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Re: Mysql -> Postgresql pitfalls

From: Roberto Mello <rmello(at)cc(dot)usu(dot)edu>
To: "Chad N(dot) Tindel" <chad(at)tindel(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Mysql -> Postgresql pitfalls
Date: 2003-08-02 21:21:17
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On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 01:10:49PM -0400, Chad N. Tindel wrote:
> > Hmmm? 
> > 
> > The point is something called security.
> 
> There is no such thing as a "proper amount of security that is correct for
> all operating environments".  

Whoever said there was? I didn't.
 
> > This has no logic. Security is fundamental. No security is fundamentally
> > incorrect.
> 
> Well, you could make a box very secure by unplugging all the LAN cables from
> it and putting it in a giant safe deposit box.  However, I would say that such
> a machine would be fundamentally incorrect for most operating environments.

Nice strawmen. Too bad it's a logical fallacy.
 
> Many people run their machines with "+ +" in root's .rhosts file because it
> eases the task of doing administration.  They work in a company where the box is
> behind a firewall on some public network and they need there computers to

How about people inside the company? Are they all nice people who live in
happy valley?

> get real work done.... they don't want things like "security" to get in the
> way because nobody is trying to hack those machines.

I digress.

-Roberto

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