15. Network Protocol Fuzzing:Automation on UNIX

“I think we agree, the past is over.”

George W. Bush, on his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

Although Microsoft Windows dominates in the desktop arena, UNIX systems still hold the majority market share as the server platform of choice. The Apache Web server, for example, largely run on UNIX systems, maintains an almost 30 point lead over Microsoft IIS according to the latest NetCraft survey.[1] Vulnerabilities affecting popular UNIX services are highly critical and have far-reaching impacts. The bulk of the Internet runs on UNIX-based DNS, mail, and Web services. Consider, for example, that the discovery of a flaw in the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) ...

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