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Re: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotaged hosts-file lookup
From: dumdidumdideldey <user05 () kyberwelt de>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 20:39:57 -0700

hi

A.L.M.Buxey () lboro ac uk wrote:
hi,

...makes me wonder what happens if/when they need to change the
IP address of go.microsoft.com

many many people have already been burnt by the hardcoding of
addresses/IPs into their applications.

thats the point. its not the ip which is hardcoded. its the
fqdn which is extempted from being lookud up in the local
hosts-file.
DaveK is absolutely right with his expressions about this behaviour.
i neither do believe this is an attempt to prevent some malware
from interrupting ms-autoupdate. you see ... even microsoft
would never be that shortsighted!!! (errm ... at least i hope so)

virtual


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