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Linux installation: Second Ethernet interface ...

On 29 Jun 98, at 2:20, Mike Bilow <mikebw at> wrote:

> Why people run GUIs on servers is a mystery.  I like being able to
> remotely administer systems with telnet (or, actually, ssh).  I have keys
> to the server room and can get in 24 hours, but it is also a 15-minute
> drive away.  There is nothing I can't do over the wire that I can't do
> from the console, assuming the server at least boots.
I think that GUIs are a good thing to have on servers. They can present 
information graphically, such as network state. But, having full command line 
control is just as important. The BLU server is a good example. JABR and I (to a 
lesser extent) do all of our administration remotely. GUIs also consume a 
significant amount of system resource. 
Gerald Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Computer Solutions and Consulting

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