Subject: Re: Mail and locking
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/1996 20:09:51
[ On Wed, December 4, 1996 at 05:37:51 (-0700), Christian Kuhtz wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Mail and locking
> It is very rare that IT/IS is in a position where it is acceptable to
> dictate these types of things and not conflict with its mission
> statement, which is to support the business functions of the
> organization. 

I don't think this is something where people need to take sides.  The
risk analysis is relativley trivial, and it should be very easy for an
IT/IS group to lay out the options and let the users decide.

OTOH if you're building mail servers for an ISP (and even in some
academic environments, particularly on student machines), then you *can*
and should dictate such things with absolute authority and be sure the
implementation meets the security requirements.

							Greg A. Woods

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