GRC rides again...

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at
Mon Jul 2 14:12:29 UTC 2001

Implementing fully-compliant sockets in XP is -not- a security issue.

There're LOTS of things wrong with the way Microsoft do things, but this 
simply isn't one of them.  It's just amazing to me how credulous the 
public are when harangued by such an obvious snake-oil salesman.

Steve Gibson, a hero in his own mind.

Roeland Meyer wrote:

>>From: David Howe [mailto:DaveHowe at]
>>Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 2:48 AM
>>... With yet another "update" to the DDos pages.
>>and I quote:
>>>Unfortunately, today we see only the operation of blind 
>>self-interest from
>>>Microsoft and the Internet's ISP's
>>As I seem to recall several members of this list offered him 
>>help (and were rebuffed) perhaps they
>>would like to comment? He seems increasingly lost in
>>a fantasy world where everyone is out to get him....
> The question I have is, would QoS would do any good here?
> Other then that, he seems to be on a rant here. As much as I hate to say it,
> I almost agree with MSFT here. That said, Novell stated, decades ago, that
> MSFT never could understand network security. At the time, I agreed with
> Novell. Current observation is, that MSFT has yet to learn. Considering
> MSFT's workstation market-share, that is a problem for all of us.

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