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RE: Blocking port 135?

  • From: Michel Py
  • Date: Sat Aug 02 15:15:31 2003

> Sean Donelan wrote:
> As someone else pointed out, if you want the ISP to provide you
> with a completely "safe" network you will end up with something
> like Minitel.

Note that the Minitel itself had many backdoors (not all of them being
blocked by servers) and has not been safe for years; the issue is
somehow comparable: The {app|minitel} has built-in vulnerabilities
{crummy code|hidden control codes}. Those of us that participated in the
early days of it still remember that when you wanted to get rid of
someone in a chat room all you had to do was to private a message
containing <esc>:f<ctrl-c><esc>9g

Michel.





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