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RE: router worms and International Infrastructure [was: Re: IOS exploit]
From: martin () kusala net
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 03:02:08 -0700

That leaves us with 30% of the Internet dead, and that's really a bad
scenario as someone I know would say.

There's been dramatic advances in router vulnerability research
recently- one hopes that Cisco and Juiper are keeping pace. While we
are still in the theoretical stages of these attacks, I wonder how we
might recover from such a worm. When the 'network-is-unreachable'
messages reach critical mass how do we distribute patches or
information on practical mitigates? Does Cisco have contingency plans
to open up gigantic pots-based BBS's and let the frantic network admins
dial in to receive IOS updates? I hope all you infrastructure owners
have a good plan.


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