[thelist] News Item: Major Security Flaw in MS SQL Slows Internet

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Sat Jan 25 23:47:01 CST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of David Kaufman
> not to start a flame war or anything... but I do hope that this brings a
> of balance to the commercial vs. open source debate.

No flame war here, but a little confusion.

Why should any of what happened today "bring a bit of balance" to anything?
Yes, there *was* an exploit possible, but more importantly, there's been
a fix for it out for months. Those users that didn't keep their systems
updated are the ones that helped propagate this problem. In the debate
of commercial vs. open source, I stand for the best program to get the
job done, no matter who makes it.


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