On Sun, 1 Dec 1996, Douglas Cheline wrote:
> The various Firewall vendors that I have spoken to have repeatedly
> stated that, eventhough their product does run over NT, running
> firewalls over UNIX is much more secure. The reasoning I get is that NT
> has some inherent vulnerabilities that cannot be plugged since the code
> is proprietary and closed. UNIX on the other hand is standard based and
> open, plus it has been on the market much longer and more efforts have
> been placed in plugging the holes there.
Which I agree with.
> This sounds nice but not very convincing unless some hard facts are
> revealed. Can knowledgable members of this forum tell me what those
> 'holes' in NT are? and is this a valid argument?
Check out the list of changes in the service packs you get, just going
thru those will tell you soe of the things that were wrong with previous
versions of NT and shows you what may e wong with the current versions.
Tho TCP/IP implementation on NT is reported to have some problems, I
recall one talk about UDP packets causing problems, not just malformed
ones, but RFC ompliant ones but I'll have ot get back to he list on that
one. Plus, considering Microsoft's track ercord with security it's
really hard for me to trust them on something as complex as an OS.
If I had source code I could get you prolly a dozen exploits in a few
Craig Brozefsky cosmo @
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