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    Linux praised for Server security

    Well, while i was doing my reading today I found this and thought it was kind of neat. I have a question for those in IT:

    How much of this holds true for YOUR set up? I don't mean reply saying blah blah blah that's ****, if you say that I'm negging you with the NegoBlaster 5000.

    That isn't what I'm asking, I'm asking in YOUR set up (Saying it slowly because some in recent past seem to think I say things weirdly, so just bare with me).

    So do you use Linux at work? How does it work out? What kind of set up do you have?

    Do you have a mixed set up of Windows Linux and Unix?

    And for the people I'd give money to as a donation: Do you use Macs at work on servers?

    Reply with your set up and how it runs and what you like and dislike and see if we can prove any of this article.

    again, don't reply with a load of ****, or I'll flush you. (Except for Jack and TheSpecialist, who are most likely going to reply because I said that lol).




    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,3...9194702,00.htm



    If you have any big Iron Unix you use on servers, PLEASE REPLY, I'm really interested in this and how they work out. And if you can, put some cost into your reply, like how much you had to pay for these things and if you think it was worth it.

    And if anyone has any of those fridge Suns, (You know what I mean, those boxes from Sun bigger than a Sub Zero fridge) reply too, I'd love to hear about them

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    At my work place we use a combination of windows (the majority of our servers) and various BSD boxes. Since I have been there only 1 box was ever actually broken into. It was a BSD box, but I attribute this to the fact that we have no realhard core BSD expert and we have a bunch of windows security gurus. so I think the security problem was in our configuration (which has since been fixed) I think this just goes to show that a server is only as secure as the admin can make it, and its not really a "windows v. *Nix" battle.
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    Heh. You know all of my answers to this. Now, back to my room full of Sun "fridges" to see if they honored my feature request to add a drawer for beer storage.

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    Hey gore!

    And if anyone has any of those fridge Suns, (You know what I mean, those boxes from Sun bigger than a Sub Zero fridge) reply too, I'd love to hear about them
    They rock, I love them.................but they are too expensive for me to have at home (does anyone have a very large Packard Bell stick on?)........wife problems.....If I got one of those she would want a new automobile.......but guess what would be in the garage

    A place I worked at got raided, they bust through the razor wire, chainlink etc............avoided the IR cameras and the security guards..............and stole a new delivery of Sun servers...............there were two sheds full of Hellfire and Brimstone advanced anti-armour missiles next door............not touched?

    It is good kit (so is Apple) but the price keeps me out

    My thoughts mate


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    Sweet. That's a bit more of what the thread was for and what I wanted.

    Horsey, tell them Ice Cold Beer would help cooling of the boxes and save on fans needed.

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    Since i work as a consultant, i can only tell about my clients.

    My current (big) client is a Bank. Major network here is composed by MS stuff (and Mainframes). All firewalls are Nokia' appliances.

    On small clients i use to deploy a mix between linux and windows. For those that can spare some money on software licenses, i use to install linux as servers and Windows XP combo (windows + ms office) as clients. As servers you can think about everything: authentication and file server (samba), web servers (apache combo, with php and mysql), firewall (netfilter) and proxy (squid). If the client is too poor i also install linux workstations (from a brazilian distro called Conectiva) with the usual free software pack.
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    /Me shoot right out, head first out of Gore's butt & rides the new water park ride. Sorta reminds of this thing at six-flags or somewhere... you ride a giant log down a water fall and splash everything that comes near a few yards away.

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    I think that TheSpecialist should change his AO tag to "Scat Master" rather than Village Idiot.

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    Active Directory Domain for the network where users connect and conduct their daily bla bla. Linux for the security monitoring, mix of Red Hat and SuSE. SuSE has given me some issues, but nothing unfixable with a little RTFM. What I call the "core" is Unix. Not saving any license fee expense but its friggin fast and reliable. It comes with problems interfacing windows boxes via a client server model, but hey I can shut those down and restart them at will. Is linux more secure? Not really, back in 95 hell yeah. Even 98 but in 2005? Given my recent issues with finding decently priced Windows Server based tools though, that has got me so pissed off I need some BC headache powder.
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