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Re: [SLUG] Debian Vs RedHat Request for advice/discussion
- To: garethw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian Vs RedHat Request for advice/discussion
- From: raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed Nov 29 10:33:43 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 29 Nov, Gareth Walters scribbled:
-> G'day all,
-> My boss has asked me to convert our 2 Debian boxes (the firewall and the
-> mail server/Web proxy) from Debian to RedHat for the sole reason that I am
-> the only person with any Debain experience and he would feel better if more
-> people could fix any problems that arose (in case I was not around for some
-> I am loathe to do this for a few reasons.
-> It's a pain in the neck
-> They work fine now why screw around with them ( I am in the process of
-> upgrades and a security review)
-> If someone feels confident in screwing around with these machines doesn't
-> that make it more likely they will and hence a security risk/possible
-> problem exists.
-> Am I just being stubborn? Do I have a point?
-> Are there some more points to be made?
no - you're boss has a good point. I recently installed debian at home..
and I can say that it's a royal pain to get used to new places for
things - nto to mention incompatible versions of software where the same
program (namely last night it was dhcpd - before that other things) have
different formats for their config files and configs can't just be moved
over... the only reaosn i can do this is because i've been around linux
for a while and i spend all my days in linux writing code for it.. just
think of some poor dude who kinda knwos linux reasonably - but on redhat
-like systems (the vast majority) and coems to a debain box.. he's lost.
you're boss has a good point. you won't be around forever - hell even if
the business expands and you are around.. you may fund you have more
important things to do and you need someone else to look after boxes.
then it will become important too. yup - you're being stubborn.
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The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler) raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx raster@xxxxxxxxxxx