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RE: network controls are necessary
> Craig A. Huegen wrote:
> As long as you are considering how to take a network of
> 100,000 hosts in a distribution of 65% OS-A, 25% OS-B,
> 5% OS-C, and 5% OS-Other (comprised of about 35 different
> other OS's),
> (PS - No, those aren't real numbers of operating system
> distribution at any particular entity that still exists.
Not that far off.
S-A = win2k
OS-B = nt4
Out of the 36 different OS for OS-C and Other-OS, I can enumerate:
MacOs pre OS8.6
MacOs pre-OS X
different flavors of OS/400 w/TCP/IP
Not to mention that on lots of networks I had to work on, 6 to 7
protocols on the wire are common, given the basic 5 found all the time:
AT Ph II
Although I agree that we do need more host people involved, the fact of
the matter is that the network administrator is the one that sees the
big picture, given the fact that the AS/400 guys don't talk to the
Macintosh guys that don't talk to the Windows guys. TE is not only about
IP. Stuff like DLSW+ and proprietary video protocols come to mind.