Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm

todd glassey todd.glassey at worldnet.att.net
Mon Nov 17 16:17:40 UTC 2003


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey Paul" <jeffreypaul at diamondcard.com>
To: <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>; "Alex Yuriev" <alex at yuriev.com>
Cc: <nanog at merit.edu>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm





> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On
> Behalf Of Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> Sent: Mon, 2003-11-17 10:23
> To: Alex Yuriev
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm
>
>
> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 06:26:50 EST, Alex Yuriev said:
>
> > Because for people outside our little industry the software
> is a tool
> > to get a JOB done, not the job itself.
>
> It doesn't take long for the average mechanic to learn that
> buying cheap wrenches is a bad idea.

Which is probably why they end up buying the expensive, supported one
(like everyone else).  It's also why they get worms.

-j

Hmmmm - I would have used a different picture - I would have said that  "the
average Ferrari Owner to realizes that if they don't tune their horse, it
dies on them...  while they are driving it.", So why don't the operators of
Microsoft OS instances? -

Todd





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