identify hostname

Brandon Ross bross at
Tue Dec 1 01:21:15 UTC 1998

On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Brandon Ross wrote:
> > 1Cust76.tnt1.sfo2.da.
> Id say that looks like uunet. Again. Sigh.
> UUnet uses ascend TNT's which they claim you cant filter 
> directed-broadcast on. Ive ranted at them since October 20 to get this
> serious security hole closed.

I've been yelling at them about that as well as not being able or willing
to reverse trace spoof attacks.  This attack, however, would not have been
stopped by such filters, this is just the address that someone used to
break into a server with.

Thanks for your help.

Brandon Ross            Network Engineering     404-815-0770 800-719-4664
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