Python as network protocol
martin at marcher.name
Tue Nov 10 16:46:45 CET 2009
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 16:31, Daniel Fetchinson
<fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> This is a *really* bad idea.
> How do you know for sure? Maybe the OP wants to use this thing with 3
> known researchers working on a cluster that is not even visible to the
> outside world. In such a setup the model the OP suggested is a
> perfectly reasonable one. I say this because I often work in such an
> environment and security is never an issue for us. And I find it
> always amusing that whenever I outline our code to a non-scientist
> programmer they always run away in shock and never talk to us again :)
> Nevertheless our code works perfectly for our purposes.
It is a bad idea because that's exactly why we now have a spam
problem. It _was_ a trusted environment once upon a time. Just check
your spam messages to see why ignoring security can lead to really bad
Do you know for sure that in say 3-5 years from now on your software
isn't released into the wild and then has no security at all?
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