FRAMINGHAM (03/02/2000) - HACK OF THE MONTHThere's no perfect way to protect yourself against a denial-of-service attack (or from unwittingly aiding such an attack). But some commonsense measures can give you some protection or at least blunt the impact.


Silicon Graphics Inc. and SuSE Linux AG have agreed to jointly bring to market clustering software for the Linux operating system. SGI's Iris FailSafe high-availability clustering software will be ready by year's end.


As part of its "AOL Anywhere" strategy, America Online has inked deals with six makers of mobile devices in order to expand wireless access to AOL services.

The company's research has found that about 70% of households with AOL subscriptions also have a cellular telephone, pager or both.


The future seems to lie in handheld devices such as personal digital assistants and mobile phones that can exchange data with corporate systems. Sybase Inc. hopes to make that exchange easier with the latest release of its mobile database product, SQL Anywhere Studio 7.0.

Hands on

Macromedia Inc. has bundled its Dreamweaver 3 application with Fireworks 3 to produce a serious tool for collaborative Web site design. And the icing on the cake is that the combined application is a pleasure to use.


Server partitioning allows a user to slice up and distribute server resources for multiple applications running simultaneously. We describe how partitioning works and why it's important in keeping your systems running smoothly.


E-commerce and high-tech business skills are hot commodities in the job market.

Salaries for the techno-savvy are soaring as companies scramble to attract candidates who aren't shy about asking for staggering compensation packages.

Emerging Companies

Start-up Inc. gathers some of the most difficult and time-consuming chores a network administrator faces - building a remote connection and keeping it secure and working - into a single, packaged service that corporations can buy as they need it.

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