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From: Roderick A. Anderson (raanders_at_acm.org)
Date: Thu 22 Apr 2004 - 01:23:55 BST

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Herbert Poetzl wrote:

> why not webalizer or one of those 100 other web
> statistic tools available on the net (for free)

Windows shop. Or at least until they don't have enough money to throw at
the problem or it isn't doable using Windows.

> > The situation dictates we have "up-to-the-second" web site data so
> > using the previous days' is not really acceptable.
> that is not possible over samba, as the transport
> and caches, and the apache log buffer, will take
> longer than a second ;)

It was a joke.

> as root on the windows server?
> or did I miss something?

Using root as the username on the Linux box.

> semi-secure solution and samba/windows? are you kidding?

Well we know that but others (around here) are willing to ignore that

> I'd suggest creating a /samba mount point of some
> 'insecure' space/partition, export this to the
> Windows box, and then --bind mount subdirs of that
> mount into the vservers ...

Excellant -- for the situation.

> this will result in a big security hole, but probably
> does what you want ...
> > The vservers are based on Redhat 8.0 but without
> > SAMBA installed and 'Oh-forgive' me the main server is running
> > 2.4.21ctx-17c - which I *will* be getting updated soon.
> and you talk about security?

Blush, blush! He hangs his head in shame.


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