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Re: Platinum accounts for the Internet (was Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?)

  • From: Alexei Roudnev
  • Date: Mon Mar 15 20:45:37 2004

Ok - is name resoluution issue network issue or not? if it is, how can you
answer anything without knowing, for example,
of existing Windows DNS client with internal cache, and difference between
'ping' and 'nslookup' name resolution on Solaris?

Is ARP problem - network one or not? if it is, how can you determine, what
happen, if some crazy server became ARP proxy
and sends wrong information to everyone?

For tier-2  - I agree. For real tier-3 - I can not. Those friends, who are
excellent network engineers (much better than me, with CCIE
and other _really good_ experience), knows Windows and Unix on a very good
level. (of course, if some HR asks them 'where is configuration file for
SAMBA on Solaris - no one answer, but it does not mean that they do not know
Solaris; and you can always met religious people 'my god is MS / my god is
Linux').



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Weeks" <surfer@mauigateway.com>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: Platinum accounts for the Internet (was Re: who offers cheap
(personal) 1U colo?)


>
>
>
> On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Alexei Roudnev wrote:
>
> : I expect, that good (tier-3, to say) network engineer MUST know Windows
and
> : Unix (== Linux, FreeBSD etc) on tear-2 (or better) level. Else, he will
not
> : be able to troubleshout his _network problem_ (because they are more
likely
> : complex Network + System + Application + Cable problem).
> :
> : So, it is not a good answer.
>
> No true in many cases.  All I have to prove is it's not the network and
> then I hand it off to the windows/*nix/<whatever> sysadmins.  To prove
> it's not the network, I don't need to know the end systems in any sort of
> detail.
>
> scott
>
>
>
> :
> : ----- Original Message -----
> : From: "Pete Templin" <petelists@templin.org>
> : To: <nanog@merit.edu>
> : Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 7:16 AM
> : Subject: Re: Platinum accounts for the Internet (was Re: who offers
cheap
> : (personal) 1U colo?)
> :
> :
> : >
> : > Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. wrote:
> : >
> : > > Pete Templin wrote:
> : > >> There's a reason I've gotten out of small ISP consulting - I don't
do
> : > >> Windows, and I'm getting overrun by Linux corrosion slowly.  I
route,
> : > >> I switch, I help with securing networks.  And I do wear a lot of
hats
> : > >> at my day job, but I remind them that they hired a specialist, and
> : > >> promised lots of server support all along the way.  Granted, the
> : > >> Windows guy is overloaded and the UNIX/Linux guy would snore in
front
> : > >> of his PHB...
> : > >
> : > > If you are in Nebraska I can help you with the Unemploy^WWorkforce
> : > > Development paperwork.
> : >
> : > I didn't suggest saying "I'm not gonna do it".  I just suggested "You
> : > hired me to deploy dynamic routing on your statically-routed network.
> : > What prompted you to think that I could configure site-wide anti-virus
> : > services such that no one ever reports a virus leak from our
enterprise,
> : > without training, time to test and develop such a critical solution,
or
> : > both?"
> : >
> : > pt
> :
> :
>





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