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RE: [in] Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: "Curt Purdy" <purdy () tecman com>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 06:59:40 -0600
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:46:51 GMT, Colin.Scott () csplc com said:
Oh yeah, I've got 14,000 Windows 2000 machines to update to
SP2, hang on wheres that CD?
What's worse is having to run a university network where you
have 30K boxes that you do *not* have the political mandate
to upgrade (fortunately, we *can* get away with "Upgrade or
you can't use our network to talk to anybody else", because
although we don't own the machines, we own the copper. :)
Upgrade W2K to XP? I call that a downgrade! I won't allow XP (sp2 or not)
on my network. All new boxes must be reformatted and W2K or SuSE Linux or
BSD installed (unless of course it is a Mac with OpenBSD kernel that is
As for a university network, I can only sympathize. I listened to an
interview with a U of H admin last week, and thought, if I was a
script-kiddie the first thing I would do when I got home was scan their
Curt Purdy CISSP, GSEC, MCSE+I, CNE, CCDA
Information Security Engineer
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