MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development
Is it possible to define new data types in MySQL, using plugins or by other means?
French ISP Refuses To Send Out Infringement Notices
Nothing could stop Free.fr from blackhole-ing emails comming from hadopi servers or from @hadopi.com senders - this is how SPAM filtering works.
The State of Mapping APIs, 5 Years On
There is a module for PostgreSQL called PostGIS with quite impressive feature set... It's there for a while, it is actively developed and have support from PostgreSQL core hackers.
XML Library Flaw — Sun, Apache, GNOME Affected
Gnome parser is not even mentioned in the article but appears in the /. title...
Attack On a Significant Flaw In Apache Released
I have tested this DoS attack against lighttpd and nginx. Out of the box both servers are vulnerable (despite the note in the announcement that lighttpd is not vulnerable, just use enough number of connections). Nginx could be configured to not be affected by this type of attacks:
Put in "http" section:
limit_zone limit_per_ip $binary_remote_addr 1m;
and put in "server" section :
The last 2 configuration lines are for limiting connections per client IP. This fist lines are same sane connection timeouts.
May be lighttpd could be configured in a similar manner but I am not a spec in it.
6 Languages You Wish the Boss Let You Use
No. I do not know the languages that the boss should allow me to use. But I know at least 6 languages I do not want to use: PHP,Java,C++ (C is OK), Basic and its derivatives, ASM, etc...
Enforcing the GPL On Software Companies?
If they have not changed the code. Most of the hardware on todays STBs are fully supported by main linux kernel.