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Re: The "Mac DoS Attack," a Scheme for Blocking Internet Connections
From: schinder () LEPRSS GSFC NASA GOV (Paul Schinder)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 09:46:00 -0500


On         Wed, 29 Dec 1999 11:07:03 -0500, John Copeland wrote:

* Then help get the word to owners of Macintoshes connected to cable
modems,
ADSL modems, or LANs to install the patch that Apple has developed
(http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11559).


The initial Apple patch for this problem fails for a variety of machines.
See http://www.macintouch.com for some user reports. The patch disabled
TCP/IP on my iBook when using a dial-up PPP connection, so I had to remove
it. As of the last time I checked, afternoon Dec 29. a revised patch had
not appeared.

Has anyone checked Apple's non-MacOS machines? I'm not worried much about
the Newton I'm writing this on, since it only goes online occasionally on
a dialup. But our Airport, which fronts for the iBook when it's at home,
is on our house LAN connected to our cable modem. Do the Airports have the
same problem? How about MacOS X server and Darwin?

--------
Paul J. Schinder
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 693
Greenbelt, MD 20770
schinder () leprss gsfc nasa gov


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