RE: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...

Adam Haberlach (HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu)
Tue, 27 May 1997 18:58:59 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Eison [SMTP:gt0518b@prism.gatech.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 1997 6:23 PM
> To: deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com
> Subject: Re: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...
>
> >residence hall effort, though, because the public computers are at
> near-max
> >capacity and anyone running anything on them needs 100% of the
> available
> >cycles, not the 99.9% they'll get with DESCHALL niced to -19.
>
> Cool...
>
> >Of course, we have had the *exact* opposite response from the
> "Research"
> >section of this same University, which resorted to screaming and
> threats to
> >get people to stop "playing games on company time" (read: running the
> >deschall client.)
>
> Not so cool.
>
> We've gotten the same sort of thing. We have a split--those who
> think this is a cool idea, and those who don't. Usually, those who do
> are somwhat clued and looking for public attention. Usually those who
> don't are either clueless or very clued, and are simply doing their
> jobs professionally--supplying computer service to students, which
> doesn't necesarily mean running DES Challenge clients...
>
> ---
> Adam Haberlach haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu
> http://www.engr.orst.edu/~haberlad
> Crack DES now! http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm
>