[lkml]   [2005]   [Jan]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    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



    "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
    of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
    Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 14:09    [W:0.020 / U:185.956 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site