ISP port blocking practice

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 20:38:50 CDT 2010


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On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Franck Martin <franck at genius.com> wrote:

> In many countries, the presence of bots consume a non-trivial amount of
> bandwidth. In developing countries, this is a non trivial amount of $$$
> (http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/09/05/1620212/UN-Tech-Group-Finds-Mo
> st-Expensive-Broadband)
>
> Blocking port 25 allows to help identify which hosts are consuming
> bandwidth (likely to have a bot). Identifying and removing these hosts
> from the network is crucial and economically viable, unfortunately these
> are skills sometimes not available in such countries.
>
> Just saying...
>

It looks like Germany is now all aboard a program regarding this:

http://www.cio.com.au/article/359491/germany_launch_antibotnet_program_cons
umers/

FYI,

- - ferg

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