Abuse Desks

Matt Corallo nanog at as397444.net
Wed Apr 29 06:02:04 UTC 2020


DDoS, hijacker, botnet C&C, compromised hosts, sufficiently-hard-to-deal-with phishing, etc are all things that carry real risk to services that are otherwise well-maintained (primarily in that many of the latter lead to the former). Nothing wrong with using or monitoring fail2ban, but if you’re spamming abuse contacts in an automated fashion (a pattern of misbehavior may be different) just because of some scanning, I recommend you fire your CSO (or get one).

Matt

> On Apr 28, 2020, at 22:13, Mukund Sivaraman <muks at mukund.org> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 08:45:12PM -0700, Dan Hollis wrote:
>>> On Tue, 28 Apr 2020, Matt Corallo via NANOG wrote:
>>> Please don't use this kind of crap to send automated "we received 3 login attempts on our SSH box..waaaaaaaaa" emails.
>>> This is why folks don't have abuse contacts that are responsive to real issues anymore.
> 
>> Thats what SBL is for.
> 
> Do you recommend that we use a DNS blacklist to check every SSH and
> HTTPS connection attempt, about whether it should be filtered or not?
> 
> Ultimately if there is scanning happening from an IP address delegated
> to someone, isn't their [email protected] responsible for handling the complaints?
> What are "real" issues?
> 
> We have scanning happening on ssh, https, SIP, SMTP submission ports
> everyday. fail2ban does a good job blocking many of these, but
> ultimately should the scanning problem be ignored?  Is nobody ultimately
> responsible to stop these hosts from scanning?
> 
>        Mukund




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