[rc5] Win32 GUI client is a trojan?

hrdluk cdevine at monet.csc.vill.edu
Tue Nov 4 16:22:46 EST 1997



On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, The Man wrote:

> Martin C Sweitzer wrote:
> 
> > Excerpts from rc5Distrib: 3-Nov-97 Re: [rc5] Win32 GUI client .. by
> > Walter Taninatz at voicenet
> > > external. If they tell you don't run the client on their system, for
> > > whatever reason, DON'T. They may have reasons which they are
> > > uncomfortable stating publicly.
> > > Sysadmins provide a much needed service and the ones I know work very
> > > hard. They don't always have time to dis-assemble people's source,
> > > etc. If you cross them...
> > >
> > > Well, you get the idea.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Walt
> > 
> > uhh wrong answer Walt.  If I told you not to run something would you
> > jsut listen to me.  Even if I was the sys admin?  If you do they are a
> > trained dog and I have some fido snacks for you to eat.
> 
> Not at all. It's one thing to run any program you want on machines you
> own or administer, including distributed clients. It's something else
> entirely to insist that your employer allow you to use their machines
> (and bandwidth, however little) for any old purpose. Corporate property
> is supposed to be used for corporate purposes in most companies -
> allowing unofficial activities is just doing you a favor. They don't
> have to by any means. Regardless of the merits of this "password
> modification" argument (i.e. it's bogus), I know that as a system
> administrator, if I tell somebody not to run a program, I expect that it
> not be run - period. Try to convince them to let you run it, but if they
> say not to, DON'T. It's not worth the consequences. 
> 
> -- 
> ================================================================

This is sad, what happened to the hacker spirit of finally taking the 
control of computers out of the priesthood and into the hands of the 
users.  Screw corporate uses. Who are you hurting?, any decent sysadmin 
would see the obvious benifit to all by the cracking of rc5.  Anyone who 
doesn't imhfo shouldn't be running a computer.  Again who is it hurting
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