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Re: [vox] For the Sysadmins out there



That makes more sense, especially since the department hasn't yet invested in
any virus protection for the desktop computers.


On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 03:13:33PM -0700, Marianne Waage wrote:
> Files shared globally on a massive windows network would be that much more 
> likely to get infected by a network virus. :)
> 
> And important shared documents are the last ones you'd want infected...
> (Does seem rather silly if you can't access it though)
> 
> -Marianne
> 
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 02:50:08PM -0700, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > This is a question regarding network policies in general, and it's a simple
> > one -- more philosophical than technical.
> > 
> > Let's say that you're administering a network of about 100 users.  In addition
> > to a large shared directory which all users have access to, each user has
> > their own directory in the network.  Many files which are used frequently by
> > several users are all stored in the shared directory (e.g., correspondence
> > templates, tracking spreadsheets, common databases, etc.).  Would it be your
> > policy, as is apparently the policy of the sysadmin where I'm working right
> > now, to encourage users to NOT save important shared documents in the shared
> > drive, but in their own user directories -- which, of course, are not shared
> > out to the other users?  If so, why?  I really want to know if there is sense
> > to this policy before I laugh too loudly.
> > 
> > Is it relevant that this is a Win2K network?
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Slainte,
> > Richard S. Crawford
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