This is a known bug in NT/Win 95, it also is claimes to affect Windown
for Workgroups. The Microsoft networking doesn't handel out of band data
and bad things happen. At the least the networking will go off line at
worst blue screen of death. It is suppose to drastly affect netbeui but
wil also affect the tcpip ports.
It would be a bad thing though if everyone started taking popshots
around the internet with this thing. Firewalls and proxy servers will
stop it. And some routers can filter it.
I've heard that there is a microsoft fix for win95 but haven't found it
or heard directly from microsoft.
William P. Barr wrote:
> >>winnuke.c is a program which will crash any Windows 95/NT machine.
> >>Since this operating system is popular among spammers, winnuke makes it easy
> >>to get rid of them.
> >Lovely. What an idiotic suggestion.
> Actually, if it works, the only truly idiotic thing is that the target
> operating systems allow the script to work in the first place! As for the
> original suggestion, it looks like spam to me ...
> William Barr, Stanford Computer Forum firstname.lastname@example.org
> Listowner: butler-sql, harpoon, phoenix-command, tacops,
> z-scale, email@example.com
> "My opinions are mine and only mine."
fn: Nimoy Pugh
org: Reniassance Internet Services (PIVC, L.L.C.)
title: System Administrator
note: Internet today ..... Advantage tomorrow