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RE: The Death of TCP/IP

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Sun Aug 05 22:17:56 2001

> From: Wojtek Zlobicki [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 3:09 PM
> <RANT>
> Nothing other than anti-Microsoft propaganda.  You cannot 
> blame Microsoft
> for high market share.  

But you can blame them for making Vbasic available to every email message
that wants to rape your system. Boy, what a brain-fart that was. It still
stinks. Repeat after me; nothing in an email message should be executable
without express and very deliberate operator intervention. 

> The main reason that *Nix hosts are  generally more
> resilient to these type of worms is that it is less likely for a non
> informed administrator to administer a *Nix sever. 

False. A very large portion of the *nux machines are in this sad condition.

> If everyone that had a
> IIS box available on the big I, installed all related 
> patches, worms like Code Red would never propagate very far.

Sure they would, you'd just never notice it. A *real* programmer would have
started CodeRed out at the current Level III version.

> Raw socket support in NOT a bad thing.  I wonder if Robert 
> Cringely and Steve Gibson are friends.

Now here, we agree.

> "Say goodbye to TCP/IP and to anonymous connections of any 
> kind. Hello to
> Hailstorm, tracking everything down to the last mile, and a more
> business-friendly Internet with prioritized packet-handling. "

I've just been looking at Hailstorm, it sucks. Think "totalitarianism".
Think, re-enforcment of monopoly position.

> </RANT>
> I really encourage anyone with a tough skin, and looking for 
> a good laugh to
> read this article.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Hough" <[email protected]>
> To: <[email protected]>
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 12:23 AM
> Subject: The Death of TCP/IP
> >
> > Felt like sharing this most amusing article that I discovered in my
> > Inbox this morning:
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Robert Hough ([email protected])