>From: Frederick M Avolio <avolio @
> ... the majority of folks want what's cool.
> What's Jazzy. I have given myself a pain in the neck and a headache
> trying to cool just a couple of folks off about Mosaic.
> But it's sooooo neat.
> Work faster, security trolls. They're listening out there :-)
I prefer to read, and I prefer technical information
("I like to watch" [from Being There, the great film] :-)
but I am provoked to respond to the direction this thread is taking.
The goal of firewallers is to enable the most widespread access for the
emerging technology enabled mostly by the Internet.
Mosaic is one client of the Internet development of the World Wide Web (WWW)
of information that epitomizes the future of the Internet (and NII).
The ONLY solution is to work with the people who are developing these GREAT
applications to help them avoid security problems.
Resisting technological (and maybe even social) advances has been the biggest
mistake people really interested in network security have made.
Remember that security is the last bastion for reactionary managers trying
to maintain the status quo.
The originators of WWW at CERN, and the crafty people at UIUC have expressed
interest in making HTTP secure enough to enable its greatest penetration.
Help them with technology. Do not disparage their products.
(Isn't "nii" a laugh line from a Monty Python film :-)
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