[lpi-discuss] General comments on LPI levels
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sun Sep 18 01:49:07 EDT 2005
ross e. brunson wrote:
> Umm, where in my post did I mention anywhere about turning Linux into
> AD's bitch?
Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> "turn on PAM authentication against a Windows AD..."
Jack Coates wrote:
> that was me, not Ross.
Okay, fair enough.
Jack Coates wrote:
> Actually, I spelled "shining" correctly in my post :)
I know. But if you know anything about me, I don't mind misspelling,
ettique, etc... -- heck, people misspell my name regularly and I don't
mind a bit.
> I'm sure we could have a really fun conversation over a few pints sometime
> about the various merits and market penetrations of our favorite
> Anyway, my point was this:
> 1) In my opinion, LPIC-3 is a better place to put priority than LPIC-0.
I agree. I've always argued that network authentication, directory,
file and naming services were LPIC-3/Enterprise.
> 2) LPIC-3 should be a very difficult test with hands-on access to remote
And I mentioned this will be _infeasible_ given LPI's lack of using
training as a profit model. I'll let LPI answer for itself, but I don't
see it happening.
> 3) Real world scenarios should be part of the test suite. I think that
> real-world means integrated with non-Linux solutions, but it's just an
Real-world would _also_ include integration _with_ Linux solutions as
well. I won't get into the marketing and product lock-in aspects of
ADS, but I have successfully kept ADS as a _peer_ and _not_ as a "you're
now my bitch" technology in my deployments.
Sorry for the language, but that's one of the ways I keep it out of
controlling core networks. I'm sure power company's like Ohio's
FirstEnergy and many banks (which will go unnamed) I've worked at wish
they would have too.
Some of them have though, and they have done well as a result when ADS
> I'll buy you those pints anywhere in California, Arizona, Nevada, or
> Utah... I don't get to Orlando all that often, but maybe next quarter.
I don't drink -- never have.
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