Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, Shopping Cart 2002 is a complete e-commerce shopping cart that requires no custom coding and features a web administrator interface, affiliate tracking and on-line credit-card authorization. User-defined product data fields, the StoreBuilder template, support for Boolean searches, multitiered pricing, IP tracking, on-screen help and real-time price calculation are among the new additions to the 2002 version. Security measures include SSL compatibility for 128-bit encryption, GPG encryption and the ability to exclude payment data from the order log and e-mail notifications. A free 30-day evaluation of Shopping Cart 2002 is available on the PDG Software web site.
Contact: PDG Software, Inc., 1751 Montréal Circle, Suite B, Tucker, Georgia 30084, 770-270-0062, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pdgsoft.com.
PitBull LX, application security software from Argus Systems Group, is now available for many popular Linux distributions (SuSE, Red Hat, Debian/GNU, etc.) as well as the 2.4 kernel. PitBull LX protects against security flaws by isolating applications in separate security compartments, thereby containing bugs to a single compartment rather than allowing system-wide access. Other features include domain-based access control for user, file, process and network; root restrictions; protection against known and unknown bugs and worms; and a 30-minute installation process.
Contact: Argus Systems Group, Inc., 1809 Woodfield Drive, Savoy, Illinois 61874, 217-355-6308, email@example.com, www.argussystems.com.
Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries and tools designed to support cross-platform development of cryptographic applications and security-enabled network applications. The NSS libraries export a C API that C or C++ applications can invoke to perform crypto operations, handle certificates, send and receive S/MIME messages, and communicate securely over the network using SSL and/or TLS. NSS supports SSL v.2 and v.3; TLS; PKCS numbers 5, 7, 11 and 12; x. 509 v.3 certificates; and other security standards, as well as hardware crypto accelerators and smart cards. Source code and binary distributions are available for download.
Contact: Network Security Services, The Mozilla Organization, www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/ns.
Zend Technologies announces version 2.0 of Accelerator, its server-side caching program designed to improve the response time of PHP dynamic scripts. Accelerator 2.0 features a module that enables system administrators to measure real-time site acceleration, multipass optimization with the CGI functionality of PHP 4 and a quick installation. As a result of code parallelization, Accelerator increases the number of requests handled per second by a factor of three. Latency time is also trimmed to near zero. In addition, memory-intensive scripts rarely visited can be excluded.
Contact: Zend Technologies, Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, 5th floor, Suite 5013, New York, New York 10001, 877-936-3872 (toll-free), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zend.com.
HP has made available Linux-based versions of its x2000 and x4000 workstations. Workstation x2000 is based on Intel's 850 chipset Pentium 4 processor and clocks up to 1.7GHz, while workstation x4000 is based on the 860 chipset and can include one or two Xeon processors. Both systems provide a range of 2-D and 3-D applications with guaranteed ISV certification. The x2000 and x4000 workstations are geared toward graphics and memory-intensive technical applications, such as digital content creation and animation. Both systems ship with Red Hat 7.1, and full technical support is provided. Full features and optional components of both can be viewed at www.hp.com/workstations/products/linux.
Contact: Hewlett-Packard, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304, 800-752-0900 (toll-free), www.hp.com.
Tarantella, Inc. released Tarantella Enterprise 3 Starter, network infrastructure software designed for small enterprise or departmental use. It can be used for a range of tasks, from remote system administration, server support and application access, to integration with servers running on other platforms for access to all corporate applications. Other uses include integration of web-based applications into an existing network and a drop-in wireless gateway. Tarantella Enterprise 3 Starter is available for a variety of distributions, and an evaluation copy can be downloaded from their site.
Contact: Tarantella, Inc., 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, California 95061, 888-831-9700 (toll-free), www.tarantella.com.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide