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Re: OS Detection Question
From: "Marco Belmonte" <mbelmonte () globalmedia com>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 04:37:42 -0700


There are patches to do this. My question is *WHY*. Why do you want to
mask your OS? It will provide you no extra protection.

Wrong.

Potential intruders doing quick mass scans of multiple hosts will probably
bypass your machine in the event they are looking to exploit a "Linux"
machine and your fingerprint doesn't match up.

It's just another little thing you can do in the overall scheme of things to
harden your host protection.

Regards,

Marco Belmonte, MCSE
Senior Technical Consultant
GlobalMedia.com
http://www.globalmedia.com

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