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Re: [suse-security] WindowsXP contact it's home ?!
  • From: Ray Dillinger <bear@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 09:10:14 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.40.0112140907230.16178-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Michael Appeldorn wrote:

>Today I saw in some firewall logs a misconfigured interface
>with martian source lines.
>
>So far- so good. But this is a new XPnotebook that contacts
>with the standard IP of network-adapter 169.x.x.x a page
>at microsoft
>
>time.windows.com
>
>not nice. Anybody knows more. Should I block certain MS-Sites
>with my firewall?

If you consistently prevent XP from contacting Microsoft, it
will quit working after sixty days. I think this particular
call is just setting the system time, but the license code
also depends on servers at Microsoft.

Bear



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