IO ERROR writes: An internet-draft published this month calls for an IPv6 transition plan which would require all Internet-facing servers to have IPv6 connectivity on or before January 1, 2011. 'Engineer and author John Curran proposes that migration to IPv6 happen in three stages. The first stage, which would happen between now and the end of 2008, would be a preparatory stage in which organizations would start to run IPv6 servers, though these servers would not be considered by outside parties as production servers. The second stage, which would take place in 2009 and 2010, would require organizations to offer IPv6 for Internet-facing servers, which could be used as production servers by outside parties. Finally, in the third stage, starting in 2011, IPv6 must be in use by public-facing servers.' Then IPv4 can go away.
IO ERROR writes: Internet2 researchers broke their own previous speed record using a modification to TCP to reach 9.08 Gbps over a 20,500 mile network path. 'The team surpassed the current IPv4 records, proving that IPv6 networks are able to provide the same, if not better, performance as IPv4,' said an Internet2 announcement issued Tuesday. University of Tokyo led the research team, and was supported by NTT Communications and network operators from the Japanese Widely Integrated Distributed Environment, the Japan Gigabit Network 11, the Netherlands' SURFnet, Canada's CANARIE and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. The former record of 8.80 Gbps over 20,500 miles was set in February 2006 using IPv4.
IO ERROR writes: "ServerWatch reports on Groupware's Best Kept Secret: a 'a genuine turnkey messaging suite — install it and start using it. No muss, no fuss; just a nice integrated package all ready to go to work.' Sound like a broken promise? Not so; it's stable and you can get it now. Groupware's Best-Kept Secret 'comes with all the goodies expected in groupware: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, group calendars, contact lists, to-dos, shared folders, and an instant messaging client. It supports all the usual stand-alone mail and groupware clients, like KMail, Evolution, and good old Outlook. Even better is its Web client interface. If you standardize on Firefox, you'll have a single cross-platform client to support and no client configuration drama.'"
IO ERROR writes: Version 7 of Citadel, the world's first open source groupware platform, was released Monday. From the announcement: 'This is a major upgrade that includes an elaborate set of options for per-user sorting and filtering of incoming mail. Each user can build a custom set of rules using an easy point-and-click rules editing screen. Advanced users can bypass the rules editor completely and build scripts using the Sieve language.' Also new for version 7 are Sarbanes-Oxley mail journaling support, improved integration for KDE, Debian, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, Webcal and GroupDAV support for your favorite calendar/PIM application, a complete AJAX and graphic facelift for the Web interface, translations for eight languages, and much more. Citadel was featured in the December 2006 issue of Linux Magazine.
IO ERROR writes: Patrick Svenburg, program manager for Windows Client Solutions in Microsoft Federal, answered questions from government IT managers today about the upcoming Windows Vista release. Many of the questions were about BitLocker, Microsoft's new drive encryption technology, as well as other security questions, upgrading from Windows XP, IPv6 deployment and more. Svenburg is a member of the Windows Vista Launch Team and is leading early adoption efforts for Windows Vista within the Federal community, according to Government Computer News.
IO ERROR writes: According to the BBC, Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment is suing YouTube over its domain name, claiming that the massive number of misdirected hits to its own site, Utube.com, instead of YouTube.com, caused it to have to move its web hosting five times. "In August, the company got 68 million hits on its site which eventually crashed. 'We were there first by 10 years,' Universal Tube's president Ralph Girkins told the Associated Press." 68 million people can't spell "You"?
IO ERROR writes: We all know that countries like China, Singapore, North Korea, as well as organizations such as the U.S. military, the State of Kentucky, and various corporations, local school districts, public libraries and parents censor their Internet users' web surfing. Bennett Haselton of Peacefire has a solution he calls the Circumventor. And to sweeten the pot, Peacefire is paying $10 per IP address to anyone who installs the anti-censorship software and leaves it running for at least a week. Circumventor creates a small Web service for which Peacefire then shares its URL with "people who need them, such as people serving in the U.S. military overseas, and victims of totalitarian dictatorships such as China, North Korea, and high school." And it's a quick and easy $10 bucks.