On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, you wrote: > > security for a form of communication that has been, until now, riddled with > > security problems. So what think ye all? > > I think IMs are a good thing in general, but bad in specifics. SSL is a nice > addition. The worst thing I've seen is that ICQ tells anybody who asks your > current IP address... Perfect for DOS attacks and what-not... Well, it can be configured to not show it. And really, if you want to find it out, just message someone directly, then look at your netstat. John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # Sys-Admin / Webmaster, Avenir Web: http://avenir.dhs.org # LANdb: Network Admin Database - http://avenir.dhs.org/landb/ # NCPweb: Web-based frontend to ncpfs - http://avenir.dhs.org/ncpweb/ # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!