rainer_d writes: Word from Resellers and a note attached to its Try and Buy offers indicates that Sun's unique program will be discontinued after December 18th. No news on the SUN website. I never got around trying something (and I would have felt bad for trying something without a real intention or budget to buy). Hopefully, at least for customers with a proven business-case, there will still be an option to try out stuff on-site.
rainer_d writes: I was wondering: what IP-address management solutions do people use and what is their plan once they roll out their first set of IPV6 addresse to hosts? On the first look, I only find commercial offerings. Feedback on those would also be appreciated.
rainer_d writes: Routinely, my helpdesk-staff must handle cases where google complains about a homepage containing malware (usually, the owners lost their ftp-password to some password-grabbing application). Sometimes, they (helpdesk-staff) go directly to the website itself (even though Google warns everybody to not do this). With IE. Personally, I use Firefox on a 64bit Linux (no flash, no java). But I found myself asking:
— is there a lot of malware that is not detected by common AV-software? Is that problem actually "real"?
— the XP-pcs in question are updated regularly and use an uptodate version of AV-software.
— if it is indeed a big problem, what solutions are there? Allowing surfing only via a remote-desktop to a locked-down IR?
The helpdesk knows a lot of passwords — I would really not like them to "leak" any of those out via some stupid trojan.