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From Patrick Donker <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache/Domain Controller
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2005 15:24:00 GMT
Leasure, James wrote:

>Hey Pat,
>Thanks for the response. I don't want to turn this into a windows vs.
>linux debate.  I've heard that a million time...And, if I could I would.
>I'm low on the totum and just want some fire power to get this thing
>cleaned up...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Patrick Donker [] 
>Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 10:11 AM
>Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache/Domain Controller
>Leasure, James wrote:
>>Hello All!
>>I know is totally uncool to even ask, but can anyone point me to some 
>>docs, or tell me why you should not run Windows Apache service on a 
>>Window's primary domain controller?
>Ahm...where should I start...Thats hard...Apache on Win is not adviced
>to begin with, Win is unsafe so if your site gets hacked so is your pdc,
>and the whole pdc is also not a very good model. This kinda summons it
>up ;) Drop windows if you can!
>sorry for this totally useless answer

Well, the tone of my msg was a bit flame alike, but basically it tells 
be the main reason. On the Apache site you can read an advisory for Win 
users, in short saying that there can be no guarantee that your 
site/server would be safe and/or stable. This is because of the common 
security issues that surround Windows. Imagine what would happen if 
things go wrong on your pdc! To be honest it is always a bad idea to run 
more services on a pdc, Apache or no Apache, for obvious reasons; if 
something goes wrong you loose your pdc, hence, Win network access.


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