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Re: impossible vs. impractical
From: mcn () EnGarde com (Mike Neuman)
Date: Sun, 7 May 1995 23:29:15 -0500


From owner-bugtraq () fc net Sun May  7 18:48:36 1995

When you say "impossible" in a
scientific context, you had better mean traversing the speed of light or
some such thing, and even then, it's based on some assumptions and
observations and should be qualified (i.e., impossible under the most
widely accepted current epistemology of physics). 

  Oh good. I think possibility has practicality implied. After all, if you 
can generate an infinite amount of energy, you CAN go the speed of light 
(according to the current laws of physics), so there, it's not impossible.

Now, if you could quit wasting your time arguing over this minor point
and get back to tracking bugs, it would probably be more fruitful. 
Which brings me to the latest version of Microsoft's spreadsheet
distrubuted with Windows.  We were doing a very simple spread sheet by
my standards, and it computed terribly wrong values.  When we took the
same spreadsheet and plugged it into 123, it did the right thing. 
Anyone have a bug fix?

  Do you have ANYTHING useful to add to this mailing list? If not, I suggest
you take yourself off of it and save us all the bother. Kill files are more
difficult in email.

ObBug: Many mountd implementations don't care about source routing. Therefore,
spoof a mount request from a trusted host, source route it through your local
machine, and create a routing entry for the trusted host routed through
localhost. When the server replies with the file handle, sniff the handle,
and your local system will automatically route the reply into nothingness.
Since very few nfsd implementations actually do access control, a filehandle
is all you need...

-Mike
mcn () EnGarde com



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