- special interests vs the public interest

Tried the website again this morning (7/4) and got:

   "We're sorry. The site is unavailable at the moment. Please
   try again later."

Which is not surprising given the underlying technology:

   # HEAD
   Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
   X-Powered-By: ASP.NET

Another busy government site using the least secure web server
software. You can imagine the backend. Their javascript is also
broken. It could be worse I suppose, if managed by the USPS...

The site and exceptions list are great examples of the level of
special interest influence in DC. Unfortunately, their influence
is also a roadblock to national security:

   Bruce Schneier <>
   Marcus Ranum <>

Anyone here familiar with the subcontractor list for DNC's Internet

Why does *stuff* always happen on holiday weekends?

Long story, not worth telling* but I find myself in need of a LAN port adapter for a Cisco 7200 series router. *Any* twisted pair (10/T or 100/T) card will do: PA-4E, PA-8E, PA-FE-TX, or PA2FE-TX. I need it before Monday, and am willing to drive anywhere within a 250-mile radius of Seattle to get it. I have to be in Portland tomorrow (Saturday) hence the subject line.

If anyone has one I can buy, beg, borrow, or... well have in any way, please contact me offlist or leave a message at the number below. Salescritters welcome, provided they can meet the requirements above.

Thanks in advance.

*The terminally curious can ask for the story, but the telling may have to wait until my present situation is resolved.



I've got a PA-4E, I think works ok. It didn't work for me in my VXR
because of the combination of cards therein. I'm in Olympia so you
could make a quick stop on your way to/from Portland if you need it.

Jay Stewart

Rev 73-1556-07 HW Rev B0