June 12, 2002

Under the Brim | Red Hat | June 2002

News and notes from inside Red Hat - features on Enterprise-ready Linux, security, training, and information on the latest versions of Red Hat.
-----------IN THIS ISSUE-----------
- Red Hat, Oracle, and Dell Announce Enterprise-ready Linux
- Questions Answered: Red Hat Linux Security
- Red Hat Network Demo Now Available 
- Security and Red Hat Training 
- Red Hat Consultancy Services Now Available in EMEA
- Get the Latest Government-Related News
- Considering Migrating to Red Hat Linux Advanced Server?
- Upgrade to Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Save
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- Ask Shadowman
- This Month's Webcasts
- Upcoming Events
- Red Hat in the News
- Under the Brim Contest 32: Star Wars Sys Admin
- Under the Brim Contest 33: World Cup Culture
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ANNOUNCING ENTERPRISE-READY LINUX

Applications by Oracle. Hardware by Dell. Powered by Red Hat.

Last week Oracle, Dell, and Red Hat have announced their collective
commitments to Linux for the enterprise. Each company brings distinct
products and capabilities that deliver highly reliable, enterprise-class
Linux solutions on low-cost, industry-standard hardware
infrastructures and open-standards operating systems.

The partnership will result in enterprise-ready Linux solutions based
on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell|EMC and PowerVault storage 
systems, Release 2 of Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters, 
and the Red Hat Linux Advanced Server operating system. 

More info:

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Get a free infokit:

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Keep checking the urls below for details on the following two upcoming
events:

RADIO ORACLE
To learn how Oracle and Red Hat are collaborating to bring Linux into
the enterprise, tune in to Radio Oracle on June 18th at 1 p.m. PST.

To join the live event: 
- Go to Radio Oracle (at the url below) 
- Click on "Oracle and Red Hat Offer Unbreakable Linux"

You don't need to register in advance. However, if you don't have an
account on the Oracle website, you need to register for one at least 24
hours before the event.

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VT

TECHNICAL ISEMINAR
Interested in developing or deploying your application on Oracle9i on
Red Hat Linux Advanced Server? Tune-in to a technical iSeminar, 
"Developing and Deploying Applications on Oracle9i on Red Hat Linux 
Advanced Server," June 18th at 10 a.m. PST. 

Register to attend:

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QUESTIONS ANSWERED: RED HAT LINUX SECURITY

Every system administrator is concerned with security. But how many
do you know who'll crawl to the top of a building to check the locks on
roof access? Or sit in the parking lot with a wireless modem testing
the security of the network? Or get excited when they find a security
hole that needs patching?

For Red Hat security experts Mark Cox and Thomas Rude, security is
fun. This month, UTB sat down and interviewed each of these Red Hat
Security czars on life, Linux, and their strange fascination with security.

Mark Cox: Senior Director of Engineering, the man behind Apache Week,
founding member of the OpenSSL group, designer of the first non-US
version of Stronghold Secure Web Server, and a member of the core
development team for Apache since 1995.

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Access the recording of a free webcast featuring Mark on Stronghold 
Enterprise: 

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Thomas Rude: Professional Services Enterprise Engineer, Security. An
expert in penetration testing, hardening, countermeasures, and
forensics. He is the foremost Red Hat consultant on security in the
field.

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Read "Data Forensics and Linux," a whitepaper written by Thomas
(registration required):

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NEW RED HAT NETWORK DEMO AVAILABLE

If you are one of the few Red Hat Linux users who has not tried 
Red Hat Network for your systems management (you know who 
you are...),  now is your chance. A new online demo takes you 
through the Red Hat Network experience--complete with audio 
explanation of each step--from registering systems to complex 
systems management.

Red Hat Network Demo:

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Register for the June 19th webcast on managing enterprise systems:

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ASK SHADOWMAN: RED HAT LINUX SECURITY

He sets up secure web servers with a bottle cap and a piece of glass!
He writes love letters in LaTeX! He braided some of his body hair and
will show you where for a dollar! He's the Shadowman...

And last month we asked you to send him your questions about Red Hat
Linux security. To read Shadowman's answers in all their glory and
eloquence, click on the link below...

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSR


NEXT MONTH: Ask Shadowman your questions about Red Hat Linux
applications--what works best, what's supported, what's best for the
enterprise, what's best at home. Ask away! Send your question right
now to: askshadowman@redhat.com

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SECURITY AND RED HAT TRAINING

Knowing how to secure systems is a key part of the IT professional's
responsibilities. As one moves up through the RHCE curriculum,
security takes on an increasingly prominent role. Participants 
receive hands-on training in powerful tools like PAM, iptables, 
OpenSSL, gpg, tcp_wrappers, and more.

Red Hat's courses begin with the premise that security is one of the
central areas of skills and knowledge possessed by competent system
administrators. Red Hat offers additional advanced courses beyond the
RHCE curriculum on securing network services, firewalls, and VPN
technologies.

Learn more about Red Hat Training courses:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSS

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THIS MONTH'S WEBCASTS

--> Enterprise Systems Management

Learn how to simplify complex enterprise systems management 
using Red Hat Network. Topics will cover security and setting up 
groups with similar workloads. Also get detailed descriptions of 
new Red Hat Network enterprise offerings: Proxy Server and 
Satellite. Participants in this webcast will receive two Red Hat 
Network whitepapers.

Date:     Wednesday, June 19
Time:     2 p.m. EST
Speakers: Jay Turner, Quality Assurance Manager             
          Greg DeKoenigsberg, Red Hat Network Web Engineering Manager

Register Now:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VD

--> Content Management and Enterprise Collaboration

Content Management and Enterprise Collaboration is the most recent
addition to Red Hat's portfolio of software. This feature-rich and
flexible solution for enterprise, government, and educational
institutions makes the creation and management of complete, accurate
Web content fast and easy. It can also build vibrant workspaces for
virtual team collaboration. Join us to learn more.

Date:     Thursday June 20
Time:     2 p.m. EST
Speaker:  Ed Boyajian, Content & Collaboration Marketing

Register Now:

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--> Application Performance and Scalability with Red Hat Linux
Advanced Server

Join Nick Carr, Red Hat Enterprise Marketing, as he gives a technical
overview of the features available in Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.
Attendees of this webcast will receive a complimentary whitepaper.

Date:     Tuesday, June 25
Time:     2:00 p.m. EST (US)
Speaker:  Nick Carr, Red Hat Enterprise Marketing

Register Now:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSU

--> Red Hat Training: Now covers 7.3

Peter Childers, Red Hat's Vice President of Global Learning Services,
will cover the incorporation of Red Hat Linux 7.3 in Red Hat training
courses. You'll also learn about our new Red Hat developer course,
Red Hat Linux Application Development and Porting. 

Date:     Wednesday, June 26
Time:     2 p.m. EST (US)
Speaker:  Peter Childers, Red Hat VP of Global Learning Services 

Register Now:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSW

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RED HAT CONSULTANCY SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE IN EMEA

Want to know how open source can fit in your organization? EMEA
Consultancy Services can help you find the answer. Their consultancy
offerings include discovery, development, custom engineering,
support, training and documentation capabilities. They can assist 
and manage your project from concept to implementation. 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSY

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GET THE LATEST GOVERNMENT-RELATED NEWS FROM RED HAT

Are you a Red Hat Linux user and work in U.S. Federal government?
Want to get the latest news, promotions, and announcements 
affecting government users? 

Topic coverage includes:

- Track Red Hat's progress on U.S. Federal policies and
certifications
- Learn about new government success stories and solutions
- Participate in optional surveys and focus groups 

Get connected:

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Get informed:

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RED HAT IN THE NEWS

CNET Survey: Red Hat ranks ahead of IBM and Sun in list of most 
relevant technology companies 

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Linux Journal: Oracle event cements Red Hat's place in corporate
world

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eweek.com: Oracle moves deeper into Linux

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Business Week: Linux goes mainstream

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vnunet.com: Greenpeace cans Windows

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CONSIDERING MIGRATING TO RED HAT LINUX ADVANCED SERVER?

If you're running a 7.x version of Red Hat Linux, you may be
considering a migration to Red Hat Linux Advanced Server for 
portions of your IT infrastructure. Learn more about the business 
and technical benefits of migrating to Red Hat Linux Advanced 
Server, as well as key infrastructure areas prime for an Advanced 
Server migration, in a whitepaper from Red Hat's Global 
Professional Services team.

Read the whitepaper "Red Hat Linux Advanced Server: Migration
programs" at (registration required): 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSWBCVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTU

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UPGRADE TO RED HAT LINUX 7.3 AND SAVE

A special mail-in rebate is now available for upgrading to Red Hat
Linux 7.3.  Get $20 off Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional or $10 off 
Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal from this mail-in upgrade or competitive 
rebate. 

Get the details:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

LinuxWorld
San Francisco, CA
August 13-15

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FREE PASS:

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Linuxtag 2002
Messe & Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
6-9 June 2002

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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 32: STAR WARS SYS ADMIN

So we must have hit a nerve. More people submitted their picks for
the Star Wars character that would make the best Linux system
administrator than almost any other contest we have ever done. 
One of the most popular answers was Chewbacca, and most people 
said something like the following, from Brett M. who said, "Chewbacca: 
if it doesn't work he can just beat the crap out of it."

Okay. Settle down Brett.

The next most popular answer was R2-D2, but Peter H. thought that
while R2-D2 was a good choice, Yoda was an even better one: "Would 
you rather hear "Beep-beep-whir-beeep!" when you talk to the SysAdmin 
or "Help you I can. Yes, mmmm. ... Stay and help you, I will."

But this month's winner, and the proud owner of a brand spanking 
new copy of Red Hat Linux 7.3, is Brian K. from Niskayuna, NY, who 
cast his vote for the hairy wookie, saying Chewbacca is "always fixing 
his friend's stuff without getting paid for it, and never has a
girlfriend after three movies!"

Congratulations Brian, and thanks to everyone who entered.

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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 33: WORLD CUP CULTURE

You just can't beat the World Cup. 

Whether you're watching Brazilian star Rivaldo simulate facial
injuries after getting hit in the leg with a ball, or watching
soccer-superpower France fail to score a goal in three first-round 
matches--nothing brings cultures together quite like it. 

Except maybe for Linux. 

You heard us, Linux. Where else can you see a global community coming
together in real time to develop software with people they've never
met? 

Help us prove the point. For this month's contest, send us your
personal example of how Linux has helped you relate to another
culture. 

Have you met someone from another part of the world through using 
or talking about Linux? Used Linux to learn a foreign language? Used
Linux and your Web browser to discover sites that really let you 
learn about another culture...Like the Korea Clean Toilet Association 
website: www.toilet.or.kr?

For bonus points, give us your pick for the country you think will
win the Cup.

Please keep your entries short and witty. The answer that pleases 
us most will receive a copy of Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal.

Send them to: feedback@redhat.com

If you like, please send your name and place in the world when you
send your entry. We use only first name, last initial in UTB.

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