Andrew Harrison (andrew dot harrison at uk dot sun dot nospam dot com)
But then if you want to consider denial of service attacks, consider theQuote:>The bottom line is that most of the security breaches
>being reported for OpenVMS and UNIX (NT is another story)
>are caused by applications like web servers, mail readers
>IMAP and POP servers, bind etc. There are however a number of
>threats that exploit deficiencies in IP stacks etc.
>There have been at least 3 separate attacks that can deny
>service on OpenVMS by attacking its IP stack in the
>last 18 months. UNIX is no better with most BSD stacks
>being simularly effected. Lest you think that I am
>suggesting that Solaris is better than VMS, I am not.
>Solaris does not have a BSD based IP stack and was not
>effected but we have had NIS+ and bind based attacks as an
alternative answers to other network configurations. Then again, consider
trying to do anything with the man pages - man is not only a hell of a way
to spell HELP but is also total gibberish when you read it.
Do you know how many Architects it takes to change a light bulb?
8F4327B90 - one to change the buld, two to knock the house down to get to
the socket which the blown bulb is in and the rest to tell you how much
better their house would have been when you bought yours, if only theirs
had been available and didn't use substandard materials which caused it to
fall down when you stood on the ladder to get to the lampshade..........