you *will* find out some interesting things, some of the time
This sounds like MUCH better a deal than clearnet to me.
I am using OpenSUSE 13.1 right now with ext4 partitions and I am pondering migrating to OpenSUSE 13.2 with btrfs or simply updating the distro with ''zypper dup'' and keeping my ext4 fs.
If you are using btrfs, what has been your experience? Better performance? As stable as ext4?
You can't really say how much disk space you have (especially if you use compression and snapshots), overfilling the hard drive might leave you in a situation when you can't basically do anything other than reformatting the filesystem, and from my personal experience support for directories with loads of files is much worse than in ext4. My advice - don't bother.
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Internet Census 2012 was a biggest complete scan of the entire internet with results being publicly available. This included traceroute information, port scanning, service and OS fingerprinting and more.
"Apparently the researchers didn't analyze OS fingerprints at all."
Did you look into their paper? This is apparently not true. They focused on the ICMP data set but also looked into others, in particular the service probes that you mentioned. One of their validation sets is using that data set.
Okay, point taken about the service fingerprints, but I still see no mention for the OS fingerprints. If they looked at the data format that is there, they could get much more out of the set. (they'd also find more mess by the way as there was some weird bug that destroyed quite a few samples there)
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