So what you are telling us it that the recent "proof" of Fermat's last
theorem was just a "convincing argument".
It seems to me that the usual method of proof on this mailing list and a
lot of other network groups is the famous method of proof by
intimidation. When challenged just repeat the argument over again louder.
I. for one, would prefer a more rational method of argumentation on this
list. If a proposal that we are currently writing is successful I expect
to have a lot of questions about firewalling networks in high schools to
control access and it would be nice if this list would have a better
signal to noise ratio when I need advice.
Dan Schlitt School of Engineering Computer Systems
edu City College of New York
(212)650-6760 New York, NY 10031