Re: non-random IP IDs

From: Rodney W. Grimes (
Date: 04/17/01

From: "Rodney W. Grimes" <>
To: (Alfred Perlstein)
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:37:56 -0700 (PDT)

> * Darren Reed <> [010417 04:29] wrote:
> > In some mail from Julian Elischer, sie said:
> > >
> > > there is a site that calculates server uptime from these numbers.
> > > All the leading machines are freeBSD. When you do this it will
> > > no-longer be able to track us :-(
> >
> > IMHO, extraordinarily large uptimes are nothing to be proud of and
> > say nothing about the quality of software.
> >
> > I'd almost go so far as to say uptimes greater than 1 year indicate
> > that the system administration practises need review.
> Agreed. I've yet to hear about any seriously deployed system
> go without security advisories for over a year.

Or perhaps this is a very talented system admin who values uptime
and finds work arounds that don't envolve downing a system that do
just as good, and sometimes better, than the vendor fix for the
security issue.

Security Fix != Reboot required.

Rod Grimes - KD7CAX @ CN85sl - (RWG25)     
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