Re: Linux or Windows as Server-OS?

From: John W. Cahill Jr. (jwcahill@gonetinnovations.com)
Date: 08/31/01


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From: "John W. Cahill Jr." <jwcahill@gonetinnovations.com>
To: "'Captain Dope'" <captain_dope@yahoo.de>, <SECURITY-BASICS@securityfocus.com>
Subject: Re: Linux or Windows as Server-OS?
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:08:03 -0400

If you want to save some money and use a good cheap ASIC-based
firewall, get the Netscreen-5XP, the cost is around $700 or so. It
even supports IPSec VPNs with 3DES encryption.

My $0.02.

John
>
> Hi!
> 2 days ago, me and my father talked about his company (it's a small
> one
> with 5 employees) and he told me about his small network in the
> office.
> There he's using this stuff:
> 1. A SCO Unix computer with a serial connection (COM1 or 2) to the
> second
> computer.
> 2. A Win 95b computer with the serial connection from 1. with an
> emulator
> and a modem for private and commercial usage.
> 3. A second win95b computer with an 10mbit ethernet connection to the
> second computer.
> (all computers are betwenn 133 and 233 MHz with every about 128 MB of
> RAM) With my small knowledge I could persuade him to do something to
> improve the
> security, because surfing in the internet with important files on the
> hard
> disk with an OS that has security holes like a cheese is not the best
> choice. He said "Fine, you'll do it"...
> Now I have to add a server, with each of the Win95 PCs connected, the
> modem
> should move to the server for remote surfing, 3 printers should be
> attached, but no important files have to be saved on this server.
> It's only
> for printing and security. The serial connnection between 1 and 2
> keeps.
> The difficult part is, that the SCO Unix computer must be able to
> print at
> the server. What could I do? I have SuSE Linux 7.1 Personal, Debian
> potato,
> Win 95 or Win98SE. What is the best OS?
> Thank you for reading this too long written bullshit ;)
> See ya!
> captain_dope
>
>
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