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    Sorry to post another this quickly... but it seems quite startling that there isn't a Server-specific forum. I'm not planning to move all of my boxes to CentOS any time soon...
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    * jantman wrote, On 07/18/2008 03:06 AM:
    > Sorry to post another this quickly... but it seems quite startling that
    > there isn't a Server-specific forum.


    Can you explain please? Which problems are so server specific that they don't fit the current categories?

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    Granted, I'm used to other forums that have a server-specific category.

    But I was thinking about things that (IMHO) don't really fit into a general Network category, like distributed backups, Apache, Postfix/Procmail, network monitoring (Nagios/Zenoss), etc. as well as threads that are specific to server hardware (HP, Dell, Sun, etc.).

    Or maybe, if that's too general (or considered to be too much of an overlap with Networking, which I would argue should be more general for desktop users and general networking), then a forum on SuSE in the business/enterprise?
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    On 07/18/2008 jantman wrote:
    > But I was thinking about things that (IMHO) don't really fit into a
    > general Network category, like distributed backups, Apache,
    > Postfix/Procmail, network monitoring (Nagios/Zenoss), etc.


    Applications?

    > as well as
    > threads that are specific to server hardware (HP, Dell, Sun, etc.).


    Hardware is hardware, IMO.

    > Or maybe, if that's too general (or considered to be too much of an
    > overlap with Networking, which I would argue should be more general
    > for desktop users and general networking), then a forum on SuSE in
    > the business/enterprise?


    You're supposed to buy Suse Linux Enterprise products then ;-)

    Uwe


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    buy??? I worked at a educational institution with literally thousands upon thousands of Linux hosts... and I don't think they'd *ever* used a paid version...

    I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I just think it would be easier on everyone if there was a single place to go for things that "normal" desktop users don't deal with and, on the flip side, a forum that's free of desktop-y stuff.... just one guy's opinion though.
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    On 07/18/2008 jantman wrote:
    > I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I just think it would be easier
    > on everyone if there was a single place to go for things that
    > "normal" desktop users don't deal with


    I still don't see the point.

    > and, on the flip side, a forum
    > that's free of desktop-y stuff.... just one guy's opinion though.


    Ah, the point is you want less "background noise" ;-)
    (That's included in the price of SLES. SCNR <G>)

    Let's see what others think. Me I'm not convinced yet.

    Uwe

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    The server forum over at LQ seems to have worked out very nicely... though they put a strictly software slant on it.
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    I can see the benefit of such a forum.

    Some answers may be different for servers than desktops and this may help in keeping desktop users from getting confused at the same time.

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    I can see the sense of a dedicated 'Server' forum. Though not essential, I think it would be useful, to have a forum with a focus on server issues. However, I think the scope would need to be carefully defined, so that overlap between the Network and Application forums for example, was not confused.

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    On 07/18/2008 jantman wrote:
    > though they put a strictly software slant on it.


    And I could imagine that there are more hardware problems specific to servers than software problems. RAID problems, NIC bonding, dual PSUs...

    Uwe

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