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Re: Whatever happened to intelligence in the applicattion [Was: Re: The Qo s PipeDream]

  • From: Lamar Owen
  • Date: Fri Dec 16 14:49:37 2005

On Friday 16 December 2005 09:21, Fergie wrote:
> Doesn't anyone really remember the whole smart-v.-stupid network
> analogy? Not meaning to start a flame war here, but trying to stick
> all of the intelligence back into the network is not exactly a win-win
> proposal.

A stupid network is easier for malicious applications to exploit.  Need a 
balance point, not either extreme.
Lamar Owen
Director of Information Technology
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772