Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 16:16 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Humor The heartland turned vicious this week when an Oklahoma town threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was hacked by Linux maker Cent OS. Problem is CentOS didn't hack Tuttle's web site at all. The city's hosting provider had simply botched a web server. This tale kicked off yesterday when Tuttle's city manager Jerry Taylor fired off an angry message to the CentOS staff. Taylor had popped onto the city's web site and found the standard Apache server configuration boilerplate that appears with a new web server installation. Taylor seemed to confuse this with a potential hack attack on the bustling town's IT infrastructure.
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RE: Hopefully, a lesson learned
by Tyr. on Sun 26th Mar 2006 20:10 UTC in reply to "Hopefully, a lesson learned"
Tyr.
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Those who are just too cheap to pay for the support of an Enterprise Class distro should expect to get exactly what they paid for.

It's sort of like complaining of poor service at the Dollar Store.....

You can't fault the town for ignorance. You can fault them for being cheap.


Actually it was the towns hosting provider which was at fault. The CentOS guy found this out for the amazingly rude and clueless city official even after threatening him several times. How's that for support ? He must have the patience of a saint and a very thick skin.

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