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.
Permalink for comment 108364
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Famous Last Words
by stox on Mon 27th Mar 2006 04:30 UTC
stox
Member since:
2005-12-26

"I consider this "hacking". I have no fear of the media, in fact I welcome this publicity.

Just correct this problem and leave this system alone in the future."

Somehow I don't think he is appreciating now, well, unless he is running for Village Idiot this year. As for his demand, I would hope that the CentOS folks will contact his ISP and have them fulfill it.

Reply Score: 1