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Re: Upsurge in attacks?
From: Todd Suiter <todd () s4r com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 21:15:04 -0700 (PDT)

Well... depends on the kind fo attack. I'm actually seeing fewer large
packet ICMP attacks than I was a couple of months ago. I'm guessing this
is because more zombied machine have been cleared out. There are the
normal number of scans that one might expect (bored freshmen with
ethernet connectiosn to the fatest network they've ever seen, what would
you do?) but, suprisingly enough the number of naive DoS attacks seems
to be on the decline around me. I need to look at the security logs a
little closer but I think I'm correct. I wrote our security stuff but
I've not looked at it in almost a month now.

        Can you clarify that last bit some? You've not looked at the code? Filters? As far as freshhmen with 'phat 
pipe', in this day and age, I expect a little
restraint and common sense, but we _are_, generally speaking, talking  about American college students. Neither of 
which seem to be in great supply.


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