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Comment: Re:What's wrong with ILO? (Score 1) 104

by Simon Rowe (#45441763) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?
Debugging installation failures on hosts in a dev environment, probably 20 times a day. I just need to see what the installer reported and to interact with it. These fancy interfaces give you all the bells and whistles but seem to end up making the basics unreliable. 19200 works fine for me.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with ILO? (Score 1) 104

by Simon Rowe (#45365755) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?
How long have you got? ILO often hangs (as in the ILO *server*) when extremely long lines are sent to it. Some features as licensed on per-host basis. Unless you only have one supplier you end up with having to use a mixture of tools to do the same operations. I haven't used one of these proprietary tools that doesn't suck big-time. The worst offender is Dell's Java KVM. I have to fire up a Windows VM whenever I have to use it. Once configured serial just works.

+ - German Court Affirms GPL: Source Must Match Executable

Submitted by Alsee
Alsee (515537) writes "Fantec was found to be distributing Linux based media players with an incorrect (older) version of source code. Fantec blamed their Chinese supplier for the problem, but a German Court ruled Fantec was responsible for ensuring their own compliance with the GPL. "According to the court, the company should have checked the completeness of the sources themselves or with the help of experts, even if that would have incurred additional costs." I propose a better solution. If your company is subcontracting software development simply use the supplied source to compile your executable."

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