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linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

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Peter Brimacombe
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linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

Is Linux, Redhat a good replacement for an old 735 workstation?

I use rlogin to login to HP-UX servers, can linux do rlogins? what about dtterm, should the Linux machine be running kde or gnome?

Can I send print jobs from the linux machine to the HP-UX print server?

Can I install the Omniback disk agent on linux?

Can I install the Omniback cell console on linux?

I assume Linux comes with netscape?
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Peter Brimacombe
Frequent Advisor

Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

from linux, can I rlogin to HP_UX server, set the DISPLAY and then run X applications?
Charles Slivkoff
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Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

Even a low-powered (200-300 Mhz) Pentium-class system would make a suitable replacement for the 735. I would recommend selecting a system carefully. Make sure that the components you need are supported under Linux.



Yes, rlogin is included with most (if not all) Linux distributions.



The desktop you use is simply a matter of personal preference.



Most character-based applications which work within dtterm should work equally as well using xterm, GNOME terminal, KDE terminal, etc, with TERM=ansi.



I've yet to find a Linux distribution that does not include Netscape 4.x. There are also other browsers available such as Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, and others.



I can't answer any of your Omniback questions, as I am not very familar with that product.



Hope this help.





Craig Rants
Honored Contributor

Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

Peter,
Linux would be more than suitable as a replacement for your 735. However, it will require a lot more involvement to make it work. Depending on the version, Linux comes with everything and the kitchen sink. Gnome, KDE, ipchains (packet filtering), ssh, cdrecored, databases, you name it...

It will require more interaction on your part however to make sure that everything is secure and installed properly.

Just my thoughts.
Enjoy
C
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. " Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
Roger Baptiste
Honored Contributor

Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

Is Linux, Redhat a good replacement for an old 735 workstation?

>> Yes, it is.

I use rlogin to login to HP-UX servers, can linux do rlogins?

>> Linux is a UNIX O/s and has all the
>> tcp/ip related tools including rlogin
>> which other Unix o/s have.

what about dtterm, should the Linux machine be running kde or gnome?

>> This is a matter of personal choice.
>> Redhat comes with both kde and gnome.
>> You can choose to use either one of them.

Can I send print jobs from the linux machine to the HP-UX print server?

>> Yes, you can. If the printer is set
>> up as a network or a remote printer , you
>> can print to it . It's as any othersystem.

Can I install the Omniback disk agent on linux?

>> I think, there is omniback client for linux.

Can I install the Omniback cell console on linux?

>> Not sure on this one, though i think it
is yes , in all likelihood.

I assume Linux comes with netscape

>> Not sure, but if you are referring
to browsers, you can always download it free.

HTH
raj
Take it easy.
Bernie Vande Griend
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Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

I think it would be a very good choice.

You can definitely rlogin to a HP server and DISPLAY X-windows back. Although I'd recommend using SSH instead and the whole X session would be encrypted.

I believe Netscape comes with most Linux distributions, Redhat for sure.
Printing will work as described above, Omniback is available, though not sure about Cell.

KDE or GNOME really doesn't matter, your choice. It doesn't affect any of your other questions.
Ye who thinks he has a lot to say, probably shouldn't.
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

Peter,

Actually, you can try linux on your 735! Check out the previous Puffin project:

http://www.parisc-linux.org/hardware/supported.html

live free or die
harry
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Neil Hare
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Re: linux as a suitable replacement for 735 workstation?

You can use OmniBack to perform file system backups as long as the Linux server in located in your Intranet. The documentation says that no firewall can be in between the cell server and the Linux OmniBack client. The Linux machine also needs to have a tape device locally attached - network backups are not supported. The cell server has to be running either HP-UX, Solaris, or NT. Linux cannot be a cell server. This info applies to OmniBack II version 3.5. I have not tested the 4.0 version with Linux clients yet so things may be different now.

You can find the documentation at http://support.openview.hp.com -> User Manuals, then choose OmniBack II version 4.0

Neil