OT: MS/Unisys Have Made My Day

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Tue Apr 2 13:35:00 2002

Rumor has it that Brian Knittel may have mentioned these words:
>> The M$ foot gets another dose of lead
>Ummm, Doc, I think you fell for an April Fools prank.
>If you view, say, http://www.wehavethewayout.com/xxx
>you get a standard IIS 404 page, and the HTTP
>response header say "Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0"

Which is very easy to hack... Besides, when I brought it up, it only
mentioned IIS (no version) on the "response page" which can say anything,
even in Apache.

>I think Microsoft learned its lesion when
>it took, what, a couple of years to migrate
>Hotmail off of Unix onto NT/2000?
>Or did I fall for the prank by responding? :/

No, because I telnetted to port 110 and they're running a slightly modified
Qpopper version 2.53 as a POP server, which does not have executibles for
Winders anything...

And besides, if it wasn't true, why was there this line:

"Representatives at Unisys and Microsoft weren't immediately available for

They'd be happy to comment if it wasn't running FreeBSD, which if they
finally did rid themselves over at Hotmail, they did it very recently...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
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disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
Received on Tue Apr 02 2002 - 13:35:00 BST

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