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I remember fixing a bunch of bugs in 1990 because someone started running SATAN against our hosts and there mere act of sending ill-formed requests to various ports would cause the associated daemons to crash. What's amazing is that this still happens. In half a day I'll bet I could find at least a dozen super popular services that can be crashed by sending random data to one of their network ports using a default configuration.

>SATAN against our hosts

oh, well...


That might be worth spending the half a day if you can get some bug bounty money for those bugs!

I still wear my SATAN tshirt monthly.

Thanks for reminding me that other folks are old, too. I hadn't heard anyone mention it in years.

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