Weekly SunFlash April 18 to April 30, 1995

Weekly SunFlash April 18 to April 30, 1995

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              Weekly FlashBack April 18 to April 30, 1995

April 1995                                                 fl...@flashback.com
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Contents:
        1235: CERT Advisory - Sendmail Vulnerabilities
        1236: CERT Advisory - NFS Vulnerabilities
        1237: CERT Advisory - Vulnerabilities in /bin/mail
        1238: New Windows Email Client For UNIX Networks
        1239: Dolphin Breaks Cluster Latency Barrier with SCI Adapter
        1240: SSSI, producer of FacetTerm, Launches Reseller Program
        1241: IONA Demos VisualBASIC-CORBA Integration
        1242: IONA Forms Distribution Partnerships
        1243: Orbix on VxWorks Speeds Real-time Deployment
        1244: USENIX 1995 Calendar of Symposia and Conferences
        1245: Synopsys 1995 Seminar Series - Behavioral Design
        1246: Mentor Graphics Announces VITAL Support For QuickVHDL Simulator
        1247: Alpha UIMS: Test Drive for Solaris Available
        1248: Acronym Netcool Enterprise Fault Management
        1249: Informix Enhancements To Informix-NewEra
        1250: OpenV*High Availability
        1251: PDC'S BudTool adds Novell Netware Support
        1252: Microsoft LAN Manager For Sun Solaris Ships
        1253: OpenGL for Sun
        1254: Cray Research Superservers Move To Solaris 2.4 With Major Enhancements
        1255: Sun to Mainframe Connectivity from Data/Ware
        1256: OpenV*NetBackup
        1257: Aggregate NetOffload
        1258: SSSI Makes FacetTerm International
        1259: POSIX.4: Programming for the Real World
        1260: Spry Cuts Hourly Internet Access Charges For Mosaic In A Box Customers
        1261: Internet In A Box 2.0 To Provide Secure Online Shopping

        9001:  General FlashBack/SunFlash Information
        75.35: What is SunFlash ?
        1222:  FlashBack: A Commercial Electronic Journal For Sun Users
        1223:  Why You Should Sponsor FlashBack Articles
        9002:  FlashBack and SunFlash Index
        9050:  FlashBack Sponsor Information

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1235: CERT Advisory - Sendmail Vulnerabilities

      CA-95:05         CERT Advisory
                     February 22, 1995
                   Sendmail Vulnerabilities

      This advisory supersedes all previous CERT advisories on
      sendmail.

      The CERT Coordination Center has received reports of several
      problems with sendmail, one of which is widely known. The problems
      occur in many versions of sendmail (see below for details).

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1236: CERT Advisory - NFS Vulnerabilities

      CA-94:15 CERT Advisory December 19, 1994 NFS Vulnerabilities

      The CERT Coordination Center is experiencing an increase in reports
      of root compromises caused by intruders using tools to exploit a
      number of NFS (Network File System) vulnerabilities.

      CERT recommends limiting your exposure to these attacks by
      implementing the security measures described in Section III below.

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1237: CERT Advisory - Vulnerabilities in /bin/mail

      CA-95:02 CERT Advisory January 26, 1995 Vulnerabilities in /bin/mail

      This advisory supersedes CA-91:01a SunOS Mail Vulnerability and
      CA-91:13 Ultrix Mail Vulnerability.

      There are vulnerabilities in some versions of /bin/mail. Section III
      below provides vendor-specific information and an alternative to
      /bin/mail.

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1238: New Windows Email Client For UNIX Networks

      CommTouch Software announces Pronto/IP, a Windows Email
      application which provides easy access over TCP/IP to Internet and
      UNIX mail. Pronto/IP is MIME and MAPI compliant, offers a novel
      user interface and is able to keep PC and host mail synchronized.
      Pronto/IP is ideal for office or remote, off-line use.

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1239: Dolphin Breaks Cluster Latency Barrier with SCI Adapter

      Dolphin Interconnect Solutions announces the availability of a
      SPARC cluster interface that has shown unprecedented low latencies
      in a cluster of workstations or servers.

      In a benchmark organized by Sun Microsystems, application to
      application round-trip 4-byte ping-pong latency was measured to 8
      microseconds in an SCI cluster of four SPARCstation 20s. Each
      ping-pong uses two SCI write transactions, thus application to
      application latency on one SCI transaction is 4 microseconds. In
      comparison, the same benchmark executed over Ethernet gave a
      round-trip latency of 1.2 milliseconds.

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1240: SSSI, producer of FacetTerm, Launches Reseller Program

      Structured Software Solutions, Inc. (SSSI; Plano, TX), the producer of
      FacetTerm, attributes its annual revenue growth of more than 60
      percent over the past two years to a shift in product sales and the use
      of a two-tiered distribution channel. Previously, the company had
      sold FacetTerm primarily through Value-Added Resellers (VARs).

      FacetTerm enables character terminals and PCs to access a Solaris
      SPARC, Solaris x86, or Interactive UNIX host and run up to 10
      simultaneous sessions. It is ideal for customers who use two or more
      applications frequently, whose terminals are tied up while running
      reports, or who need to screen print, or copy and paste information
      between applications. The new Window Watch feature in Version 3
      monitors, detects and notifies the user of off-screen events, including
      the completion of a report running in another window or the arrival of
      electronic mail.

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1241: IONA Demos VisualBASIC-CORBA Integration

      Orbix(R) brings the power of objects to the desktop

      IONA Technologies demonstrated a working integration between
      Microsoft VisualBASIC and Orbix--its market leading CORBA
      implementation--at Object World in Boston. According to company
      officials the full working product, Orbix-OLE will ship April.

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1242: IONA Forms Distribution Partnerships

      IONA Technologies has in recent weeks appointed a number of
      resellers and distributors across the US and Europe, to sell its market
      leading CORBA implementation Orbix(R). The Dublin, Ireland
      company has most recently signed agreements with Valtech, SA., and
      Ingenia, SA., in Paris, France, Software Solutions of Texas in Houston
      and NobleNet, Inc., of Boston MA.

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1243: Orbix on VxWorks Speeds Real-time Deployment

      IONA Technologies delivers CORBA standard for embedded,
      real-time applications

      Fulfilling its promise to extend the reach of CORBA technology,
      IONA Technologies, Ltd., announced it has shipped a beta version of
      its Orbix object request broker (ORB) for VxWorks(r), the real-time
      embedded systems operating system from Wind River Systems, Inc.

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1244: USENIX 1995 Calendar of Symposia and Conferences

      Some of the upcomming USENIX events include:

       o 5TH UNIX SECURITY SYMPOSIUM
       o USENIX CONFERENCE ON OBJECT-ORIENTED TECHNOLOGIES (COOTS)
       o TCL/TK WORKSHOP 95
       o 9TH USENIX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE (LISA IX)
       o USENIX WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
       o SYMPOSIUM ON EMERGING E-MAIL PROTCOLS AND SYSTEMS (EMPASS)

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1245: Synopsys 1995 Seminar Series - Behavioral Design

      Join Synopsys and Sun Microsystems in an educational seminar where
      you'll learn how to extend the benefits of high-level design. Moving
      up to the behavioral level will let you design at the highest level of
      abstraction, where you are most productive, and will give you an
      efficient implementation path.

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1246: Mentor Graphics Announces VITAL Support For QuickVHDL Simulator

      VITAL-Based Libraries Reduce ASIC Vendor Development Time and Cost

      Mentor Graphics Corporation, in a continued effort to provide users
      with comprehensive standards support, today announced VITAL
      (VHDL Initiative Toward ASIC Libraries) library support from 12
      ASIC and programmable logic vendors, totaling over 61 technologies,
      for its high-performance QuickVHDL(tm) simulator. QuickVHDL is
      100-percent VITAL 2.2b-compliant, providing users with sign-off
      capability and a strong library development environment that reduces
      development time and cost.

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1247: Alpha UIMS: Test Drive for Solaris Available

      The Alpha User Interface Management System, an innovative tool for
      multi-platform user interface development, is now available for
      30-day free evaluation from the LoneWolf Systems, Inc. home page.

      The Alpha UIMS allows developers to maximize the separation
      between the user interface, the underlying technology, and application
      code, providing unparalleled design and development flexibility,
      significantly improving productivity and design over existing tools,
      and greatly simplifying maintenance. Currently available for SunOS,
      Solaris, HP/UX, BSD/386, and AIX, Alpha is planned to be available
      for OS/2 and Windows NT in the first quarter of 1995, and for other
      UNIX platforms upon request.

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1248: Acronym Netcool Enterprise Fault Management

      Three new products to enhance industry standard and
      proprietory management platforms in fulfilling enterprise wide
      management requirements.

      Acronym Inc., the US distribution arm of British open systems
      software developer Micromuse PLC, has launched Netcool, an
      integrated range of network management products for distributed,
      enterprise-wide computer system and network management. The
      Netcool suite includes three products, Netcool/OMNIbus; a Fault
      Information Management system providing an enterprise-wide view
      of network fault status, Netcool/LegacyWatch; a client-server
      management tool for non-SNMP equipment; and Netcool/Tools, a
      suite of partner applications for SunNet Manager.

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1249: Informix Enhancements To Informix-NewEra

      SPARC/Solaris Version Now Available

      Informix Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:IFMX) made several announcements
      at the Application Development Conference in New York, regarding
      its object-oriented client/server development tool,
      INFORMIX(R)-NewEra(TM). The product enhancements announced are
      intended to provide developers with a more flexible, portable and
      cost-effective development environment for creating client/server
      applications.

      INFORMIX-NewEra is Informix's object-oriented client server
      application development environment for enterprise computing. The
      product features a powerful and flexible database application
      language, and productive visual programming tools which include
      an application builder to graphically manage application
      components; a window painter to streamline the building of
      graphical applications; and an interactive debugger to analyze
      and debug NewEra programs in a graphical environment. The product
      also support reusable class libraries, all within a
      client/server-ready package that allows open connectivity to
      Informix and non-Informix relational databases.

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1250: OpenV*High Availability

      OpenV*High Availability is a full-featured failover management
      system, providing advanced application management features. Version
      1.2.4, released in November, provides full support for the
      SPARCstorage Array and the Veritas Volume Manager.

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1251: PDC'S BudTool adds Novell Netware Support

      New Capability Brings Benefits of BudTool Backup/Retrieval To
      PC Networks

      PDC, a network management specialist and software developer,
      announced at the Uniforum Trade Show that it will be shipping a new
      BudTool Module to support Novell NetWare servers at the end of
      March. BudTool is PDC's automated backup/retrieval product for
      heterogenous UNIX(R) networks.

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1252: Microsoft LAN Manager For Sun Solaris Ships

      LMU from UniPress Allows You to Add Solaris Servers to LAN
      Manager and Windows NT Networks

      EDISON, NJ - UniPress Software, Inc. (http://www.unipress.com/),
      the developer and distributor of PC-UNIX connectivity software and
      UNIX development tools, announced that Microsoft/AT&T LAN
      Manager V2.2 for UNIX (LMU) for Sun Solaris 2 is now shipping.

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1253: OpenGL for Sun

      OpenGL for Sun is a high performance SPARC implementation of
      OpenGL, the direct successor to Silicon Graphics' IRIS Graphics
      Library (IRIS GL). OpenGL for Sun is a fully conformant
      implementation of OpenGL. It is fully integrated into Sun's Open
      Graphics environment and optimized to run on SPARC workstations
      running OpenWindows 3.3, Solaris 2.3 (or later) and supporting Sun's
      ZX, TurboGXplus, GXplus and GX graphics frame buffers as well as X

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1254: Cray Research Superservers Move To Solaris 2.4 With Major Enhancements

      "Domain" and RAS Features Add Sophisticated Partitioning
      Capabilities and Allow Multiple Operating Systems on a Single
      SMP Superserver

      Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) announced that its SPARC-based
      CRAY SUPERSERVER 6400 (CS6400) systems are now shipping
      with the Solaris 2.4 operating system update featuring major Sun
      Microsystems and Cray Research data center enhancements. With
      Solaris 2.4, the CS6400 system creates separate "domains," allowing
      processors to be dedicated to different tasks and enabling the use of
      more than one operating system on a single CS6400 superserver.
      These new Cray enhancements to Solaris 2.4 also increase reliability,
      availability and serviceability (RAS) features on the CS6400 while
      maintaining complete binary compatibility with the Sun product line.

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1255: Sun to Mainframe Connectivity from Data/Ware

      The DW3300 Channel Gateway: Now with NJEexpress!

      The DW3300 Channel Gateway is an SBus based, Solaris 2.x
      environment solution for connecting a Sun workstation or server
      directly to an IBM mainframe Block Multipexer (or Bus & Tag)
      Channel. Like the old Sun Microsystem's VME Based SunLink
      Channel Gateway from which it was derived (with licensed
      technology), the DW3300 comes standard with software called the
      Exchange Feature, that allows it to look like an IBM 3088 Channel to
      Channel Adapter, and a Network Job Entry (NJE) Node. With the
      Exchange Feature, the DW3300 can allow a Sun host to appear to a
      mainframe as another mainframe, and engage in bidirectional job
      submission, file transfers, messaging, etc...

      And now, with NJEexpress (included as standard software), users of
      the DW3300 Channel Gateway can still enjoy the ease of use of NJE
      and the Exchange Feature, but invoke file transfers at average
      sustained rates near 2 MB/sec.

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1256: OpenV*NetBackup

      Release 1.7 Extends Critical Backup Capabilities to Oracle 7 Databases

      OpenV*NetBackup 1.7, the newest release of OpenVision's flagship
      storage management product, introduces comprehensive online backup
      capabilities to Oracle 7 databases along with other user-driven
      enhancements that further simplify systems administrator workload
      and enable valuable corporate data assets to be available around the
      clock. The resulting cost savings come from eliminating costly
      downtime, which can impede business critical processing, and the
      need for a 24-hour database administrator.

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1257: Aggregate NetOffload

      NetOffload is an interactive load balancing application that routes an
      application to any remote network host known to NetShare, allowing
      applications to run on the best available host.

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1258: SSSI Makes FacetTerm International

      Translates FacetTerm menus and literature into key languages

      Structured Software Solutions, Inc. (SSSI; Plano, TX, USA) has
      translated FacetTerm's complete user interface into key languages to
      build up its international presence. SSSI's FacetTerm is a software
      interface that serves as a multi-session manager for character
      terminals and PCs connected to UNIX systems. This new version of
      FacetTerm includes international language support in the menus, help
      screens, and all messages.

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1259: POSIX.4: Programming for the Real World

      By Bill Gallmeister
      570 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-074-0, $29.95 (US)

      A new book from O'Reilly & Associates that covers POSIX.4
      standard for portable real-time programming.

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1260: Spry Cuts Hourly Internet Access Charges For Mosaic In A Box Customers

      SPRY, the new Internet division of CompuServe, announced today
      new, aggressive pricing for its customers of Mosaic In A Box and
      SPRY Mosaic Direct. At a flat monthly rate of $9.95 per month,
      customers will receive 7 free hours of Internet access. Additional
      hours will be charged at $1.95 per hour. These new prices will go into
      effect immediately.

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1261: Internet In A Box 2.0 To Provide Secure Online Shopping

      SPRY's Award-Winning Product Also Includes the Lowest
      Nationwide Internet Access Charges and Free CompuServe
      WinCIM Services

      San Jose, CA - April 10, 1995 (Internet World) -- Addressing
      customers' immediate need for security and privacy, SPRY, the newly
      formed Internet division at CompuServe, announced today the first of
      the next generation of Internet software, Internet In A Box 2.0.

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9001: General FlashBack/SunFlash Information

       This article contains general information about the electronic
       journals that I edit and publish: "SunFlash" , "FlashBack" and
       "The Internet FlashBack"

       I produced "The Florida SunFlash" for nearly six years.
       "SunFlash" is the continuation of that journal. When "SunFlash"
       grew to about 100 articles per month, 140,000+ subscribers and
       30,000+ article requests per month I decided that it was time to
       make some changes. For a variety of reasons, I started the two
       new journals, "FlashBack" and "The Internet FlashBack",
       and moved production of all three journals to an independent
       company with its own resouces and Internet domain (FlashBack.COM).

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75.35: What is SunFlash ?

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1222:  FlashBack: A Commercial Electronic Journal For Sun Users

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1223:  Why You Should Sponsor FlashBack Articles

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9002:  FlashBack and SunFlash Index

       This article contains a one line index entry for each of the
       articles posted to the electronic journals that I edit and
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