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Re: What do you want your ISP to block today?
From: "Matthew S. Hallacy" <poptix () techmonkeys org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 00:04:51 -0500

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 02:53:46PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

This, in fact, is the single biggest thorn in our side at the moment. It's hard
to adopt a pious "patch your broken box" attitude when the user can't get it
patched without getting 0wned first...

This is where you start forcing users through a captive portal to the update
site of their vendor, I think they'll get the idea when every site they try to
bring up turns out to be windowsupdate.microsoft.com


Given the Lion worm that hit Linux boxes, and the fact there's apparently a
known remote-root (since fixed) for Apple's OSX, what operating systems would
you consider "acceptable"?

Anything that's not currently infected, and is patched to the current 'safe'

Matthew S. Hallacy                            FUBAR, LART, BOFH Certified
http://www.poptix.net                           GPG public key 0x01938203

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