[Snort-users] Professionalism

Christopher C. Northrop chris.northrop at ...406...
Wed Nov 14 06:10:05 EST 2001

Snort GODS,

The instant you stop being unprofessional, I WILL burn my personally
autographed copy of snort.

As a semi-competent tech dude I don't have to prove anything to my
management, if I say it works they believe me.

Signed 32 something recently-pubescent male..
Christopher Northrop
Senior UNIX/DB Admin
Connecticut Lottery Corp.

"People who are willing to sacrifice essential freedoms for security deserve
neither freedom nor security."
       --- Benjamin Franklin

-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Joe Smith
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 12:55 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Professionalism

To the administrators of SNORT,

An excerpt from "classification.config" from the most
recent snort rules download.

config classification: kickass-porn,SCORE! Get the

Regardless of your feelings towards porn, this is
beyond unprofessional.  It is this kind of needless
stupidity that makes it that much harder for real
professionals and those they report to to take snort
seriously.  I can tell you that, while I'm not female
and am not personally offended by these remarks, I am
professionally offended, and I've worked in
environments in which comments as "SCORE! Get the
lotion!" would be responded to with immediate

Please keep in mind that not all snort administrators
are recently-pubescent male twenty-something year
olds, and that such unprofessional commentary in your
program does not help the noble cause that is snort.
It hurts it.


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