This is just a short rant on the difference between getting information and getting useful information. At OpenNMS we try to build tools that solve problems – not just ones that look pretty.
For an example of the difference between wisdom and knowledge, I’ve been getting hit with a lot of these notices:
Panda GateDefender Performa has detected malicious content (FakefromWorm) in the following file
While I doubt anyone from Panda Software reads my blog (or anyone else for that matter) I would love for them to answer the following question:
If you KNOW the mail had a fake FROM address, then why in the hell are you mailing ME about it?!?
Time to filter “GateDefender” at the postfix level.