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Re: Linux for newbies -- OFF TOPIC
From: "Matt Atkins" <matthewsatkins () msn com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 19:53:15 -0700

I apologize for creating some "off topic" traffic, but I assure you that when I asked the initial question, I had nothing but security-basics in mind. As you all know, most, if not ALL, of the GOOD security tools out there today are made for or work best on a Linux platform. After being a member of this great list for a few weeks, and researching all of the security tools that were mentioned, I found that I better start diving into Linux before I get left in the dust. I am new to the network security field, and I value the opinions and suggestions offered by the members of this phenomenal community of professionals. So once again, I apologize that some of the responses were "off topic" as you say, but ALL of the responses were a tremendous help in getting my journey started in the network security field, and for that, I am forever grateful to everyone who replied.

Thanks for the many great replies, and I look forward to many more in the future.

Matt Atkins

From: Kelly Martin <kel () securityfocus com>
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Linux for newbies -- OFF TOPIC
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 16:45:46 -0700 (MST)

All list members:

I'm afraid this thread has become off-topic, as most of the replies have
nothing to do with security. If you're able to veer your response back to
the most *secure* Linux distro, which would be interesting and relevant,
I'll approve your post...  otherwise it will get sent back to you for
being off-topic. Regards,

-- Kelly Martin SecurityFocus kel () securityfocus com +001-403-261-5468
-- moderator of Security-Basics () securityfocus com

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