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SubjectRe: [PATCH] OpenBSD Networking-related randomization port
On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 06:17:17PM +0100, Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro wrote:
>...
> As it's impact is minimal (in performance and development/maintenance
> terms), I recommend to merge it, as it gives a basic prevention for the
> so-called system fingerprinting (which is used most by "kids" to know
> how old and insecure could be a target system, many time used as the
> first, even only-one, data to decide if attack or not the target host)
> among other things.
>...

"basic prevention"?
I hardly see how this patch makes OS fingerprinting by e.g. Nmap
impossible.

cu
Adrian

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