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Re: ftp-proxy headaches
I am not that easy to rile. I find posting in line irritating, I
don't care who does it! As for full quoting, since estimates are that
60-80% of all Internet traffic is pornography, I really don't think my
extra bits will make much difference.
If you had read the point of the email, you would understand that it really
has nothing to do with reverse name files being misconfigured, but that the
architecture has become fundamentally flawed. Whether or not programmers
act like lemmings or not and just go with the flow, it has been my
experience that most of them do. As a programmer myself, My favorite quote
is "If we didn't reinvent the wheel from time to time, we would all be
trudging along on stones instead of flying down the highway on steel belted
radials. As for "free" stuff. I am from the generation that the Internet
used to be a place with developers working to improve functionality and
expand what can be done. Now it has become a very dangerous place
of Viruses and Kid Hackers.
The software has to grow within its bounds. Think of statement very
carefully. I missguessed several years ago when I wrote that telnet would
become a dead protocol as would all other unencrypted methods of
communication across the net. Telnet serves and important function in
real-time communication across vpn's. In this case, as I pointed out, there
is no need for reverse name lookup. The same can be said about FTP. If this
functionality is included within the protocol it should be an option.
I am also not afraid to place my opinions on the list since the are only
opinions after all!
At 06:49 PM 3/7/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>At 17:26 -0600 on 07/03/2002, Nick wrote:
> > I addressed this a couple of days ago and I am dealing with the same
> > issues. So I wonder if the developers are sleeping on the job or what. The
>Having properly working in-addr.arpa. is a badge of competence. Of course,
>a similar badge of competence is posting in-line and trimming quoted
>material, as opposed to top-posting and full-quoting. And let's not forget
>how the competent seem to naturally avoiding gratuitously insulting people
>who give them free stuff.
>Into my "discourteous top-posters" filter you go. I'll take you out if you
>at least stop top-posting. You can be insulting all you want. :-)
Senior Network Engineer