[WEB4LIB] RE: Advice on Linux

Euan Morton euan.morton at xrxgsn.com
Wed Jun 19 14:58:57 EDT 2002


We are running O'Reilly's Website on NT and, like you, have been pleased
with it. It is now owned by Deerfield and the latest release is

Of course, having said that we are looking at moving to Websphere and Apache
later this year. ;-)


Euan Morton, CIBER @ Xerox
Web Developer, Xerox Global Service Net
ICQ: 104325610 - http://home.rochester.rr.com/acode/
Astronomicon '02, Rochester's own SF convention, Nov 1-3, 2002

"Most people don't realise how important librarians are.
I ran across a book recently which suggested that the
peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to
how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight
overstatement, but a culture that doesn't value its
librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas,
well, where are we ?"
Lucien the Librarian of the Library of Dream
from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: web4lib at webjunction.org
> [mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org]On Behalf Of Dan Lester
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:48 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] RE: Advice on Linux
> As a shop that runs both IIS/Win2K, as well as a Solaris box with web
> server for our web catalog, we've equal numbers of attacks and about
> equal security problems with each of them.  Whatever you run, you're
> going to have problems.
> You also have to continue in this semi-flame war about who made what
> bad decisions, that many organizations are completely MS Networking
> and operations.  In addition, you have numbers of commercial products
> that run on MS SQL Server on Win2K/IIS boxes.  We're running TDNet and
> ILLiad that both meet that criterion.  So we're running the IIS/Win2K
> on three boxes (library, tdnet, and illiad, all .boisestate.edu)  We
> loved running the O'Reilly WebSite until they finally gave up on that
> fine product.
> cheers
> dan
> Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 10:21:51 AM, you wrote:
> PV> Although I'd like to use Solaris, I don't know anything about it. As
> PV> it currently stands, it would be a waste to drop our existing
> PV> investment into Windows to make the switchover.
> --
> Dan Lester, Data Wrangler  dan at RiverOfData.com 208-283-7711
> 3577 East Pecan, Boise, Idaho  83716-7115 USA
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