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- v. to configure something incorrectly or suboptimally
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Yes, you can still go into an individual MMC (Microsoft Management Console) and misconfigure a security feature if you really wanted to.
My machine is behind a proxy and I suspect this, but, if I misconfigure the proxy profile in Synaptic or Konqueror, I don't succeed in surfing the web and Synaptic tells me that it can't recognize repository, before looking for files; so seems that the repository are accessible.
If you misconfigure it, all it does is close itself out with a nice little error message; nothing messy.
Extracting the conventions from the builds leads to a situation where you can more easily misconfigure things, and the installation process ends up being more documentation-based instead of code-based.
We do see a small percentage of ISPs every month that misconfigure their virtual hosting, which might account for this persistent misperception -- thanks for giving me the chance to dispel a myth! "