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InfoWorld: TCP fingerprinting solutions for Linux offer another way to gather security data

Oct 26, 1998, 13:15 (3 Talkback[s])

TCP fingerprinting works by sending TCP packets to a port and noticing how the TCP stack responds... each vendor implements the TCP/IP stack a little differently....

The first such tool to hit the Internet was Queso, which runs on Linux only [and]... was released to the public domain in early October...

Security heavyweights Network Associates (NAI) and Internet Security Systems (ISS) are also planning to build this technology into their products...

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