RE: Stopping people finding out uptime?
It theoretically show if you were vulnerable to a certain flaw in a
kernel. Kernel upgrades usually mean reboots.
It could also be a good profiler of targets with good uptime. Good
uptime = good target, since I'd want a stable platform to launch attacks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Pittman [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 9:15 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Stopping people finding out uptime?
> On Sun, 14 Apr 2002, Charlie Grosvenor wrote:
> > If I port scan my machine nmap finds out how long my machine has
> > on for, How can I stop people outside my network from finding this
> > information out?
> Other people have told you how to disable this. This is about a
> different issue:
> It makes absolutely no difference to their ability to do anything to
> your machine. Knowing that it has been up for a couple of hours or a
> couple of years makes no real difference to the ability to attack it.
> So, why did you want to disable this?
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