANing at the core and in each remote
office. We could use some feedback from those of you who have had
experience with both for any "gotchas" that should be considered. Both
vendors' products have more than enough bandwidth, so speed is not an
issue.

Areas we are focusing on are mirroring many-to-one for port sniffing,
VLAN performance, port authentication and management software. Any
other considerations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Warren Klaus

Lend Warren a hand or post your own question or comment.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0Boqs0AS

b) Ask the Experts: SMC2635W Linux Driver
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Question of the Week: I have an SMC2635W Wi-Fi card. I want to use it
with a Linux laptop. The Web site for this item lists it as supported
under Linux, but I haven't found any. The SMC site has a driver for
98, ME, 2000 and XP only. Am I missing something? Is there a Linux
driver somewhere? If so, where? I have seen elsewhere that unsupported
ones could work by using a driver for another card that uses the same
chipset. If I need to do this, where can I find a list of ADM chipset
cards that have Linux support?

Thanks in advance, Grant Russell

Lend Grant a hand or post your own question or comment.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0BE2v0Ak
 
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7) Network Computing's Storage Pipeline: Online Backup Provider
   Expands Use of Storage Resource Management
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By Terry Sweeney
SRM is one of the hot buzzwords in storage, even if it appears there
are more vendors and evangelists than actual SRM customers. Yet online
data backup and protection provider AmeriVault reports success with
the technology and is increasing its purview. Here's why.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4tc0AG

Read more from Network Computing's Storage Pipeline.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B1260AM

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8) Top Stories
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What were readers perusing last week on the Network Computing Web
site? Here's a list of our hottest articles.

a) Feature: RFI: Network & Systems Management Services
(July 24, 2003)
For big business, outsourced network management is becoming the rage.
But does it make sense for smaller businesses? It depends on your cost
structure and your tolerance for relinquishing control.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4Yd0Ao

b) Review: Network & Systems Management Services
(July 24, 2003)
Most network-management providers won't offer aggressive service or
huge cost savings to small and midsize businesses. But we pushed and
prodded and finally got PerformanceIT to give our fictional food chain
quite a deal.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4Ye0Ap

c) Sneak Preview: Novell's NetWare 6.5
(July 24, 2003)
Novell has packed in a ton of open-source and developer-friendly
enhancements.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4Yf0Aq

Join other NWC readers in discussing these articles.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0Brcx0AM

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9) Security Alert: Apache 1.3.28 Released, With Security Fixes
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Apache version 1.3.28 was released. This version fixes multiple
security vulnerabilities, including rotatelogs invalid character sent
via pipe results in denial of service, too many internal subrequests
could result in a denial of service and file descriptors are leaked to
child CGI processes.

Updated versions of Apache are available at:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42v0AT

Source: Apache
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B42w0AU

For more security alerts and information, sign up for our free
Security Alert Consensus newsletter today.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0COV0AZ

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10) Latest IT Pro Downloads: Clear IE History 5.5; Artera Turbo 3.0b
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We've made it easier and quicker for you to locate IT Pro Downloads'
shareware, freeware and other applets from any location on nwc.com.
Just type a keyword into the IT Pro search box, and you'll be amazed
at the vast collection of apps that will spring up before your eyes.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/

a) Clear IE History 5.5
Clear IE History helps users protect their privacy by cleaning up the
surfing carry-over in Internet Explorer. It deletes IE history,
temporary Internet files, cookies and cache, and erases or edits typed
URLs in the address bar and more.

Download at:
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Size: 60k
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Licensing: Shareware; $14

b) Artera Turbo 3.0b
Artera Turbo provides up to a 5X speed increase in your Web browsing
performance using your existing dial-up Internet connection.

Download at:
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Size: 6748k
Platform: Windows 95 or 98
Licensing: Shareware; $7.95

Find more shareware, freeware and demoware products, ready for
immediate download.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/

Note: By using IT Pro Downloads you agree to these terms of use.
http://www.nwc.com/itpro/itpro-terms.html

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Looking for a service that allows frame relay packets to ride 
securely over an IP core?  Hereís one that delivers high reliability
and flexible bandwidth. Best of all, since itís IP-based, it can help 
you migrate to a VPN solution down the road.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eM1I0E43wY0qh0B4Yx0AA

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