On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 11:50:00AM -0600, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:

> I would have more faith in Solaris. On an acadmeic network, no firewalls,
> we had user workstations that pretty much lived on their own and at the
> mercy of their users. One day, one of the AI profs installed RedHat after
> most of us had left the computing dept...we heard that someone hacked into
> said linux box and sniffed the entire dept. passwords. 

And yet this is not Linux's fault.  It is the fault of:
  the person who set it up wrongly in the first place
  the network people for making their network so vulnerable to this
    sort of predictable stupidity

> *>How about a decently built rack mount PC running Debian[1], by
> *>someone who actually knows how to setup that particular OS decently,
> *>as compared with a Sun box running Solaris setup by someone good
> *>with solaris?
> I have a farm of suns, if you want to make a benchmark, I'll be very
> interested to run and compare the results.

Benchmarks aren't particularly useful.

David Cantrell | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/

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