What is there to say about databases? They are one of the most important tools in enterprise, and yet at first glance they seem boring. However, authors and users both love them, as can plainly be seen by the number of articles (ten) that were submitted for this issue. We present five here, three in Strictly On-line and put off two for next month. We'll look at MySQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Progress (next month), Oracle and the ODBC (open database connectivity) project, as well as using Java and the Web with databases. There are also reviews of DB2 and a book on mSQL and MySQL. If you don't learn something about databases this month, you must be an expert on them already.
Last month, we printed an article, “Multilink PPP: One Big Virtual WAN Pipe” purportedly by Paul Ammann. We have since learned the article was actually written by George E. Conant, formerly of Xyplex, and can be found on the Web at www.data.com/tutorials/multilink_ppp.html. We have not been able to reach Mr. Conant to offer our apologies personally, but do so here in this forum. We put a large amount of trust in the authors with whom we contract; Mr. Ammann has betrayed this trust both to us and to our readers. When I asked him about it by e-mail, he sent this reply:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Amman) Subject: RE: [email@example.com: Boo! Hiss! (fwd)] Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 20:49:05 -0400 Well... to be honest, yes, I did copy the article. I guess there's no hiding it and it's time to own up to it now. There is no good explanation that would be acceptable for my behavior. Please advise me on what retribution I must make. I will accept full responsibility for my actions. Paul
We are extremely distressed that this happened—the only time in over five years of publishing.
Fast/Flexible Linux OS Recovery
On Demand Now
In this live one-hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for complete disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible full-system recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.
Join Linux Journal's Shawn Powers and David Huffman, President/CEO, Storix, Inc.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Ubuntu Online Summit
- Devuan Beta Release
- The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal
- The US Government and Open-Source Software
- Open-Source Project Secretly Funded by CIA
- The Death of RoboVM
- New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps
- EnterpriseDB's EDB Postgres Advanced Server and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager
In modern computer systems, privacy and security are mandatory. However, connections from the outside over public networks automatically imply risks. One easily available solution to avoid eavesdroppers’ attempts is SSH. But, its wide adoption during the past 21 years has made it a target for attackers, so hardening your system properly is a must.
Additionally, in highly regulated markets, you must comply with specific operational requirements, proving that you conform to standards and even that you have included new mandatory authentication methods, such as two-factor authentication. In this ebook, I discuss SSH and how to configure and manage it to guarantee that your network is safe, your data is secure and that you comply with relevant regulations.Get the Guide