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Comment Re:NASDAQ uses Gentoo? (Score 1) 339

Quote: "They'd be much better off switching to FreeBSD since its known to have the fastest IP stack in existence, hence why its used for high end networking gear.  Let me know when you see your BigIP running something other than FreeBSD."

F5 has been placing their traffic management software on top of Linux for years.

[root@f5-x:Active] config # uname -a ; rpm -qi tmsh | grep Vendor
Linux f5-x.corp.local 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5.1.0.f5app #1 SMP Thu Apr 8 19:23:04 PDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Version     : 10.2.0                            Vendor: F5 Networks, Inc.

Comment Re:Idiots (Score 1) 226

That's my question as well. What level of logging is acceptable?

  1. httpd access logs and mail syslog messages
  2. Source addresses to destination 80/tcp and 25/tcp
  3. IP headers that hit a mail or web server
  4. Full packet captures for all daemons
  5. Full packet captures of all traffic

This is not very well thought out. There are so many ways to proxy, encapsulate and encrypt traffic, logs would be useless.

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982