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How Many Use Trusted Solaris?  
User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I heard that many Navy and some Milittary Governments use Trusted UNIX Solaris or HP-UX systems on their aircrafts and even on ships. Is thsi true?

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

I don't know about on their aircraft, but some USN and USCG ships use Solaris. I believe the Canadian Coast Guard and British Coast Guard does also, I don't know if the RN uses it.

User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

So?

UNIX/Solaris is a strong and tough platform. This is backed up by the salt of the administrators. The USAF uses Windows for many of their IT needs, yikes!!!

What would you use?

/M


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Quoting MigFan (Reply 2):
What would you use?

DOS

LOL  Wow!


User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

I have an Amiga here collecting dust, if anyone is interested : )

User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1050 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Wardialer (Thread starter):
I heard that many Navy and some Milittary Governments use Trusted UNIX Solaris or HP-UX systems on their aircrafts and even on ships. Is thsi true?

It depends on what system you're talking about.

If you're talking about UYK-7's the WAP/WSP/WCP computer programs for command and control and weapons control are loaded via magnetic tape and punch cards. (I had never seen a punch card reader until I saw a UYK-7 computer.) Even the AEGIS UKY-43/44s are a little bit more advanced forgoing the punch cards and using magnetic tape exclusively.

If you're talking about the COP and track database, I think GCCS is Unix-based.

The IT-21 LAN on Navy ships use Windows NT (but it is strictly an administrative network.) No command and control functions take place on the LAN. Although there is an interface which allows you to view the GCCS track database on the administrative LAN with a program called C2PC.

In any case the operators really don't know what computer operating system is in use. You'll need to talk to the ETs/FCs or tech guys. If the computers crash or the displays freeze - it's a phone call to CSOOW to have them reboot/reload the computers.



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