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Re: Britain's MI6 Opens Its First Website

__/ [Roy Culley] on Monday 17 October 2005 01:18 \__

> http://slashdot.org/articles/05/10/16/2040216.shtml?tid=95&tid=99
> What's this got to do with Linux I hear you say. Well, according
> to netcraft they are running Apache on Linux:
> http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.mi6.gov.uk
>     http://www.mi6.gov.uk was running Apache-AdvancedExtranetServer on
>     Linux when last queried at 13-Oct-2005 01:40:28 GMT
> Now we know just how much HMG sucks up to Dubya and MS but when
> security really matters OSS and Linux win the day.

Just to add to the mix...

I have just had a playabout with my Netscraft toolbar. Both the CIA Web site
and the FBI Web site were instantiated in the mid-90's -- CIA in July 1998
and the FBI in January 1996. CIA is run by its own network and the FBI gets
run by "Various small JANET PoP's". The CIA is Solaris-powered whereas FBI
is Linux-powered.

When the MI6, the FBI, and the CIA make a well-founded decision that
involves top engineers, mistakes can only ever be made by smaller, more
narrow-minded people that falls for multi-million dollar adverting
campaigns (get the Facts springs to mind). That's why the former are called
/intelligence/ agencies.


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