[nanog] RE: short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Thu Oct 7 16:06:43 UTC 2004

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Hannigan, Martin wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
>> J. Oquendo
>> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 1:11 AM
>> To: nanog at merit.edu
>> Subject: short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS
>> I've been slowly compiling a list of known botnets should
>> anyone care to filter, or check them in your netblocks if
>> someone in your
>> range is passing off garbage, etc. Information has been
>> passed from others
>> admins having to deal with these pest. Care to pass on a host
>> that you're
>> seeing I'll post it for others to see as well. Perhaps when I have
>> spare time, I may or may not throw up something where admins
>> can check,
>> add, hosts they're seeing. Don't know if I want my connection getting
>> toasted for doing so, but it could be something informative, a-la
>> spamhaus. Bothaus anyone?
>> http://www.infiltrated.net/sdbot-irc-servers.txt
> The problem with that is the list rapidly updates
> and must be maintained with some level of frequency
> and there's a level of trust involved in it as well.
> Going after the bots is lesser effort. The controllers are
> a priority.

And it's in this arena that honeypots become most valuable, although if I 
personally were going to do something like this, I'd be logged in from a 
login from a login over a netzero dialup over a previously-discovered 

The beauty is that script-kiddies aren't that intelligent.


> -M<
> --
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> VeriSign, Inc.                          (w) 703-948-7018
> Network Engineer IV                       Operations & Infrastructure
> hannigan at verisign.com


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