> NT or UNIX : different. Both are worse and both are better !
> This is not the pace to compare OS execpt for the Security they offer :
> What makes a system secure ?
> --> Most agree with me it's the skills of the people running the system.
> Not the system itself.
> So, it sounds very clear :
> If the person in chage for the system are UNIX gurus, just give them UNIX
> they'll secure it.
> If they are NT gurus, give them NT, they'll secure it.
The problem I am encountering is our NT "gurus" believe MS when they say
it is easy to install. Several of our NT machines just brought our network
to a standstill because they were sending out NT-DNS (DNS but on an odd
port) queries very rapidly (this was our FDDI backbone). The NT people
had no clue and it doesn't really seem like many of the NT guru's have a
clue as to what is going on behind the scenes in their systems. Not a
scenario I would be happy with in a firewall. Do you want your firewall
running services you don't know are there?
(I wish the reply-to on this list was firewalls@, it would make replying