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  • XYZed completes national network

    Optus offshoot and digital subscriber line (DSL) provider XYZed has completed its national network which now covers Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and key metropolitan areas of these centres.

  • Ask Dr. Intranet

    At our ISP, part of our network has a firewall with three Ethernet cards connected to separate networks: the internal network, the DMZ (demilitarized zone) and the outside network. The primary DNS server and mail server are in the DMZ. The secondary DNS server is connected to the outside network. We have a client who wants to set up Internet mail. We gave him a local IP address and put all the entries in our DNS server, but we can only ping the mail server on the inside network and can't do it on the outside.

  • Yahoo announces Q1 income decline, staff cutbacks

    After twice lowering the bar on its first-quarter earnings and revenue targets, Yahoo finally hit its mark, posting slightly more than break-even results Wednesday for the quarter ending March 31.

  • Convergent defaults on financing agreement

    Convergent Communications Services Inc., an Englewood, Colorado, service provider, was this week notified by Cisco Systems Inc. that the company is in default of a vendor financing agreement.

  • Xerox warns workers against unauthorized software use

    Xerox Corp. last week warned its employees not to install unauthorized software on their computers, after incompatibilities between unspecified hardware and the beta-test version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system caused network problems at some of its California facilities.

  • Microsoft updates SOAP toolkit

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new version of its SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) toolkit and said that the forthcoming version of Windows will natively support SOAP.

  • Microsoft plans security boost for Windows

    Microsoft Corp. wants to make Windows a much safer operating environment.

  • Vendors unveil prototype chip technology

    The EUV Industry Consortium LLC unveiled a prototype machine Wednesday which by 2006 could make chips smaller and nearly 10 times faster than they are today.

  • Consumer groups urge US government to block Orbitz

    Fifteen consumer groups led by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta urging him to block Orbitz, the joint venture of the country's top airlines, from offering their lowest fares only through the Orbitz Web site.

  • DiMA addresses Webcasting royalties

    The Digital Media Association (DiMA) will file documents with the US Copyright Office, asking the government to set the rate at which Webcasters will pay copyright owners for songs broadcast, members of the group said on a conference call Wednesday.

  • Amazon.com heads for the Borders

    In its second alliance with an offline chain, Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it would run the online operations for rival Borders Group Inc.

  • Microsoft again goes on the security offensive

    Microsoft Corp. is adding security features to the next version of Windows 2000 Server that will control the execution of mobile code on the platform and ease the rollout of an enterprise public-key infrastructure, according to company officials.

  • EPeople unveils service network for corporate IT

    Online support provider ePeople Inc. this week rolled out its service network for corporate IT departments, aiming to give these organizations a better way to manage all aspects of their support business.

  • Autobytel to drive off with Autoweb

    The consolidation of auto-buying sites continues, with Autobytel.com announcing Wednesday that it would buy rival Autoweb.com for US$15.6 million in stock.

  • Palm cuts prices

    A month after introducing new handhelds with expansion slots, Palm told analysts Wednesday that it would cut prices on some older models.

  • Tivoli integrates policy with MQSeries

    Tivoli Systems Inc. has upgraded its security software to better control access to applications and data for users of its WebSphere and MQSeries packages.

  • Net telephone company looks to p-to-p to avoid tolls

    Tired of paying for phone calls? Convinced that PC-to-PC or PC-to-phone connections are too noisy, echo-filled and unreliable? Want to jump on the peer-to-peer thrill ride? Well, Free World Dialup Inc., a new company founded by long-time telecommunications industry analyst Jeff Pulver, thinks it has just the thing for you.

  • Security holes found in Alcatel ADSL modems

    Weak security in high-speed ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) modems from Alcatel SA could allow hackers to shut down the device, monitor data flows, and use it for cyber attacks, computer security experts said.

  • Compaq unveils Presario 800, expanded wireless service

    Compaq Computer Corp. on Wednesday introduced its new Presario 800 series notebook PC for the mobile professional.

  • PictureTel slims down videoconferencing system

    IT executives searching for videoconferencing systems for the boardroom to the desktop will get a few more room-based options this week from PictureTel Corp.