[clug-talk] Linux Proxy server in Novell Network
maillist at digital-adrenaline.com
Thu Dec 30 12:59:46 PST 2004
On Wednesday 29 December 2004 10:09, Giovanni Cuzzola wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I was wondering if it is possible to have a Linux Proxy server in a Novell
> network where there is already a Novell BorderManager.
Probably, but why? Bordermanager kicks butt.
Squid won't be any faster, you'll give up NDS integration, and add a (more or
less) useless point of failure and/or latency. And need an extra box, with
disk for cache. Personally, adding RAM, Disk, and Processor (in that order)
to your BorderManager box will give you far more bang, for far less buck.
That would be my advice, unless you plan to dump the Novell box in the REALLY
Open Source just isn't at the point yet where it can compete with NDS. It's
not even really at a point where it can compete with Active Directory, but it
certainly can't hold a candle to NDS. I don't mean that the products aren't
there, but the administrative ease over several offices, with hundreds of
users is utterly killed by something like ZENworks. Open Source is probably
another 5 to 10 years from something like that. Active Directory still has
probably another 5 years before it's there either. Open LDAP is OK, it sort
of works, but not nearly as well as it's "competitors". And more
importantly, there is nothing to integrate it with other applications like
Novell already offers with theirs.
My 2 cents.
More information about the clug-talk