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Bob 4 month uptimes aren't very long, when compared with the (much less expensive) alternatives. Well, Server 2003 might be 'very stable', but XP isn't. It's 'acceptable' at best. Certainly not...
On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 08:48:05 GMT,
A client of mine has an office of 4 PCs, (plus a few laptops) and one W2k3 server, the "work" is done on two Linux web servers, the office mail is handled by the W2K3 server. I had to shut off the nagios warning of the W2K3 server going down, since it goes "offline" for a few minutes, each day or two. Not rebooting, just.... away. From 3-30min. The windows admin (who is pretty sharp) can't find any reason, it's just... away. Now, I just archive the nagios events, and email them once a week or so, and alert if it goes down for more than 30min at a time. Since all it's doing is Email, it's not a real big problem if it's offline for a half hour. Thank the gods it's not running the website though!
Oh, and Exchange seems to be a real PITA to configure for vmailboxes and such. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with that end of the stick. I find the postfix install on the "outside" mailservers to work very well, with no hiccups, and with clear, easy to follow instructions on doing all that needs to be done. The postfix server handles the incoming mail, and cleans it up of viruses and the like, then hands it off to the Exchange server, whenever same is actually listening...
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TheLetterK Compared to Win98, which I used for years, XP seems like a dream. I know so many ppl hate it, but I have been using it on this Win2K box and it finally...
I haven't been too terribly impressed with W2K3, for this, and other reasons.
One a somewhat related note, the windows admin, who is a friend of mine, was mentioning that he'd put a hardware firewall-dmz router in the office, and made a comment that my suggestion of using one of the older machines with Linux on it, to do the job, wasn't necessary, since he'd bought a "professional" machine (a Dlink 300) to do this. I pointed out that the Dlink box ran Linux... It does have a smaller footprint and power usage than an older office machine would have had.
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Bob My, don't you set the bar high? Ugh, IE isn't good even if security...
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Aragorn That's a bit silly, you know. I used Win98 for years and it was really unstable! I just...
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