i didn't feel a need to reply to your _personal_ message. when i finally
tried you had found it neccessary to send my personal mail to null. so, this
is the only way you'll get my response. what's your problem, are you a
_disgruntled_ ex unisys employee? there is no need for a diatribe bashing
ctos or me in public, but since it was done i'll respond in public. were you
hoping i'd lay down with my tail between my legs. i-don't-think-so richard.
your point of ctos not being unix. i know that! however since others don't
know anything about ctos, the best way to rapidly explain it is unix "like".
it isn't single user (casio, dos, apple) it isn't single tasking. if others
think about unix they have a _sufficient_ idea what i'm talking about without
a lengthy explanation.
you can limit _your_ options for a firewall if you wish to. i think your
arrogance is astonishing that you take it upon yourself to limit others
access to options. we see many different kinds of solutions on this list.
most of them admittedly for unix, some for os/2, some for windows nt, and i
think ctos is also an otion for some. there are companies out in the real
world - not your university surrealism - that don't have unix, that have dos
machines or some other single user os and don't have the need for the
headache of unix. they will find some kind of solution, of which ctos
i don't need to say anything else about root accounts, everything has been
said that needs to be said, and i don't feel it is firewall specific enough
for me to continue commenting on it here. you left out my point that as a
hacker i'd rather deal with holes in system services, than cracking
passwords, and _i_ left out another point that as an administrator i'd
rather change the password that has been hacked than fix the system service
code that is broken. two different approaches to determining what kind of
firewall you are going to establish.
I guess my first message wasn't clear enough, thanks for the comments.
Most loss, according to surveys, is caused by employees. So you are correct.
I do my best to keep the system passwords protected, changing them on a
regular basis and staying away from the dictionary. But, the point of this
list is firewalling. You like your firewall, I like mine. That's what makes
the world go round. Any other questions?
Rodger Rossman |
Unisys Network Administrator | R.ROSSMAN/ARSC @
USCG/Aircraft Repair & Supply Center | voice phone (919) 335-6319
Bldg 63, Weeksville Road |
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 USA | CTOS E-Mail R.Rossman/ARSC
:I speak for no other person or company other than myself: