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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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