To pull this back on-topic (a bit)....
Current support for both platforms is somewhat on par....
The HP/HP-UX release has had some work and time put into it, although
since Solaris was the first release of FW-1, it has historically seen
the best support. One need only look at the current issues cropping
up around the AIX port to appreciate "young ports" of code....
Word to the wise, FW-1 has good reliability for basic functions but
often their new "whiz-bangs" don't work the first rev out....most fixes
seem to appear in the Solaris platform - again it appears to be
Checkpoint's primary development platform of choice...
I have had great success with the Solaris versions, seen NT versions
mature, and would be very suprised if the HP version does not also
get significant focus....
Be careful on versions of the OS however - with Solaris and HP-UX
you want to choose "secure" versions of the OS with good patch support
and fixes for CERT advisories, known holes and bugs, etc. SunOS is
probably not a good choice while Solaris is - same with some of the
buggier versions of HP-UX 10.x vs ???.....good research is essential since
the OS provides a degree of protection as well.
As always, your mileage may vary.
On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Gaurav Sabharwal wrote:
> Given a choice between the two, I would go for Sun and would blindly say no
> to HP. The support of Sun is much better out here and I have had no big
> problems with Sun machines.
> Gaurav Sabharwal
> gauravs @
> Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wes Kaufmann <wes @
> To: Ken Williams <jkwilli2 @
> Cc: firewalls @
COM <firewalls @
> Date: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 8:19 AM
> Subject: Re: HP vs. Solaris
> >My opinion and experience. HP support is great. They've came out with
> >special patches for my machines when I asked. They bend over backwards to
> >support you. Their hardware is the best business machine hands down, stays
> >running when Suns want a reboot. Their new direction towards merced with
> >Intel shows that they are staying very competitive. Never had a problem
> >getting anything I tried running on a HP.
> >At 01:04 PM 2/24/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >>On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Emmanuel Gadaix wrote:
> >>>Someone was asking about comparing HP and Solaris architecture.
> >>>You can have a look at
> >>They asked for a comparison, not advertising drivel, didn't they?
> >>My experience: Go with Sun. Simply better design, better support, simply
> >Wes Kaufmann
> >mailto:wes @
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