Overclockers Australia: Nmap Examination of Various Operating Systems
Sep 19, 2004, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The purpose of this short comparison is to perform some sort of
evaluation of the quality of the TCP/IP stack which is implemented
differently in various Operating Systems. I wanted to keep the test
as independent of hardware and build methodology as possible, and
to avoid making purely subjective evaluations on the quality of
these Operating Systems. I am not out to discover which OS is
faster, more usable or better for anyone's particular needs.
"I did a fresh install of several Operating Systems that I have
on hand, ranging from older versions (which are still in use) to
some of the latest versions available today. I installed them on
some spare hardware I have lying around, installed TCP/IP on all of
them, and connected them to my LAN. I then ran a simple scan
against each build from my main Slackware machine five(5) times in
order to calculate some sort of workable average..."