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Re: [K12OSN] LDAP vs NIS

Jim Wildman <jim rossberry com> wrote:

I would disagree.  It only takes one with a tool kit to get mud on your
whole effort.  Say some nice porno dropped into the principal's

<paranoid on>
There is always someone on your network who is smarter than you think
they are and probably smarter than you are.  Age does not matter.
</paranoid off>

Well, it's all a matter of risk assessment, Jim. If you were completely
paranoid, you'd unplug the systems and go back to blackboard and chalk. All
we can do is advise the original poster that there is a probability of
vulnerabilities that will take some technical sophistication to exploit,
and that this is probably beyond the capabilities of 99% of elementary
school kids. From there on, it's up to him to weigh the benefits against
the risks, do the ALE calculations, etc.


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP

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