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" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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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