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Re: Code Red 2 cleanup; reporting..
In message <[email protected]>, Roeland Me yer writes: > >> So -- if he wasn't running IIS, what was he running? > >Win2K boxen are ALWAYS running IIS. It doesn't matter whether you have Pro >or Server. ALL Win2K systems need to run the patch. MSFT chose to integrate >much of the IIS stuff into DLLs with other system critical stuff. As a >result, IIS can't be completely removed without killing off other critical >functions. Yes, what they proved in court is even more true with Win2K than >with Win98 (Duh! MSFT didn't lie, but they didn't tell the whole truth >either). WinXP is even more in that direction, from all reports. I think you're confusing IIS with Internet Explorer. And Microsoft denies that it's installed by default on Win2K Professional -- see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-033.asp XP Beta 2 does have IIS by default; XP RC1 and RC2 do not. I can't be sure they're telling the whole truth; I can tell you that the two Win2K boxes I sometimes use are not listening to anything on port 80. > >BTW, is any motion happening, in the direction of finding the author(s)? I'd >like to personally thank them, with a new neck-tie. The other end is >attached to a huge California oak tree. > Not that I've heard. --Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb