[oclug] National security
bbarnett at l8r.net
Wed Aug 1 10:28:55 EDT 2001
Quoting Patrick Leckey <Patrick.Leckey at xist.com>:
> I have a friend who works for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Department
> the Interior) in the US. Apparently his bosses told him to prepare a
> presentation on Apache vs IIS because of "Code Red". Apparently the
> department of the interior is very heavily considering the switch.
You know, I don't like M$ all that much.. in fact, you could say I hate it.
However, the problem here isn't them. Yes, apache has been very stable, and
required few security patches. Yes, M$ seems to have code that is more flawed
than the open source alternative, but this excuses nothing on the part of the
Wake up sysadmins! YOUR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO BUGTRAQ AND
OTHER LISTS OF THE LIKE. YOUR JOB IS TO ENSURE THAT THE MACHINES YOU ADMIN ARE
KEPT UP TO SNUFF! PERIOD!!!!!!!!! If M$ has press releases every other week
about patches to apply to your web server, tough! Heh.
Let's be honest here guys. This CODE RED worm wouldn't have spread so fast if
most sysadmins even read their email on a bi-weekly basis, and applied the
"We Provide Static Hostnames for Dynamic IP's"
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