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Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever
And Still I Persistů ^ | March 10, 2015 | Bruce F. Webster

Posted on 03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll let him speak for himself (emphasis mine, though):

As a former contractor to the Air Force, I personally managed the Microsoft Exchange servers that were installed at Thule Air Base. My experience with Microsoft Exchange goes back to 1997, when the earliest versions were just being introduced. . . . So, I have a bit of knowledge myself when it comes to email.

Anyway, the point I wanted to make, and perhaps if you feel that it is noteworthy you can share my info to those that can get it out into the public eye, is about the Network that the email server was running on.

The US gov’t, and more specifically the DoD and State Department run the NIPRNet (non-classified Network) and SIPRNet (classified Network up to SECRET). Having a server, regardless of location would have to be on a network that met the rating for which classified material would be traveling over it.

It would be impossible for the Secretary of State to be effective at her job if she didn’t correspond about topics that had classified material. We don’t have to argue about whether or not she was effective .

So, if for example Clinton only dealt with SECRET materials and they were sent or received in her email, all of the equipment (routers, switches, etc.) would have to be rated for that SIPRNet connection. Also, the space in which the equipment and servers and client computers resided in would also have to meet the specifications for SECRET material. This would include various forms of physical access to the space in the form of secure cards, biometrics, etc. No space rated for SECRET opens with a key from the local hardware store.

That being said, if the room and equipment was rated for SECRET, it would leave a huge paper trail as all the equipment and effort to make the space secure would require procurement and assignment of goods and services. This would mean that the federal government was not only aware of the remote server, but also complicit.

Even a NIPRNet connection would have similar logistics behind it, because of the very nature the connection would have been some type of point to point to the server.

The biggest issue I see here would be is if the server was connected to the public Internet and it resided in a non-DoD-approved space.

Yeah, I’ll say. Other have been pointing this out, and I’ve touched upon it, but Mitch really gets to the heart of a key issue: either the Clinton server room — wherever that was — was SECRET-level secure, and the government was involved in setting it up, or it wasn’t, and that end of the communications link was at risk.

Neither answer looks good for HRC.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Technical; US: Colorado; US: New York
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1 posted on 03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, she had 30,000 emails, right?

30,000 that were purged and handed over at least, the rest - about half the total she claims! - were personal.

SO, in 3-1/2 years as secretary of state, Hillary

(1) NEVER read a classified email - from ANY US source, or from ANY US source quoting or referencing a foreign state or a foreign head of state that “might” be classified BY THE OTHER NATION?

(2) in 3-1/2 years, Hillary wrote, read, and sent 30,000 “private” emails (about Chelsea’s wedding and yoga classes ??)

3-1/2 years x 365 day/year = 1 per hour for every day for every hour of the day for 3-1/2 years!

Of “private” emails while SHE was secretary of state during an active wars, while the wolrd went to hell around her fat ankles!


2 posted on 03/10/2015 9:10:04 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lying is the New Truth.


3 posted on 03/10/2015 9:10:46 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All that has to happen now is for one single classified email to pop up.

Easy enough - NSA and every government on the planet has copies of all her emails.


4 posted on 03/10/2015 9:11:21 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here ‘s a theory: her server is adjunct to the State Dept server, set up to keep her out of State.gov, to keep her under the illusion that she was in charge, and to keep an eye on what she was up to. She is completely isolated from the world and may be dangerously delusional, not even realizing that she is surrounded by baby-sitters.


5 posted on 03/10/2015 9:11:52 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: Talisker

So does every hacker over the age of 7.


6 posted on 03/10/2015 9:14:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The doormat is unfit for dog catcher.


7 posted on 03/10/2015 9:14:40 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ed Snowden probably has copies of all her emails on a thumb drive ;-)


8 posted on 03/10/2015 9:14:42 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is the server?

Ok I pinged clintonemail.com and got an IP of 208.91.197.27. Then I went to http://www.iplocation.net/ and plugged in the IP and got very interesting results.

Tried addressing clintonemail.com and the IP from address bar and got nowhere.


9 posted on 03/10/2015 9:16:12 PM PDT by Herosmith ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy." - GWB)
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To: Kanzan; LucyT

I like the way you think.


10 posted on 03/10/2015 9:16:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Hillary’s presser she said the secret service were there guarding the server so it’s secure. So a guy standing there in the room with a glock is supposed to guard against hackers? Because that is precisely what she implied.


11 posted on 03/10/2015 9:16:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would like to point out one small thing that hillary spoke about- she said that most of her official emails were sent to government employees, therefore the e-mails were captured on gov’t systems. (My words, but approximately right). Well, what about all of the correspondence to/from foreign contributors, and other foreign countries communicating with her? There is no gov’t record of that, is there? (Except NSA, which has not been brought up YET.)


12 posted on 03/10/2015 9:17:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God put me on Earth to eradicate cancer and liberalism. I'm starting with liberalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The physical security of the server equipment is nothing. What matters is whether or not it is protected against hackers or other unauthorized access. Who exactly maintains this equipment and the Clinton Foundation network?? A network administrator would have access to everything.


13 posted on 03/10/2015 9:19:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kiryandil

And remember the Clinton Way - never tell the truth. They only get close to the truth when they’re cornered and have no choice, like Bill when he did the finger-wag speech. This is only beginning and Hillary is betting the whole thing will blow over in a few days or a week and fade into oblivion. If not we’re in for many rounds of lies until maybe, if we’re lucky, some shade of the truth might come out, probably from other sources than the Clintons.


14 posted on 03/10/2015 9:19:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Herosmith

It’s in her basement. No joke.


15 posted on 03/10/2015 9:20:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she was a republican, her main worry would be that the hangman would drop her so far that her head would be torn off.

If you look at some of the lib sites, these retards are actually asking "What's the big deal?"

16 posted on 03/10/2015 9:20:53 PM PDT by jonascord (It's sarcasm unless otherwise noted...)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s not true at all. Every computer security professional will tell you that physical security is #1 on the list of priorities.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-physical-security-measures-every-organization-should-take/


17 posted on 03/10/2015 9:22:07 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL; Nachum; MeshugeMikey

But she said that the Secret Service were guarding it!

That’s better than electronic cyber security from hackers. < /s >


18 posted on 03/10/2015 9:24:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: smokingfrog

And what is your source for that information?


19 posted on 03/10/2015 9:28:56 PM PDT by Herosmith ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy." - GWB)
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To: smokingfrog

Wasn’t it supposedly at a house they own in NY. A house that probably has a connection to the internet from The local cable company.


20 posted on 03/10/2015 9:31:17 PM PDT by matt04
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