On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 12:49:50PM +0100, Mark Hynes wrote:
> On Jun 09, David Cantrell wrote:
> > 
> > So yes, the only reason for not allowing me to use it is incompetence on
> > the part of whichever civil 'servants' were in charge of implementing it.
> Out of interest, does anyone know if it's done "in-house" or contracted out?
> (I strongly suspect the latter)

The latter.  Via EDS and Microsoft, I believe.

> > This incompetence is further manifested in their choice of platform.
> > even if I *could* use it, I wouldn't use it anyway, as I do not have
> > sufficient confidence in the integrity of the server for such important
> > information as my (eg) medical and tax data.
> Err, why? What do you know about its implementation as opposed to any other
> government website?

david@lapdog:~$ HEAD http://www.gateway.gov.uk|grep ^Server
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0

That, and EDS and Microsoft being involved.

Note that whilst other government sites may suffer from the same problems,
they are only sources of information and not places where I would submit
any information which I need to have kept confidential.

David Cantrell | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/

      Good advice is always certain to be ignored,
      but that's no reason not to give it            -- Agatha Christie

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