• Subject: RE: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:37:48 -0500

"Can't hack an AS/400."


That's a little presumptuous, don't you think. Perhaps I'll pass that
statement along to the "2600" crowd!

-- Don Schenck
   Schenck Technical Consulting
   DonS@SchenckTech.com / www.SchenckTech.com 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kalman Shor [mailto:kshor@bellatlantic.net]
> Sent: January 27, 2001 6:34 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: RE: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
> 
> 
> Actually it's not true. See the following article "Hacking 
> continues to
> plague Microsoft". Can't hack an AS/400.
> 
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/abc/20010126/ts/hacking_continues
> _to_plague_mic
> rosoft_1.html
> 
> Kalman Shor
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Phil Gregory
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 4:49 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 12:56:38PM -0600, Emilio Padilla Taylor wrote:
> > I can imagine M$ CEO saying:
> >
> > Our web servers where never down, they where just 
> "UNREACHABLE" so, our
> > downtime percentage was never hurt. :)
> 
> But isn't that true?  The unreachability was a result of a completely
> separate system (MS' DNS records) failing.
> 
> Turn the situation around.  If you ran a web site on an AS/400 (erm,
> iSeries) and your ISP ran into problems of some sort, rendering the
> machine unreachable, would that count against the 400's up/downtime?
> 
> I'm all for complaining about MS' OSes when they deserve it, but this
> appears to have been the fault of someone typing in incorrect DNS
> information and could have happened to any company, regardless of what
> OS/platform they use.
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