My favorite ones from last week...


1. Trying to clarify the Sun Ray difference - ZDNet, 7/17
Paul discusses the differences between the Sun Ray, PC and X-terminal. He writes, "What makes the Sun Ray different (than an X-terminal) is that it interfaces a remote user to an application, including graphics display, running on a server." In contrast to the PC, he feels Sun Ray allows users to share resources and information independently of IT, instead of putting rackmounts of PC cards under IT’s direct control and needing virtualization to minimize hardware. He goes on to detail seven advantages, including portability, reliability, flexibility, security, processing power, cost and user freedom.

2. Logging su attempts and failed logins - Blog O' Matty, 7/22
Matty explains as a conscientious Solaris administrator, he make every attempt possible to protect his servers from malicious users, including configuring system auditing and system logging. He illustrates how when he configures system logging, he configures the syslogd daemon to log everything to a centralized location.

3. Configuring MySQL Database Replication using Solaris and ZFS - Martello, 7/19
James highlights his notes taken during an exercise to configure MySQL database replication across two SunFire T2000 servers running Solaris 10, each of which also has a single ZFS file system mounted in /storage/xxxx.

4. Sun's Project Indiana: turning OpenSolaris into a practical platform - ars technica, 7/17
Ryan discusses the forwarding of OpenSolaris and the challenges that the nascent community will face along the way.

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