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RE: how to get people to upgrade? (Re: The weak link? DNS)
CK> Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:59:02 -0500 CK> From: "Kuhtz, Christian" CK> The way I see it, the issue isn't that there aren't enough CK> notifications of BIND vulnerabilities. Perhaps. But how much is enough? Current notification levels certainly get a fair number of admins to upgrade. CK> Administrator inertia is the root cause. I don't see how an CK> automatism such as the one described changes human behavior. CK> And unless you change that inertia, no amount of CK> notification, databases, registries, yada yada yada will make CK> any difference. Correct. Human behavior won't change. The pain must exceed the inertia. Sounds familiar. Have we seen this before? Outdated bogon filters... old software... spam... needless route deaggregation... broken smurf filters... ingress/egress filtering... Anything relying on widespread human responsibility is foredoomed to failure. Eddy -- Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - EverQuick Internet Division Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building Phone: +1 (785) 865-5885 Lawrence and [inter]national Phone: +1 (316) 794-8922 Wichita ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:23:58 +0000 (GMT) From: A Trap <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Please ignore this portion of my mail signature. These last few lines are a trap for address-harvesting spambots. Do NOT send mail to <email@example.com>, or you are likely to be blocked.