Open relays and open proxies
dani at danielcp.net
Fri Apr 25 14:31:33 UTC 2003
> > I think that the end of the spam and open relays will be when the smtp
> > servers talk only with servers with trust.
> Amazingly, even though I am posting in this thread... it is *not* about
Uops, sorry for the mistake ;) But for me the spam is really a big problem
when use open proxys or relays or misconfigured smtp servers.
> Don't be fooled by the mention of open relays. Open proxies are abused for
> many purposes, of which spam is a minor one. I've seen open proxies in
> recent DoS source addresses for example.
The big problem in dDoS are the smurf, virus and trojans. Generally every
machine infected have an open proxy. But the open proxy itself isn't
dangerous. They are only use as intermediate hop for attack machines or
control other trojans.
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