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Secure Internet Programming with J2SE Platform
Two-Part Article Covers Client and Server Sides

Qusay H. Mahmoud has written a two-part article, "Secure Internet Programming with Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4" that explains how to develop secure Internet applications, including with the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE). One article is concerned with the server-side and the other with the client-side.

Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Specification Proposed Final Draft 2
Requirements Products Must Meet

The Proposed Final Draft 2 for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Specification (248 pages) lays out a set of requirements that J2EE platform products must meet. It specifies platform architecture, application components, containers, a set of standard J2EE platform services, interoperability requirements and platform contracts (APIs, SPIs, network protocols and deployment descriptors).

Introduction to Over-the-air Application Provisioning
For Mobile Information Device Profile 1.0 and 2.0

In his introduction to over-the-air (OTA) application provisioning, C. Enrique Ortiz describes the ability to download and install content over a wireless network, typically on demand. His emphasis is on both Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 1.0 and MIDP 2.0 and on how the new Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Client Provisioning specification looks at a high level.

Creating a GUI with Java Foundation Classes/Swing API
Tutorial

The tutorial on creating a GUI with Java Foundation Classes/Swing API (J.F.C.) provides background on the J.F.C. API, covers how to use Swing components and working with graphics. The Swing components, which are part of the J.F.C. API, can be used with either Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1 or the Java 2 platform.

The History of Duke
Somersaulting Character Launched Java Platform

In her article, "The History of Duke" Jane Christophersen writes about "the only non-human to play a major supporting role in launching what today is commonly known as the Java platform." She describes his first appearance in a James Gosling presentation in 1995, and Duke's origins as a literal "representation" of the user in the early user interfaces.

Software
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Quick Start Service for Network Identity
Gives Customers a Demo of Open Network Identity Infrastructure

The Quick Start for Network Identity Service allows the customer to demonstrate a simple-use case scenario of an open, end-to-end network identity infrastructure in a lab-style environment. The Quick Start Service for Network Identity is one of three network-identity packaged services offered by Sun Professional Services program.

CollabNet SourceCast Collaborative Development Environment
A Full Port to Solaris Operating Environment

CollabNet, a provider of collaborative software development solutions, has produced a full port of the CollabNet SourceCast Collaborative Development Environment (CDE) to the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) as part of its multi-level relationship with Sun Microsystems. CollabNet will also qualify the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Studio for Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to utilize source code repositories within the CollabNet SourceCast environment.

Solaris 9 Operating Environment Early Access Program
x86 Intel Platform Edition Set for Evaluation

Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) x86 Customer Early Access software is now available for general testing and evaluation. Though Sun does not offer support for this Intel Platform Edition Early Access version of Solaris OE, there is an online forum for information and a download site.

Hardware
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Sun Quad FastEthernet Hardware Collection
Documentation, User Guides and More

The Sun Quad FastEthernet Hardware Collection offers a series of guides and a CD-ROM insert. Included are the Sun Quad FastEthernet 2.1 CD insert, Sun Quad FastEthernet PCI Adapter Installation and User's Guide, Sun Quad FastEthernet PCI Adapter Release Notes, Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus Adapter Installation and User's Guide and Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus Adapter Release Notes.

Sun Graphic Options
From Sun System Handbook

The Sun System Handbook section on graphics options provides a Graphics Compatibility Matrix that covers graphics cards, PCI, SBus, UPA and Onboard options. Also included is a list of components with part numbers and more.

    Servers
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    Servers in the Sun Customer Ready Systems Program
    Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 6800 Servers Added

    Sun Fire 3800, 4800 and 6800 servers are now available as factory integratable building blocks in the Sun Customer Ready Systems (CRS) program. Customers can now order multi-rack solutions comprised of Sun Fire 3800, 4800 and/or 6800 servers racked and cabled to their exacting specification systems with Sun StorEdge arrays and/or other Sun products.

    Virgin Atlantic Airways Migrates Databases from IBM to Sun
    Improves Performance, Reliability and Support

    Virgin Atlantic Airways, Britain's second largest long-haul carrier, has successfully migrated all 90 of its Oracle-based databases from IBM Sequent systems to Sun Fire 6800 servers. Virgin Atlantic is also moving applications and databases from its IBM AS-400 and Windows NT systems to Sun so that all its Oracle databases will reside on Sun systems.

    Enterprise Installation Services
    For Sun Fire 3800 - Sun Fire 6800 Servers

    The engineers at Sun can get your new Sun Fire 3800 - 6800 server set up correctly and quickly with the Sun Enterprise Installation Services. Phases cover the on-site installation planning to the system turnover.

    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 4.0 L10N
    And Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 4.0 L10N

    The Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 4.0 software L10N version and the Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 4.0 software L10N version will replace the existing 4.0 media kits. Documentation is now available for these products in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Software for these releases is now provided in French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese to provide more language options for customers.

    Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.1 Software
    Remotely Monitors Sun Network Storage Devices

    Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment is a device-level health management and diagnostic service for online monitoring, event notification, fault isolation and proactive fault resolution that enhances the value of Sun StorEdge arrays and integrated systems. Enterprise-wide health management and diagnostics services are delivered by Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software to simplify SAN management with a single point of command-and-control for the storage environment and a consolidated view of key storage management services.

    Sysadmin
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    Campus Clusters Based on Sun Cluster 3.0 Software
    Dealing with Service Interruptions

    The Sun BluePrints document by Hartmut Streppel provides basic guidelines to consider when deploying a campus-cluster solution and offers helpful tips for setting up sound administrative practices. The author focuses on single-site level disaster recovery for data centers.

    Performance Tuning of Solaris 8 Operating Environment
    Tips from Sun Engineer Jim McPherson

    Sun engineer Jim McPherson provides tips for performance tuning of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Start by determining what measurements will be valid for your environment and how to obtain them. First assess your goals, log what you do and measure the changed performance against the goals. McPherson provides a list of what to tune and when.

    Solaris 8 Operating Environment Build Document
    For Configuring, Hardening, Monitoring

    Gideon Rasmussen, CISSP, Information Security Manager of Infostruct LLC, has written a recipe-style, 55-page document on configuring, hardening, monitoring and assessing the vulnerability of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The document can also be used as a configuration standard, providing a baseline to audit against.

    Security
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    Internet Software Consortium Creates ISC Bind Forum
    Focuses on Security Protocols and Infrastructure

    Sun has become one of the initial members of the Internet Software Consortium's BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) Forum, a new security-related program for vendors and users of ISC BIND software. The new ISC BIND Forum will benefit members by focusing on security-related issues, including early warning on attacks, defects and patches.

    Buffer Overflow in Solaris Operating Environment X Window Font Service (XFS)
    CERT Advisory Issued

    A CERT advisory has been issued, warning of a buffer overflow vulnerability in Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) X Window Font Service (XFS). The Solaris X Window Font Service (XFS) daemon (fs.auto) contains a remotely exploitable vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

    Security Specialist Learning Path
    Network and System Administrator Learning Paths

    The courseware in the learning paths for security specialist, network or system administator provides a broad array of knowledge and skills for designing and managing networks, such as TCP/IP, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), integration with Windows environments and how to troubleshoot local area networks (LANs).

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