__/ [ Jim ] on Thursday 10 August 2006 13:05 \__
> kevin bailey wrote:
>> Paris Marriot wrote:
>>> It's all over the press.
>>> The site ran Linux.
>>> Why are the Linux supporters scrambling looking to mobilize the troops to
>>> defend the mothership?
>>> How can one even begine to defend an operating system full of holes?
>>> Oh yes, attack the system admin that's how.
>>> Of course this could never be a Linux fault no could it?
>>> Why not face the facts instead of blaming everyone in tar-nation for a
>>> security fault in the Linux operating system.
>>> Oh silly me.
>>> Linux is the kernel.
>>> This was a fault in Apache.
>>> Sorry NOT!
>> I think it was a DDOS attack which usually comes from 10's of thousands of
>> infected Windows PC's - it shows what we have to deal with when one major
>> software supplier is so crap.
> yeap, I get that on my Linux-powered router logs: thousands upon thousands
> of ICMP Ping flood attacks. Per DAY. If, according to the trolls around
> here, nobody uses Linux, then I can come to but one conclusion: that 100.0%
> of said dDOS attacks come from Windows botnets.
> Who do I bill for lost business?
If I may add (sorry to 'fuel' a troll here): people speak about browser share
and O/S share statistics that are based on Web site logs. Mind you, all
these zombie attacks contribute a _great deal_ to the IE and Windows slice
of the pie, whereas other platforms and browser behave themselves. A lot of
'noise bias' is incorrectly accounted for. There are lies, damn lies, and
statistics. And the diversity in the Linux world, as well as agent forging
(for permission to access sites) gives a grossly false impression.
Based on what I see on my Web sites, the Windows zombies are humming all the
time even when they don't work in a distributed fashion to knock down Web
servers. It depends on the sites though.
PS -linux-sux @ lycos, get yourself a life and find a suitable newsgroup.
UseNet was not built for harassment. At the end, rather than insult people,
it is people like you who end up with guilt and self disgust.
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