Subject: Re: Who is booting Alpha AXP 150 (aka Jensen)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 12/27/2001 16:25:37
On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 09:32:47AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> >>>> SuSE? SuSE??? [...]
> >>> Well now you see how desperate I am :) I could have them sitting
> >>> in the closet running nothing!
> >> OpenVMS? OK, OK, OK. Just a joke. ;-)
> > OVMS is a nice OS. And that is me, a Unix geek, saying so ;-)
> And I, another UNIX geek, agreeing with you. VMS is a strong second
> best; indeed, better in some respects (such as, as you point out,
> its security model).
> > Esp. the security model is much better. Unix all-or-nothing root
> > privs suck.
> Heh. Can you say SETPRV? Or BYPASS? :-) [Yes, I know it's not really
> fair. VMS has SETPRV and BYPASS, yes, but it also has finer-grained
> permissions which UNIX doesn't have...though some of them, it's not
> clear how to map into the UNIX model. For example, TMPMBX would most
> naturally map into the right to use pipe(), or perhaps
> socketpair(AF_LOCAL) - but can you _imagine_ how crippling not having
> that would be on UNIX?]
Sure, but some [l]users deserve nothing but a crippled sh..
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