Burning sky

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges

I´ve wrote a quite long tutorial about RBAC and privileges. I had to divide it into 4 seperate parts: Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 1: Introduction...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 4: Epilogue

The story of root - reprise And then there was root again. And root was allmighty. And this time, it wasn´t a bad thing. root was able to distribute the...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 3: Privileges

Privileges We´ve talked a lot about RBAC, roles, role profiles. But what are Privileges? Privileges are rights to do an operation in the kernel. This rights are enforced by the...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 2: Role based access control

Some basic terms As usual the world of RBAC has some special terms. Before using it, i´m want to explain the jargon. I copy the exact definition from the RBAC...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 1: Introduction

The Story of root And then there was root. And root was allmighty. And that wasn´t a good thing. root was able to control the world without any control. And...

Less known Solaris features: BART

Apropos auditing. There is a small but cool tool in Solaris. It solves the problem of “No, i haven´t changed anything on the system”. It´s called BART, the Basic Audit...

Less known Solaris features: Auditing

One of the less known features in Solaris is the Auditing. Auditing solves an important problem: What happens on my system, and whodunnit. When something strange happens on your system...

More fun with the TSA

There is a new TSA regulation: You have to take out all electronic devices including cabling out of your carry-on luggage. I´m in New York at the end of this...

links for 2008-02-01

Interview: MySQL wird anders aussehen - CIO & Karriere - silicon.de (tags: mysql sun) Sun xVM - Foundation for a dynamic datacenter? - Virtually Speaking - ZDNet.com (tags: sun virtualization)...

Alpha version of the second Indiana preview

Stephen Hahn announced in this mail a test version of the second OpenSolaris Developer Preview a.k.a Indiana. Give it a try and report every bug you find. :)

Burchardkai

Worst practices: Performance

Bart Smaalders writes inPerformance Anti-Patterns about the best methods to slow down your application. Really an interesting read. Some of these anti-patterns have their roots in hardware issues, some are...

$141 million deal for Sun

The European Commision awarded a huge contract to Sun: The awarded amount of the market is €95,995,965.67 (approximately $141 million) for all the participating institutions and for its whole period...

A brief history of failure

A nice photo collection of small, big and epic failures - the Failblog

Rock at ISSCC

I assume, we will give more informations about Rock at the ISSCC´08 on Monday. In the advance program of the event you will find two sessions about our upcoming processor:...

Grasende Giraffa hamburgiensis

(für Frau D.)

links for 2008-01-31

Die InnoDB Storage Engine - Die wunderbare Welt von Isotopp (tags: Kris about the InnoDB Engine of Mysql)

Hostile benchmarking

Network Appliannce works really hard on the title “major annoyment”: NetApp posts a benchmark for an EMC Clariion device. This will spark some heated discussions in the next few days...

Three and a half hour

I´ve read a review for the new Samsung 1TB. The review itself isn´t such an interesting piece of information. It´s a little fact, i didn´t thought of before albeit it´s...