There's a nice recipe for making a tasty, high-performance security checkpoint to replace a bland, low-performing single point of failure at the border between your network and the Internet.
The total number of Internet addresses worldwide fell in December for only the second time in nearly six years, according to a survey by Netcraft. Netcraft, which has tracked Internet registrations and Web site activity since 1995, cited a fall-off in domain name speculation as the primary factor driving the decrease.
KernelTrap has interviewed Matthew Dillon, a well-known FreeBSD kernel hacker. He has recently been in the spotlight due to many impressive NFS related bug fixes, as well as fixes to the TCP stack. In this interview he talks about these bug fixes as well as his history with computers, programming and FreeBSD. He also discusses Linux, open source, embedded systems, the Amiga (and his DICE C compiler), and much more.
A Russian software programmer, freed in November after escaping prosecution under controversial US copyright laws, returned home on Monday and praised the support he received from campaigners while in detention.
Dmitry Sklyarov, 27, told NTV television after arriving at a Moscow airport that his release had defied the long odds of trying to defeat the US authorities in legal proceedings.