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RE: Why is IRC still around?
From: "Bowes, Ronald (EST)" <RBowes () gov mb ca>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:56:49 -0600

If you DID manage to take away IRC, they'd find another way to manage their
bots.  Perhaps they'd all migrate their DDoS nets to Battle.net. </jokes>

Ron Bowes
Information Protection Centre
Government Of Manitoba

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey () gmail com] 
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 2:53 PM
To: Bowes, Ronald (EST)
Cc: Mailing List - Full-Disclosure
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Why is IRC still around?

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 14:47:36 -0600, Bowes, Ronald (EST)
<rbowes () gov mb ca> wrote:
How exactly do you propose to accomplish this?  IRC is an open protocol
there are many open clients and open servers which can run on any port,
run encrypted with SSL.

So do you intend to scan every computer on the Internet on port 6667, and
shut down every server found running, the move on to random ports that
zombies probably use, and start attacking sites that provide open source
clients that use an open protocol?

Your suggestion makes no sense, and it's something that's impossible to
implement.  Why not just make knives illegal?  I mean, they're frequently
used as a weapon, right?

Yah, you are right. I just needed to rant when I see all these
trojan's written to call home (to an IRC channel) and DoS attacks
coordinated via IRC to control unpatched anti-virus-less Windows PC

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