Co-worker Hans is at it again.

“Can someone tell me the SMTP Server of”

Another co-worker replies, “”

“Uhm… what port is that?”


A moment’s pause.

“And why the hell can’t I get my emails out?”

“Because you’re behind a firewall.”

Then my other co-worker tries to explain how to get past the firewall. I zone out and ignore the rest of the conversation.

Update, much later: He needed to know all that for a software he’s trying out for his current girlfriend.