I recently attended a St. Louis UNIX Users Group meeting
how's that for a slimy acronym). Some 50 persons attended
pretty healthy turnout, considering the beastly Midwest
Despite the wilting heat and humidity, I enjoyed the
trip and the
A tutorial on B2 certified system administration preceded
part of the meeting. I found the tutorial interesting,
in part, because
I didn't think very many installations were actually
using B2 systems.
From the questions and volunteered answers, I'm guessing
actually five or more large B2 sites represented.
That leaves me wondering if I've misgauged the prevalence
of B2 installations
among our readership. Next time we do a reader survey,
I plan to ask
some questions about B2 usage. Until then, if you are
a B2 site that
really uses B2 security provisions, I'd like to hear
about your experience.
Email me (at firstname.lastname@example.org) a little note. Tell
you like best, what creates the biggest problem for
the B2 administrator,
and how many users you support on the B2 system.
I was also excited about something I overheard at the
seems there is a multi-processor version of Linux brewing
out there in Linux land. (Of course, if I did a better
job of monitoring
the net, I'd have known that without going all the way
to St. Louis.)
I've been very impressed with Linux, and being generally
in parallel processing topics, I think an SMP version
of Linux would
be great fun.
I hope you find this DOS/UNIX issue helpful. I look
forward to hearing
from you -- about your experience with B2, with Linux
or any other
sys admin information you care to share.