Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. PPPoA (with native IPv6)
To: Amadeus Stevenson <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: regional-london
Date: 05/04/2006 11:53:32
On Wed, 3 May 2006, Amadeus Stevenson wrote:

> On 5/3/06, Matthias Scheler <> wrote:
>> > However I know it will only be a few months after I leave before the
>> > adsl line goes down for some reason, and the "mysterious" black netbsd
>> > box gets the blame and gets retired. It's very hard to train people,
>> > especially if there is a huge lack of technically-minded people.
>> Such things happen quiet frequently. And ex-fellow worker of mine created
>> a nice Linux based infrastructure at a previous employeer. The admin
>> which had to look after it didn't like Linux and converted everything
>> to Windows within weeks.

OTOH, we do quite well ripping out Exchange/ISA boxes and replacing them 
with NetBSD when customers look at costs and support.

> The worst thing, is that this has already happened to me: a 2 system
> netbsd internet infrastructure converted to windows in /under/ a week
> after I left. I was, admittedly, over 10,000km away - but that's no
> excuse as far as I'm concerned!

Wow, that sounds like a strong recommendation for the ease of setting up 
Windows. :-)