I was reading some old postings (I was away for a time...), and I came across
some mention of the Netra. The theory of the Netra is that it's easier to
initially configure as an Internet server machine. They even give you a
Web-based admin tool to help you set it up.
I don't know whether this admin tool is any good, since I did not opt to use it
when our Netra arrived, but I have other beefs with this machine's setup.
My biggest problem is that the machine came with a 5.x version of Sendmail! Am
I correct in assuming that this is an ancient version, or is this just one of
Sun's alternate numbering schemes?? If it's ancient, then I think Sun is
woefully at fault for allowing so many security holes to exist on a machine
aimed at "newbie" Internet server admins!
There are many other things about the configuration that I thought were
inappropriate for a "newbie" default, such as having rlogin and rsh active by
default. What's more, they sell the machine with Netscape Communications
server, but it comes with sun_httpd (a bastard child of CERN and Apache pieces,
I think...) set up on port 80. Netscape's server is tucked away in a directory
Easy to configure? I guess that just depends on whether you want a reasonably
secure configuration.... Does anyone have any comments ... similar/different
(Bill Van Emburg)
"You do what you want, and if you didn't, you don't"