Potentially dangerous Pentium bug disc

Leigh Porter leigh at wisper.net
Wed Nov 12 18:27:38 UTC 1997

Bruce Robertson wrote:

> >>>>> "Randy" == Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> writes:
>     Randy> can this 'discussion' please be moved to ms-dos-weenies or
>     Randy> something?
> You miss the point.  Thousands of Web servers out there are
> Pentium-based.

Why is that a problem? Unless somebody could execute the code on the
boxthen it is not a threat - closed systems, like WWW servers (most
servers like
that really) should not be in any danger.

A multi-user box, or anything that can give shell access would be really
upgrading to something that didn't have the bug!

As to if it should be discussed on the nanog list - well, maybe not :)


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