DOD/DFAS, as well as DOD/DISA.

I find it amazing that the CIA has a more lax policy than DFAS and DISA.

David O'Brien wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 04:13:52AM -0500, Jim Bryant wrote:
>>from what i've read here, not many undrestand the actual mindset of the
>>military when it comes to computing.
>>the closest would be the guy who mentioned that since ports are on the
>>CD's that they should be acceptable, this is incorrect.
> You are making sweeping generalizations.  Please stop and be specific
> which parts of the military.  It is correct for the CIA.
> The CIA[*] will not let you bring in any download bits off the net (or
> floppies containing them) to compile locally and install.  HOWEVER, if
> the bits come on a CDROM from a commercial vendor, they are "OK".  So in
> the FreeBSD case, packages are on the commercial 4-disc set, and thus can
> be installed.  In older days for Solaris, one had to find a CD offering
> from say Walnut Creek CDROM that contained precompiled versions of GNU
> bits for Solaris.  Again, if it was something their purchasing could buy
> from a vendor an receive it was OK.

ET has one helluva sense of humor!
He's always anal-probing right-wing schizos!

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