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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Wed Jan 29 23:28:27 2003


Any opinion on Inferno ? It seems more suited to build a
packet-eating-machine (router, firewall, vpn, choose your favorite
flavour)...


Rubens Kuhl Jr.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vadim Antonov" <avg@kotovnik.com>
To: </dev/null@reifchen.ripemtg.ripe.net>
Cc: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?


|
|
| On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Daniel Karrenberg wrote:
|
| > PPS: Plan 9 anyone?
|
| Anything but _THAT_! At some period of my life I was paid to make
| something resembling production system out of Plan 9... it has all the
| quality features of v6 Unix, and looks like some student's course project.
| There were some interesting ideas, but the coding style was totally
| atrocious.  Like, fixed size tables everywhere (oh, you run out of 100
| open files, toooo baaaad), little charmers like TCP ACKs being sent in
| 20ms timer call-backs (so it works awfully great over 100Mbps ethernet :),
| text-based interfaces requiring padding with spaces to some fixed-length
| strings, and a zillion other quick hacks.
|
| "You are in a maze or little twisting cross-mounts, all alike" :)
|
| To summarize original Unix design & coding style very very concisely:
|
| % ed
| s/a/b/
| ?
|
| That "?" says all.  As a matter of fact, 30 years later ed still says "?".
|
| --vadim
|





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