(This is not directed to Mr. Townsend, he's just the messenger! :-)
On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, J. Eric Townsend wrote:
> >From a product announcement on comp.lang.java:
> "Click the RealAudio icon to attempt to open holes in your firewall so
> that you can listen to RealAudio. Your network administrator, a
> facist who doesn't want you to have any fun, will never open up these
> hole because of unwarranted fears of hackers."
Since RealAudio refuses to let people see the protocols and analyze the
traffic used in their stuff, I'll open up a hole through any firewall
I install for RealAudio if they sign a statement that they will take
full responsibility for *any* traffic that may come across that port.
And I do mean FULL RESPONSIBILITY. This means that if someone does
get in, they will bear the financial burden to clean up the mess, the
pending law suits that will occur when the hackers are caught, and ANY
damage to business. They will also provide personnel to assist in the
endeavor as well as any extra equipment that it will require.
Until then... (expletives deleted from another facist admin)!
scott barman DISCLAIMER: I speak to anyone who will listen,
com and I speak only for myself.
"I don't know if security explains why the Win95 support Web servers run BSDI
2.0--an Intel-based Unix--rather than Windows NT, which Microsoft insists is
the ideal Web software solution. Does Redmond know something we don't know?"
-Robert X. Cringely, INFORWORLD, 9/11/95