[ILUG] From the register. XP machine rooted in 200 seconds.
lbedford at lbedford.org
Wed Dec 1 12:21:47 GMT 2004
On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 12:13 +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 12:05:49PM +0000, Ken Gilmour wrote:
> > intimidate some people, however windows update (automatic or manual)
> > has a new thing called BITS (i think) which allows you to download
> > bits of the service pack at a time and resume it later on. So you
> > could technically do it in the background over a few connections
> > without even knowing it... but still it would make everything even
> > slower which you don't want on a dialup
> and while it trickles down, your machine gets broken into.
similar to the X hundred megabytes for FC3 which has been out, for what,
at least 30 packages were updated on a machine I installed over the
network (why didn't it install the latest versions during the network
total for the fedora core 3 i386 updates directory: 876608
obviously, you're not going to install all of them.
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