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Secure Internet Programming with Java 2, Standard Edition 1.4
Applications of JSSE, SSL from the Client-side

Qusay H. Mahmoud follows up his server-side discussion of SSL and Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE), which appeared in his article "Secure Internet Programming with Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)," with an overview of JSSE and SSL from the client-side. Both perspectives include consideration of the HTTPS server.

J2EE 1.4 Beta Arrives: Web-Services Ready
Enterprise JavaBeans Features New Timer Service

In his article on the December Java Technology Web page, Jon Byous writes about the new features in the 1.4 Beta release of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), including a timer service that "wakes up" Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components. Byous says the new release makes it possible to write and use "enterprise-class Web Services applications on a mature, industry-standard platform."

Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and a Tracing JVM
Get the Latest Download

Users who require access to the Java runtime environment and the new open source product called Tracing JVM will find both now available on the Web.

Events
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3GSM World Congress
Feb. 17-21, Cannes, France

The 3GSM World Congress, scheduled for Cannes, France during February 17-21, 2003, features an accommodating agenda that allows participants to register for sessions of interest in a compact format. There is a 2-day Technical Congress, a 2-day Content & Service Congress and a 1-day Mobile Enterprise and Wireless Ventures Session. The more than 600 exhibitor stands include a new Gaming Zone and Content Zone. A variety of admissions prices are available to cater to the interests of all registrants.

2003 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition
Feb. 9-13, San Diego, CA

The 2003 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition is set for February 9-13 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year's Conference and Exhibition features the newest developments and innovations in the healthcare industry, along with information, government regulations, technology mandates, new system developments and much more. Sun will be present in a variety of partner booths and space will be available for customer meetings.

Training 2003 Conference and Expo
Feb. 24-26, Atlanta, GA

Training Magazine's 26th Annual Training Conference and Expo, scheduled for February 24-26 in Atlanta, GA and co-located with Presentations Conference and Expo and Online Learning Spring, represents an annual convergence of the world's leading corporate, government and non-profit executives and front-line managers in the training, presentations and e-learning sectors.

    Mass eComm Association Forum: Auto-ID Adoption
    Industry Leaders Share Experiences and Projections

    The Mass eComm association presents a space-limited forum on Friday, January 17, 7:30 a.m. to Noon, in Burlington, MA, on the advantages of using Auto-ID, chips with a radio frequency, to track products instead of the bar code. Presenters from Sun, Gillette and CVS Pharmacy are scheduled.

      Sysadmin
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      Understanding Solaris 9 Operating Environment Directory Services
      Secured LDAP Client Directory Server Requirements

      Tom Bialaski, senior staff engineer of the Sun Integrated Products Group, wrote an article in the December Sun BluePrints OnLine examining the differences between the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Client and the Solaris 9 OE Secured LDAP Client. Bialaski also explains how to support them on the same directory server. In addition, he details troubleshooting tips for common implementation problems.

      Performance Oriented System Administration
      Relying on the Default Configuration

      According to Bob Larson, writing in the December 2002 Sun BluePrints OnLine, using the default configuration for an operating system helps ensure that cascading effects don't overly complicate system tuning and maintenance. In some cases, however, you might need to tune a system. When making important trade-offs (for example, of speed over space efficiency), you might need to tune an OS algorithm or data structure. Larson's article explains the algorithms and heuristics surrounding the most important tunables and describes several kernel tunables and the algorithms behind them.

      Cross-Platform UNIX Systems Software Packaging with OpenPKG
      Leverages Red Hat Reports Package Manager for Bootstrapping

      OpenPKG is a software development and packaging project initiated by Cable & Wireless, an international Internet Service Provider (ISP). The project aims to create a modular and flexible UNIX subsystem for cross-platform software packaging and installation. The intended target community consists of systems administrators faced with a large and diverse set of UNIX system servers.

      Security
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      Security+ Certification from CompTIA
      Skills List, Training and Exam Information

      The CompTIA Security+ certification exam was developed by leading industry experts from all sectors of the IT industry, including training and academia, consulting firms, government and other affiliated associations. The technology community has identified Security+ as the way to validate knowledge of information security.

      Sun Enterprise Network Security Service
      Early Access Release Available

      Sun has made available an early access release of Sun Enterprise Network Security Service (SENSS). Source code is available for download and is licensed under the Sun Community Source-Code License. Sun Enterprise Network Security Service is a Java technology-based security tool that enables organizations to audit and secure their systems and networks in modern corporate intranets.

      Vulnerability in Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 Server Appliances
      With Security Hardening Package Installed

      The CERT Coordination Center has issued a security advisory concerning a vulnerability in Sun Cobalt RaQ 4 server appliances running Sun's Security Hardening Package (SHP). The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. Patches and workarounds are available.

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