[ILUG] Detecting a port scan attempt on my machine.
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Tue Mar 6 19:39:12 GMT 2001
On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 06:07:07PM +0000, John P . Looney wrote:
> True. Are questions like
> Luser: "I typed 'cc' and it said "optional language product not installed"
> Kate: "That's becase 'cc' is an optional language product. And it's not
> Luser: "I had 20 disks in a RAID5 array. I pulled eight disks out to show
> the boss how it'll stay up no matter what happens. How do I get
> Oracle to recognise that the disks are gone ?"
and presumably the following dialogue went something like
Kate: "Can you do any queries with Oracle now ?"
Luser: "No, I can't"
Kate: "Well, Oracle has recognised that the disks are gone then."
> Are these stupid questions, or stupid people ?
Stupid people although in fairness to the cc one, it was probably some poor
harried admin who'd been using Unices with C compilers for years, and
couldn't understand why he was getting an error when he typed cc even if
the meaning of the English words was perfectly clear. I knew it was
happening with the transition from SunOS to Solaris, but I still couldn't
believe it :-)
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