Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
(With the links there, this sounds spiteful. It's not. Just an observation about accepting patches.)
You have a webserver that needs to access files on shared storage. At some point down the road, the files may move to another, bigger server with a different name. Which of the following would be the best way to configure your Microsoft Windows NT/2000-based Internet application to read those files?
- map a drive to the storage and include the path in the scripts
- create a virtual directory in IIS that reads the files from the UNC name of the storage
- create a reparse point under c:\inetpub\wwwroot that maps to the SMB sharepoint exposed by DFS
- use a dual-homed SCSI controller to connect both systems to the storage
While ratfink's system is probably not working yet, and a large part of it is classified, much of it can be manually simulated for demonstration purposes.
— Eyeballing Total Information Awareness[via Boing Boing Blog]
The information is there, you just need to know where to look. Or, as They put it, scientia est potentia.
# echo 'systems::500:will' > /etc/group