>At my last job, we had some consultants in. They came to me (the security)
>and said that I needed to GRTOBJAUT *ALL to a bunch of
>libraries and I said no I didn't (politely of course - I thought he was
>pulling my leg). He went to my boss an "tattled" on me
>and I was TOLD to do it. I TRIED to make my point that this was NOT the
>proper way to do it, that they needed to figure out their
>problems that RIGHT way (and not GRTOBJAUT every time there was a problem)
>but I lost.

I think I worked for that boss and have met those consultants.  (:

One conversion about 5 years ago we, the Security Officers, were told to
grant all programmers all access to the production environment and the
source code.

The line the boss bought was, "If we don't have this access we won't be
able to do our job AND THE PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED LATE."  That line
about 'late' was what sold him.  My boss at the time got the request in
writing before we turned the system loose.

We sorted out the mess after about a year of hard work.

--Paul E Musselman

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