Blocking version information

Vinny Abello vinny at
Sun Jun 19 16:29:59 UTC 2005

At 09:12 AM 6/19/2005, you wrote:
>On Sun Jun 19, 2005 at 00:34:03 -0400, Vinny Abello wrote:
> >
> >Sure, but if someone is skilled enough to fingerprint the name
> >server, then they deserve to know what it's running. A casual utility
> >or user won't be able to do that too easily. Apart from major
> >version, I doubt you can finger print a release down to a point
> >release. Feel free to prove me wrong. I'd be interested in how it works.
> >
>You can. Very easily.
>And so can j. random skript kid.

OK, again, apart from major version number... Everything I've seen so 
far doesn't identify an exact release. Thanks for the djb link 
though. I think I've actually seen that before, and fpdns has a wide 
margin of error for identifying a point release when I ran it.

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