Active directory uses DNS ( if I remember correct ). In my experience
anything win 2000
or above and running as PDC will have all that crap open .
My PDC's are allways Linux boxes so it isnt something I see very often
in my offices ;-)
It may not be less secure but it is a nightmare for wierd client bugs.
>I was checking the colleges DNS server and I just ran nmap to see what
>it was running. I really never came across windows running a DNS server
>before so i was curious as to how secure this would be and is it common
>practise the run such a service on windows. I know bind Doesn't have a
>great track record itself. anyway the server in question is ns.wit.ie
>and has 14 open ports including 445,21,80 etc.
>as it is a namesever I don't see the need to be "covert" about saying
>this on a public list.
>>On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 00:41, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>>>>On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:35:15AM +0100, Nils wrote:
>>>How secure is windows for running a DNS server on it.
>>>>>>>>security of an underlying operating system for running an arbitrary
>>service is more a function of how easily you may keep it up-to-date and
>>locked down. Something which in turn is a function of your own experience
>>and the tools available to you. Assuming a blank-slate with all
>>Operating Systems, probably no less secure than anything else. More
>>important is the choice of DNS server.
>>>>Is this in comparison to running a DNS server on Linux? I only ask
>>because this is a Linux user group!
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