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Re: The "Mac DoS Attack," a Scheme for Blocking Internet Connections
From: mvgfr () NETCOM COM (Marc Farnum Rendino)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 14:53:12 -0500


At 9:46 AM -0500 on 99/12/30, Paul Schinder wrote:

The initial Apple patch for this problem fails for a variety of machines...

Please note that the current info says that the problem exists only
in certain configurations and that the patch applies only to those
machines.

 From the Apple article on the subject
<http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11559>:

...This tuner is only recommended if you are connected to the
Internet all the time and have a static IP address. If you obtain
your IP address dynamically (from DHCP for example) or if you
connect to an Internet Service Provider via a modem, your machine is
not likely to be involved with DoS issues...

OS Required
Mac OS 9; Mac OS 8.6 for PowerMacintosh G4, iBook, and iMac
(Slot-loading) computers.
Note: This is only for Mac OS 8.6 if you have one of the three
computers mentioned above. It is for all Mac OS 9 users...

Many of the reports of difficulties with "OT Tuner" seem to be coming
from folks for whom installation is not recommended.

- Marc
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