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Re: [vox] IIS - HARSH :)
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Re: [vox] IIS - HARSH :)

This has been a continual bane on the IT world. IIS (Info InSecure) has
more holes than George Dubya's head, and the only real argument (at
least the one I hear most often, and the loudest) is the "No One ever
got fired for buying MS".  Well, maybe not, but the should.

I can see the Exchange server being argued for for office environments
(seeing as it is best of breed functionality wise, even if it is not
best of design technologically), but as far as IIS goes...there is no
excuse for that.*


Note: I do not use exchange,  it's all about Pine and Thoughttracker for
me.  However, based on observation I can see why it is such a big deal
(and why Gnome's Evolution and theKompany's Aethera packages are getting
more attention).  

William Kendrick wrote:
> I was skimming an article about "Code Red" (the IIS Worm which was set to
> attack Whitehouse.gov a week or so ago).
> One fellow's comment was "Anyone who connects Microsoft software to the
> Internet is irresponsible or incompetent (or both)", and had a link to this
> article:
>   IIS: Time to Just Say No
>   http://securityportal.com/articles/iis20010521.html
> It goes over a number of problems that IIS has had recently, and
> talks about why people are still using it.
> My favorite line (I've only skimmed this article so far) was:
>   "...if any company is running IIS because a consulting firm recommended
>   it, it's time to switch consulting firms."
> Hee-hee!
> -bill!

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