Forwarded from: Joshua Krage <jkrageat_private> (non-attributed redistribution OK) On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 04:17:46AM -0500, Justin Lundy wrote: > Raytheon developed SilentRunner directly after a programmer named > "bind" published his open-source "siphon" project on the Internet > two years ago. The siphon software passively mapped networks (see > where Considering I was present at a functional demo of the pre-release SilentRunner product well over two years ago, before the Siphon presentation at Blackhat (for which I was also present) I find this claim quite hard to believe. Corporate products do not have same-day development turnaround, especially on the then three-OS environment. So the claim that SilentRunner stole the siphon concept to create a corporate product is completely off-base. > Having worked in the computer industry for a while, nothing sickens > me more than a constant supply of low-quality, small-scope software > that was written in a week and sells for rediculous amounts of > money. If While I cannot attest to the quality of the code, I do know it took much more than a week to develop the core product. The visualization tools are quite interesting. As to the price, I personally agree; full Gigabit IDS deployments cost a fraction of a single SR sensor. :) - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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