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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 20 September 2001

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


From: Brett
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: www.djuice.co.nz

Interesting about www.djuice.co.nz.  It's not only Netscape 4.x.

Netscape 6.1 - returns "connection refused"
Opera 5.0 - returns "internal server error
Amaya - returns "cannot load site"

Maybe the arrogance has to do with Telecom's shiny new
alliance with Microsoft :)

From: Shane
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: It's Human Nature

It's only human nature that results in the virus writer
being blamed.  A Human is never at fault for doing something
stupid like not keeping there systems current.  Just take a
look at our roads, we have the Police saying "Speed Kills",
when I thought it was in-attention at the wheel, or we have
joe bloggs saying that its the "road", of course it is never
the person directing the car, so why would it be a systems
adminstrators fault.

From: Dominic
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: office life and viruses

Part of the problem is control relationships. Also, time.
Time to become aware, time to attend to preventative
measures. Time to secure trust among employees preferred
for handling virus matters.

I find that we are one of the worst countries for virus
prevention management in the corporate environment. MS
Outlook continues to be used despite the efforts of
responsible IT employees. I got told that it is still used
because of a) Outlook's ease of use b) It used by
colleagues (colleagues are talking the same language when
it comes to using the app - helps) c) It is free d) It is
made by a reasonably (in the companies eye's that is)
reputable company and e) it has functions that are suited
to the corporate environment (I am told).

What can I say? Do companies leave the persuasion to rely
on the worst to happen?

From: Peter Milne
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Latest virus

A friend of mine spent 5 hours dealing with this virus on a
home computer.  She is not too 'SysAdmin' literate.  The
question arises of why cannot home computer users be able
to rely on their operating systems to protect them without
having to install after-market virus checkers, firewalls

Aardvark responds:
Isn't that XP is supposed to be -- bug free, virus resistant? :-)

From: Chris
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: djuice

Seems to work fine with Netscape 6.1. I did however get one
popup window mentioning the security certificate of the site.

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