Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Brandon Ross bross at
Fri Jan 15 08:57:42 UTC 1999

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:

> Having to spend 20 minutes on hold with a *multibillion dollar telco*
> while they try to find a security admin, is simply unacceptable.

If you're only waiting 20 minutes, you're having much better luck than me.
In our experience, it takes several hours to get in touch with someone
clueful enough and with the authority to trace a spoofed attack.

Brandon Ross            Network Engineering     404-815-0770 800-719-4664
Director, Network Engineering, MindSpring Ent., Inc.  info at
                                                            ICQ:  2269442

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