[Techtalk] Administration, was Re: Hacked on Solaris

Poppy sylph at cyber-dyne.com
Wed Aug 28 19:02:27 EST 2002

On Wed, 2002-08-28 at 10:22, James wrote:

> One of the big selling points of Novell's Netware/NDS was supposed to be 
> "single sign on": you would have *A* username/password combo, which you 
> would use for logging on under Windows, Mac or Linux, getting mail via 
> POP/IMAP, connecting over VPN and probably making coffee too. 
> Unfortunately, Netware seems to be a dying breed these days except in 
> universities...?

For the most part, yes. Blame Microsoft, most people are either going
Win2K server, peer-to-peer mixed windows networks, or migrating to Linux
server with Samba because they don't feel like playing the M$ licensing

The fact that there's something else out there isn't widely known to
non-techs, and thus doesn't get installed a whole lot.


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