Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010 6:08:59 PM

If the people made sense, they would not need a anti spam solution. If their spam problem were beyond what their mail server could handle, then they could use any spam gateway. It/they could run hermes and spamassassin. And if they got their own vmware cluster,then they must surely use a vm. Why would anyone need anything else?

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010 10:16:20 AM

The vista webserver is way too slow. I will see if i can increase the ram amount. Or I'll swap for xp.

Aside from that,I've been reading about the need for regulation on the software industry,and legislation to make software developers liable for damages. Basically, either outlaw the adherence contracts in use now and introduce tort law to software litigation, or regulate it with standards for both software and software developers or any and all of the above. the idea that consumers do share some of the fault in not securing their systems is mentioned somewhere, but most of the issue is about the tremendous cost of software problems on society and how the software industry has not been held liable for anything. yet, although i think negligence should be punished, possibly thru tort law, i think the vaster part of the solution lies elsewhere. firstly, the internet is designed for sharing information. not for locking people out. it is not secure by design nor by philosophy. if one has serious security concerns,use a secure system. atms are secure. they employ their own network. if you needed to be absolutely secure, then use your own private network! 2ndly, there are many technologies available that make the internet somewhat secure. at the very minimum theres 2 factor authentication. it would be more secure to do online transactions if you had a hardware box that included a credit card reader-you had to have it scan your credit card and give it your electronic signature, before it dialed up its private network to conduct your transaction. but who would pay for that? and notice how consumers already complain endlessly about the rsa dongles that banks issue them. 3rdly, linus torvalds wrote his own os from scratch. Lots of new programs are written from scratch all the time. If governments or whoever wanted something better, they could easily write their own. Or modify some free software to suit their needs. Do they really need to continue using windows and pdf documents if they're really so insecure? How about a hardened linux and encrypted text files?

I mean, i.t. networks were built in a certain way. It worked very well for the people who built the systems. Then other people thought they wanted a piece of that. And used it for other purposes without understanding the scope of what the underlying technology could do. And don't even attempt to employ known fixes and solutions to their problems. And want to legislate their way to what they want? Its as laughable as the evil bit proposal-and at least that was an april fool's joke. But seriously, if the current internet is so bad, why not build a new one? And leave the current one to the people who could live with its shortcomings?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010 10:59:52 AM

How is an honest i.t. business supposed to make money?

Free mail and web hosting can be had with Google apps. If self hosting were desired, then hmail and any of the drupal wamp stacks works. Free av in the form of clamwin+winpooch, avast, avira or avg. Zonealarm, comodo, online armor or even coreforce for software firewall. Odin for system backup. Or if shut downs are tolerable then clonezilla is tried and tested. And besides duplicity,there must be dozens of other proven yet free file backup and sync tools. Openoffice? Or Google apps again? And we're still in windows land! Hell,the default in Linux land is free..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010 7:43:40 PM

If i offered mail hosting at $15 per domain per month and actually used Google apps to host it would it be dishonest? How about further using safensec for spam filtering? Good stuff. Free to use. Only people all don't know about it.