"From: padgett @
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 94 11:40:33 -0400
Subject: It's not a bug, it's a feature.
">I don't think the current suite of Internet protocols is anywhere
>near as secure as it ought to be (without losing legitimate services),
>however. It is horrible that IP addresses cannot be trusted. ... etc.
< omitted >
"Without "mix and match" IPs, BOOTP would be much more difficult to impliment
and IPs would have to be assigned to every machine and not just those in use.
- an IP is merely a mailing address and like a surface address does not
constitute a legal description of the property *nor should it*."
Hear, hear !!!
"The fact is that the Internet is positioned squarely on the "A" for
availability of the CIA triangle deliberately and would probably have not
been nearly as successful if it had not been."
< ahem >
Would you be so kind as to expand on this "CIA" triangle ? Direct email
would be fine if it doesn't pertain to firewalls management.
< insert sound of UUNET filters going off :->
-- richard ( dude what newgrp'd alt.conspiracy :-)
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Politics : The art of _distributing_ responsibility.
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