Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack
jshaw at insync.net
Fri Jan 15 00:13:08 UTC 1999
But I'm not talking about catching the person who's initiating the
attacks, which is next to impossible if the amplifiers aren't willing or
able to help. I'm concerned about the FBI possibly playing a part in
shutting down the amplifiers. As the FBI agent who I talked with a week
ago said "We want to hear about any incident that happens because we do
trend tracking." Lord knows if enough people reported large smurf attacks
they'd at least do something.
Joseph Shaw - jshaw at insync.net
NetAdmin/Security - Insync Internet Services
Free UNIX advocate - "I hack, therefore I am."
On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Brandon Ross wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Joe Shaw wrote:
> > My only question is do any of you who've been under attack report these
> > incidents to the FBI and the other appropriate agencies?
> We report these incidents to the FBI when there is at least a slim chance
> that the perpetrator might be caught. We get a lot of very short lived
> attacks (30 minutes or less) that just don't seem to be worth our time to
> report to the FBI, since there's usually no data that would give them a
> bit of a clue about who might have done it.
> Brandon Ross Network Engineering 404-815-0770 800-719-4664
> Director, Network Engineering, MindSpring Ent., Inc. info at mindspring.com
> ICQ: 2269442
> Stop Smurf attacks! Configure your router interfaces to block directed
> broadcasts. See http://www.quadrunner.com/~chuegen/smurf.cgi for details.
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