Excerpt of yesterday's server logs:
|07 Nov, Wed, 10:19:12||126.96.36.199||MSIE 4||Windows 98|
|07 Nov, Wed, 10:30:13||BU-WCS3-SAND.NIPR.MIL </font>||Netscape 4 </font>||Windows NT </font>|
|07 Nov, Wed, 10:46:55||188.8.131.52||Netscape 4||Windows 98|
|07 Nov, Wed, 10:56:20||184.108.40.206||Netscape 4||Linux 2|
|07 Nov, Wed, 11:00:00||BU-WCS3-SAND.NIPR.MIL||Netscape 3 </font>||Other|
Yrrrgh ... what's nipr.mil? A quick online search revealed some rather interesting details on the U.S. Department of Defense.
NIPR - Department of Defense Network Operations (NIPRNet);
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has established a number of NIPRNet gateways to the Internet, which will be protected and controlled by firewalls and other technologies.
The following information was also provided on Mar 01 2001 by a citizen to further describe the role and function of NIPR:
The DISA created NIPR so that NIPR is essentially a VERY secure, single point of contact for all DoD connections to the web. Imagine it as a super firewall for all of the DoD's various branches, partners, and educational institutions that work with the DoD.
Two computers from NIPR.mil surfed this journal for almost an hour and a half. Wonder what they were looking for? Anyone have any idea what NIPR wants?