On Thursday 21 June 2001 12:56, you wrote: > From LWN.net: > > CRYPTO-GRAM Newsletter. Bruce Schneier's CRYPTO-GRAM Newsletter for June >  is out. It covers a wide range of topics, including the grc.com > attacks and the Honeynet project. "The results are fascinating. A random > computer on the Internet is scanned dozens of times a day. The life > expectancy of a default installation of Red Hat 6.2 server, or the time > before someone successfully hacks it, is less than 72 hours. A common > home user setup, with Windows 98 and file sharing enabled, was hacked > five times in four days. Systems are subjected to NetBIOS scans an > average of 17 times a day. And the fastest time for a server being > hacked: 15 minutes after plugging it into the network." > >  http://lwn.net/2001/0621/a/crypto-gram.php3 That GRC jackass totally pissed me off. If anyone's interested, you can read my rants from another list (http://www.freelists.org/archives/computertalkshop/06-2001/fullthread74.html), but really, what a load of crap. It's the ISP's responsibility -- I think Microsoft should actually be congratulated for finally adopting a real sockets implementation. It's too bad they ripped off the BSD people to do it, but still... John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # FreeLists, Free mailing lists for all: http://www.freelists.org # UNIX Systems Engineer, Ivy Tech State College: http://www.ivy.tec.in.us # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!