GRC rides again...

Dave Israel davei at biohazard.demon.digex.net
Mon Jul 2 14:23:41 UTC 2001


I doubt it. In fact, a clever hacker could figure out who has paid
for what qos, and use it to give attacking traffic high priority.
It adds another variable; it doesn't present a solution.

On 7/2/2001 at 07:15:08 -0700, Roeland Meyer said:
> 
> Yes, but my first question was wrt QoS. Would it do any good?
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Roland Dobbins [mailto:rdobbins at netmore.net]
> > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 7:12 AM
> > To: Roeland Meyer
> > Cc: 'David Howe'; nanog at merit.edu
> > Subject: Re: GRC rides again...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 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 gmx.co.uk]
> > >>Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 2:48 AM
> > >>
> > >>... With yet another "update" to the DDos pages.
> > >>http://grc.com/dos/intro.htm
> > >>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.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > Roland Dobbins <mordant at gothik.org> // 408.859.4137 voice
> > 
> 

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Dave Israel
Senior Manager, IP Backbone
Intermedia Business Internet




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