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From Paul Joseph <pjoseph...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: the case of the over enthusiastic system admin
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:28:01 GMT
Point taken, thank you!

(wasn't being arrogant though, just being prepared in
case ...atleast I think that was my motivation!)


--- Helma <h.vanderlinden@mi.unimaas.nl> wrote:

> > > > an over enthsiastic system admin changing the
> > > > javascript files?  
> > > > one of them is bound to have an enthusiastic
> > > system
> > > > admin who may try to change things in the JS
> to
> > > get
> > > > them to work "his way." 
> > > > 
> > > > What is the best way to prevent this from
> > > happening?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I don't want to be rude here, but being a system
> admin (and developer) myself I
> tend to revolt against such arrogance. I think the
> best way to keep system
> admins from "tampering" your javascript files is by
> talking to them to figure
> out what _THEY_ would like.
> 
> I frequently ran into situations where we had to
> install software on numerous
> (100+) machines and the programmers required us to
> do something like doing each
> installation by hand and enter an individual license
> for each machine by hand.
> If they had taken the time to talk to system
> administrators who have to install
> and maintain the software they would have done it
> differently (which they
> finally did after much complaining from our side).
> 
> So: if you think they want to tamper with your
> files, why do you think they want
> to do that? In the end they want nothing more than
> you want: have the system
> running smoothly with as little effort as possible.
> 
> Bye, Helma
> 
> 
>
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