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Came across this page about WindowsXP DNS resolver and its own caching/security policies

It seems that Microsoft is admitting that out of the box, WindowsXP can be cached-poisoned :). Ohh, and in order to secure the box, you need to hack the registry which may require you to reinstall your OS. Hmm, and they say Unix is difficult to use and inflexible :)

Now, I am not sure if that is still the case if the resolver points to secure caches such as dnscache. If that is so, its a disaster waiting to happen

Had a look at the Skipjack kernel SRPM to see what patches were incorporated in Redhat's upcoming release. O(1) scheduler, rmap and low-latency seemed to be the most interesting. It would also be nice if there was documentation in the kernel src rpm which said what each patch did

Anyway, with this combo I don't think I'm going to be using stock kernel's for a while

Fired up red-carpet to see if the RPM update was available in the Redhat 7.2 channel, it still isn't even though the errata has been out since approximately a month.

I can manually download and update the package but there seems to be no information from Ximian whether doing so would cause bad juju for RedCarpet. I know RedCarpet won't touch kernel upgrades, what other packages won't it upgrade ?

US Patent number 6368227 rocks :)

Children, please break out your piggy banks

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