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Re: ftp banner stripping?



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.

Greg