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Re: The "Mac DoS Attack," a Scheme for Blocking Internet Connections
From: joelja () DARKWING UOREGON EDU (Joel Jaeggli)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 11:41:26 -0800

On Thu, 30 Dec 1999, Paul Schinder wrote:

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

* Then help get the word to owners of Macintoshes connected to cable
ADSL modems, or LANs to install the patch that Apple has developed

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?

it appears to be an issue only with open transport 2.5.2 which is only
present in os9 and os8.6 on select machines (g4's with os 8.6 slot loading
imacs etc).

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?

airports, shouldn't, the Ibook probably will since it has os9, but it
should be behind the airport nat.

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

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