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Terry Childs, the rogue San Francisco administrator, must wait until Friday for his day in court. Childs is accused of locking city officials out of their own network after a dispute. He only relented and handed over the passwords when visited in prison by city mayor Gavin Newsom. He appeared briefly in court yesterday but …


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  1. Amardeep
    Paris Hilton

    Re: 200 bags of sand

    What it cost the city $200k to send in the major to retrive the passwords? What did they do fly him in from the Caribbean, on a private jet.

    Paris! beacause she's worth $200k.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    "reading Cisco books"

    Poor guy, prison life must be even worse then those horrible stories. Can't he just pick up a bar of soap instead?

  3. Anonymous Coward

    This guy is majorly boned...

    ...or at least he's gonna be. I foresee them throwing away the key in an effort to deter other feisty sysadmins who get the arse.

  4. darkmooink

    where the $200k went

    the $200k is for the 10 people now doing Childs job to spend 3 weeks going "WTF?" and then making a 10 min phone call to Childs and him telling them how to fix it.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    "reading cisco books"

    He might not learn a lot about networks in prison but he needs to be sure that he doesn't learn more than he bargained for about other prisoner's "packets".

    He will also need to be careful in case the output from other prisoners "pipes" is directed to /dev/backside

    And if any of them are network specialists already, they might be able to show him a good "routing"...

    ...already getting my coat.

  6. Gis Bun

    Does serve the city right

    The city blew it big time. First mistake. They hired a guy with a criminal record (serious enough crime).

    Second mistake. They obviously didn't check their security policies regarding who could access what.

  7. cor

    There's bound to be

    some political backslash.

    He'll be forked if it goes wrong.

    He'll have to pick up a foobar of soap.

    Chose the wrong path.

    His cellmate will just say "ssh..."

    Of course we're all root-ing for him.

    But the situation is awk ward.

    He shoulda done what his momma sed.

    And not lost his grep on reality.

    Still, he is her spawn.

    She did *make* him.

    A foo years won't [kill -9] him

    But he may end up a [zombie].

  8. kain preacher


    What will happen if he is found not guilty ????

  9. BristolBachelor Gold badge

    @Gis Bun

    Well I hope that your idea doesn't become too popular with employers. In the UK it is now a crime to do practically anything, so that almost everyone has a criminal record.

    A new one being considered is to make it a criminal act to be involved in a road traffic incident (crash); it seems that there weren't enough people being convicted already...

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