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From thorn...@cnation.com
Subject Re: Your users, Microsoft!!!
Date Wed, 07 Jul 1999 23:31:33 GMT
thornton@cnation.com wrote:
> 
> Microsoft started blocking most IP traffic (using a BSDi firewall, BTW)
> after the infamous "Ping of Death" repeatedly took down their
> webservers.
> 
> The firewall is probably blocking queso scans.
> 
> ftp homepages.msn.com
>  Connected to homepages.msn.com.
>  220 TalkCity FTP server (Version tcftpd(4) Sun Oct 11 20:50:16 PDT
> 1998) ready.
>  Name (homepages.msn.com:thornton):
> 
> I think TalkCity runs on Solaris.

$ host homepages.msn.com
homepages.msn.com has address 209.143.224.160

$ host 209.143.224.160
160.224.143.209.IN-ADDR.ARPA domain name pointer msnhome.talkcity.com

Microsoft is getting lazy, not hosting their own service. Still, the
fact that they didn't require NT/IIS as part of the deal is a pretty big
deal.
 
thornton

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