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Re: On-going Internet Emergency and Domain Names
> On 1-Apr-2007, at 22:30, Gadi Evron wrote: > > But building a wall to protect your port from attacks by pirates > > will not > > make the pirates go away, and unfortunately, we can't convince > > everybody > > to build walls and our security is nwoadays dependent on others'. > > If you consider the possibility that you can never make the pirates > go away, building walls sounds like sensible advice. It is uncommon for one single solution to be entirely correct to the point of not benefitting from other steps. Everybody locks their doors and windows at home ... right? (maybe not) We maintain a police department to deter bands of thugs from roaming the streets breaking into every house they pass. You may have an alarm system installed at your house, to notify someone when something is amiss. You may even harden your house in other ways (better locks, laminate on the windows, etc) to make it harder to penetrate. Not one of these steps is by itself a major deterrent to crime, but when taken together, it is reasonably effective at making a would-be intruder go elsewhere. The Internet is a new challenge, and Gadi is right in saying that security is dependent on others, since your neighbor's resources can be turned on you. However, the smart money is still on taking more steps than just relying on policing the core, or the community, or whatever. ... JG -- Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net "We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN) With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.