Here's your chance to help decide - should there be a firewalls
newsgroup or not? This was posted by the official net gods to:
DO NOT SEND VOTES TO ME! How and where to vote, as well as further
information on the proposed newsgroup are below.
FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
unmoderated group comp.security.firewalls
comp.security.firewalls Anything pertaining to network firewall security.
Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 14 Aug 1995.
This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. For voting
questions only contact Dave Cornejo <dave @
com>. For questions
about the proposed group contact Dan Farmer <zen @
This CFV will also be sent to the mailing list
com after it has been posted to Usenet.
The purpose of comp.security.firewalls is to serve as a central
location in which firewalls can be discussed and investigated.
Questions, comments, discoveries, code snippets and new product
information can be discussed, among other issues. It will be
unmoderated and open to discussion of all aspects of firewalls.
There is a need for a newsgroup to directly educate, discuss, and
propogate information to the Internet community about firewalls,
because more and more sites are setting up firewalls, and many people
don't understand the technical or philosophical issues, can't spend
the time keeping up with the latest information, and don't have a
proper forum to discuss new ideas. There is currently no newsgroup
which is specifically for this fairly complex subject.
HOW TO VOTE
Send MAIL to: vote @
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Your mail message should contain a subject line with the group name
comp.security.firewalls and one of the following statements in the
I vote YES on comp.security.firewalls
I vote NO on comp.security.firewalls
I vote ABSTAIN on comp.security.firewalls
I vote CANCEL on comp.security.firewalls
You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the
outcome. Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting
program. The votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a
personal acknowledgement by mail - if you do not receive one within
several days, try again. It's your responsibility to make sure your
vote is registered correctly.
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and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results
Votes from anonymous and system accounts will not be accepted. Votes
mailed from WWW/HTML/CGI forms are also not acceptable. Fraudulent
votes will be deleted from the results. Votes received at an address
other than vote @
com will not be counted.