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Old 06-09-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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If certain infrastructure networks are vital to national security then take them off the Internet and limit them to a closed intranet not connected to the Internet in any way.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Default So wrong

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If certain infrastructure networks are vital to national security then take them off the Internet and limit them to a closed intranet not connected to the Internet in any way.

Wrong Wrong Wrong!
It was developed by the Military, Department of Defense.

The internet was developed in 1969 by the U.S Department Of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPA).

It's purpose was to enable university and government engineers to research and work from any location on the network.
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The World Wide Web was developed later, and YOUR use of it is secondary to the primary reason the internet was developed.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Wrong Wrong Wrong! It was developed by the Military, Department of Defense.

The internet was developed in 1969 by the U.S Department Of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPA).

It's purpose was to enable university and government engineers to research and work from any location on the network. [LEFT]
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So? It's not that way anymore. Vital infrastructure should NEVER be connected to the public internet. That is just the most absurd and stupid thing to have ever done. If the government wants to take this stuff seriously, which they don't because they want that complete control over the internet and they are using vital infrastructure as an excuse to do so, they should create a private network completely isolated from the public internet that uses a whole new protocol that could never even be compatible with the internet.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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This sounds like a Hackers full employment act.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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So? It's not that way anymore. Vital infrastructure should NEVER be connected to the public internet. That is just the most absurd and stupid thing to have ever done. If the government wants to take this stuff seriously, which they don't because they want that complete control over the internet and they are using vital infrastructure as an excuse to do so, they should create a private network completely isolated from the public internet that uses a whole new protocol that could never even be compatible with the internet.
Just because You want it another way, doesn't make it so. Yes it is NOW used for much more, but the bottom line is, if they want to pull the plug on you because it's needed for the purpose it was designed for,

CLICK!
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Just because You want it another way, doesn't make it so. Yes it is NOW used for much more, but the bottom line is, if they want to pull the plug on you because it's needed for the purpose it was designed for,

CLICK!
Just because is not a logical answer. It is totally insane to keep vital infrastructure on the public internet. It is a disaster waiting to happen. This is how you think the government should protect us, by waiting for something to happen and just shut it off? What ever happened to proactiveness?
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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I'd rather have the government in control of it instead of multi-national corporations that have no alligence to the country.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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I'd rather have the government in control of it instead of multi-national corporations that have no alligence to the country.
You would rather the government be like China and Russia.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Just because is not a logical answer. It is totally insane to keep vital infrastructure on the public internet. It is a disaster waiting to happen. This is how you think the government should protect us, by waiting for something to happen and just shut it off? What ever happened to proactiveness?
Thing is, the instant that the military designs a "better than the internet" internet to keep separate... the public will want it. That's what happened with what we know as "The Internet". However, they're not going to design a "better than the internet" internet. Instead, they combo. Military and government installations keep their infrastructure on the public internet as well as intranets. NMCI, though a horrible plague upon the DoD, is one of many of these type intranets.

That's how you can get to the Pentagon's website, but you can't (... well... not supposed to) see highly classified documents.
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