Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Jan 29 16:01:04 PST 2003

on Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 06:46:52PM -0500, Michael Bacarella (mbac@netgraft.com) wrote:
> > While it's fun (however unsporting) to blast away at Microsoft for its
> > security deficiencies, IMO the free software world should view the
> > Sapphire / Slammer worm as more a cautionary tale.  This is the sort of
> > attack which _could_ potentially hit GNU/Linux or another 'Nix.  I feel
> > that the likelihood is lower than that for legacy MS Windows, though
> > there are a large number of likely poorly maintained GNU/Linux and other
> > 'Nix systems live on the Net.
> There are definitely reasons to blast Microsoft:

...and this does precisely *what* to make your systems more secure?

The on-topic portion of my post was to point out the lessons and
cautions the free software world can take from this incident.

Thank you for missing the point entirely.


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