Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Where is Robert Morris now?

Robert Tappan Morris, the 21-year-old Cornell University student who unleashed the first worm attack on the Internet in 1988, has fully rehabilitated his reputation in the computer science community. Today, he is a respected associate professor of computer science at MIT.

What tech-industry CEOs are saying about the economy

Until September, the US tech industry appeared insulated from the year-long economic slowdown. Most of the 20 largest US tech firms reported solid second-quarter earnings in July and August, and they were projecting continued growth in sales through the year-end. Then Wall Street crashed. Here's the latest word from tech executives about current market conditions and the outlook for the rest of this year.

Kace acquires application virtualization technology

Systems management vendor Kace announced Tuesday it had acquired for an undisclosed sum the intellectual property and principal engineers of Computers In Motion, a small company focused on application virtualization technology.

Much-maligned feature being added to IPv6

In a high-tech twist of irony, the Internet engineering community is adding a feature to IPv6 that the upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol was supposed to eliminate.

Comcast pitches IPv6 strategy to standards body

Comcast has developed an innovative approach for gradually migrating its customers to the next-generation Internet, and the ISP is promoting this approach to the Internet's leading standards body.

NATs necessary for IPv6, says IETF chair

We posed a few questions to Russ Housley, chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force, about why the standards body is developing network address translations for IPv6 when IPv6 was supposed to eliminate the need for NATs on the Internet. Here's what Housley had to say.

We are ready for IPv6 D-Day

On June 30, US federal government officials expect to declare an early victory on the IPv6 front. But they admit that meeting their much-heralded June 30 deadline for IPv6 compatibility is just the opening salvo of a long-term battle to get their networks ready for the Internet of the future.

UltraDNS adds load balancing service

UltraDNS, a managed DNS service provider owned by NeuStar, is offering a load balancing service aimed at e-retailers and other enterprises looking to improve the performance and reliability of their DNS resolutions.

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