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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: OS Name in SERVER_VERSION (fwd)
Date Thu, 09 Apr 1998 15:14:08 GMT

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Michael Parker wrote:
> > Wasn't this discussed a while back the the consensus was that it was
> > "A Bad Thing" because it told potential hackers what type of OS you
> > were running.
> > 
> > Could be totally wrong, but I swear I've heard this all before.
> You have, and that was the conclusion reached.
But this conclusion was reached for _specific_ OS-es if I am not 
mistaken; we are now talking about three or four very broad and wide
categories.  I think that this makes it from a 'Bad Thing' into a
reasonable engineering compromise.


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