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[seul-edu] Fw: Re: Help, I need backup
On Mon, 14 May 2001, email@example.com wrote:
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Robert Rickenbrode II <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Help, I need backup
> Hmm...a few other things to think about:
> 1. I assume the county IIS person will be taking over all
> functions. Can he promise reasonable and timely responses to
> the needs of
> those who use the sites he's standardizing? Which is to say,
> if he removes
> "your" server, he'll be losing all of the expertise and
> motivation you have
> - can he promise to supply that?
> 2. Price out something that matches everything you can do
> with Zope. (I've got no suggestions on the Windows side,
> except perhaps
> something like ColdFusion or Webobjects). Anyone else?
> (Strictly, you can install Zope on a Windows machine - will he
> support this?)
> 3. Common mode failure. When everything runs IIS, everything
> can go down
> all at once.
> 4. Finally, detail everything you do to secure your machine
> SSH/SSL for secure Webmin or SSH sessions, disable services,
> patches, etc.)
> .. Ask him what the operating procedures for securing and
> updating the IIS
> machines are currently. Then ask: which weakness was exploited
> to take the
> IIS machines down and how long ago did Microsoft announce it
> and post the
> patch (if ever). Draw the conclusion (in technicolor).
> Robert K. Rickenbrode II
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