The UseNet community seems to be divided between thanking Morris or shafting
Morris for what he did. There is also an overlapping group that keeps saying
that "You were warned. The Network is not SAFE." Let's keep the talk to
a minimum and get on with a scheme that tests the integrity of the network.
It is my opinion that we need to do it periodically (maybe like once a month)
with neighbouring systems testing each other - something that could be done
in the evening. Preventive "Break-ins" is what we need. Let's not get all
caught up with a security paranoia and cut each other of.
UseNet, UUCP, BITNET, anonymous ftp, rlogin, telnet are perhaps the best things
to have happened to computers!
Any comments welcomed.
Harish Pillay Microsoft Corporation microsoft!t-ha...@uunet.uu.net