[unisog] Do any of you IM?
dax at resnet.ucsb.edu
Wed Feb 25 16:42:31 GMT 2004
Perhaps some of you would be interested in joining the ResNet
Admin list (since I know many of you belong to both lists) IRC channel...
It's located at irc.freenode.org, #ResNet.
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Phillip G Deneault wrote:
> I can think of a different reason to have a instant messaging system of
> some kind. Some of us who don't get up from our systems much during the
> day can use it to get faster answers that from the unisog list.
> However, I agree I think it should be more of a group forum. Which is why
> I vote for setting up an IRC channel somewhere.
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, STeve Andre' wrote:
> > Attempts to "keep things private" always backfire. Always.
> > The bad people know all the tricks and spread them around.
> > Whenever I hear of people in the security world talk of making
> > things private, I think of the open source projects that believe
> > in "full disclosure" of problems and how secure they are.
> > Those publically archived items relating to security help countless
> > people down the line as they trawl for snippits of information
> > about problems they're dealing with. Stopping the ability of
> > people do to that will increase security problems, and do little
> > to deter the bad people from handing things around.
> > If I'm IM'able, I can also read email. If I have an email I can respond
> > to something quickly if need be, or look at later in the day. Not so
> > with a lot of IM systems.
> > Please don't try to hide the spread of information. That is never
> > a good thing.
> > --STeve Andre'
> > MSU dept. of Political Science
> > On Tuesday 24 February 2004 09:16 pm, Mary M. Chaddock wrote:
> > > Here is just a quick brain-storm idea...
> > > Would it be helpfull/nice/convenient if Unisog'ers were able to IM each
> > > other?
> > >
> > > I'm really just thinking that it might be helpful to me if I had a buddy
> > > list of unisog'ers that I could contact without worry of my questions
> > > being publically archived and forever available on the internet.
> > >
> > > Anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
> > > -Mary.
> Phil Deneault "We work in the dark, We do what we can,
> deneault at wpi.edu We give what we have. Our doubt is our passion,
> WPI NetOps and our passion is our task. The rest is the
> InfoSec madness of art." - Henry James
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