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Re: Oracle 10g on HP blade server

From: JEDIDIAH <jedi_at_nomad.mishnet>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:47:19 -0600
Message-ID: <7sv924-aer.ln1@nomad.mishnet>

On 2006-11-08, Charles Hooper <> wrote:
> DA Morgan wrote:
>> Niall Litchfield wrote:
>> > DA Morgan wrote:
>> >> If you can eliminate Windows and go to Linux you will, however, greatly
>> >> improve the quality of the experience.
>> > none of my windows admins understand linux,
>> All *NIX admins, however, understand Windows ... which explains
>> why they are working with *NIX. <g>
>> --
>> Daniel A. Morgan
>> University of Washington
>> (replace x with u to respond)
>> Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
> And some of us Windows admins have worked with Linux, having had to
> patch and compile the kernel to add X.509 certificate capabilities in
> order to build a VPN server from the ground up, and then finding that

        Oh really?

> the patch was no good and having to start over with compiling the
> Working Overloaded Kernel, and then finding three months later (having
> spent three months building the VPN server) that all such VPN servers
> were susceptible to an exploit, and that development of that VPN server
> software stopped.

        That's a nice story.

        Except the vulnerability you're talking about is not in the kernel but in a userspace daemon. Either way, the original build procedure as well as the break-fix procedure would be a simple matter of downloading a binary package and installing it.

        This goes for the kernel as well as the ipsec utilities.

        The commercial distributors specifically exist to avoid this "problem". Although the gratis-ware ones offer the basic services.

> We have a couple Linux boxes running here, but after seeing one of them
> complain that there is severe file corruption on the hard drive, EVERY
> time the server has been restarted after 90 days of uptime (darn power
> outages), I wouldn't trust Linux to run an Oracle database. That said,
> I put two more Linux servers in production last night.

        It's nice to know my own admins aren't the only ones that need a house to fall on them before replacing obviously broken hardware.

> Charles Hooper
> PC Support Specialist
> K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc.


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