>0. explain that your time would be better used by going around and
>taking all the non-work items out of the building first. :-)
>1. "Firewalls are for keeping people out. they don't log things that
>are ok." well, it'd work with some of the managers around here.
>2. "You have to get it in writing from legal first." stalling tactic,
>if nothing else.
>3. "here's the data. it's a 15MB flat file using ^H as a
>delimeter. have fun"
I would refuse to do it on ethical/moral/religious grounds and would sue to
the wall any company that terminated my employment because I would not involve
myself in the constant monitoring of colleagues traffic. I accept that in
an emergency there has to be a time when the needs of the many outweigh the
needs of the few, but what was suggested shows disrespect for all involved.
The hardest part is when does protecting the company become abuse of those
The ethical arguements probably belong in another forum, being more
philosophical than technical in nature. Firewall administrators should
however be aware of the the issues invovled for their own education and