Saturday, August 2, 2003

The Eighth Layer of the OSI Model

No, really!! There is eight layers! They only teach you the first seven in school. You have to work in a NOC to realize that the lowest and most resource-consuming layer is:

   the political layer.

Nothing else happens in the upper layers without it.

Never mind that there's an incident in progress. Never mind that you're responsible for network security. Let it burn! Until such time that the paperwork is signed, no one is going to change anything on this network! So go home!

That's all I'm allowed to say and I apologize for the mysterious half-rant. Those of you who know me, know what I'm talking about.