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Re: Is F9 Security an oxymoron?



Dave Feustel wrote:
I ask this because I am having new and persistant problems with both
Firefox and Konqueror running on 32-bit F9. The problems suggest DOS
exploits, and I wonder just how these exploits are being implemented
against the two browsers.

Install and run "iptraf". Go to "Detailed interface statistics" and select the interface connected to the internet. Watch "Total rates" for a while. If those numbers are near your internet connections maximum bandwidth, then *maybe* you're being DOSed. Otherwise, you're not.

I am pretty much of the conclusion that all operating systems can be
cracked straightforewardly, mostly because of security holes in X11,
which is becoming a requirement of effective computer use.

No, it isn't. The vast majority of computers do not use X11, and as pointed out: modern Linux systems don't make X11 remotely accessible at all.

Is anyone aware of legislation passed by Congress in 1995 mandating
that ALL computers be remotely accessible regardless of OS running on
the computer?

No, and I suspect that if you attempt to identify the bill, you'll find that there isn't one. The government also can not watch you through your television or computer monitor.

I normally keep these thoughts to myself, but the increasing buginess of
the two browsers on F9 is beginning to aggravate me. All this seems to
have gotten much worse after I posted a review on Amazon of the book
_Judaism Discovered_ by Michael Coffman. I bought the book after I
discovered that the book had been banned by Amazon, the only book ever
banned by Amazon.  Could I have pissed off someone by buying and/or
reviewing the book? :-)

It seems far fetched.

Attempting to post this, I got a shell error: cannot connect to
port 587. Connection Refused.

Talk to your ISP about why it might have been unavailable briefly.


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