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Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Nov 29 2006 02:13PM
Mohammad Halawah (mhalawah gmail com) (3 replies)
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 04 2006 09:08PM
Ronald MacDonald (ronald rmacd com) (2 replies)
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 06 2006 10:30AM
Javier Miguel Rodríguez (javier miguel talika eii us es)
RE: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 06 2006 08:08AM
Mario A. Spinthiras (mario netway com cy) (1 replies)
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 08 2006 07:26PM
Corey A. Johnson (cjohnson cniweb net) (1 replies)
Glad you mentioned Solaris Mario. I was holding back since this is a
linux list.

But i agree.. if Linux is not a must.. i would strongly recommend
solaris 10 on a nice AMD opteron box.

And if you went that direction.. go with a multi-cpu and/or multi-core
and configure Solaris zones to isolate the different applications
running on the server. Or at least two zones.. your main global zone..
and a zone for all applications..

Mario A. Spinthiras wrote:

>If linux was a must then I would personally use Debian. It comes ready
>with some HA support from the linux-ha project.
>
>If you can have a flexible choice id say solaris without second thought.
>
>
>Mario. A. Spinthiras
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] [mailto:listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]]
>On Behalf Of Ronald MacDonald
>Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 11:08 PM
>To: Mohammad Halawah
>Cc: focus-linux (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
>Subject: Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web
>portal
>
>Hi Mohammad,
>
>Not meaning to turn this into a "my distro's better than yours"
>thread, but for stability and security, I'd recommend having a serious
>look at Debian. It's easily stripped down to its most essential
>components for a nice small footprint and is easy to keep up to date
>with the apt system. As for performance, I suppose every
>implementation of a distro varies, but I'd it's is pretty adequate.
>
>In terms of hardening the OS, there's obviously a few ways to go about
>it. The most foolproof way is just "don't do anything stupid" - don't
>run any services you don't need, don't bother with gimmicky
>applications, just leave it all at the bare minimum. Also, there's a
>lot of good reading out there (more so with linux) as regards to
>hardening the OS. Incidentally, Bastille springs to mind - it's a good
>starting point to hardening your system.
>
>Regards,
>Ronald.
>
>
>

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[ reply ]
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 12 2006 08:05PM
Razvan Cosma (razvan cosma catv telemach ro)
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 03 2006 02:57AM
hwertz voltron homelinux org (1 replies)
RE: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 02 2006 07:08PM
terry (tvernon24 comcast net) (1 replies)
Re: Selecting OS for High-availability/mission-critical web portal Dec 03 2006 10:43PM
Vishal (vishal gnutech gmail com)


 

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