If you tell enough stories, perhaps the moral will show up.


Performance problem? No, it's a security issue...

We block Internet browsing for accounts in admin groups. It's a malware control and I like it. But we hit a strange little problem with this using one particular app. It was fast to start with ordinary console accounts, but privileged accounts were really slow. It took a smart lad -- not me -- with a protocol analyser to spot that the startup sequence involved a certificate authentication, and the host certificate had a CRL access point at an Internet URL. The admin accounts couldn't reach this so they had to go through an agonising timeout. Problem solved!

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