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Subject: Re: linux v. solaris
From: Jed Dobson (jedWGTECH.COM)
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 09:11:52 CDT


This is the difference between "Open Systems" and close propriety ones.
Unix is a open system designed to improve productivity through openness.
Sun's original market was the desktop of high-end technical and graphic
users. These people need easy access to data and want to share data rather
then lock each user into a jail. I work with enough engineers who need to
screw with ACL's all day just so they can all create and write to
drawings,etc. This is SunOS's roots. I am all for open "trusted" systems.
Do I need to prevent users from rsh'ing back and forth? Hell no, if their
workstation is doing something like a fracture they can switch to another
hopefully bigger workstation or server and do whatever they wish. Its a
trade off, yes. I would rather have openeness and then deal with security
on the front end.

-jed

Jed Dobson
Sun Enterprise Certified Systems Engineer
Workgroup Technology Partners, an Enterprise Elite Sun VAR!
jedwgtech.com

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Michael Neef wrote:

> It's nearly 10 years ago now since I've been (for 10 years) on CDC CYBERs all
> day & nite ... but I still miss them every minute! First running NOS, but then
> additionally (in dual state on the 180) NOS/VE with its clear command syntax,
> builtin ACLs with access logging, accounting, file cycles, nice file attributes
> such as FAP (file access procedure), completely separated user environments
> (as you describe), programming language CYBIL and command language SCL, ring
> architecture, and so on. How many, many stupid problems of nowadays were
> avoided simply by good design!
>
> -Micha Neef-
> ---
> Michael Neef, System-/Netzwerk-Administrator
> Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institut fuer Neuroinformatik
> D-44780 Bochum, Germany
> EMail: Michael.Neefneuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
>