[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"es

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Jun 23 07:31:06 EDT 2008

On 22 Jun 2008, at 1:21 am, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> $10-$50 a user is cheap compared to the salaries of even university
> sysadmins multiplied over all the hours of trouble that breakins
> cause. As I said, there are competitors that are cheaper -- if you
> really need a $5 solution, they exist. If you think you're spending
> less than $5 a user on related security problems over the amortization
> life of a device, you're kidding yourself in any real organization. Of
> course, if you are still over budget, one can also use mechanisms like
> Kerberos, and in a university environment that's quite achievable, and
> has no associated hardware costs at all.

Unfortunately, of course, many managers won't accept that and put the  
lock on the door until *after* the horse has bolted.


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