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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 10 July 2002

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


From: Andy
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Trustworthy Computing

>I know that I for one simply don't trust Bill's "Trustworthy
>Computing" initiative enough to let it anywhere near my credit


From: Nik
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Paradise web proxies

Confirming David Slack's observations, I have had real
problems trying to get up to date content from
international sites in the last week.

It looks like the transparent proxies at
Paradise/TelstraClear are setup rather poorly, as 20
refreshes got me nowhere. Snow reports are not much use if
they are 1 week old!!

From: Hamish MacEwan
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: HTML, Flash, IE extensions

It's depressing.  They all wrote to Netscape, then that had
to be redone for Netscape/IE.  Now they write to IE, next
that will have to be redone.  Flash... say no more.

Impress the client, and inconvenience the user... I mean
*who* watches Flash intros, who grinds their teeth when
there isn't a "skip intro" option?  Anyone else de-install
Flash because the designer disabled the "play" controls?

First we enjoy the freedom of non-proprietary open
standards, then we embrace the "bells & whistles" of a few
gee-gaws, then we find our choices limited, become
frustrated and return to the beginning of the sentence.

From: Barry
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Xtra network infected by worm?

I have had similar problems in dealing with viruses originating from the
Xtra network. The most recent case:

Since mid June I have received
klez.h infected messages on a daily or more frequent basis.

complaints to Xtra (abuse@xtra.co.nz) have simply resulted in
assurances that the problem had been resolved. Last Friday Xtra finally
advised me that the culprit had been disconnected. However the same crowd
were still sending me messages up until late yesterday (Tuesday) evening.

Finally in desperation I sent a report to SpamCop at around
11:00pm. The Result? No virus infected messages today!

On checking
the report at SpamCop, the following comment is included"
"ISP has
already cancelled the account used to send this spam. ISP resolved this
issue sometime after 9/07/02 21:23:34 +1200". Coincidence?

what I'll be doing next time I get an infected message from the Xtra
network..... That's right, straight to SpamCop (http://spamcop.net/).

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