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Mar 17, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I stumbled into a fascinating question the other day while looking at an identity management implementation requiring near total reliability and enormous resilience against external network attack; but not a lot of capacity. Here's the background.

"The software selected is all open source, so it can run on just about anything and the 'platform' choices, so far at least, seem to have come down to two:

  1. "Solaris 10 on SPARC III, probably in a Sun 280; and,
  2. "openBSD on PPC, probably in an X-serve with dual G5s..."

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