Oracle9i Database Release 2 Sets Record TPC-H Benchmark
Running on the Sun Fire 15K Server
Recent performance tests of Oracle9i Database Release 2 running on the
Sun Fire 15K server, Sun StorEdge arrays and the Sun Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE) platform have established Sun as the fastest
performing and best price/performance system on the market. The
benchmark was performed on a 72-processor 1050 MHz Sun Fire 15K system
running the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and
Oracle9i Database, topping the performance of the 128 CPU HP and NCR
Keynote Presentations and Video Modules
From the June 19 Sun Net Event on the Sun Open Net Environment
The executive keynote presentations and video modules from the Sun Net
Event are available for replay. Keynote executive presentations
include "Changing the Game" (Scott McNealy, Chairman and CEO), "Making
the Right Choice" (Jonathan Schwartz, Executive VP Software) and "Sun
ONE Innovations" (Anil Gadre, VP Solaris). Additional video modules
available include "Next-Generation Operating System", "Changing The
Economics of Software" and "Accelerating The Creation Of Services."
Jiro Technology Moving to Jini Community Program
Paul Monday Will Be Community Project Lead
At the Sixth Jini Community Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, June
17-20, 2002, Sun announced that Jiro technology is migrating to the
Jini Community program. Paul Monday, coauthor of "The Jiro
Technology Programmer's Guide and Federated Management Architecture,"
has agreed to be the community project lead.
Sun Open Net Environment Application Services Reference Architecture
Accelerates Delivery of Web Services for Bank of America
Using the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Application Services
Reference Architecture and running the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) on Sun Fire servers pre-configured by the Sun
Customer Ready Services program has enabled the Bank of America to integrate next
generation Web Services more easily with legacy applications and data.
Sun Migrates 500,000,000 Lines Of COBOL Code
More Than 300 Enterprises Modernize Data Centers
A number of companies world wide in a variety of enterprises are using
mainframe rehosting software from Sun to migrate their data centers
from mainframes to more cost effective Sun Fire and Sun
Enterprise servers. Sun has assisted more than 300 different firms
to move over 500,000,000 lines of COBOL code off their mainframe hosted
"How to Implement Network Identity" White Paper
Guidelines and Recommendations
Sun is offering a white paper titled "How to Implement Network
Identity" available online. The white paper provides guidelines and
recommendations for building an open, integratable Network Identity
infrastructure in an enterprise. In addition, the paper defines the
implementation of a complete Network Identity solution.
Focus on Compatibility: Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Features and Benefits
The compatibility features of the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) include enhanced Linux caompatibility, guarantee test
suite and certification test suite and expanded language support.
Mobile IP for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) has been available in the Solaris OE
since June 2000. Mobile IP enables the transfer of information between
mobile computers. The Solaris OE home and foreign agents support
dynamic control of IPSec policies. The Solaris 9 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) also introduces
foreign agent support for mobility advertisements and connection over
dynamic interfaces. It supports IP version 4 (IPv4) and is easy to
Netscape 6.2.3 Software
For the Solaris Operating Environment
Netscape 6.2.3 software for the Solaris Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) is a new version of the first Internet software to seamlessly
integrate browsing, email and instant messaging. New features include
Themes (or "skins"), tabs for My Sidebar, support for multiple email
accounts (including Netscape WebMail) and Java integration
support. Older versions of Netscape are also available.
Saving Customers Money with the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
A Complete Services-ready Platform
At the Sun Net Event on June 19, 2002, Anil Gadre, vice president of
Solaris, discussed the functionality of the Solaris 9 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) for delivering services over the Internet.
"We're offering a complete services-ready platform," said Gadre.
Services platform components are now built into the Solaris OE,
resulting in faster deployment times for Web Services and better ROI.
"Balancing Quality of Storage Service with Total Cost of Ownership"
By Stephanie Meagher
Sun Journal Vol. 6, Number 1 features an article titled "Balancing
Quality of Storage Service with Total Cost of Ownership" by Stephanie
Meagher. The key to balancing quality of storage service with total
cost of ownership is a concept called Time Value of Data (TVD) and ties
in directly to the selection of proper storage media.
White Paper: Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture
Ease SAN Management and Consolidate Storage Resources
According to the 32-page white paper, "Sun StorEdge Open SAN
Architecture", the Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture provides extreme
levels of application availability, true file sharing, better
utilization of storage devices and investment protection from a
complete storage solution optimized for the Solaris Operating
Environment (Solaris OE), tailored to Sun servers, while supporting
EOL of First Generation Sun StorEdge T3 Arrays
Also New Ordering Structure
The first generation Sun StorEdge T3 array with the 256 MB cache
controller is being transitioned to the new Sun StorEdge T3 array
with 1 GB cache controller, the second generation of this
architecture. In addition, there will be a new ordering structure for
the Sun StorEdge T3 Array, consolidating part numbers.
Security Assessment Services for Firewall
Fixed Price, Fixed Scope for Firewall/DMZ
The Security Services from Sun Professional Services program
(SunPS) provide customers with a security solution that helps
customers to grow and change their IT infrastructure as their business
needs change and grow.
"Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World"
Second Edition by Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, and Mike Speciner
In a second edition of their classic guide to network and Internet
security, "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World,"
Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman and Mike Speciner have thoroughly
updated the book to include today's latest security threats. The
authors explain every facet of information security, from the basics to
advanced cryptography and authentication; secure Web and email services
and emerging security standards. Highlights of the book's extensive new
coverage include Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), IPsec, SSL, PKI
Standards and Web security.
"Securing LDAP Through TLS/SSL--A Cookbook"
by Stefan Weber
Dr. Stefan Weber's Sun BluePrints OnLine article, "Securing LDAP
Through TLS/SSL--A Cookbook," details how to set up an SSL-enabled
LDAP-server, explaining how to perform client and server
authentication. The author outlines the steps for setting up the
Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) and the Sun ONE Directory
Server (formerly iPlanet Directory Server) software so that it can
be accessed securely from command line
tools (for example, ldapadd, ldapmodify, or ldapsearch).
Apache Web Server Chunk Handling Vulnerability
CERT Advisory CA-2002-17
There is a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the way that Apache
Web servers (or other Web servers based on their source code) handle
data encoded in chunks. This vulnerability is present by default in
configurations of Apache Web server versions 1.2.2 and above, 1.3
through 1.3.24 and versions 2.0 through 2.0.36. Sun are presently
producing patches for this issue for Solaris 8 OE and Solaris 9 OE,
which will be available from the SunSolve program Web site.