[clug] DDos attacks using Linux hosts. (the-sky-is-falling now a "thing", according to the Aztec calendar)

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 15:33:10 UTC 2016

On 09/09/16 01:14, Bryan Kilgallin wrote:
> Thanks, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> Despite my previous advice that it wasn't a useful tool for that purpose?
> Please refrain from providing advice that you expect to be useless. :-!

Please learn to read, it's polite to do so before replying - especially
when your replies are rude. It's not hard, what I wrote remains. unchanged.

>> I could ask why you'd specifically installed something you didn't
>> understand, and then didn't take the time to understand it, but I
>> suspect the answer would leave me unenlightened.
> The vast majority of users whom I know, do that as their modus operandi!

Best practise is not common practise. The latter does not decrease the
value of the former.

>> It's a good idea (change control) *not* to install things without a
>> compelling reason.
> If you wish readers to install software, then you might explain why.

At no point have I suggest, recommended or implied that readers install
any software without explaining why.
Re-*read* what I wrote instead of "a brief squiz", and compare it with
what you "believe" I wrote - the words have not changed.

> Whereas if you wish them to not install software, just shut up?

[repeat of my last sentence] and please consider following your own
good, but misdirected conclusion.

I believe continued discussion would be unproductive. Good night and
thanks for your patient consideration.

> Cheers,
> B.

Wishing you good health

    A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
    Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

    A: The lost context.
    Q: What makes top-posted replies harder to read than bottom-posted?

    A: Yes.
    Q: Should I trim down the quoted part of an email to which I'm reply


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