Fwd: [BSDcert] junior, senior system administrator (?)
abergeron at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 09:40:56 EST 2005
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:48:55 +1100, Ioan Nemes
<inemes at transylvania.org.au> wrote:
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:11:50 +1100
> > Ioan Nemes <inemes at transylvania.org.au> wrote:
> > [ .. ]
> >> And, the certification should be BSD specific, and NOT distro specific!
> > Then, hmm, why should we have only sendmail covered ? Lately FreeBSD
> > offers sendmail or postfix when you install it.
> That is excellent, but sendmail is offered by every UNIX distro!
> And in the long term, if you want a certification to `pay for
> for the daily bill(s)`, one must be flexible enough to manage
> any flavor of the UNIX family! We like and we want BSD (me
> personally prefer DG-UNIX), that's fine, but out there are many
> other *NIX-es running sendmail.
You could then ask the candidates to choose any mailing software and
be able to install and configure it on many different platforms. As
you said, compagnies are buying solutions, not specific software.
> BTW, I don't like sendmail, prefer Postfix instead.
Everyone has his favorite, of course. That's why we shouldn't be app-specific.
> One very important thing to remember here is that companies buying
> solutions and not operating systems! Drill further!
> > Also kernel/tuning is "distro" specific; firewall/nat probably also.
> > So I don't see how this can be done completely BSD-specific.
> Yes and not, I would rather concetrate on what is the goal (like how
> to increase the number of semaphores, why and what are the
> consequences), rather how to achive in *BSD.
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