[conspire] Re: OT (somewhat) Linux perspective on "Zotob's" target

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Aug 18 15:37:56 PDT 2005

Quoting Eric De Mund (ead-conspire at ixian.com):

> Stripping services may be a way to achieve better performance from and
> increased lifespans of Windows systems, and I plan to explore that the
> next time I descend.

You may want to look at some of the comments in that Slashdot thread you
mentioned for gotchas, e.g.:


Allegedly, following Russinovich's (or Black Viper's? Dunno.)
recommendations makes that box almost entirely non-functional, e.g.
"networking is crippled".  Finding a liveable middle ground between that
and Microsoft Corp.'s what-me-worry defaults seems likely to require
considerable time and research in the face of murky or entirely missing
information -- or wrapping everything in Ye Olde Magick Firewall, which
effectively punts the problem to someone else.

Personally, I'd rather just run Linux.  ;->  All of that expertise and
creativity and/or money is going to in the end be time and effort wasted:

But That's Just My Opinion.  I Could Be Wrong.<tm>

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