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Re: ftp banner stripping?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: ftp banner stripping?
- From: Greg Thomas <getbsd_(_at_)_sbcglobal_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 11:15:08 -0800
On Sunday, Jan 12, 2003, at 10:52 US/Pacific, shaun wrote:
I still have to understand the magic that makes all bugs disappear
and all security flaws vanish just by changing banners.
From the POV of an ISP tech, there'll always be someone smarter and
able to crack the box regardless of what histrionics are observed. The
point is to narrow down the margin as much as possible. If I had the
attitude that it just didn't matter, I'd be running on windows boxes.
And as you probably know then, security through obscurity rarely works.
Stripping banners is a waste of time.