One of the ten zillion things we do here at my "new" job is facilitate the transfer of text files filled with important financial information to and from our many customers. The default method we use to send them over the internet is FTP, with the files being encrypted on one end and decrypted on the other, using GPG, and wrapped in a homegrown piece of software we use, called the NDM/FTP Gateway. This, as you might imagine, allows for lots and lots of problems, and we spend lots and lots of time chasing these problems down, and sitting on worthless hand-holding conference calls with idiots from Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Canada, and New York.
To alleviate some of this trouble, many of our customers are switching over to SFTP, which allows secure file transfers without the hassle of individual file encryption. If you're not technical, that doesn't really matter, but the point is that we are working with our customers to implement this new kind of file transfer. I was dealing with one of these customers earlier today. It went something like this:
A couple hours later, the Idiot responded.
A bit taken aback by this, I wrote:
This seemed to incite him. I had apparently hit a sensitive spot for him by referring to his SSH server as "nonstandard."
What a boob. Sorry to all the folks that have no idea why this is funny. I'll get an entry in English posted soon enough.
Not to be pedantic or anything, but the F in IETF is definitely not plural. Also, I'm pretty sure the IETF doesn't publish any software; they just oversee several technical processes, including the process of developing RFCs, such as those that define SSH. So there is no "IETF SSH." HP's version is probably not all that cutting edge anymore.
So yeah, sounds like a boob.
6:14 PM, Aug 15, 2007
feelings. hurt. bEEP b00p bLEep. ~pulls plug~
7:19 AM, Aug 16, 2007
4:19 PM, Aug 16, 2007