[Dshield] rpc

Brenden Walker BKWalker at DRBSystems.com
Tue Aug 12 17:43:20 GMT 2003

I'm sure many people know somebody that works at Micro$oft (I know I do),
this is just a symptom of the 'My way or the highway' attitude of the
management.  We've been fighting problems like this for years, and finally
the management here is considering a move to Linux ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hobbit at avian.org [mailto:hobbit at avian.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 6:32 AM
> To: list at dshield.org
> Subject: [Dshield] rpc
> It's really unfortunate that M$ has made RPC really 
> hard/infeasible to disable completely.  Sure, you can turn 
> the service off and reboot, and your machine will then take 
> about 10-15 minutes for everything that wants to interact 
> with RPC to try, fail, time out, and then finally either fail 
> or keep going.  But the machine *will* come up and run, it'll 
> just be inordinately slow at a lot of things because of this 
> idiotic long RPC timeout.
> Why isn't there some way to just let other parts of the OS 
> know "no, there isn't any RPC, just go do what you have to do 
> without it" ?! This is evidently one reason "safe mode" takes 
> so long to get going, too -- which ironically you'd expect to 
> boot almost instantly.
> It would be nice to be able to come up and usefully run 
> without services.exe or svchost.exe running at all, 
> especially after most of the services within them have been 
> disabled.  Thanks so much, unca bill.
> _H*
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