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Comment: Re:OS Fingerprints! (Score 1) 32

"Apparently the researchers didn't analyze OS fingerprints at all."

Did you look into their paper? This is apparently not true. They focused on the ICMP data set but also looked into others, in particular the service probes that you mentioned. One of their validation sets is using that data set.

Okay, point taken about the service fingerprints, but I still see no mention for the OS fingerprints. If they looked at the data format that is there, they could get much more out of the set. (they'd also find more mess by the way as there was some weird bug that destroyed quite a few samples there)

Comment: OS Fingerprints! (Score 3, Interesting) 32

Apparently the researchers didn't analyze OS fingerprints at all. There is some metadata that the original researcher(s) forgot to remove (as well as a lot more mess). Service fingerprints are interesting as well. I did a lot of research on this data set and I have to say that while messy, this is also a really amazing data set. This article is IMHO biased.

Comment: Re:Still abusive (Score 1) 511

by d33tah (#46284113) Attached to: Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS
Hashing is just not going to help there. The DNS domain space is basically so little that it could probably even be bruteforced offline, not to mention web crawlers. You can easily download the rDNS for the whole internet as of 2012 from Internet Census 2012 database for free ( While it's not forward DNS, I would expect to get a very high match rate just by hashing it all. Definitely feasible.

+ - Community-sourced news site,, goes live 18

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+ - Slashdot beta sucks 9

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Comment: Apache 2 License? o.o (Score 2) 90

by d33tah (#46090199) Attached to: Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Will Share Server Designs
I'm surprised to actually find that they chose Apache License for the project instead of their GPL-incompatible MS-PL. I have no idea what Chassis Manager is actually useful for (and a skeptic inside of me tells me that probably nothing unless you pay for their other products), but it's interesting to see that they actually released 36k lines of code as free software.

Comment: Re:Obligatory (Score 5, Insightful) 533

by d33tah (#46001637) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?
Personally I think that the biggest problem with Slashdot is the abundance of comments like this. Seriously, it might not meet your standards. I understand. Now get over it and stop wasting my time writing it for the thousandth time or actually submit an article that raises the bar. Whining is not really going to change anything. Sorry, but I really had to.

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