Network not working - But everything is setup fine?

C. Mills boson at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 6 18:57:57 PST 2001


A friend of mine had a similar problem and it was due to a faulty hub.
....
"They just want to plug it in, turn it on, and have it WORK."
What a concept... somebody with a mind for business should look into that
further.
Charlie

On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, M. Scholz wrote:


>

> On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Thor wrote:

>

> > On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 10:53:01PM -0800, Mike wrote:

> > > Sure it's a snap for the initiated, but (many) others do exist who install

> > > and don't even know that they're running services at all.

> >

> > It is surprising the number of these folks (those who do not understand

> > services in a server and how to turn them off) who deploy systems with unused

> > exploitable services in internal and external networks. _Very_ surprising.

>

> --Begin Rant--

>

> Not so, grasshopper. This is _exactly_ the same reason that windows

> 95/98/ME is so much more popular than Linux. John Q. Public is not

> interested in _figuring out_ what they need to do to make their machine

> secure. Hell, most people don't even want to take the time to install

> virus checking software on their computer. They just want to plug it in,

> turn it on, and have it WORK. And a working computer, for most people -

> myself included, does not include a remotely accessible Linuxconf, an

> FTPd, a telnetd, samba, sendmaild, or anything else, they just want

> networking, and to have their ISA cards work. For all of their security

> nightmares, the constant crash capability (CCC) and stupid proprietary OS,

> Microsoft did their marketing research.

>

> --End Rant--

>

> Seroiusly, I think that without some sort of quick and easy to understand

> patch utility (not automated, but easier than RPMfind.net) this security

> issue is going to continue into the next 3001 generations of Linux

> distributions.

>

>

> This is my typical rant, please ignore as usual.

>

> >

> > Slainte,

> >

> > thor

> >

> > --

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> > Thor / Eric Rahn Nolen Red Hat, Inc.

> > Senior Sales Engineer Meridian Office

> > North American Enterprise Sales (919) 547 0012

> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> >

> >

>

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