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Subject: Re: Solaris 2.8, was Locking down a Sun box
From: Adam Morley (adamGMI.COM)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 12:19:09 CDT

I was, intially, leerly of solaris 7, simply because it was "first gen" with los of new stuff (64 bit, etc.) It works, but I really do see it as a "lets see what happens, and then release the real one" whereby sun made solaris 8, and again, imho i think ultrasparc III's were really designed to coexist with solaris 8, and I sorta wonder why the release time frame for ultrasparc III's are not coinciding with solaris 8, because the two products really seem to go hand in hand. Or maybe solaris 9, simply because solaris 8 + ultrasparc III's is sort of a "beta test" well, more like a delta test. or something.


bb&thanks adam Do you know what a kibibit, mebibyte, or gibibyte is? go to http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html to find out!

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Kevin Buterbaugh wrote:

--->Tony, ---> ---> Most of our Sun's are on Solaris 2.6, a few still on 2.5.1, and a --->couple on 2.7. We are seriously looking at moving everything we can to --->Solaris 2.8. There are several reasons for this, but among them are: 1) --->Solaris 2.8 (and 2.7) are 64 bit, 2) improved detection of failing --->components and hot-swapping of those components, 3) "live" patching, 4) --->faster bootup (finally), 5) performance improvements and new performance --->tools. ---> ---> It is my understanding that a lot of Sun shops have kinda ignored 2.7, --->but are looking at 2.8. Any others have thoughts on this??? ---> ---> Also, we (as I'm sure many others) do not install the first release of --->any OS. I heard that there was going to be a 6/00 release of Solaris 2.8. --->Anybody (especially any of the Sun folks on the list) who can confirm / --->deny this??? ---> --->Kevin Buterbaugh --->LifeWay Christian Resources ---> --->"Anybody can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system." - --->Seymour Cray ---> ---> ---> ---> --->Please respond to Focus on Sun Mailing List <FOCUS-SUNSECURITYFOCUS.COM> ---> --->Sent by: Focus on Sun Mailing List <FOCUS-SUNSECURITYFOCUS.COM> ---> ---> --->To: FOCUS-SUNSECURITYFOCUS.COM --->cc: ---> --->Subject: Re: Locking down a Sun box ---> ---> --->Martin Hepworth said: ---> --->> IMHO you problem will be NT and IIS :-) (personally I'd run OpenBSD as --->the --->> web server, but thats just a personal choice) ---> ---> --->Over and above Solaris ? For what reasons out of interest ? I have heard --->that the OpenBSD Group are extremely fast to respond to issues like bugs --->and newly discovered vulnerabilities. ---> --->Also what does the list think of Solaris 8 ? Is it worth an all 2.6 shop --->even investigating..? Personaly I let sleeping dogs lie but others here --->are champing at the bit to try it out. ---> --->Cheers, Tony ---> ---> ---> ---> --->=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ---> ---> "He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; ---> and he who dares not is a slave." - Sir William Drummond ---> --->We don't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our kids --->=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= --->