Not on any of my networks.
And? People still drink and drive, bet on horses, vote for governments.......
PARAKEET is one of my networks. QLD TAB another, Victorian TAB another, several banks, a few missile systems, more than one power station, a few hospitals. All safe so far. Listen, I know the majority of Americans are clueless bastards, but refrain from projecting your own skill set over here. Dr Tomato and Dearest Wiley also build robust networks and applications. I am sure Mr Moss is also carefull (given his background).
The real experts hang around aus.flame from time to time.
Yeah, check out Arnhem Land on your map. I build networks where others fear to tread, The "Indiana Jones" of network computing as it where...
Gee Whiz. I met Richard in 1989. We were both at a conference in Wembley England, came at the beck and call of Bill Gates, so we could hear the OS-2 story, and how Bill, IBM and Intel were going to change the world with OS-2 (and Systems Applications Architecture). Richard was in the early stages of selling the concept of "free" to the world. And a jolly good job he did of it.
I wasn't much into "free" anything at that time, but I had a good time convincing IBM to stick a TCP-IP stack in the comms modules of SAA. Came in handy later when I engineered a bridge between SNA LU6.2-PU2.1 TS-Queue connection from CICS through to a sendmail system under Solaris 2.6. Neato.
Strangely enough, as none of my software-hardware development could be considered "free" and a good deal of it Top Secret, I hardly ever published the code on the net.
Some of my customers get quite paranoid about that sort of thing.
Would it interest you to know that I designed tactical communications networks for MORE THAN ONE country? Am I as famous as Richard? Clearly not. Although in some circles I am better known than most.
Here's a piccie of me being a bit famous.
I'm the ugly one. The other one is Prof. John Hughes, then, Dean of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology, Sydney. He's giving me a present on behalf of the Australian Computer Society so I could give it to my very smart team. Y'all thought I was a 'merkan at the time.
I did visit your side of the pond in 1991. You may remember me as the only Australian at the Interactive UNIX Development conference at the Universal Studios Hilton (Hi Chuck!), I also opened my branch office in Santa Clara, and visited the guys and gals at SCO.
Although not quite up to your standard, this was the year I was founder and chairman of the Australian UNIX User Group in QLD. Second Tuesday of every month upstairs at the Regatta Hotel. :-)
----------------------------- Mark Addinall Jan 24 1992, 3:38 pm Local: Fri,Jan 24 1992 4:04 pm