July 5, 2001

The raw packet panic

Author: JT Smith

J. Lasser writes, "Column about Linux and Windows XP's raw sockets capability is
on SecurityFocus.
" From the story: "Linux and Unix already offer raw sockets. Only the root user has the
ability to generate these packets, and if Windows XP does not
similarly restrict the ability to use raw sockets, then Gibson can
properly complain that Windows is not doing its job. But the feature
itself simply brings Windows in line with what Linux and Unix have
been doing for years."


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