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Re: red worm amusement

At 12:09 AM 7/21/2001 -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 07:52:26PM -0700, Tim Uckun wrote:
> You really can not blame people for not hiring
> "expensive unix sysadmins" and letting some semi competent windows user run
> the NT network.

oh? and whyever not?  its this blatent irreponsibilty that we have
such a mess security wise on the internet today.

Well I thought I answered this question. Because Microsoft claims that you don't need them. They promise that their servers are easy to set up and maintain by "normal people". When your CIO goes to shop around for a product and makes his cost analysis he does not add the cost of the sysadmin to the NT column. Microsoft told him that it was not needed and that it's a useless expense. I suppose CIO could be blamed for actually believing what MS says but let's face it most people don't realize that an MS executive will get fired if they don't lie to ten people by noon.

In a nutshell. The CIO bought a product and used it as advertised. It's really not the fault of the CIO that the product when used as advertised is faulty. The irresponsibility rests with MS who advertises stable, secure and high performance operating systems which don't need sysadmins to run.

             Tim Uckun
      Mobile Intelligence Unit.
   "There are some who call me TIM?"

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