Re: [fw-wiz] Application-level Attacks
From: Marcus J. Ranum (mjr_at_ranum.com)
To: "M. Dodge Mumford" <email@example.com>, "Paul D. Robertson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 16:59:15 -0500
M. Dodge Mumford wrote:
>Marcus once mentioned out that that he got a tun interface running over
>SMTP. So that could be thought of as nfsd/mountd over sendmail (a sure sign
>of the apocolypse in many cultures).
>Anything which does I/O can be though of as using a protocol.
True! So then anything that is written in software is an application!
And, in fact, since hardware is written in software nowadays, it's
an application, too! So - EVERYTHING is an application. All attacks
are application layer attacks!
So that means application level security was invented by Jon Von Neumann
a long time before the marketing weasels had even heard of computers. :)
I'm gonna go back to staring at my navel, now. Recursion does that
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