Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 12:45:06 -0500 (EST)
From:"NWC Online" <>
Subject: Network Computing Online #2.37
-- Network Computing Online #2.37 --
Your Online IT Resource
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

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This week, Compare IT focuses on Web switches. Research and compare
product offerings from Extreme, F5, Nortel and Radware. Plus, our
editors need your help. Please take our wireless application platforms
survey. More details are in our On the Network section. And don't 
to check out our editors' hot white paper pick of the week, "Mobile 
Drives Move On."

Enjoy Network Computing Online and please let us know how we can
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Until next week,
--The Network Computing Online Team


In This Issue:
1)  Compare IT: Web Switches
2)  The Daily Blog
3)  Tech Library Toolkit; Editors' Hot White Paper Pick: Mobile
                  Hard Drives Move On
4)  On the Network:
                  Article Locator
                  Sharing Security Strategies
                  NWC's Site Membership Login Tool
                  Top 11
                  TechQuiz: Disaster Recovery
                  Wireless Application Platforms Survey
                  Internet Latency Report
                  Online Seminar: Integrating Wi-Fi Into An Enterprise
5)  Current Forum Threads: Ask The Experts
6)  Upcoming Events
7)  NWC Pipelines
8)  Top Stories:
               Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Storage & Servers
               Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Infrastructure
               Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Business
9)  Security Threat Watch: Recent Patches and Updates
10) Latest IT Pro Downloads:
                  0-Code HTML Converter 1.0;
                  TurboSplit 1.2
11) Subscription Information

1) Compare IT: Web Switches
Web switches perform switching at Layer 7, digging into data to see 
type of application is requested, then routing the request to the
appropriate Web server. Research and get quotes from companies 
Extreme, F5, Nortel and Radware to help with your product selection.

2) The Daily Blog
a) Keeping an Eye on CAN-Spam
For what is perhaps the first time in recorded history, mere registered
voters and other mortals will be able to track the effectiveness of
legislation. Meet the CAN-Spam Monitor, a weekly statistical tabulation
of spam traffic that does not comply with the CAN-Spam act.

b) Forget Google, How 'bout "Moo-gle"
With hamburger lovers fearing that the next bite of their bovine
delicacies could result in a dose of mad cow disease, it should come as
no surprise that worried consumers have besieged Web sites and search
engines trying to sort out the good information from the bad.

c) SCO Reiterates...Again
Those press releases just keep on comin'. No more than 18 hours after
the Open Source Development Labs announced an Intel- and Novell-backed,
$10 million Linux Defense Fund to pay litigation fees incurred by Linux
users who unwittingly fall prey to SCO litigation, SCO handed out a
press release of its own.

Find more blogs and blog entries here.

3) Tech Library Toolkit; Editors' Hot White Paper Pick
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.

Get the latest papers via our RSS feed.

Editors' Hot White Paper Pick: Mobile Hard Drives Move On
Traditionally, 2.5-inch hard drives have been viewed as "mobile" or
"laptop" drives, but are now available for a wide range of storage
designs. In this white paper, Fujitsu focuses on the uses and features
of SATA Extended Duty Mobile 2.5-Inch Drives in high-density
applications in which power, performance and capacity features are a

Access more white papers, case studies and product information on RAID
in the Network Computing Tech Library.

4) On the Network
a) Article Locator
Tired of typing long URLs to find Network Computing stories online? 
our Article Locator Numbers, published with each article in the print
magazine, and our online Locator service, you can easily access the
story of your choice--and no messy URLs.

b) Sharing Security Strategies
Now you can download the PowerPoint presentation of our "Secure to the
Core NeoCast" Webcast as presented by Neohapsis Labs' Greg Shipley. 
this valuable guide, you'll learn the ins and outs of asset-centric,
defense-in-depth security methods. Site registration is required.

c) NWC's Site Membership Login Tool
To help you more transparently access members-only content and services
on Network Computing, we've added a new membership login tool. You can
log in once and access forums, quizzes, special services and content
without having to log in again.

d) Top 11: SCO-Owned Source Code in Linux
This week, we're looking for the Top 11 actual lines of SCO-owned 
code found in Linux. Make us gasp for air (in a good way), and we'll
post your entry in print and online. Here are some ideas to get you
-- /** uh, like put code here, dude. */
-- /** the following code is so generic; why anyone could claim it as
their own */
-- /** Darl was here! */

e) TechQuiz: Disaster Recovery
See how far your skills go in protecting against and recovering from 
forms of data center disaster. If you can beat our editors and get all
the answers right, we'll throw your name into the hat for a spiffing
Network Computing collectible.

f) Wireless Application Platforms Survey
Our editors need your help for an upcoming issue. Please take a few
minutes to respond to our wireless application platforms online survey
as it pertains to your organization. We'll share the anonymous survey
results in our April 29, 2004, issue.

g) Internet Latency Report
Get real-time network performance statistics, organized by ISP, from 
friends at Keynote.

h) Online Seminar: Integrating Wi-Fi Into An Enterprise Framework
Wi-Fi in the enterprise. It's here. It's working, but there are
problems. Find out why and how to make it work. Join Networking
authority Nick Lippis and your peers for "Integrating Wi-Fi Into An
Enterprise Framework" a free, online seminar on January 22, 2004 at 11
AM Eastern. Lippis Media's Enterprise Networks 2004 is a series of six
online forums and a 3-day face-to-face conference. Produced with 
Magazine, the content provides the vision & guidance required to design
enterprise networks--today and tomorrow.

For more information.

To register.

5) Current Forum Threads: Ask The Experts
E-mail Conversion: I'm looking for a piece of software that will 
e-mail directories (Outlook and Netscape) to a universal viewer. Files
could be burned to CD in a courtroom environment for discovery 

View all Forums.

6) Upcoming Events
a) InfoSec World 2004
Type: Tradeshow
Date; Location:  March 22-24, 2003; The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

In its 11th year, InfoSec World remains the defining event for
information security. Leading information security professionals,
industry experts and top product vendors make InfoSec World a regular
stop to explore real-world strategies and cutting-edge techniques
necessary to secure critical data, reduce risk and strengthen systems.
The conference will feature more than 80 sessions addressing key
industry issues including Web services security, the latest in hack
tools and spyware, network mapping, wireless forensics, risk 
event correlation and VPNs, among others.

For more information and to register.

or Call: 508-879-7999

b) A Neglected Market: Solving Data Protection Challenges Faced by the
SMB (A Network Computing Magazine Vendor Perspective)
Type: Online NetSeminar
Date; Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2004; 11:00-12:00 AM PT/2:00-3:00PM 
The Small-Medium Business is now the fastest growing segment in the
storage industry. We'll discuss both the challenges and the market
drivers responsible for fueling its demand for storage and data

To register.

c) Content Compliance: A Closer Look at Meeting the Challenge (A
Transform Magazine Vendor Perspectives)
Type: Online NetSeminar
Date; Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2004; 11:00-12:00 AM PT/2:00-3:00PM 
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other new regulations have made compliance a
corporate imperative. We'll explore specific technologies and how they
address the high-priority compliance needs and demands of corporations

To register.

For more NWC Events.

7) NWC Pipelines
a) Storage Pipeline: The Case for a NAS-SAN Hybrid
By Jon William Toigo
Network attached storage could be turned into access point, guardian 
manager of storage capacity, especially if it supported IP-based 
file system and block storage protocols in its network-facing

Read more from Storage Pipeline.

b) Mobile Pipeline: Migrating Toward 802.11i
By Carl Weinschenk
The long-awaited 802.11i WLAN security standard is coming, but 
to it will be tricky. It's time to start planning.

Read more from Mobile Pipeline.

c) Security Pipeline: Homeland Security Agency Focuses R&D on Sensor
By Rick Merritt
The Department of Homeland Security expects to play a significant role
in creating sensor networks.

Read more from Security Pipeline.

Sign up today for TechWeb's two new pipeline newsletters!

a) IT Utility Pipeline
You've heard the buzz and the buzzwords--utility computing, the IT
utility, on-demand computing and grid computing, to name just a few.
You need to know what's fact, what's fiction and how your company may
benefit from the trend toward delivering IT service in the same manner
as a utility. In this weekly newsletter--delivered from the IT Utility
Pipeline Web site--we bring you all the pertinent news, product reviews
and how-to guides to making utility computing work for you. We'll also
discuss the products and marketing messages to avoid.

b) Small Business Pipeline
CMP Media's new Small Business Pipeline newsletter--a companion to the
Small Business Pipeline Web site--is aimed squarely at the 
needs of this audience. It delivers all the relevant products news,
how-to explanations for those without deep technology backgrounds and
case studies detailing the use of technology by small businesses.

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

a) Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Storage & Servers
By Steven J. Schuchart, Jr.
It's a buyer's market for servers; users are making their voices heard;
and AMD is coming on strong with a new 64-bit processor. Swing into
action as consolidation and commoditization become watchwords.

b) Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Infrastructure
By Peter Morrissey
The success of your business initiatives depends on a reliable network
infrastructure with predictable performance.

c) Feature: The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Business Applications
By Lori MacVittie
Here's your 2004 to-do list: Check for HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance and enable real-time enterprise and Web services 
A tall order, but someone has to do it. Here's what you need to know.

Join other NWC readers in discussing these articles.

9) Security Threat Watch: Recent Patches and Updates
The following contains a list of some of the vendor patches and
updates released last week.

EnGarde > ESA-20040105-001: kernel

Immunix >  IMNX-2004-73-001-01: kernel

Mandrake > MDKSA-2004:001: kernel

Owl > kernel

Red Hat > RHSA-2003:417-01: kernel

Red Hat > RHSA-2004:001-01: Ethereal

SGI > Advanced Linux Environment security update #8

Slackware > SSA:2004-006-01: kernel

SuSE > SuSE-SA:2004:001: kernel

Trustix > TSLSA-2004-01: kernel

For more security alerts and information, sign up for our free
Security Threat Watch newsletter today.

10) Latest IT Pro Downloads: 0-Code HTML Converter 1.0; TurboSplit 1.2
a) 0-Code HTML Converter 1.0
For busy Web developers, 0-Code HTML Converter lets you convert HTML to
most used script languages (PHP, Perl, ASP, JSP, JavaScript) as well as
convert ASCII text and RTF to HTML.

Download at:
Size: 714k
Platform: Windows 95, 98 or NT
Licensing: Shareware; $9.95

b) TurboSplit 1.2
TurboSplit is an ultra-fast file splitter that splits large files into
smaller pieces so that they can fit on multiple tape cartridges, CDs,
ZIP disks, floppy disks, etc. Pieces can be rejoined without 
It is also useful when a large file needs to be sent via e-mail and the
mail server imposes file size limits.

Download at:
Size: 1820k
Platform: Windows 95, 98 or NT
Licensing: Shareware; $14.95

Find more shareware, freeware and demoware products, ready for
immediate download.

Note: By using IT Pro Downloads you agree to these terms of use.

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