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Re: Ruh-Roh SOBIG.G?
From: Dragos Ruiu <dr () kyx net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 14:36:06 -0700

On September 25, 2003 08:48 am, Nick Fisher wrote:
As you point out above, one of the biggest problems with SoBig was the
bandwidth usage. As such wouldn't it be better to DISCARD the messages and
not REJECT them? SoBig spoofs return addresses, why do you have to clog my
mail server with bounce messages just because SoBig was spoofing one of my
customers addresses?

On September 25, 2003 08:32 am, Mike Zupan wrote:
I don't know if its just me but why add to the problem. Don't REJECT it
just DISCARD it. I've got more bounced mail coming from email that is
getting spoofed that mailservers are rejected then the actuall virus
itself. I set up a discard and already discarded 550 emails.


Well SOBIG's mail relay is hardly well behaved.  I thought REJECT was more 
appropriate. SOBIG won't send bounces on REJECT, and that way other people
who get caught by this will get some diagnostic (since it is the sender relay 
that sends the bounce).

BTW I've put a copy of my received samples and analysis files at 
http://dragos.com/sobig.tgz

cheers,
--dr

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pgpkey http://dragos.com/ kyxpgp


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