Instead of freebsd.com, why not...
atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Sat Feb 12 12:09:34 GMT 2005
Ted Mittelstaedt writes:
> That is really stupid since there's been many security patches that have
> come out in the last year that require rebooting during their install.
My NT machine does not require them.
> If your NT system touches a network that touches the Internet, it needs
> to be patched to current levels.
It doesn't touch anything.
> Failing to do this means you have a
> lack of consideration for the rest of us on the Internet, as unpatched
> Windows systems are the single greatest source of viruses and spam and
> attacks and other trouble on the Internet today.
A system that isn't exposed to the Internet is not vulnerable to direct
attacks, and prudent use of the system renders it invulnerable to
indirect attacks (clicking on infected e-mail, for example). This
particular system hardly does anything right now; it supports a handful
of legacy apps, and that's all.
> I suppose you don't fix the catalyatic converter on your car when
> it ruptures, either.
I don't have a car.
> Yes it is. That is why Diskkeeper is standard for all NTFS servers that
> exist within Microsoft. Another little Microsoft secret for Microsquish
> employees and their friends.
I never saw much of a difference after running defrag on NTFS, so I
don't do it much anymore.
> Except that your not patching, and worse you announced your running
> unpatched windows systems on a public forum ...
No, I'm not.
> - hmm, let's see if I can get that keyboard capture program installed
> on your system before the others do....
no Java, no HTML--that might be difficult. I never execute attachments,
and none of the software I have will execute attachments implicitly.
I've installed the patches for the JPEG vulnerability.
As I've said, the only virus infection I've ever had was on FreeBSD.
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