What? You pulled down one quote which was totally not even on topic to the discussion we was having on NAT.
Hang on, correcting you is childish? I have CCNA, CCNP, JCNA accreditations, its my profession, how can I make that anymore clear? Just to brag, I actually got high enough marks in those to become a lecturer/teacher of the accreditation. Do you ask University lecturers to always back their quotes up? I have a technical understanding on this subject. The quote you posted was wrote by a person, so why does that one person automatically gain your trust? Just because its on a website?
Cause I read the parentheses, or I would of never quoted you in the first place.
What am I wrong in exactly? List it very clear, because I honestly don't see it.
So... still no facts. You do have the grammar of a University Lecturer
Nice correction... Very mature and educated. You interjected a wise thought there, just like I'd expect from a University Lecturer with such high accolades and accomplishments
Oh my gosh, you're so paranoid. How's the tin foil flack jacket? (That game can be played both ways. Don't dismiss what I said as if I'm paranoid. I was just stating what is possible, as you just did).
I'm paranoid? You do realise that the possible threat was confirmed by the GCHQ when the project got announced right? So when you try and discuss a topic, understand it before you make remarks.
My point here, which I called attention to in multiple subsequent posts, and which I stated unambiguously, was not that I seriously thought you were paranoid, or that a threat to the Olympics was unfounded. I was pointing out through irony and sarcasm, and through a literal explanation (in parentheses), that you had completely misunderstood my post and deemed me a tin foil hat wearing paranoid conspiracy theorist with no basis. Instead of understanding before you made remarks however, you tried to discuss a topic. Twice. You should take your own advice.
1 quote, by 1 person, from just a website. Wrong, again. I posted a quote and a link, and not from obscure or questionable sources.
The topic was the viability of NAT as used for network security, and each was specifically and only about NAT security, wrong again.
The first was from stackexchange, which is very reputable, plus gave links to other information sources from more people on the page, as well as was reviewed, questioned, and explained more thoroughly by many contributors, who voted correct answers up. It's not a person, it's a community of knowledgeable participants.
The second was from the security department at the University of Michigan. It was a detailed security summary of NAT by the department.
Yes, I trust the community of stackexchange and the IT security department of the University of Michigan. Especially over some guy in a forum with a guitar for his picture instead of his real face.
I don't want to sound arrogant
I don't think you can help it... As I said, you can say you work anywhere you want, and that you've got whatever accolades you wish.
I worked as a butler for Queen Elizabeth, and ran the NSA and GCHQ, and taught IT security as a professor at MIT all at the same time when I was 13. A firewall is absolute security that can't be hacked by anyone. What, you say I'm wrong, but just believe me because I told you that I know what I'm talking about. (That's sarcasm by the way, it seems that you need that explained. Probably won't do any good though).
That you can't be bothered to back up your own nonsense with facts is because you are arrogant, and none exist to back you up. A NAT can be hacked, and is not the end all be all of network security.
You know, what really makes me question your validity is that you can't even have a simple conversation without so many errors, misunderstandings, and wild assertions. This conversation is in writing too. That should make it easier. I can't imagine what it would've been like verbally.
It's funny you mock the idea of taking some person's word on some website and trusting it, yet that's exactly what you're asking to be done for you with all of your "bragging" as you put it.