On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 20:00 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On 1/31/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203(a)freenet.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 11:10 -0700, Tom Tromey wrote:
> > >>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Corsepius
> > Ralf> I don't have any reasons to trust this URL smolt sends it data
> > In principle I think this site should be controlled by the fedora project.
> Why do you think are people disabling log-in prompts,
> forging/suppressing server id-strings, not using HINFO records in named
> etc. ?
No idea what you're talking about, and I consider myself somewhat paranoid.
Many servers/service return an id-string identifying the version of a
particular piece of SW - If this string is correct it, it provides clear
information to which vulnerabilities it is likely to be vulnerable.
Therefore many server admins use faked id-strings or don't provide this
kind of information.
> Not worth mentioning, jerks sneaking on connections, theft of
> base, connecting this data with data available from other sources and
> selling this data ...
We're still talking about data which contains solely of hardware
information which is individually publicly available,
It is not publicly
available!! You don't know which hardware I am
running nor how many machines I have, nor what I am using them for.
Otherwise smolt would not exist!
All you know is me using Fedora 6/i686 on a certain IP address.