The latest and greatest PDF document for the Windows XP Service Configurations is posted: XPServices.zip ~ 233,872 bytes ~ 64 pages ~ Printable Revision 5 ~ August 31, 2003 This update expands the dependencies of all the services to include not only what a particular service needs to run, but what other services require it to be functional. This could reduce the headache of attempting to cross reference services and may assist you in determining what services you can safely disable on your system.
After finding out that Service Pack 2 for Windows XP will not be released until sometime next year, I thought that I would update the Windows XP Services Information. This update expands the dependencies of all the services to include not only what a particular service needs to run, but what other services require it to be functional. This could reduce the headache of attempting to cross reference services and may assist you in determining what services you can safely disable on your system. Unfortunately, the printable PDF version is [Continue Reading]
Currently, I am connected to the internet through a wireless provider using the 2.4 GHz spectrum. A problem in recent history has surfaced that totally knocks my ISP and I offline for 3 to 15 minutes between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. Usually, this happens multiple times during that period. My ISP has discovered that "someone" is transmitting upwards of 100 W of power crossing my house and also hitting my ISP’s relay station, totally knocking them both down. The maximum output that is authorized is only [Continue Reading]
The network has been down due for the last 1.5 hours due to my ISP working on their equipment.
I transferred the web site over to a different computer. Hopefully, it will offer a little better response time than the previous one. This system includes a RAID controller that might speed up data transfer times. This still does not fix my connectivity issues with my ISP. However, the latest word is that they are looking at different options with regards to current backbone traffic. Hopefully, sometime this week, the issue will be resolved and no more dropped packets or spans of dropped connections will result. Currently, between the hours [Continue Reading]
Quick Rant: (View the previous ones) 226. 226 is the amount of SoBig viruses, bounced "auto replies," "virus warnings" and "unknown user" messages I received today. Tell your neighbor. Tell your Co-Workers. Tell your Family. Tell your Information Technology Manager. Tell your Network Administrator. Most importantly, tell yourself these items: "Do not send E-Mail attachments unless you send an additional E-mail that states that you did so and explain the contents!" "Do not open E-Mail attachments regardless of who sent them to you unless you can verify the contents!" "If [Continue Reading]
The web site and network will be up and down randomly due to my ISP and I working on connectivity issues. I appreciate your patience during this period.
To say again, Remote Procedure Call service is a critical vulnerability that you need to take care of. A solution is available. The main indication of this is a 60 second shutdown counter just after connecting to the internet or "right after" an attack attempt. Many versions of Windows is affected, to include NT, 2000, XP and 2003. This affects computers directly connected to the internet and could cause the attacker to install code to do ANY sort of malicious activities. Exploits already exist! Upon examination of my firewall log [Continue Reading]
I fixed an issue with some pages improperly printing while using Internet Explorer. This was due to the embedded tag that is no longer present.
The web site and network will be up and down randomly for the next couple of hours due to my ISP working on their backbone router equipment. I appreciate your patience during this period.