14 June 2001
Question & Answer Sessions
- Any geek houses for sale?
- Larry Playo is selling one, Paul wants one. Hmmm . . .
- Does Paul have permission to use one of Troy's trademarked questions?
- Jobs ... who's looking? Who's offering?
- Not much of a response this month.
- What are people using for secure FTP?
- rsync over ssh is your friend. scp and sftp are popular choices.
- What happened to cannibal and hamjudo.
- Lightning gaussed a monitor and fried a DSL box. (Degaussing the
monitor fixed it.)
- How do you convince designers that Next/Back buttons are useful?
- Some individuals are more clue-resistant than others.
- Four-processor Athlons yet?
- Ask Jeff Clapper where he saw the article.
- PowerPC motherboards besides Intel and Motorola?
- Suggestions for optimal AVI compression on a CD to be used in marketing?
- You'll want to turn it into an MPEG, somehow.
Adobe Premier will put 20 minutes on a standard CD.
- Is Ricochet a four letter word?
- No, not at all. Someone has one and it works!
- What about that 2-way satellite stuff?
- It's not all it's cracked up to be.
- AVI:MPEG 1:1 ... what?
- Compression ratios depend on the AVI codec.
- Any good security conferences (i.e. interesting topices in interesting
places) this summer?
- Toulouse. Washington D.C. Edinburgh?
- IPv6 /48
- Not really.
- Any WIKI experience?
- Not really ... it's kind of a scary concept.
- Any suggestions for software to ID a sound card on a linux box?
- windrivers.com may have some useful utilities.
- How do you get around incompetent systems people?
- You don't, you run over them.
e-Gap(tm) System: Air Gap Technology for e-Business security
The bulk of secure communication happens via HTTPS(SSL) these days, since
it's so readily available.
+ e-business: The SecurityDilemma
+ Whale's Secure Zone
This is hefty stuff. It involves an e-Gap appliance, which is sort of like
shared memory, except that a given address can only be accessed by one
machine or the other. Think of it as a sneaker-net implemented using
Check out http://www.whalecommunications.com/ ... it's got
some neat information.
[Sorry about the skimpy notes; I'm working
on some serious sleep deprivation. -- Gabe]
Rumor & Innuendo (No names, please)
Flagstar bank is full of sharp networking people. Really.