Duke admin, iPhone, Cisco, and jumping to conclusions without the facts

Ever have one of those days when you wish you hadn't said something publicly? Kevin Miller must certainly be feeling that way these days:

"I don't believe it's a Cisco problem in any way, shape or form," said Kevin Miller, assistant director of communications infrastructure with the school's Office of Information Technology.
story at computerworld

Follow that link and you'll find that Cisco just released a patch for the ARP problem in their wireless routers that the iPhone happened to uncover.

The funny thing about this is that Miller's reaction is the same as any bad system administrator I've ever met, a knee-jerk reaction that "It can't be my network." That rhetoric doesn't solve anything at all, at any organization. (For the record, yes, there are good sys admin's that don't respond this way.)

I think the next thing that needs to happen is that this dude needs to disclose any stock holdings he has. What did he have to gain by making his public comments?

 

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