MySQL Serves Up Database Support, IP Indemnification for All - Page 2

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-02-14 Print this article Print

Also new is the Technical Alert Advisor, which notifies customers about issues relating to specific computing environments. The bulletins cover such issues as operating system security vulnerabilities, new features, performance enhancements and Knowledge Base articles. The Technical Alert Advisor is part of MySQLs attempts to proactively head off problems such as that caused by the MySpooler worm. MySpooler was a bot attack launched against default Windows installations of MySQL that infected vulnerable systems at the rate of up to 100 per minute. It was halted after DNS (Domain Name System) service authorities shut off access to IRC servers controlling the worm. Some in the open-source community criticized MySQL in the wake of the MySpooler worm, saying it should be held to the same high standards as any commercial vendor. Read more here.
MySQL Network is available now for 11 platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux AGs Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Corp.s Windows Server 2003, Sun Solaris and HPs HP-UX. Pricing is on an annual subscription model and ranges from $595 to $4,995 per database server. More information will soon be available on MySQLs site.
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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