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Re: All.Net's security testing service
From: KLASSEN () UVVM UVIC CA (Melvin Klassen)
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 95 10:00:00 PDT
On Wed, 5 Apr 07:07:59 -0500 (EST) Paul Ferguson <paul () hawksbill sprintmrn com>
jdwilson () gold chem hawaii edu (NetSurfer) wrote:
Does it work in the case of a user dialing in for PPP,
and then connecting to ALL.NET ?
No. It uses reverse domain mapping (gethostbyaddr)
to direct its vulnerability testing.
If the user is running LINUX, and using PPP to connect,
and the IP-address assigned for the session is fully-registered in the DNS,
then it would be an effective test of the security on the user's machine.
If the user is running some lesser SLIP/PPP package, then what's the point?