Letters

Readers sound off.
Lie Low

In issue 67's “Best of Technical Support”, Sam Hart said he was concerned about security because the average user could read the lilo.conf file and get the LILO passwords from it. Two suggestions were to put the lilo.conf on floppy (reasonable) or modify the source code of LILO (okay if you want to do much more work than necessary).

The simplest solution is to just use chmod on lilo.conf and its directory. This is, in fact, what the LILO documentation says to do.

—Michael James Obrien mobrien@unm.edu

IBM Correction

In the November article “Using Java Servlets with Database Connectivity”, Bruce McDonald talks about IBM's Servlet Express. The product is now called WebSphere and has been for quite some time. WebSphere supports the newest versions of Apache and IBM HTTP Server. If you are on the Windows NT platform, it supports even more web servers. It seems your information on the IBM products is not up to date. Please see http://www.software.ibm.com/ for more information.

—Jakob Carstensen jakobc@us.ibm.com

______________________

Free Dummies Books
Continuous Engineering

Learn:

  • What continuous engineering is
  • How to continuously improve complex product designs
  • How to anticipate and respond to markets and clients
  • How to get the most out of your engineering resources

Get your free book now

Sponsored by IBM

Free Dummies Books
Service Virtualization

Learn to:

  • Define service virtualization
  • Select the most beneficial services to virtualize
  • Improve your traditional approach to testing
  • Deliver higher-quality software faster

Get your free book now

Sponsored by IBM