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Re: OpenBSD CDs design
Chris Hedemark wrote:
> Janet Sullivan says:
> > I'd hope that any "sale" to management would be based on the features,
> > not the fish. After all, fat penguins and daemons in tennis shoes
> > aren't exactly "suit and tie" either.
> Linux wasn't an easy sell for me, either. I basically had to just put it
> in, get the users to depend on it, and then tell management we were running
> Linux but we were already entrenched. :-) It was really cool to see a
> significant line item for "Linux nodes" on my 2001 budget.
> OpenBSD is going to be a harder sell. All the UNIX guys here know and love
Then they're not really UNIX guys at all, are they?
> OpenBSD will probably *not* go into general deployment at my company. Why?
> The automounter. Basically Linux was a drop-in on our network because it
> supported all of the NIS maps that we were already using for Sun.
Let's review. You want security, but you want to use NIS. You do see the
conflict here, don't you?
This doesn't mean that being able to parse automount maps, either by
implementing an automount-compliant server, or with a tool that can
translate to amd-style maps, is a bad idea. I think the latter should
be pretty straightforward, having done it by hand a few times.
"Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"
Wes Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> System Architect
http://www.dobox.com/ DoBox Inc.