Anit-Virus help for all of us??????

Wojtek Zlobicki wojtekz at
Tue Nov 25 18:21:36 UTC 2003

I would hate to blame the users here.  In most organizations it is the
role of the IT Dept to manage the workstations and not end users.
Severely restricting users privileges is often a good thing, at least
from the perspective of being able to control what gets installed on the
machines in question.  Having consistent hardware and software images
also helps (where rooted boxes are quickly re-imaged), as well as having
a good distributed anti-virus solution.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
Ryan Dobrynski
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 12:21 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Anit-Virus help for all of us??????

Having sat up until the wee hours of the AM last night cleaning up virus
traffic on one of my private nets (an inhouse private net at that) i was
giving this some thought. It seems that as with all things, knowledge is
power. While all of the machines on the floor where the net op's team
lives where fine (mostly windows), the entire call center was infected
(entirely windows). When i went downstairs and spoke with them i was
suprised (ok not really) to find that none of them knew how to run
windows update or had ever heard of the xp firewall feature. 

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