I would have responded privately since this really is not of great
importance to the list, but at this point, I think that levity is
definitely a GOOD THING. Everyone take a DEEP breath, and RELAX. It's
only email. :)
On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
> I'll tell you the secret, if you promise not to spread
> it around. :)
None but the whole list knows :)
> it. Data crosses the air gap on floppies, when it has to, which is
> b) I only seldom need to transfer data between the
> Windows PC and the Internet, and when I do it
> is important stuff so having a spare copy on
> a floppy is a Good Thing.
> c) Swapping floppies is technically gross and someone
> may laugh at me, but I can live with that.
Sneaker-net is wonderful. No snooping, and no encryption needed. No
need to worry about sequence numbers (just walk "serpentine" from one
machine to the other. That'll confuse everyone to the tune of 'why does
he walk like that?') ;)
> e) I can't afford a firewall, and don't know how to
> build one.
> control and who knows someone might think it was all
> an NSA conspiracy. [Which is patent nonsense, since
> I work for the KGB, not NSA]
Perhaps you know my friends, Boris and Natashia? <BG> (Boris is the one
w/ the pointy hat, and Natashia is the one that looks like Morticia
Well, at least SOMEONE on the list has a sense of humor too!