Would be nice to have a comparison to Windows and Linux done

The permission model from Linux comes from the 80ies, and it hasn't
changed much. While support for ACLs has been added, it's not supported
throughout the OS, and it seems very unfinished. Complex business
permission models in Linux require a variety of nasty hacks to get it
working halfway.

Windows on the other hands has a much better permission model as long as
we're talking about the file system (NTFS). SQL Server 2005 also
partially supports row level permissions, which i5/OS i still lacks.
While can authenticate against system users in SQL Server 2005, the
integration is not on the same level as on i5/OS. I would still consider
Windows to be generally better from the amount of permissions supported,
maintenance of them would be more difficult than on i5/OS.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of albartell
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 4:20 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Not to throw this into a rabbit trail, but are you going to publish the
results in a location that can be updated? I have been wanting to do
same thing but wanted it to be community driven so it wasn't just on my
page. Maybe iSociety and Trevor would be willing to host this list?

Some of my reasons...
- Ability to have a full featured WRKACTJOB to learn of errors, job
call stacks, library lists, spool files, etc.
- Intimately tied RPG to DB2 to i5OS - have yet to see another
with the same intimate integration.
- Object security - I can lock down both libraries and IFS folders in a
secure manner (Would be nice to have a comparison to Windows and Linux

Aaron Bartell

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