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Connectivity problems with the US Army
From: "Brock, Anthony - NET" <Anthony.Brock () OREGONSTATE EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 21:54:07 -0800

Oregon State University recently noticed that we were being blocked from
accessing all army.mil domains and resources. The block includes access
to their DNS and email servers. We have since learned that this block
was implemented as a result of probes from machines compromised as a
result of the Symantec vulnerability. While we had hoped that the
situation would correct itself, we've since learned that this may not
happen.

We have had zero luck trying to deal directly with the Army
administrators. As a result of the impact on several campus groups, my
administration is looking to escalate this into the political realm. If
possible, I would like to give them an idea of how many other
institutions may have been affected.

Is anyone else encountering this problem?

One of the administrators at the Army NOC indicated that most of the
.edu IP space was being blocked. I would like to have a more solid
foundation before I take that type of assertion to my administration.
Thanks in advance!

Tony

Anthony Brock
Senior Network Security Engineer
Oregon State University - Network Engineering
http://oregonstate.edu/net/security/

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