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RE: Updated: ICMP Error Message Quoting Size (Identifying Sun Solaris,HP-UX 11.x and LINUX based machines)
From: "Ofir Arkin" <ofir () itcon-ltd com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 09:48:55 +0200

I would be careful about saying things like "all other operating systems".

I should have used "among the operating systems..."

Also, your statement above implies that Linux, Solaris and HP-UX are not
"closely follow[ing] RFC 1122 guidelines".

Should be: Parsing the RFC guidelines is not the same with...

Thanks for the attribution.  My paper (
http://www.insecure.org/nmap/nmap-fingerprinting-article.html ) doesn't
try to provide a comprehensive list of how each OS reacts to each of the
probes.  I didn't see much point in that since Nmap already comes with a
comprehensive and up-to-date list of hundreds of operating systems and how
they react to the probes.

Well, I just wanted to give you the credit...

Well, I made a general rule again :)
Trapped the mine - boom. I should only been talking on the LINUX stuff.
Another lesson :)


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