Announcement: Patch Experience Database Goes Live



GlenConway
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
Flarepath.com Limited, a leading provider of Microsoft patching and security
tools today announced Flarepath Patch Experience Database – a community site
to share experiences, tips and tricks deploying software patches.

There are many sources of information from software and hardware vendors
about deploying patches but there are few, if any, real world experience
sites. Flarepath are addressing this problem by providing a mechanism for IT
and Patch professionals to share experiences deploying patches.

The site, PatchDB, supports searching by Operating System,
Patch/KB/Q/Article number or a “free text” query. PatchDB accepts
information for Microsoft Windows, different flavours of Linux and various
hardware Operating Systems.

“We want to make PatchDB the first place people go to (after the vendor web
site) when checking for issues deploying a patch.” said Glen Conway,
Technical Director for Flarepath.com Limited. “If you think about the
diversity of systems worldwide, the myriad of configurations and
interconnectivity – even the considerable amount of vendor testing is
minuscule in comparison. We are trying to bring the real world results of
that diversity to a central place.”

Patch DB is a free service available at Flarepath’s web site at

http://www.flarepath.com/patchdb

In addition, there is a PDA version at

http://www.flarepath.com/patchdb/pda

dak
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 01:06:03 -0700, "GlenConway"
<glen.conway@flarepath.nospam.com> wrote:

For someone who is so "into" security and protection I find it
completely irresponsible for you to "spam proof" your email address by
using someone else's valid domain.
Any spam sent to your "munged" address will have to be dealt with by
the owners of the "nospam.com" domain. They will receive all the spam
you're trying to avoid. You're only creating more problems for
someone else to deal with by your unthoughtful and irresponsible
actions. Did you bother to check if "nospam.com" was a valid domain
before using it to "mung" your email address? I highly doubt it.
Here's a blurb from the "nospam.com" website for your edification:

##### BEGIN QUOTE #####
Fighting Spam
The owners of this domain name do not send out mass email (spam)
using this name. In fact, we are continuously the victims of spam and
do whatever we can to fight this menace.
If you have received an email with our domain name included anywhere
in the message, please be aware that this use of our domain name is
unauthorized. You can help us fight spam by going through the
spam-related FAQ at
<http://www.faqs.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq/spam-faq/>. It contains an
excellent overview of tracing spam and actions you can take to reduce
it.
##### END QUOTE #####

Perhaps you should start here to learn how to properly "mung" your
email address without causing unnecessary problems for others:

<http://www.2kevin.net/munging.html>

Also note that in my chide I use the term "valid" and not
"legitimate" as they are not necessarily equipollent.

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dak
My SpywareBlaster Custom Blocking List:
<http://customblockinglist.cjb.net/>

GlenConway
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
My apologies, the choice of email address was completely arbitrary and as you
point out irresponsible. I have now modified my profile to exclude the
incorrect portion.

Regards,

Glen
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"dak" wrote:

> On Tue, 17 May 2005 01:06:03 -0700, "GlenConway"
> <glen.conway@flarepath.nospam.com> wrote:
>
> For someone who is so "into" security and protection I find it
> completely irresponsible for you to "spam proof" your email address by
> using someone else's valid domain.
> Any spam sent to your "munged" address will have to be dealt with by
> the owners of the "nospam.com" domain. They will receive all the spam
> you're trying to avoid. You're only creating more problems for
> someone else to deal with by your unthoughtful and irresponsible
> actions. Did you bother to check if "nospam.com" was a valid domain
> before using it to "mung" your email address? I highly doubt it.
> Here's a blurb from the "nospam.com" website for your edification:
>
> ##### BEGIN QUOTE #####
> Fighting Spam
> The owners of this domain name do not send out mass email (spam)
> using this name. In fact, we are continuously the victims of spam and
> do whatever we can to fight this menace.
> If you have received an email with our domain name included anywhere
> in the message, please be aware that this use of our domain name is
> unauthorized. You can help us fight spam by going through the
> spam-related FAQ at
> <http://www.faqs.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq/spam-faq/>. It contains an
> excellent overview of tracing spam and actions you can take to reduce
> it.
> ##### END QUOTE #####
>
> Perhaps you should start here to learn how to properly "mung" your
> email address without causing unnecessary problems for others:
>
> <http://www.2kevin.net/munging.html>
>
> Also note that in my chide I use the term "valid" and not
> "legitimate" as they are not necessarily equipollent.
>
> --
> dak
> My SpywareBlaster Custom Blocking List:
> <http://customblockinglist.cjb.net/>
>

dak
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 13:35:25 -0700, "GlenConway"
<GlenConway@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>My apologies, the choice of email address was completely arbitrary and as you
>point out irresponsible. I have now modified my profile to exclude the
>incorrect portion.

I, for one, applaude your accepting responsibility for your actions
without making excuses and taking corrective action in such an
expedient manner!
And I appreciate your courteous response. Thank you.

--
dak
My SpywareBlaster Custom Blocking List:
<http://customblockinglist.cjb.net/>


Announcement: Patch Experience Database Goes Live