10 Nov 88 15:42:48 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Hubert D.) writes:
> We've been looking at software to connect our PCs and MACs
> to SUNs and VAXn. Now, with the possibity of holes and
> backdoors left in place by software vendors, I don't see
> how one can trust object code for communications software
> anymore. I'm going to take a hard think on wheather to
> go commercial or install/modify/develop public domain
> packages such as KA9Q, NCSA or PCIP (MIT & CMU).
Huh? If you let anyone on your Ethernet cable with a PC you've
basically just given up any hope for security. Even active
methods like Kerberos will not protect you from people who
just listen to eg TCP sessions on the cable.
> Hubert Daugherty
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