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2 weeks nothing and now 2 letters in 3 days! I'm catching up.

This one is a NT4 edition

 

SRPMicrosoft Windows NT Server HomeMicrosoft Windows NT Workstation Home

Microsoft released a service pack for NT4, no not SP7 but a roll-up package of post sp6a security fixes. They came up with a new word for it: Security Rollup Package (SRP)

This is not the first time MS releases a SRP, they did it for IIS 5 in win2k before win2k sp2 was released and for Exchange 2000 before sp1 came out.

It contains fixes for 69 problems see the URL below.

I still don't understand why MS cancelled the release of sp7 for NT4. They said customers were not waiting for another service pack, also they said there were not enough bugs discovered to fix for a sp! Well, hey wouldn't that be nice if sp7 would finish NT4, finally the product is bug free!

But no, they cancel it, so NT will never be known-bug free, unless you install all 389!!! post sp6 hotfixes.(not enough bug to fix??)

See this FTP site ftp://hotfix.microsoft.com/winnt/windows_nt_4.0/sp7/

Don't bother downloading all files are password protected zipfiles.

Don't bother to crack the zipfiles, All zips have a different password of 9-11 characters using a character range of the whole keyboard!  It will take a crack program more than a year for 1 file!

 

You can call MS support in your country and you get the hotfix for free, do that 389 times and you have a bug free NT system!

 

If you have a NT4 system with its bare-ass on the Internet you MUST install this package.

There are a lot of flaws in NT4 and not only IIS4, though the most vulnerable is IIS, like the Code RED worm that is infecting IIS systems worldwide.

MS told today in a special "URGENT MICROSOFT SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT":

 

"On July 19, the Code Red worm infected more than 250,000 systems in just 9 hours. The worm scans the Internet, identifies vulnerable systems, and infects these systems by installing itself. Each newly installed worm joins all the others causing the rate of scanning to grow rapidly. This uncontrolled growth in scanning directly decreases the speed of the Internet and can cause sporadic but widespread outages among all types of systems. Code Red is likely to start spreading again on July 31st, 2001 8:00 PM EDT and has mutated so that it may be even more dangerous. This spread has the potential to disrupt business and personal use of the Internet for applications such as electronic commerce, email and entertainment."

 

Obviously SP6a is required before installing the SRP!

Here is the post sp6 Rollup

 

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q299/4/44.asp?ID=299444

 

 

http://UGLY/~URL

 

I moved my sites to my space at my ISP, that's why my URL ends up horrible when you visit, kind of reminding the beginning of the WWW.

The success of my site killed my download speed-rate and I like to inform you all on my site but not at the cost of my download speed! ;0)

I'm looking for a solution 'till that time links may not always work. But main sites always work

 

 

http://www.bink.nu

 

http://www.windowsxp.nu.

 

 

 

 Media Player 8 build 4440

 

I received complaints that the link I provided in my last newsletter did not work

Temporary it is available here, so get while it is there!

 

That's it

 

XP freaks don't forget to become a member of my XP community. It has 2100 members!

 

http://communities.msn.com/wwwwindowsxpnu

 

That's it

 

 

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