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SubjectRe: 2.2.18Pre Lan Performance Rocks!
On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 04:20:30PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> Nathan Paul Simons wrote:

> > On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 03:38:00PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > > It's makes more money in a week than Linux has ever made.

> > The same could be said about Windows; that doesn't make it a
> > technically superior solution.
> > Speaking of Windows, a lot of your arguments are starting to sound
> > more and more like arguments made a while back by a certain OS vendor from
> > Seattle . . .

> Not really. We ship Linux. I just want a Linux NetWare customers won't
> laugh at when they try to put over 1000 people on it (which the NetWare
> server was already handling we ate trying to replace).

Oh! That's funny!

Back in "the bad old days" Novell got laughed right off several
campuses for this very reason. Why? Because Netware, at the time, could
not handle more than 256 users on a given server. One admin I knew
here at Georgia Tech reported on the expression on the face of the Novell
presales support person when he was informed that the average public
server had several thousand accounts.

Netware customers that are worried about more than a few hundred
users must be fairly recent (4.x and about - 3.x has come into discussion
but doesn't count here) customers. Obviously, they are big and SIGNIFICANT
customers. Do we know that Linux can't handle the load, though, or is
this just more supposition based on statistics?

> Jeff

> >
> > Wish not to seem, but to be, the best.
> > -- Aeschylus
> >
> > --
> > Nathan Paul Simons, Junior Software Engineer for FSMLabs
> >

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