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RE: [in] Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: "Randal, Phil" <prandal () herefordshire gov uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:09:17 -0000

I presume he's talking about this one:

"Programs that connect to IP addresses that are in the loopback address
range may not work as you expect in Windows XP Service Pack 2"




Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK  

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of 
Ron DuFresne
Sent: 15 November 2004 20:02
To: Gregory Gilliss
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [in] Re: [Full-disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Gregory Gilliss wrote:

One comment about XP2 - the company where I work (which produces 
security networking appliances) has a corporate policy - we do not 
support XP2. Sales hates this (because all the numbnuts out 
there are 
pulling SP2 down with autoupdate and they have no clue what 
they have 
brought upon themselves) but since M$ was so idiotic as to 
disable the 
network functionality that allows reverse proxies to 
function properly 
(and I'm not talking about Juniper's back door where they 
pipe things 
straight through) it basically makes my company's (and every other 
company's) product break.

The really dumb part is that M$ has a patch for their 
misdeeds and a 
knowledge base article and everything - but it's not incoroporated 
into autoupdate. Wonder why they would not include that fix 
for SP2 in 
autoupdate? Maybe they *want* to break other company's products?
Nah ... <G>

I'm sure many would have liked to the the direct link to the sp2 fix.


Ron DuFresne
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humanity.  It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets 
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self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
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