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Subject: Re: Just when you thought http proxies were good enough...
From: "Bryan D. Boyle" <bdboyle @ maverick . erenj . com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 07:35:41 -0400
To: Gordy Thompson <gordy @ nytimes . com>
Cc: firewalls @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: Gordy Thompson <gordy @ nytimes . com> "Re: Just when you thought http proxies were good enough..." (Sep 25, 5:17pm)
Posted-date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 07:35:41 -0400
References: <9509252117 . AA01504 @ mailgate . nytimes . com>

On Sep 25,  5:17pm, Gordy Thompson wrote:
> Subject: Re: Just when you thought http proxies were good enough...
> >
> >Doesn't work here (executed it in a safe directory in any case...).
> >> >
>         No, it was a false alarm. The guy who posted that skinned back five
> minutes later on the same list ... seemed he had xterm already running and
> the window opened by coincidence.

problem is, lots of corporations lurk on that list...and think that
this is a way to 'monitor' the activities of a bunch of 'outlaws'.  Poseurs
is more like it.

Wanna guess how much time was wasted in big companies by security specialists
in tracking down this supposed 'bug'?

I would wager it was some value significantly > 0...:)



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