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From Craig Dunigan <cduni...@doit.wisc.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache/Domain Controller
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2005 15:17:25 GMT
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Patrick Donker wrote:

> 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?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >James
> >  
> >
> 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
> 
> -P
> 

Along with the security concerns, there might be hardware capacity.  In my
admittedly ancient Windows experience, PDCs always required as much
hardware as you could throw at them.  In general, it's not advisable to
run _anything_ else on a PDC, unless you have an uber-powered mega-machine
like a four-headed alpha (yes, I know they're not supported anymore) with
about 8GB of RAM and a striped SCSI/RAID array.

But I'm waa-aay off topic here.  Sorry.  


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