Bog Roll ::

It's Not Magic, It's Work!

25 Jan 2006

Antique Software

Like many manufacturing companies we use German company SAP AG's R/3 ERP suite of software at work. This week we have been configuring up an application server for it on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux box.

To say that is interesting is an understatement. To make it work you have to install and enable all the nasty insecure thinks that gave Unix such a bad security reputation back in the 90's, so out is SSH in are the r* tools... Having only used Unix/Linux using secure tools it not only freaks me out to be sending passwords across the network in clear text and trusting machines just because of a hostname, but I just don't know how to use these tools...