Re: Testing Snort
I can tell you for sure I know of at least one business that still uses 10base BNC networks, and runs windows 98 as well on their production line, and they are the UKs largest manufacturer of insultation products.
(they are looking to upgrade I might add, but even so).
there are even some deparments in the Uni wher I work here that have some groups of old machines in labs that are setup running windows 98, 10base networking and are still used daily, simply because the machines that they control don't have any more current software, or the software that does run them is too expensive to warrant an upgrade.
I know that this is true of all the labs in the department I work in, all gas anaylsis and blood anaysis machines are all running windows 95, or windows 98 (at the moment). most clusters still have arcaic networking as well!
true, if you are in a big business (or a new business) then they probably have new stuff, but if a business is small, and doesn't warrant spending money on stuff that isn't broken, (or even if the business is huge, (like the uni here), they still may not upgrade everything...
And I really doubt that the uni where this guy wanted to do his testing was all that greatly equiped either. as a general rule, most unis have lots of shiny new equipment on display, but lots of dodgey old gear hidding in the backgrounds holding everything together!
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