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Date:      Wed, 15 Aug 2001 09:17:39 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Ruslan Ermilov" <ru@FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc:        "Greg Lehey" <grog@FreeBSD.ORG>, "Ryan Thompson" <ryan@sasknow.com>, "William Nunn" <yorkie123@hotmail.com>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Remotely Exploitable telnetd bug
Message-ID:  <000001c125a5$cd996be0$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <20010815123747.B70885@sunbay.com>

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Ruslan Ermilov
>Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 2:38 AM
>>
>> It's going to be many years before even a quarter of the FTP clients in use
>> out there support these.
>>
>Umm, from where did you get this (pessimistic) heuristics?  :-)
>

Windows 95, 98, ME, 2K all include FTP clients that don't support these.  I'd
guess that XP won't support it either.  Not to mention OS/2 and MacOS.  Based
on
how many people are still running w95, and the serialization in XP that's
going
to make new sales of it very slow, I think we will be seeing quite a lot of
active
mode FTP clients for a long time.  Oh and I forgot all the currently shipping
web
browsers too.

Ted Mittelstaedt                                       tedm@toybox.placo.com
Author of:                           The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
Book website:                          http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com



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