[Dshield] NT4.51?

Dave Simmons s67bigdave at verizon.net
Fri Aug 22 19:53:44 GMT 2003

Hello all,

This is in reference to the change of NT3.51 to NT3.5.1 and also some 
further info on NT4.51.

 > Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:45:18 -0700 (PDT)
 > From: Wayne Beckham
 > Subject: [Dshield] NT4.51?
 > Can anyone tell me what the difference between NT4 and
 > NT4.51?  I'm getting hit up with this question and I'm
 > not sure what the answer is.  It's related to
 > vulnerability of NT to the blaster virus.

 > Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:05:20 -0500
 > From: "Deb Hale"
 > Subject: RE: [Dshield] NT4.51?

 > Wayne - I am not sure, but I think 4.51 is NT 4 Small Business Server and
 > 4.0 is just NT server.  Anyone else know?

>Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 10:12:17 -0700
>From: "Coxe, John B."
>Subject: RE: [Dshield] NT4.51?
>NT3.5.1 could be blue-screened with a large packet ping.  The big ICMPs out
>there could likely fit that bill.  <RANT level=personal>Anyone running 3.5.1
>today pretty much deserves it though.</RANT>

 > Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:53:05 -0500
 > From: "Deb Hale"
 > Subject: RE: [Dshield] NT4.51?
 > HUH!  Where did 3.5.1 come from?

I believe Deb was questioning the change to *nix style version numbering, 
3.5.1 as opposed to 3.51. Which by the numbers, would make this an unstable 
version. Windows programs normally have their version/build numbers buried 
within the program. Example: Win98SE is version 4.10.2222 A.

In other areas:

 > Date:    Thu, 3 Jul 1997 14:55:38 -0400
 > From:    Bob Geoghegan <[PRIVACY PROTECTION]>
 > Subject: Re: FW: Is it worth upgrading from NT 3.51 to NT 4.0
 >> Sources deep inside MS say that the 'bullet-proof' NT4 to be issued as
 >> NT4.51 -- "It's a really stable sounding number," one remarked.   ;-)
 > Bob G

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