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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Open Source pr Propriety
  • From: "Mark Evans" <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 12:58:18 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20031202125808.GI32207@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:42:45AM +0000, Phil Driscoll wrote:
> Even when you've had the wit to stick a gnu/linux or bsd box between yourself
> and the outside world, you are surely fighting a losing battle if you have a
> couple of hundred windows boxes running IE and Outlook on the other side of

IE and Outlook, horrible stuff.

> it. To compound the problem, you also have a pile of portables which staff
> take home and connect to the internet, before plugging them back into the
> school network to unleash their dubious payloads.
> If I was responsible for this in an LEA I would insist that somebody from the
> school sat, and passed with flying colours, a very scary network security
> exam, before they'd get me to open any ports :)

Might not be a bad idea to have a few people at LEAs
take such an exam :) Since in many cases these are
the people encouraging the use of laptops and even
supplying them to schools.

Mark Evans
St. Peter's CofE High School
Phone: +44 1392 204764 X109
Fax: +44 1392 204763

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