I think the article's description of "gigantic install base" refers to the
desktops,
not the servers. Email virus generally attack desktop Outlook & Outlook
Express
(because it's easy and causes great "panic"). Behind the 26% IIS servers on
the
net are an incredible amount of desktops. Someone could theoretically
interfere
with the 5250 data stream, but who would notice?
imho
jim franz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Is IIS worth the risk?


> Quote from article:
>
> "Worms, site defacements, and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks
> strike non-Microsoft servers daily. Microsoft simply makes a juicier
target,
> mostly by virtue of its gigantic installed base, than any of its
> competitors."
>
> Which is a load of crap.  This justifies email viruses.  Apache owns 60%
of
> the webserver market.  IIS about 20 to 25%.
>
> Adam Lang
> Systems Engineer
> Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <jpcarr@tredegar.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:09 AM
> Subject: Is IIS worth the risk?
>
>
> >
> > Neat article.
> >
> > http://www.infoworld.com/articles/tc/xml/01/12/24/011224tcpcp.xml
> >
> > Maybe should write to the writers and name some server that may not have
> > had any publicity about being the target of viruses.
> >
> > John





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