madunix at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 19:00:34 UTC 2009
in my case i have the following:
Multiple linux/bsd distributions: (RHEL, SuSE, FreeBSD + commercial
UNIX as AIX)
Monitoring Application:(Cacti, Nagios, MRTG)
Backup utility:(rsync, tar, mondo)
Content Management system:(Jommla, Durpal)
Web filtering:(Squid, dansgaurdian + blacklist)
Mail System:(Qmail, Postfix, sendmail)
Servers: IBM SystemX and SystemP, DELL
SAN storage: EMC, IBM DS8000
On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca> wrote:
> madunix wrote:
>> Dear Experts,
>> I want to know out of your experience people the following,
>> 1- How open source served your businesses requirements?
> Our business would likely not exist if it weren't for Open Source
> (and/or free) software. Other than our Windows workstations, a few
> Windows servers, Cisco IOS and a few other specifics here-and-there, we
> are all open source.
> Everything is FreeBSD.
>> 2- What kind of application that running on Open Source?
> Pretty much everything:
> - routers (Quagga BGP, OSPF etc)
> - RADIUS
> - web servers
> - email servers
> - database servers
> - backup (AMANDA)
> - infrastructure config management (RANCID)
> - performance graphing (MRTG)
> - performance testing (iperf etc)
> - troubleshooting (tcpdump, wireshark etc)
> - traffic engineering (ipfw etc)
> - communications (firefox, thunderbird)
> - and hundreds more
>> 3- General experience with Open Source technology?
> Very, very good. I find though that the more you give, the more you get out.
> In our environment, things are very dynamic, and very custom. We can
> change software live-time to make it do what we need it to do. Being
> able to look into the source code makes it very easy to write custom
> applications that 'hook in' to existing ones.
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