* This is actually a resend, but I never saw the original on the list,
* and it was a day when our ISP appeared to have trans-atlantic problems.
* Sorry to anyone who's seen it already.
The last thing I want to do is start an O/S flame war, I think we've had
far too many of those already. What I am looking for are bare honest
I need to put in a bastion host to handle the proxying, DNS stuff, etc. I
would like to put this onto a pee-cee running BSD (either FreeBSD or
BSDOS2.0). However, someone above me in the chain of things wants me to
use a SparcServer running Solaris 2.5. I claimed that BSD was better
suited for the purpose, and he said prove it.
AFAIK, the facts stand as follows (please corrent me if I am wrong).
BSD offers the immutable flag - Solaris does not.
BSD gives me source code - Solaris does not.
BSD allows me to compile stuff (ls etc) with static libs - Solaris does
not (if I remember a thread a while ago).
That's all I can think of. Please don't mail back with arguments about
having source code or not, or static libraries vs dynamic, think those
have been beaten to death :)
What I would like are facts from people that have experience with both
systems, or something that people with one of those systems feel is a big
bonus, or a big headache. I'm assuming all the tools I want compile
equally well on both systems (whatever kind of libs are used).
ObOffTopic: anyone know a tool to to base64 decoding? Some of my users
get their mail sent to ccMail, and their gateway doesn't understand MIME.
A DOS util to do with would be great (I can't convert *everyone* to Unix
and Pine! ;)
Thanks in advance,
Dave Roberts, Unix Systems Administrator, SAA Consultants Ltd, Plymouth, UK.
"smap has the advantage [over bare sendmail] that it was written by somone
who is almost certifiably paranoid" - Brent Chapman, London, 19 Oct 95.
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