[SWLUG] Wretched microsoft

Emmanuel Durand erdurand at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 08:50:44 UTC 2008

Just found an article on the BBC website:


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Andrew Price <andy at andrewprice.me.uk>

> On 10/07/08 23:25, Neil Jones wrote:
> > You'll be interested to hear this one. Mickeysoft seem to have just
> scored a massive own goal.
> It may seem that way but it's Check Point which is patching its software
> to fix the ensuing internet connectivity problem, not Microsoft. This
> suggests that ZoneAlarm had some fragile code in it. So it could be that
> Microsoft is innocent in this instance.
> Of course, I can't be sure about that either. Check Point's ZoneAlarm
> fix might be working around a new bug which Microsoft's DNS patch
> caused. Who knows what goes on in the shady world of closed source code.
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