This may be stupid but.
doug at nanog.con.com
Tue Nov 11 16:57:14 UTC 2003
This person obviously didn't understand the security implications
associated with handing out your public SSH key.
Also, to those that have been asking: the semi-automated test environment
was dismantled about the same time we filled the position, so we don't
have it available to go through.
From: "imp mis" <impmis at hotmail.com>
To: jobs at telerama.com
Subject: Unix/Internet Systems Administration Position
so you want my public ssh key or you won't consider me for you're position??
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, neal rauhauser wrote:
> Don't tease - you absolutely owe us the full text of the response
> from the fellow who was upset about your asking for a public SSH key as
> part of the interview process.
> Doug Luce wrote:
> > I rely on recruiters to funnel applicants to the company. I also use
> > Monster and jobs.perl.org to do the same. But I don't rely on them top
> > do much weeding.
> > These days, I used semi-automated remote testing to find the good
> > guys. I put very little faith in resumes, and do not use them to
> > evaluate candidates. This has worked out extremely well. I imagine
> > that this process is not suitable for many positions, or for cultures
> > that are different from Telerama's.
> > Check out the job posting at https://doug.telerama.com/admin_job.txt
> > In particular:
> > DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME at this point of the application process. If
> > you do send your resume, we will assume you did not bother to
> > carefully read this job posting, and we will not consider your
> > application.
> > To begin taking the tests, please send your public SSH key to
> > jobs at telerama.com along with your email contact information. Sending
> > your SSH key is the only way to signal your interest in this
> > position. Please do not send a resume, cover letter, or other plea.
> > The last time I posted this, I received 200 total replies. 151
> > contained resumes, 52 contained public SSH keys, 4 contained public
> > PGP keys, and 1 contained a private SSH key.
> > One further response expressed hostility toward the requirement of a
> > candidate's public SSH key in order to be considered for a position.
> > Doug
> mailto:neal at lists.rauhauser.net
> IM:Neal R Rauhauser
> "After all that I've been through, you're the only one who matters,
> you never left me in the dark here on my own" - Widespread Panic
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