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PC Week: Windows 2000 to provoke domain game

Aug 28, 1999, 06:24 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

[ Thanks to Rich for this link. ]

"Microsoft Corp. has implemented DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) in Windows 2000 in a way that makes it extremely difficult for administrators to integrate the operating system upgrade with Unix systems, which use the older, static DNS."

"We have a big-time political crisis over who's kingpin," said the manager of IT operations at a major aerospace company that is testing Windows 2000. For years, Unix and then Linux ran the company's firewall and DNS services.

"A strategic decision to adopt Windows 2000 means you adopt it for DNS," said the IT manager, who asked for anonymity. "Now we have Unix programmers losing control, and they're angry. They perceive this as a threat to their job."

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