• Subject: RE: Connecting satellite locations via the Internet
  • From: Lurton Keel <Lurton.Keel@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:04:32 -0600

I guess I am not too trusting of cyberpunks or anyone else to not bother my

I am also fearful of the repercussions if someone does bother my systems,
however remote.  I/we would be liable for not protecting the company's
valuable assets, data.  It is the same reason we put locks on the doors
knowing that 99.9% of the world goes walking by and never even tries the
lock.  It is the same reason we have UPS's and Raid 5 even though the
electricity seldom wanes and we never have a disk crash.  We disable user
profiles after three invalid sign-on attempts.  We change passwords every 60
days.  We log signed on workstations off after an hour of inactivity.  We
don't expose our AS/400 directly to the Internet.  We have locks on the
computer room door.  We have a 165kw generator that has only been on during
the weekly test.  
If none of the catastrophes happen, I will be happy.  
In the event one of them does, I better be prepared or I need to be prepared
to find another line of work. 
I don't think management will care how much money you saved when your data
has been corrupted.  I don't think your stock holders will care how "open"
you made your systems when you can't finished your 10-Q because a file is
missing.  Maybe you can tell your next employer how cost conscious you are.

                -----Original Message-----
                From:   boothm@ibm.net [mailto:boothm@ibm.net]
                Sent:   Friday, March 12, 1999 2:20 PM
                To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
                Subject:        Re: Connecting satellite locations via the

                Bringing down microsoft.com would rank with bringing down
the Deathstar, but bringing down one computer at the local shoe factory
would not be much of a thrill for most cyberpunks.  
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