Did someone get the plate off the Mack truck that hit me? Jesus.
Well, it's pretty quiet here. It's hard to judge peoples' reactions to yesterday's firing, as the remaining junior and midlevel admins are both not in the office today. The midlevel's at home for now waiting for the cable-modem repairman to show, and the junior woke up late and is going to the datacenter to work on setting up the server she brought over yesterday.
We're going to meet at somepoint soon once everyone's together, not sure when, and discuss yesterday's events. I don't know that there'll be a huge amount to discuss, but I'm curious to see everyones' reactions. I wasn't here when it happened, so I didn't see their faces, but I want to see the aftermath, see how they're taking it, esp. the junior as I doubt if she's seen anyone fired before.
I was walking out to the deli to get a coke, and passed a guy wearing a shirt that said "I loved your mother" and reeking of pot. *sigh* How dreamy.
I got the coke w/ a winning bottle top - my 5th one so far, I believe. The korean woman saw it and said "Oh, you rucky" in a somewhat bitter tone. Yes, she really pronounced it just like that. I grinned and walked out. I don't think she was congratulating me.
Lunch today is brought to us by the letters "S" "U" "C" and "K". The interlopers we're letting use our room upstairs bought it today (apparently they're only doing it once a week, bastards) and they bought these big ass 6-foot sandwiches. Yay. So I took a piece of sandwich and some potato salad. Sigh. I'm so not in the mood for an "assorted meat" sandwich. I wouldn't mind a nice ham and mozzarella on a croissant w/ honey mustard sandwich, but the random meat on crusty hard to eat bread sandwich just doesn't do it for me.
Oh well. At least it's free. :)
He wrote a program, publicfile, which acts as an extremely limited web and ftp server, without any dynamic content abilities, and several other restrictions. He bills it as a secure alternative to the rest, which seems a fair enough statement, as long as you just need to serve static files to the world.
The great thing is the way he refers to the competition, and talks about their security flaws. The thing worth noting is that none of the exploits he discusses are in versions available since sometime in 1999. So if they've been basically secure for 2 years, what's the point of his program again...?
Apache is a big, powerful HTTP server, by far the most widely installed server on the Internet. Unfortunately, the code base has a history of security problems: Apache before version 1.1.3 allowed remote users to take over the web server, and Apache before version 1.2.5 (1998-01) allowed local users to take over the web server. Are the authors confident that no such problems will ever happen again?
Apache has had some flaws since then but nothing that major as far as I know. That's from 3 years ago. That's a pretty good track record methinks. :P