Re: Nightmare scenario...

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 18:02:55 -0500 (EST)

You can probably fins loads of this type of argument by searching the
squid list archives (URL is on the site). I havn't heard
very much (if any) positive stuff about NT here... Not that I'd expect to
from a UNIX app's email support list :-)

My personal snippet:

One of our UNIX box's record uptime: about 240 days (untouched -- no

Our all-time NT server uptime: about 50-60 days

These are approximate numbers from our loaded NT servers (doing primarily
file/profile serving and domain logon stuff, along with some very light
email handling). The UNIX box does web serving, name serving, email
(moderate, but a lot more than the NT box), and Squid -- which is its
primary function.

I know that UNIX is much faster for Squid's type of system activity, and
UNIX is know for its power, stability, and flexibility. Oh yeah -- a few
companies (notable SGI and Sun) make much more intersting-looking high-end
servers than any of the PC companies ;-)


On Mon, 12 Jan 1998 wrote:

> All,
> After many stable, reliable months of Squid proxying, our strategists have
> (for reasons of their own) decided that we need to do our proxying with NT.
> I have regularly seen snippets of Squid-advocacy (and NT-anti-advocacy) on
> these lists. It would help my case immensely if either a) someone can point
> me at a prepackaged "Don't use NT" argument, or b) people can send
> individual experiences and reasons why NT is not a good option.
> Any information greatly appreciated.
> Many thanks
> Richard
Received on Mon Jan 12 1998 - 15:24:29 MST

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