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[seul-edu] Fw: Re: Help, I need backup

On Mon, 14 May 2001, owner-seul-edu@seul.org wrote:

> To: seul-edu@seul.org
> From: Robert Rickenbrode II <rkr_ii@yahoo.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
> administrative 
> 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
> management-wise 
> 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
> (install 
> 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
> rkr_ii@yahoo.com
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