Having worked in large environments for many years, the appeal for Linux is not only a lower cost but the other features such as open source, interoperability with other OS's, speed, size, hardware requirements and thousands of free open source applications not to mention every conceivable development language out there.
When I say free, I mean free as in freedom, not beer. Using a OS without vendor support in a large corporate environment is flat out stupid. In my current environment of over 5,000 employees we use Novell's SLES and OES for a lot of our services including eDirectory, Identity Management system, Email, databases, etc. We pay a license / support fee for it however it is substantially less then Windows and the interoperability can't be beat. The only reason we have Windows and Active Directory around is for some special use applications and desktop management. One day the Linux community will get their act together on desktop management and Linux will become a real threat to Microsoft. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dod Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:55 AM To: ICS support mailing Subject: Re: [twsocket] OT: Beta yet stable secure tunnel client--lookingforward to your comments! Hello, FT> Ok I see how you view it. I had read that MS had great plans for Windows FT> 2008 as a server OS. How do you guys evaluate it? Do you think Linux TCP/IP FT> is superior or is it just people preferring Linux because it's free? Linux is free that's true, but it is also prefered for firewall/ssl/ssh "blackbox" solutions. FT> Also, Dod, you mentioned stunnel being unstable. What other free solutions FT> do you have experience with? How do they compare to our ICS-based solution? I have not tested the other solutions from Kiwi or Barracuda. The main problem I have with stunnel is that sometime the connection between client and stunnel goes into timeout and then I must retry multiple times until stunnel accept the conneciton or stop/start stunnel service. I have not yet investigated about this problem and found a workaround by scheduling an stunnel service's stop/start each hour (for POP3 usage it's not a problem). But this is a personnal experience, I am not SSL or stunnel expert at all. regards. -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 3646 (20081127) __________ The message was checked by ESET Smart Security. http://www.eset.com __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 3646 (20081127) __________ The message was checked by ESET Smart Security. http://www.eset.com -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be