Tuesday, October 17, 2006

October CPU Is out

Just saw that the Ocober CPU is out. The interface is really clean and i like the definition . it makes it more clearer from a DBA's perspective to see if tany of the problems apply to them if not wait for the next CPU or the next patchset which is normally much more stable.
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuoct2006.html#AppendixA

Monday, October 16, 2006

history of computers thru compyuter ad's

slash dot had this interestng link about the history of computers based on ad's posted by you tube user.s interesting how times flies by
http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/002950.html

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Changes coming to Oracle CPU's

Just read the Oracle security blog about the new changes being made for the Oct 17th Patch Release.
It does seems that Oracle is making headways in better documenting and explaining the vulnerabilities but the key problems are installation of theses patches and the pin points alot of DBA's go thru to actually apply these patches.
Oracle needs to come up with a better approach to manage the implementation and documentation of these patches
http://blogs.oracle.com/security/2006/10/11#a33

Monday, October 09, 2006

Project Lockdown

A poster on oracle-l pointed me to this article on Oracle's website named project lockdown.
I'm still in the middle of reading it but it does go into a great length on what should be done.
The link to the Pdf is here http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/project_lockdown/project-lockdown.pdf
I'll be posting my commentso n the document as i coninue the read.

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