14 January 1999
Question & Answer Sessions
- What are we going to do without a board to write questions?
- Wing it.
- How many HME interfaces does Solaris support? Can I increase it?
- Chris has a box with four interfaces, but only three are working.
- Any one know of, or are, a Sysv streams programmer?
- Any one want to work for an industrial imaging in Lansing?
- See http://www.insighti.com/ for an idea of what the company does.
Tell Gabe if you're interested.
- Beowulf info ... has anyone got any experience? Or know of any books
in print (and really on the shelf)?
- Send Troy a message and ask him to look for books.
- Troy is still looking for a new job and a housemate. Got one around Ann
- If so, send him mail (email@example.com).
- When has Troy not asked those questions at a meeting?
- No one can recall.
- Anyone using CODA (the replicated file system)?
- Not yet.
- Anyone heard of a transparent encrypted file system for Linux?
- Nothing concrete.
- "IRISH GIRL CREATES CODE TO IMPROVE E-MAIL SPEED BY FACTOR OF TEN."
Anyone know anything about this?
- She likes to play basketball. It uses some sort of matrix manipulation.
- Chad's usual Nokia question. Anyone seen a telephone/palmtop that works?
- He should have asked Mike Wayne before he went to CES. The
PDQ should be available sometime soon (see http://www.Qualcomm.com/
for info). It's sort of a Palm III with a cell phone built in.
- What's the best plan for digital phones right now?
- Opinions vary. Deals keep changing. It's hard to tack down.
- Dawn has 50-100 lbs. of books to get rid of. Got any suggestions?
- Go visit her. Rifle through them. Take them home.
- ATM using SVC's (over an OC3). Getting lousy performance. Any ideas?
- Not really.
- Anyone using VPN's for dail-up? What software, firewalls, etc?
- Firewall One. Talk to Ed Vielmetti.
"What's Shakin' at Mozilla.Org"
-- Dawn Endico
Mozilla was the original name for Netscape (which was derived from
Mosiac). The programmers never gave up on the original name. When
Netscape made the source public, some of the Netscape people set up
mozilla.org to work on their own version of the Mozilla browser.
In addition to Mozilla, they're working on:
Bonsai works with CVS to track who's doing what and what they've
TinderBox helps with checking code from one machine on other
Gecko, a page layout tool.
lxr turns code into a set of cross-referenced HTML pages. Dawn's work
on that and related projects caught Mozilla.org's notice.
The Linux port is getting a lot of work from the GTK crowd for the
interface layer. The idea is to increase portability down the road.
What about XML?
It's being worked on, but no firm information.
Cryptozilla is being worked on in Australia.
Rumor & Innuendo (No names, please)
Samsung has a microwave with an ethernet port. If you read the barcode
on a package, it will set itself to cook it.
Microsoft NT failed FIPS testing. Not secure. (Surprise.)
Someone may try to hack the Win95 update page so that it installs Linux.