Remote Access

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Fri Oct 14 23:24:02 UTC 2011

Joe Zeff writes:

> On 10/14/2011 11:50 AM, Bill Perry wrote:
> > The computer security guys were somewhat arrogant, they basically said
> > if you can figure out a way around our firewalls, go ahead, but we won't
> > create a hole for you.
> >
> > A couple of days later I had the remote access going and I showed them
> > how it worked. They were amazed, but just shrugged and said "cool!, Can
> > I have a copy of that script?"
> That doesn't come across as arrogant to me.  It sounds more like, "We
> aren't allowed to help you, but we're not going to try to stop you either."
> And, I just figured out the correct response to anybody who thinks it's
> legitimate to do something like this "because I think I need it" even
> after being told that it's against company policy:
> "What *was* your username?"
> <clickedy-click!>

Yes. One of my managers was fired for doing that. Shame, he was a nice guy.

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