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#1 ArchangelOfTheLamb

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:11 AM

Over the last two years, I have learned a lot about IT and a lot about life in general. I’ve come to realise that life is really like a giant IT network, where people, social groups and their hopes, dreams and objectives are respectively live hosts, communication protocols and running applications. A few things can be distilled from this plethora of wisdom that I’ve been acquiring:

 

1. For two live hosts to get along and talk to each other peacefully, they need to understand each other’s communication protocols. Otherwise, it just seems to each one that the other is talking shit (or worse).

2. Keys, ciphers and certificates can help ensure that information is only transmitted to authorised hosts, but their efficacy is limited by the strength of the communication protocols that are used and the power of the encryption technologies available to them.

3. For a live host to integrate peacefully, successfully and safely into the network, it needs a proper set of firewall zones, so that communications from other hosts are dealt with appropriately.

4. Information can thus be compartmentalised and contained to ensure maximum security and efficiency. When information needs to cross firewall zones, it does so through previously-authorised port forwards (which may or may not require knocking, ‘single packet’ authorisation, etc), thus reducing the risk of unwanted information leaks.

5. Should other live hosts not do as they are told and try and step into one of your protected firewall zones without authorisation, they may need to be #!/bin/bash’ed.

6. In extreme cases, should the problem persist and threaten the integrity of the network or its hosts, the kill -KILL system call should terminate errant processes.

7. If the network configuration and set-up has been completed satisfactorily, then all packets and all information will reach (only) their intended destination(s), making all the live hosts happy.

8. Such advanced network configuration is best left to God and His Angels: plus that way, if shit fucks out, it might not be your fault!

9. So fiddle with the scripts, configuration files and source code at your own risk. Be careful what you wish for and beware that results might be unexpected.

 

Happy Holidays and Festive Tidings for the Silly Season 2016!

Love, At0L

 


"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2

"These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done." Revelation 22:6

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:12-14

"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Revelation 22:16


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:07 PM

" Happy Holidays and Festive Tidings for the Silly Season 2016! "


Edited by eveln, 24 December 2016 - 04:08 PM.

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#3 chrisg

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

:)

 

interesting way of looking at life - I just think it is a great example of chaos ;)

 

I just had some very sad news but not quite ready to share it yet...

 

Cheers


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

No end to the crazy interactions carried out by some. Saw a pic earlier of some Chinese ladies decked out in swimming costumes and santa hats

sitting in a bathing pool of water filled with floating watermelon skins.

 

I guess whatever floats your boat. If the quality of the interaction is to ones liking then that's all that matters.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:18 PM

Haha, that's great! I love it :-)

Also, I'd love to join in with some kind of witty reply, but my brain is too busy giggling and saying, "heh, cool!" :-)


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#6 ArchangelOfTheLamb

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:08 PM

Haha, that's great! I love it :-)

Also, I'd love to join in with some kind of witty reply, but my brain is too busy giggling and saying, "heh, cool!" :-)

 

Thank you - I'm here for eternity (subject to periods of hibernation/inactivity :P )! ;-)


"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2

"These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done." Revelation 22:6

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:12-14

"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Revelation 22:16






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