pauls at utdallas.edu
Mon Sep 25 08:10:41 PDT 2006
--On Monday, September 25, 2006 11:47:46 +0200 Erwin Van de Velde
<erwin.vandevelde at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Monday 25 September 2006 11:26, Vasil Dimov wrote:
>> IMHO in this case the administrator should be changed,
>> not the way ports operate. Building idiot-proof system is impossible and
>> leads to the:
>> Shaw's Principle:
>> Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will
>> want to use it.
> This is not about being idiot-proof but being handy to use. It also
> reduces service downtime by immediately restarting the service after
> update instead of waiting for the administrator to restart it.
This implies that one is doing unattended port updates. IMNSHO that's a
very bad thing - unless you're updating a workstation - in which case you
shouldn't be running any services except sshd.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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