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Overclockers Australia: Nmap Examination of Various Operating Systems

Sep 19, 2004, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Radvan)

[ Thanks to Anon. for this link. ]

"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..."

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