[Esa-l] Convincing Users to Patch

Graham Dunn gdunn at inscriber.com
Wed May 2 19:36:46 PDT 2001

There's not a lot you can do about the attitude. People like who they
are, in general, and you're not going to change that.

Save everything you get from him, document it, present it to your
manager with a proposal that he be blackholed based on his "wanton
and deliberate disregard for our network's safety".

When your proposal gets shot down, get your manager to put their
decision in writing. You have C'd your A and then when your CFO gets
nailed by this luser's latest malware, you have a "get out jail free"

Then go for some liquid recovery at the local pub.


On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 04:40:05PM -0300, Andre Kajita - Administrador da Rede wrote:
> Greets,
> Thanks for the feedback folks, but I would like to comment that I
> don't want to blackhole the guy or reject his emails - John's filter
> blocks the Hybris emails all the time (congrats!) - that's not what
> bothers me.  What bothers me is his "I'm-to-busy" attitude!
> What I would like to know is if anybody's been able to convince User
> Joe (or Mary) to patch?
> I've met some REALLY thick skulled people before and started a few
> dozen flamewars (won most of them due to my ability to go down to
> shear violence and foul language) but I'm getting older and I'd like
> to have a more 'grown up' approach to this.  :)
> BTW, I erased the email - just seeing the guy's email address was
> getting me worked up.
> Thanks!
> Andre.
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