Chapter 6. A Distributed 2000-User Network

There is something indeed mystical about things that are big. Large networks exhibit a certain magnetism and exude a sense of importance that obscures reality. You and I know that it is no more difficult to secure a large network than it is a small one. We all know that over and above a particular number of network clients, the rules no longer change; the only real dynamic is the size of the domain (much like a kingdom) over which the network ruler (oops, administrator) has control. The real dynamic then transforms from the technical to the political. Then again, that point is often reached well before the kingdom (or queendom) grows large.

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