Paul McNabb reputedly said:
>> From: "Craig I. Hagan" <hagan @
>> Consider: a small office wants to firewall off its finance department
>> which has ~5-20 people. Everyone uses 10M ethernet. the system should
>> during business hours. An occasional outage is reasonable, after all,
>> desktops also wipe out every now and then, too.
>Isn't it sad that after more than 15 years of building and selling
>of millions of desktop systems and seeing trillions of dollars of revenue,
>we have come to accept unstable, hacked-together systems as normal and
>reasonable instead of shocking and unforgiveable?
Even more so when you consider that the poor old dinosaur mainframe,
running obsolete systems in (gasp) COBOL, BAL, PL/1, etc....that *everyone*
knows will be replaced by client/server and *nix/windoze/etc....still gives
you 24x7 for years at a time. 8>) Of course, they've been around for 43
years now...maybe by 2021 the desktops will have caught up.
Warren S. Moore, CISSP
Information Security Specialist
Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc.
personal e-mail: <warren .
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