On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 11:58:12AM +0100, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> If you don't want it to be "relatively easy to hack" (whatever
> that means) then sign up to Microsoft's security announcements
> list and apply updates as soon as possible. If you can't do this,
> then you shouldn't be running it on a hostile network.
i agree with kenn here. the security model you're attempting to implement
is known as "security by obscurity," and it is not an effective model.
boxes in a production environment require admins with two qualities:
expertise (which doesn't mean they know everything, but that they know
places to ask/learn) and a commitment to keeping those systems stable
and secure on a daily basis.
neither of these qualities are optional.
kevin at suberic.net "nobody likes a monkey on their back. i had
fork()'ed on 37058400 three. they were cramping my style. it was
meatspace place: work time to get rid of them."
http://suberic.net/~kevin --porter, "payback"
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