Flash Media Servers as Open Proxies
ray.sanders at villagevoicemedia.com
Thu Dec 3 12:09:30 CST 2009
Did you find out via published article, or your own research?
Either way I'd like (if you don't mind) more information on this so I
can investigate what impact there may be on our systems.
Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> I recently found out that the Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) can
> operate "out of the box"
> as an open proxy, enabling other people to steal server resources and
> bandwidth. Furthermore,
> I also found that there is an ecosystem of pirates taking advantage of
> this "feature" to
> illegally stream sports events (and maybe other stuff as well). Each
> event uses multiple (stolen)
> servers and can amount to thousands of streams and Gbps of consumed
> I believe but am not 100% sure that there are similar problems with
> Window Media Servers.
> I would like to hear (off-list) from people who have experience
> fighting this so that we could
> maybe pool techniques. I will try to write this up further later.
> Marshall Eubanks
-"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."
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