Sam.Wilson at ed.ac.uk
Mon Oct 2 09:48:14 UTC 2006
In article <efkfjs$1dr3$1 at sf1.isc.org>, Dawn Connelly <dawn at zapata.org>
> Since when have network security people claimed to be rational? Seems to me
> that we are pretty notorious for being any but rational. It's in our job
> description to overreact. :)
Unfortunately FUD sells. If a highly paid security consultant tells
higher management that the business is at risk because the network
allows protocol X then protocol X tends to get blocked no matter what
the networking staff say.
> But seems like we have gotten extremely off topic for this particular forum.
I don't think it's extremely OT - look at the recurring question about
whether 53/tcp and/or 53/udp should be blocked or not.
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