Paul Vixie quotes

  • Note that if I can get you to su and say something just by asking, you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should look into it.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Looks #Asking #Serious

  • Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Rebel #Path #Conformist

  • The internet is not for sissies.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Computer #Internet #Sissy

  • The error which underlies the very existence of this debate is that there is some kind of perfect Platonic form of the computer language, which some real languages reflect more perfectly than others. Plato was brilliant for his time but reality is not expressable in terms of arbitrary visions of perfection, and furthermore, one programmer's ideal is often another's hell.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Plato #Real #Errors

  • The Internet is no longer the kind of thing where only six guys in the world can build it. Now, you can write a couple of checks and get one of your own.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Couple #Writing #Guy

  • The war won't be over until the last spammer's head is stuck onto a spear at the city limits.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #War #Cities #Lasts

  • Personally i prefer the MX RR and a stylized name, but i was trying to solve the problem rather than create an industry.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Names #Trying #Problem

  • With usenet gone, we just don't teach our kids entertainment-level hyperbole any more.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Kids #Gone #Levels

  • Being obscure in acronyms is great. I think I'll start making up my own... INYM - I'm Not Your Momma.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Thinking #Acronyms #Obscure

  • The internet has no government, no constitution, no laws, no rights, no police, no courts. Don't talk about fairness or innocence, and don't talk about what should be done. Instead, talk about what is being done and what will be done by the amorphous unreachable undefinable blob called the internet user base.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Government #Law #Rights

  • Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going on while IP was being designed.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Errors #Interesting #Shows

  • Note that I hold the single-author record for total CERT advisories, proving that in my copious youth I knew how to sling code but not how to manage risk.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Risk #Records #Youth

  • Everyone connected to the internet acts globally. it is wildly foolish to think locally.
    -- Paul Vixie

    #Thinking #Internet #Foolish

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