1. SPARC-station running Solaris vs PC-station running Linux
Hrm, "PC-station" ... heh heh.
Yup. First, get reliable PC hardware. Second, I wouldn't rely on Linux
to be there for a mission-critical machine. I'm sure all the Linux
bigots and whatnot will flame me and tell me otherwise, but hey, this is
what *I* think. Third, use FreeBSD <http://www.FreeBSD.org/>
Solaris/Intel on even the most reliable PC hardware just won't cut it.
I think the Usenet spam-bots (or email address extracting bots, rather)
are catching on to this whole 'nospam' deal, and can remove it and get a
working address. I propose that people make an MD5 hash of their e-mail
reply brute-force the email address out of the hash. I figure, if people
want to reply badly enough, they'd brute force it at a local
supercomputing center, but the spammers won't spend *that* large an
amount of resources to do this.
Seriously, just use ROT-13 or something, for the username. That way the
bots can't figure out whether it's ROT-13'd or not from looking at the
TLD or domain (checking if it exists, etc). Although I'm sure they could
figure out that it's ROT-13'd (for some addresses), to check for vowels,
and whatnot. Pretty cool SPAM technology, huh? Wow, this is a huge
paragraph about SPAM on a non-SPAM-related Solaris mailing list.
Yong S. Yi KeyID 1024/0AF3C425 http://async.org/~ysyi/
PGP Key Fingerprint = 3A 65 AE 82 07 2A EF 73 0B 84 67 5D 1D 96 9F 8D
Enriched, VCard, and HTML messages > /dev/null
[ don't remove anything from my e-mail address. send to as-is. ]
2. termios and serial programming
3. Connecting a PC to an Unix Station ?
4. arrow keys in curses?
5. looking for information on how to query a pc for system hardware information
6. Apache Server mailing list
7. RCP and Windows
8. PC unix networking support information
9. Unix for 386-PC / Information wanted
10. unix desktop on pc, pc desktop on unix box, free
11. newbie::how can i get these information of a station?
12. Mounting devices on Sparc Station from a PC