Re: Security Questions.
From: Moe Trin (ibuprofin_at_painkiller.example.tld)
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 22:23:42 -0500
In the Usenet newsgroup comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc, in article
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Matthias Buelow wrote:
>email@example.com (Moe Trin) writes:
>>If you gaze up thread, you will notice that I read the original request
>>in alt.computer.security, as my reply header shows. If Matthias had
>>posted his childish response to that group AS WELL so that he thought I
>>would see it, I'd probably have ignored his rhetoric. Instead, he trims
>>the newsgroup post in the hope that I would not see it - THAT is what I
>I trimmed the newsgroups line because I usually don't follow up to
>newsgroups that I do not subscribe to.
A more appropriate solution would have been to set a 'Followup-To:' header.
And in truth, a better solution would have been to ignore the thread.
The original poster was using KNode, which is available in FreeBSD as
well as Linux. He was not using a google post, or some windoze news tool,
so while the question was somewhat stupid, I did not classify it as a
troll (which I would have ignored).
>If you crosspost to multiple newsgroups, then expect people to cut the
>crossposting down to the groups that they're interested in.
The disadvantage of that is when you are replying to someone - in this
case, the headers showed I was following the thread in the other group.
As it happens, I read/scan security groups before I get to the specific
O/S groups. That was why I replied there.
>I don't know what makes you freak out about that.
I was making a specific reply to the question ''why did _they_ chose
Linux instead of *BSD''. I quoted the reason _they_ gave. I did
not try to make it advocacy. Your reply rejected that, and went
straight to senseless advocacy and name-calling. The newsgroup trim
coupled with the advocacy and name-calling looked extremely childish.
A lot of people killfile any posting cross posted to an advocacy
newsgroup (never mind not subscribing to them) because advocacy does
nothing to answer technical questions.
>Clearly, I gave you no reason for the insults you sling in my direction.
Reread your post, knowing how I perceived it. You did not come across well