Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Mon Jan 11 19:47:08 UTC 1999

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:

> Or perhaps someone would like to take a proactive approach at scanning for
> smurfable networks and closing them before the script kiddies find them?

There are at least 2 different teams already doing this.  The trouble is,
who has the authority to disconnect smurf amp networks?  Nobody,
really...but the reality is that if an RBL-like system were setup for
smurf amp networks, and if some of the larger backbones subscribed to it,
smurf amp networks would get fixed real fast.

Can any of the readers working for backbones (like UUNet, Sprint, C&W)
speak up and tell us if there's a chance in hell their networks would
subscribe to such a service?

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