Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*)...

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  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    This rather interesting article at The Register spells it all out for you...(and please note, it has a rather negative spin).

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/24189.html

    A brief quote to give you an idea what it's all about:
    Ouch. (No discredit or disrespect intended by me in posting this, of course.) But the article only gets more negative from there.


    -This is one of those times where I don't know if I can say "Enjoy!" and not get money placed on my head.  ;)
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    Well, knowing the author has an ongoing quarrel with Gibson, personally I'm not that surprised with the tone.

    Gibson has either friends or enemies; obviously comes with the territory and the way he expresses himself.

    (mmm...at least one exception: personally I don't take sides).

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. UNICRON

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    with Checkout here watchdoggin me, I'd better not even comment on this one.....(resists urge)....(grits teeth)...
     
  4. FanJ

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    May I advice to take the time to read comments on this at GRC.news.feedback:

    https://grc.com/x/news.exe?cmd=xover&group=grc.news.feedback
     
  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    I have always known there are those who do not like Mr. Gibson - though I did not know the person who wrote the article was one of them (although the article DID seem to stray somewhat away from the "report the news" side of it all and into "hostile territory" ;)).

    Just the subjects on the newsgroups there tell it all: "Thomas C Greene is ranting again"...

    -javacool
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    Well, I have been crucified in the near past for critisizing Gibson in the near past. Gibson is at least a guru for many - those will not accept any criticism regarding Gibson. Although personally I do believe an open mind is a necessaty concerning all, Gibson included, I didn't mind one bit.

    No doubt Gibson has - and still does - quite wortwhile things, and should be applauded for doing so. On the other hand: he's no divine creature. Just a human being with all coming with that.

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. Checkout

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    Re: Steve Gibson invents broken SYNcookies (*ouch*

    I will not rise to the bait..I will not rise to the bait...  :)
     
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